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R to L&Areact to light and accommodation
r.rectal
also rectal temperature
also right
also roentgen
also x-ray
R.rub
r.a.m.rapid alternating movements
R.A.S.right arm sitting
R.S.V.respiratory syncytial virus
Raradium
RArefractory anemia
also rheumatoid arthritis
also right atrium
radradiation absorbed dose
also right axis deviation
rad.radial
RADSreactive airays dysfunction syndrome
RAIradioactive iodine
RAPrecurrent abdominal pain
RASrenal artery stenosis
RASTradio-allergosorbent test
RAtxradiation therapy
RBBBright bundle branch block
RBCred blood cell
also red blood count
RCAright coronary artery
RCSreticulum cell sarcoma
RCTroot canal therapy
also root canal treatment
RCUrespiratory care unit
RDreaction to degeneration
also respiratory disease
also respiratory distress
RDSrespiratory distress syndrome
REreconditioning exercise
rect.rectal
also rectally
also rectum
also rectus muscle
reg.regular
rehab.rehabilitation
resp.respirations
also respiratory
RFrheumatic fever
also rheumatoid factor
RFAright frontoanterior
RFPright frontoposterior
RFTright frontotransverse
Rhrhesus blood factor
RHright hyperphoria
RHDrheumatic heart disease
RHFright heart failure
RHTright hypertrophia
RIHright inguinal hernia
RLARancho Los Amigo Scale
RLEright lower extremity
RLFretrolental fibroplasia
RLLright lower lobe (lung)
RLNrecurrent laryngeal nerve
RLQright lower quadrant (abdomen)
RLSRestless Leg Syndrome
RMAright mentoanterior
RMLright mediolateral
also right middle lobe (lung)
RMPright mentoposterior
RMSFRocky Mountain Spotted Fever
RMTright mentotransverse
RNAribonucleic acid
RO or R/Orule out
ROAright occipital anterior
ROMrange of motion (joint)
also right otitis media
also rupture of membranes
ROPright occipital posterior
ROSreview of systems
ROTright occipital transverse
RPretrograde pyelogram
RQrespiratory quotient
RRrecovery room
also respiratory rate
RRE or RR&Eround, regular, and equal
rRNAribosomal RNA
RRPradical retropubic prostatectomy
RRRRegular Rate & Rhythm
RSAright sacrum anterior (fetal position)
RSDreflex sympathetic dystrophy
RSOright salpingo-oophorectomy
RSPright sacrum posterior (fetal position)
RSRregular sinus rhythm
RSTright sacrum transverse (fetal position)
RTradiation therapy
also respiratory therapy
Rt.right
RTArenal tubular acidosis
also road traffic accident
RTCreturn to clinic
RUCregular uterine contraction
RUEright upper extremity
RULright upper lobe (lung)
RUQright upper quadrant (abdomen)
RVresidual volume (lung capacity)
RVFright ventricular failure
RVHright ventricular hypertrophy
Rxprescription
also therapy
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Ssensation
also sensitive
also serum
swithout (Lat. sans)
S & RPscaling and root planning
S&Asugar and acetone
s.c.subcutaneous
s.gl.without correction (sans glasses)
S.O.A.P.subjective, objective assessment plan
S.O.S.repeat once if urgent
S.T.S.serological test for syphilis
S/Bseen by
S/Esystemic enquiry
S/Pstatus post (previous condition)
Sa.Saline
SACDsubacute combined degeneration
SAHsystemic arterial hypertension
SaO2arterial oxygen saturation
SBstillborn
SBEsubacute bacterial endocarditis
SBFTsmall bowel follow through (x-ray)
SBOsmall bowel obstruction
SCsickle cell
SCAsubclavian artery
SCCsickle cell crisis
SCDsudden cardiac death
schizschizophrenia
SCIDsevere combined immunodeficiency disease
SCUspecial care unit
SDHsubdural hematoma
secsecond
sem. vesseminal vesicles
Sens.sensation
also sensory
sep.separated
Sept. ABseptic abortion
Serol.serological test
Serol.serology
SGAsmall for gestational age
SGOTserum glutamic oxalacetic transaminase
SHserum hepatitis
also social history
SIsacroiliac joint
also stroke index
SIADHSyndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion
sib.sibling
SICUsurgical intensive care unit
SIDSsudden infant death syndrome
SIJsacroiliac joint
SIRSsystemic inflammatory response syndrome
skel.skeletal
SLunder the tongue (Lat. sub lingua)
sl or s.l.in a broad sense (Lat. sensu lato)
Sl.slightly
SLAleft sacroanterior (fetal position) (Lat. sacrolaeva anterior)
SLAPsuperior labrum anterior and posterior
SLEsystemic lupus erythematosus
SLPleft sacroposterior (fetal position) (Lat. sacrolaeva posterior)
SLRstraight leg raising
SLTleft sacrotransverse (fetal position) (Lat. sacrolaeva transversa)
smsmall
SMA-14routine admission chemistry
SNSsympathetic nervous system
SOsuperior oblique
SO4sulfate
SOAswelling of ankles
SOBshortness of breath
SOB(OE)shortness of breath (on exercise)
sod.sodium
SOIsign of infection
SOLspace occupying lesion
Sol.solution
sono.sonogram
sp&Hspeech and hearing
sp.spinal
also spine
sp.cd.spinal cord
sp.fl.spinal fluid
sp.grspecific gravity
spec.specimen
spg.sponge
spin.spinal
also spine
SPNsuperficial peroneal nerve
spont.spontaneous
SRsedimentation rate
also stimulus response
also superior rectus muscle
also system review
SROMspontaneous rupture of membranes
SSsocial service
SSCstainless steel crown
SSEsoap suds enema
SSNHLsudden sensorineural hearing loss
SSSsick sinus syndrome
ststage (of disease)
st.stomach
Staphstaphylococcus
stat.immediately
STDsexually transmitted disease
stom or st.stomach
strep.streptococcus
STSGsplit thickness skin graft
subcut.subcutaneous
subling.sublingual
SUIstress urinary incontinence
sulf.sulfate
sup.superior
supin.supination
suppsuppository
surg.surgery
also surgical
SVCsuperior vena cava
SVDspontaneous vaginaldelivery
SVRsystemic vascular resistance
SVTsupra ventricular tachycardia
SWDshort wave diathermy
Sxsymptoms
sys.system
syst.systolic
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Ttemperature
also thoracic
T of Ftetralogy of Fallot
T&Atonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
also tonsils and adenoids
T&Ctype and crossmatch
T, ODtension, right eye (Lat. oculus dexter)
T.A.T.tetanus antitoxin
T.F.tuning fork
t.i.d.three times a day
t.i.w.three times per week
T.M.ear drum (Lat. tympanum membrani)
T.R.Therapeutic recreation
T3triodothyronine
T4total serum thyroxine
TAtendon Achilles
TABtherapeutic abortion
tab.tablet
TAHtotal abdominal hysterectomy
TAVtranscatheter aortic valve
TBtuberculosis
TBItotal body irradiation
also traumatic brain injury
TBLCterm birth living child
tbsp.tablespoon
TCDBturn, cough, deep breath
TCIto come in
tdsthree times daily
TEEtransesophageal echocardiography
temptemperature
TENtoxic epidermal necrolysis
TENStransient electric nerve stimulation
TESDtotal end systolic diameter
TFTthyroid function test
TGAtransposition great vessels
THERAP.therapeutic
THERAP.therapy
thor.thoracic
also thorax
THRtotal hip replacement/revision
TItricuspid insufficiency
TIAtransient ischemic attack
also transient ischemic shock
TIBCtotal iron binding capacity
TIPterminal interphalangeal (joint)
TIUPterm intrauterine pregnancy
TJtriceps jerk (reflex)
TKRtotal knee replacement/revision
TLCtender loving care
also total lung capacity
also triple lumen catheter
TMJtemporomandibular joint (Lat. temporalist mandibulae junction)
TNFtumor necrosis factor
TNItotal nodal irradiation
TNMtumor, nodes, and metastases
TOtelephone order
to AAto affected areas
TOAtubo-ovarian abscess
TORCH (titer)toxoplamosis, others (hepatitis, beta strep, flu, mumps, etc.) rubella, cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes virus II
TOSthoracic outlet syndrome
TPterm pregnancy
TPAthrombo proteolytic activity
TPHAtreponema pallidum haemagglutination assay
TPNtotal parenteral nutrition
TPRtemperature, pulse, respiration
trtrace
trachtracheostomy
TRHthyroid releasing hormone
tRNAtransfer RNA
TStricuspid stenosis
TSHthyroid stimulating hormone
tsp.teaspoon
TSStoxic shock syndrome
TTItotal thromboplastin index
TTOto take outs (discharge drugs)
TTPthrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura
T-Tubecholangiogram
TUNAtransurethral needle ablation (prostatic)
TURtransurethral resection
TURBtransurethral resection of the bladder
TURPtransurethral resection of the prostate
TVtidal volume
TVHtotal vaginal hysterectomy
TVRtricuspid valve replacement
Txtraction
also treatment
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U.unit
U.H.until healed
U/Aurinalysis
U/Eurea and electrolytes
u/ounder observation for
also urine output
u/s or USultrasound
UCulcerative colitis
also uterine contractions
UCDusual childhood diseases
UCGurinary chorionic gonadotropin
UCHDusual childhood diseases
UEupper extremity (Lat. extremitas)
UFEuterine fibroid embolization
UGupward gaze
UGIupper gastrointestinal
also upper gastrointestinal series (x-ray)
ULupper lid
ulnulnar
ULQupper left quadrant
umb.navel/umbilical cord (Lat. umbilicus)
ung.ointment
unilat.unilateral
UOPurine output
Ur.urine
URDupper respiratory disease
URIupper respiratory infection
Urol.Urology
URQupper right quadrant
URTIupper respiratory tract infection
USA.unstable angina
USIurinary stress incontinence
USNultrasonic nebulizer
USP.United States Pharmacy
USPHAUnited States Public Health Administration
ut.uterine
also uterus
UTIurinary tract infection
UVLultraviolet light
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Vvein
V & Tvolume and tension (pulse)
V.I.vaginal irrigation
v.i.r.vascular interventional radiology
V.R.right vision
also ventilation rate
also vocal resonance
VAvisual acuity
vagvagina
also vaginal
VC or vit.cap.vital capacity
VCSvasoconstrictor substance
VCUvoiding cystourethrogram
VDvenereal disease
Vdvoid
VDRLvenereal disease research laboratory (syphilis test)
vent.ventilator
vert.vertical
VFventricular fibrillation
also visual fields
VGvein graft
VHDvalvular heart disease
VIvolume index
Viaby way of
VIPSvoluntary interruption of pregnancy and sterilization service
vit.vitamin
VLDLvery low density lipoproteins
VMvestibular membrane
VNvisiting nurse
VOverbal order
VODvision right eye
volvolume
VOSvision left eye
VPvenous pressure
also venticulo-peritoneal
VPCventricular premature contraction
VQ scanventilation-perfusion scan
VREVancomycin-resistant Enterococci
VSvesicular sound
also volumetric solution
VS or V.S.vital signs
VSAvital signs absent
VSDventricular septal defect
VSSvital signs stable
VT or V Tachventricular tachycardia
VTXvertex
VWFvon Willebrand factor
Vx.vertex presentation
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Wwhite
also widowed
W/Awhile awake
w/c or wh.ch.wheelchair
w/nwithin
W/Rward round
w/uworkup
Wass.Wasserman
WBwhole blood
WBCwhite blood count
WBC or w.b.c.white blood cells
WBTweight bearing to tolerance
WDWNwell developed, well nourished
WEwide excision
WFwhite female
wkweek
WMwhite male
WNwell nourished
WNLwithin normal limits
WNVWest Nile Virus
WPwhirlpool
WPWWolff-Parkinson-White
wt.weight
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Xexophoria distance
xtimes
x/12number of months
x/52number of weeks
x/7number of days
X-matchcross-match
XTexotrophia distance
XYmale sex chromosome
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y.o.years old
yrs.years
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ZDVZidovudine
zeepzero end-expiratory pressure
zifzero insertion force
ziftZygote Intrafallopian Transfer
zigzoster immune globulin
zipzoster-immune plasma
ZOEzinc oxide eugenol
zsrzeta sedimentation rate

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