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  1. Amb
  2. Ascites
    accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity
  3. Babinski
    upward reflex of the big toe upon stimulation of the sole of the foot
  4. Bacterial meningitis
    inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord caused by various types of bacteria
  5. bilat
  6. biliary colic
    pain associated with gallstones
  7. Bimalleolar fracture
    fracture involving the lateral and medial ankle
  8. Bullae
    fluid filled blisters
  9. Bursa
    small, fluid filled sac surrounding the joint
  10. CF
    cystic fibrosis
  11. Comminuted fracture
    bone has broken in a number of places
  12. CP
    Cerebral Palsy
  13. Croup
    triggered by acute viral infection of the upper airway, "barky" cough
  14. C/S
    caesarean section
  15. Dysmetria
    abnormal finger to nose exam
  16. E. coli
    Escherichia coli
  17. Encephalitis
    acute inflammation of the brain
  18. Freq
  19. GB
  20. Homans' sign
    pain in the calf region (indicative of blood clot)
  21. Inf
  22. IUP
    intrauterine pregnancy
  23. Lat
  24. LUL
    left upper lobe
  25. Mastoid tenderness
    tenderness of the mastoid process
  26. MCA
    motorcycle accident
  27. NAD
    no acute disease
  28. Otalgia
    earache without infection
  29. Polydipsia
    excessive thirst
  30. psoas sign
    put knee to chest
  31. PSVT
    paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
  32. PTX
  33. Purpura
    purple spots or blotches that are non-blanchable
  34. PVD
    peripheral vascular disease
  35. RLL
    right lower lobe
  36. RML
    right middle lobe
  37. Romberg's test
    standing up with fee together, arms out and eyes closed, see if they can maintain balance
  38. RUL
    right upper lobe
  39. SAH
    subarachnoid hemorrhage
  40. Salpingectomy
    surgical removal of the fallopian tubes
  41. Salpingoophorectomy
    surgical removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes
  42. SIDS
    sudden infant death syndrome
  43. SQ
  44. Subcutaneous emphysema
    air present under subcutaneous tissue of the skin (chest wall)
  45. Tympanitic
    dissension of peritoneal cavity due to gas/air
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