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about
p (with a line over it)
after
(A) or (a)
Assist (min, mod, max)
@
at
ā
before
(B)
both or bilateral
(D)
dependent
descend or decrease
(=)
equal or equal to
/
extension
female
'check mark' or flex
flexion
x
for, except
'
hour, foot
"
inch, minute
(I)
independent
(L)
left
male
(-)
negative
x1, x2
number of individuals assisting (one, two)
//
parallel (as in parallel bars)
/
per
(+)
positive
?
possible, question, suggestive
# or lbs.
pounds
primary
(R)
right
2º, 2º to
secondary, secondary to
x (3x/day)
times (as in 3 times per day)
↑↓
up and down OR ascend and descend
c (with a line over it)
with
s (with a line over it)
without
p!
pain
A: or "A"
Assessment
AAROM
active assistive range of motion
abd
abduction
ABG(s)
arterial blood gas(es)
ac
before meals
Ab
antibody
ACE
angiotensin-converting enzyme
Ach
acetylcholine
ACL
anterior cruciate ligament
AD
assistive device; Alzheimer's disease
ADA
Americans with Disabilities Act
add
adduction
ADL
activities of daily living
ad lib
as desired
ADM
abductor digiti minimi
AE
above elbow
FB
acid-fast bacilli
AFO
ankle foot orthosis
AGA
appropriate gestational age
AK
above knee
AKA
above knee amputation
ALL
acute lymphoblastic leukemia
ALS
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
am
before noon
AMA
against medical advice
AMB
ambulatory
AML
acute myeloblastic leukemia
ANOVA
analysis of variance
AP
ankle pump; anterior-posterior
APB
abductor pollicus brevis
APL
abductor pollicus longus
ARDS
adult (acute) respiratory distress syndrome
AROM
active range of motion
ASA
aspirin
ASHD
arteriosclerotic heart disease
ATF
anterior talofibular
AV
atriovenous
n.s.
at bedtime
pc
after meals
pm
after noon
PRN
as needed
BBB
blood brain barrier
BE
below elbow
bid
twice daily
BK
below knee
BKA
below knee amputation
BLE or (B)LE
bilateral lower extremities
BLE
bilateral lower extremities
BM
bowel movement
BMD
bone mineral density
BMI
body mass index
BP
blood pressure
BPH
benign prostatic hypertrophy
BPM or bpm
beats per minute
BRP
bathroom privleges
BSA
body surface area
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
po
by mouth
Ca
calcium
CA
cancer
CABG
coronary artery bypass graft
CAD
coronary artery disease
CAT
computerized axial tomography
CBC
complete blood count
c/c or C/C
chief complaint
cc or cm3
cubic centimeter
CCU
critical (or coronary) care unit
CDC
Center for Disease Control
CF
calcaneofibular
CGA
contact guard assist
CHI
closed head injury
CHO
carbohydrate
Cl
chlorine
cm
centimeter
CMC
carpometacarpal
CMS
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CMV
cytomegalovirus
CNS
central nervous system
c/o
complains of
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CORF
comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility
COTA
certified occupational therapist assistant
CP
cerebral palsy
CPAP
continuous positive airway pressure
CPM
continuous passive motion
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
C & S
culture and sensitivity
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
CT
computed tomography
CV
cardiovascular
CVA
cerebrovascular accident
CWP
cold whirlpool
cx
cancel, crutches
DJD
degenerative joint disease
d/c
discharge or discontinue
DC
doctor of chiropractic; chiropractor
DF
dorsiflexion
DI
dorsal interossei
DIP
distal interphalangeal
DM
diabetes mellitus
DME
durable medical equipment
DMERC
durable medical equipment regional carrier
DO
doctor of osteopath
DOI
date of injury
DRG
diagnosis-related group
DRUJ
distal radioulnar joint
DTR
deep tendon reflexes
DVT
deep vein thrombosis
dx
diagnosis
ea.
each
ECF
extracellular fluid
ECRB
extensor carpi radialis brevis
ECRL
extensor carpi radialis longus
ECU
extensor carpi ulnaris
EDC
extensor digitorum communis
EDM
extensor digiti minimi
EEG
electroencephalogram
EENT
eyes, ears, nose, and throat
EIP
extensor indicis proprius
EKG, ECG
electrocardiogram
EMG
electromyogram
EMS
emergency medical services
ENG
electronystagmograph
EO
elbow orthosis
EPB
extensor pollicus brevis
EPL
extensor pollicus longus
ERV
expiratory reserve volume
ESR
erythrocyte sedimentation rate
ESRD
end-stage renal disease
ErOH or ETOH
ethyl alcohol
ev, ever
eversion
ex.
exercise
q
every
q2h
every two hours
q3h
every three hours
q4h
every four hours
q8h
every eight hours
qam
every morning
qh
every hour
F or 3/5
fair (manual muscle test)
FBS
fasting blood sugar
FCR
flexor carpi radialis
FCU
flexor carpi ulnaris
FDA
Food & Drug Administration
FDM
flexor digiti minimi
FDP
flexor digitorum profundus
FDS
flexor digitorum superficialis
FES
functional electrical stimulation
FEV
forced expiratory volume
FHR
fetal heart rate
fl
fluid
FM
Fibromyalgia Syndrome
FO
foot orthosis
FPB
flexor pollicus brevis
FPL
flexor pollicus longus
FRC
functional residual capacity
FTSG
full thickness skin graft
FUO
fever of unknown origin
FVC
forced vital capacity
FWB
full weight bearing
FWW
front wheeled walker
fx
fracture
quid
four times a day
G or 4/5
Good (manual muscle test)
g
gram
GA
gestational age
GERD
gastroesophageal reflux disease
GH
glenohumeral
GI
gastrointestinal
GS
gluteal sets
GTT
glucose tolerance test
h or hr
hour
HAV
hepatitis A virus; hallux abductovalgus
Hb
hemoglobin
HBV
hepatitis B virus
HCFA
health care common procedure coding
Hct
hematocrit
HCV
hepatitis C virus
HDL
high-density lipoprotein
HEP
home exercise program
H & H
hemoglobin & hematocrit
HHA
home health agency
HIV
human immunodeficiency virus
HMO
health maintenance organization
HNP
herniated nucleus pulposus
h/o
history of
HO
hand orthosis; hip orthosis
HOB
head of bed
H & P
history and physical
HP
hot pack
HPI
history of present illness
HR
hand rail; heart rate
HRT
hormone replacement therapy
HTN
hypertension
hx
history
Hz
hertz
IADL
instrumental activities of daily living
IC
inspiratory capacity
ICD
International Classification of Disease
ICF
intracellular fluid; International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health
ICIDH
International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities, and Handicaps
ICP
intracranial pressure
ICU
intensive care unit
I & D
incision & drainage
IDDM
insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
IDEA
Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act
Ig
immunoglobulin
IM
intramuscular
INH
isoniazid
inv
inversion
I & O
intake & output
IP
inpatient; interphalangeal
IPPS
inpatient prospective payment system
IRV
inspiratory reserve volume
IV
intravenous
stat
immediately
K
potassium
KAFO
knee ankle foot orthosis
kg
kilogram
L
liter
LAC
long arm cast
LAQ
long arc quadriceps exercise
LCL
lateral collateral ligament
LDL
low-density lipoprotein
LE
lower extremity
LHD
left hand dominant
LLC
long leg cast
LMN
lower motor neuron
LMRP
local medical review policies
LP
lumbar puncture
L/S or l/s
lifestyle
LT
lunotriquetral
LTFG
long term functional goal
LTG
long term goal
LTM
long term memory
m
meter
m.
muscle
MCL
medial collateral ligament
MCP
metacarpophalangeal
MD
Muscular Dystrophy; medical doctor/physician
MED(S)
medicines, medications
MG
Myasthenia Gravis
MHz
megahertz
MI
myocardial infarction
MID
multi-infarct dementia
mm Hg
millimeters of mercury
MMT
manual muscle test
MOI
mechanism of injury
mos
months
MRI
magnetic resonance imaging
MRSA
methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
MS
Multiple Sclerosis
MTP
metatarsophalangeal
mV
millivolt
MVA
motor vehicle accident
N or 5/5
normal (manual muscle test)
N
newton
n.
nerve
Na
sodium
N/A
not applicable
NBQC
narrow base quad cane
NDT
neurodevelopmental treatment
NICU
neonatal intensive care unit
NIDDM
non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
NIH
National Institutes of Health
NMES
neuromuscular electrical stimulation
NPO
nothing by mouth
n.s.
at bedtime
NSAID(S)
non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug(s)
NT
not tested
n & v
nausea & vomiting
NWB
non-weight bearing
O: or "O"
objective
O2
oxygen
OA
osteoarthritis
OASIS
outcome & assessment information set
OB/GYN
obstetrics and gynecology
OBS
obsessive compulsive disorder
ODM
opponens digiti minimi
OI
Osteogenesis Imperfecta
OOB
out of bed
OP
opponens pollicus; outpatient
OR
operating room
ORIF
open reduction internal fixation
OSHA
Occupational Safety & Health Administration
OT
occupational therapist
OTC
over-the-counter (i.e. drugs)
OTR/L
occupational therapist registered and licensed
oz
ounce
SaO2
oxygen saturation
P or 2/5
Poor (manual muscle test)
P: or "P"
Plan
p
probability of success
PA
posterior-anterior
PA-C
physician assistant
pc
after meals
PCA
patient-controlled anesthesia
PCL
posterior cruciate ligament
PD
Parkinson's disease
PDR
Physician's Desk Reference
PE
pulmonary embolism
PEG
percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (tube)
PERRLA
pupils equal, round (regular), reactive to light, and accommodating
PET
positron emission tomography
PF
plantarflexion
PFT
pulmonary function test
PI
palmar interossei
PIP
proximal interphalangeal
PL
palmaris longus
pm
after noon
PMH
past (or previous) medial history
PNF
proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
PNS
peripheral nervous system
po
by mouth
POMR
problem-oriented medical record
post-op
post-operative
PPO
preferred provider organization
PPS
prospective payment system
PQ
pronator quadratus
PROM
passive range of motion
PRUJ
proximal radioulnar joint
PT
physical therapist; pronator teres
pt. or Pt.
patient
PTA
physical therapist assistant; prior to admission
PTCA
percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
PTF
posterior talofibular
PTT
partial thromboplastin time
PVD
peripheral vascular disease
PWB
partial weight bearing (usually 50% unless otherwise indicated)
MD
physician
Rx
prescription
q
every
qid
four times a day
qod
every other day
QS
quadriceps set/ quad set
RA
rheumatoid arthritis
RBC
red blood cell
RC
radiocarpal
RCL
radial collateral ligament
RD
radial deviation
RDS
respiratory distress syndrome
reps
repetitions
RGO
reciprocating gait orthosis
RHD
right hand dominant
r/o; R/O
rule out
ROM
range of motion
ROS
review of systems
RPE
rate of perceived exertion
RR
respiratory rate
r/s
reschedule
RT
respiratory therapy
RTC
return to clinic
RTW
return to work
RV
residual volume
S: or "S"
Subjective
s or SVN
supervision
SAC
short arm cast
SAQ
short arc quadriceps exercise
SBA
stand by assist
SCI
spinal cord injury
SIDS
sudden infant death syndrome
SL
scapholunate; side lying
SLC
short leg cast
SLE
systemic lupus erythmatosus
SLP
speech language pathologist
SLR
straight leg raise
SMA
Spinal Muscular Atrophy
SO
shoulder orthosis
SOB
shortness of breath
s/p
status post
SPT
student physical therapist
SPTA
student physical therapist assistant
ST
scapulothoracic
stat
immediately
STG
short term goal
STM
short-term memory
STSG
split thickness skin graft
Na
sodium
T or 1/5
Trace (manual muscle test)
T
temperature; tablespoon
TA
therapeutic activity
TB
tuberculosis
TBI
traumatic brain injury
tbsp or T
tablespoon
TFCC
triangular fibrocartilagenous complex
THA
total hip arthroplasty
THR
total hip replacement
TIA
transient ischemic attack
tid
three times a day
TKA
total knee arthroplasty
TKE
terminal knee extension
TKR
total knee replacement
TMJ
tempromandibular joint
TP
therapeutic procedure
TPN
total parenteral nutrition
tsp or t
teaspoon
TTP
tender to palpation
TTWB
toe touch weight bearing
TV
tidal volume
tx
traction; treatment
bid
twice daily
UCL
ulnar collateral ligament
UD
ulnar deviation
UE
upper extremity
UMN
upper motor neuron
US
ultrasound
UTI
urinary tract infection
UV
ultraviolet
V
volt
v/c
verbal cue
W
watt
WBAT
weight bearing as tolerated
WBC
white blood cell
WBQC
wide base quad cane
w/c
wheelchair
w/cm2
watts per centimeter squared
WFL
within functional limits
WHFO
wrist hand finger orthosis
WHO
wrist hand orthosis; World Health Organization
wk
week
WNL
within normal limits
WP
whirlpool
WWP
warm whirlpool
y.o.
year old
greater than, greater than or equal to
>,≥
less than, less than or equal to
<, ≤
Degrees Celsius
Degrees Farenheit