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Terminology - Abbreviation

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A/CPx   annual complete physical examination  
A/S   allergy shot  
ACL   anterior cruciate ligament  
AE   above the elbow  
AHE   annual health examination  
AK   above the knee  
BE   below the elbow  
BK   below the knee  
BKA   below-knee amputation  
BP   blood pressure  
C1, C2, ...   first cervical vertebra, second cervical vertebra, etc...  
Ca   calcium, cancer  
Can   cancellation  
CDM   congenital dislocation of the hip  
CO   coccygeal nerves  
Con   consult  
CPx   complete physical examination  
CTS   carpal tunnel syndrome  
CT   computed tomography  
D.P.M.   Doctor of Podiatric Medicine  
DEXA, DXA   dual energy x-ray absorptiometry  
DJD   degenerative joint disease  
DO   Doctor of Osteopathy  
ECG   electrocardiogram  
ERCB   extensor carpi radialis brevis (muscle or tendon)  
EMG   electromyograph  
F/S   flu shot  
FU   follow up  
Fx   fracture  
HD   hemodialysis, hip disarticulation  
HNP   herniated nucleus pulposus (herniated disk)  
HP   hemipelvectomy  
IM   intramuscular  
Imm   immunization  
Inj   injection  
IS   intracostal space  
IV   intravenous  
KD   knee disarticulation  
L1, L2, ...   first lumbar vertebra, second lumbar vertebra, etc...  
Lab/w   lab work-up  
LS   lumbosacral spine  
MG   myasthenia gravis  
MRI   magnetic resonance imaging  
MS   multiple sclerosis, musculoskeletal  
NC   new client  
NP   new patient (pt)  
NS   no show  
NSAIDs   nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory drugs  
ORTH, ortho   orthopedics  
P   phosphorus, pulse  
Pap   pap test  
PCL   posterior cruciate ligament  
PN   prenatal  
PP   postpartum  
RA   rheumatoid arthritis  
Ref   referral  
RF   rheumatoid factor  
ROM   range of movement  
RS   reschedule  
S1, S2, ...   first sacral vertebra, second sacral vertebra, etc...  
SD   shoulder disarticulation  
T1, T2, ...   first thoracic vertebra, second thoracic vertebra, etc...  
THA   total hip arthroplasty  
THR   total hip replacement  
TKA   total knee arthroplasty  
TKR   total knee replacement  
TRAM   transverse rectus abdominis muscle  
US   ultrasound  
V/S   vital signs  
WB   well baby  


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