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  #1

m male
f female
b black
w white
yo year-old


ext extremities
L left
R right

c/o complainig of
hx history
h/o history of

PE physical exam
ROS review of sistems
SP standardized patient


SH social history
cig cigarette
ETOH alcohol

FH family history
DM diabetes melitus
HTN hypertension

Abd abdomen
GI gastrointestinal

GU genitourinary
U/A urinalysis

CXR chest x-ray
MRI magnetic resonance imaging

Neuro neurologic

NAD no acute distress
W/D well developed
W/N well nourished


The list is open!




  #2

i would like to add the list:

BP....Blood pressure

P....pulse

R....respiatory rate

T.....temperature

DTR...deep tendon reflexes

PERLA...pupils equal react to light & accomodation

EOM...extraocular muscles

WNL....within normal limits

NKA...No known allergies

NKDA....no known drug allergies




  #3

Few more are : WNL, JVD, BS, RRR, PPD, HPI, PMH, OTC, COPD, ACE, CXR etc


  #4

diyamirzah wrote:
i would like to add the list:

BP....Blood pressure

P....pulse

R....respiatory rate

T.....temperature

DTR...deep tendon reflexes

PERLA...pupils equal react to light & accomodation

EOM...extraocular muscles

WNL....within normal limits

NKA...No known allergies

NKDA....no known drug allergies




i hate to be a stickler here, but when i was doing my neurology rotation, i wrote down PERLA. The Neurologist saw this and became angry with me. He said its PERRLA, not perla, pupils equal ROUND and reactive to light and accomodation.



  #5

can we use CTA B/L?



  #6

People, please write the long from of the abbreviations Plzzzzzzzzzzzz





  #7

yo year-old
m male
f female
b black
w white
L left
R right
hx history
h/o history of
c/o complaining of
NL normal limits
WNL within normal limits
Ø without or no
+ positive
- negative
Abd abdomen
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
AP anteroposterior
BUN blood urea nitrogen
CABG coronary artery bypass grafting
CBC complete blood count
CCU cardiac care unit
cig cigarettes
CHF congestive heart failure
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CT computed tomography
CVA cerebrovascular accident
CVP central venous pressure
CXR chest x-ray
DM diabetes mellitus
DTR deep tendon reflexes
ECG electrocardiogram
ED emergency department
EMT emergency medical technician
ENT ears, nose, and throat
EOM extraocular muscles
ETOH alcohol
Ext extremities
FH family history
GI gastrointestinal
GU genitourinary
HEENT head, eyes, ears, nose, and throat
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HTN hypertension
IM intramuscularly
IV intravenously
JVD jugular venous distention
KUB kidney, ureter, and bladder
LMP last menstrual period
LP lumbar puncture
MI myocardial infarction
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MVA motor vehicle accident
Neuro neurologic
NIDDM non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
NKA no known allergies
NKDA no known drug allergy
NSR normal sinus rhythm
PA posteroanterior
PERLA pupils equal, react to light and accommodation
po orally
PT prothrombin time
PTT partial prothrombin time
RBC red blood cells
SH social history
TIA transient ischemic attack
U/A urinalysis
URI upper respiratory tract infection
WBC white blood cells


  #8

www.usmle.org/Examinations/...content/abbreviations.html


  #9

even in usmle site the PERLA is given


  #10

usaresidencycriteria.blogsp...viations-on-step-2-cs.html

this is taken from 2010 USMLE.org booklet


  #11


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  #12

my skype id is angelinemona


  #13

and can I use any abbreviation but the ones that are written in the usmle booklet?





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