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AD

right ear

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IOP

intraocular pressure

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TIA

transient ischemic attack

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ICP

intracranial pressure

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RICE

rest, ice, compression, elevation

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ACL

anterior cruciate ligament

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C&S

culture and sensitivity

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HEENT

head, eyes, ears, nose, throat

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Dx

diagnosis

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CCU

coronary care unit

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ECU

emergency care unit

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ER

emergency room

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ED

emergency department

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ICU

intensive care unit

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PICU

pediatric intensive care unit

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NICU

neonatal intensive care unit

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SICU

surgical intensive care unit

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PACU

post-anesthesia care unit

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L&D

labor and delivery

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OR

operating room

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post-op

after surgery

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pre-op

before surgery

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(R)

right

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(L)

left

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(B)

bilateral

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VS

vital signs

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T

temperature

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BP

blood pressure

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HR

heart rate

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RR

respiratory rate

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Ht

height

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Wt

weight

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BMI

body mass index

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I/O

intake/output

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DDx

differential diagnosis

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Tx

treatment

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Rx

prescription

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H&P

history and physical

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CC

chief complaint

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HPI

history of present illness

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ROS

review of systems

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PMHx

past medical history

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FHx

family history

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NKDA

no known drug allergies

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PE

physical exam

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Pt

patient

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y/o

years old

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PCP

primary care provider

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f/u

follow up

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SOB

shortness of breath

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PERRLA

pupils are equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation

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NAD

no acute distress

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CV

cardiovascular

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RRR

regular rate and rhythm

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CTA

clear to auscultation

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WDWN

well developed, well nourished

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A&O

alert and oriented

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WNL

within normal limits

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NOS

not otherwise specified

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NEC

not elsewhere classified

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PO

per os

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NPO

nil per os (nothing by mouth)

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PR

per rectum

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IM

intramuscular

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SC, SQ

subcutaneous

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IV

intravenous

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CVL

central venous line

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PICC

peripherally inserted central catheter

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Sig

instructions

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ABCDE

asymmetry, border, color, diameter, evolving

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AK

actinic keratosis

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Bx

biopsy

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derm

dermatology

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ID

intradermal

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Fx

fracture

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MCL

medial collateral ligament

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LCL

lateral collateral ligament

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PCL

posterior cruciate ligament

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C1-C7

cervical vertebrae

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T1-T12

thoracic vertebrae

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L1-L5

lumbar vertebrae

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S1-S5

sacral vertebrae

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DTR

deep tendon reflex

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EMG

elecromyogram

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FROM

full range of motion

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NSAID

nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug

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OA

osteoarthritis

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ORIF

open reduction internal fixation

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RA

rheumatoid arthritis

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ROM

range of motion

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WB

weight bearing

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WBAT

weight bearing as tolerated

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ADHD

attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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ALS

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease)

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CP

cerebral palsy

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CSF

cerebrospinal fluid

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CVA

cerebrovascular accident

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EEG

electroencephalogram

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EMG

electromyogram

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LOC

level of consciousness

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