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MT Short Course Sys7

Musculoskeletal System Abbreviations and Terms

QuestionAnswer
arthr/o joint
chondr/o cartilage
cost/o rib
ligament/o ligament
my/o myos/o musculo/o muscle
myel/o bone marrow
oste/o bone
pelv/o pelvis, hipbone
spondyl/o vertebr/o vertebra
ten/o tendin/o tendon
ACL anterior cruciate ligament; ligament in the knee
C1-C7 cervical vertebrae; neck region
Ca calcium; mineral in bones
IM intramuscular; within a muscle
L1-L5 lumbar vertebrae; lower back region
NSAID nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
Ortho Orthopedics
PT physical therapy
ROM range of motion; area in which a limb can move
T1-T12 thoracic vertebrae; chest region
SLE Chronic inflammatory disease involving joints, skin, and other organs; Systemic Lupus Erythromatosis
EMG recording of electricity in muscles; electromyogram
RA chronic disease of painful joints, especially involving the hand and feet; rheumatoid arthritis
CTS compression of a nerve in the wrist; carpal tunnel syndrome
ANA antinuclear antibody
DOMS delayed-onset muscle soreness
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
Created by: cskinner