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a.

Artery

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aa.

Arteries

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ant.

Anterior

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v.

Vein

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vv.

Veins

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post.

Posterior

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ANS

Autonomic Nervous System

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Ao.

Aorta

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AP

Anteroposterior

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asc.

Ascending

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AV

Atrioventricular or arteriovenous

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b.

Bone

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br.

Branch

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C1-C7(8)

Cervical vertebrae (C1-C7)/spinal cord segments and spinal nerves (C1-C8)

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CA

Cancer, carcinoma, and cardiac arrest depending on context

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CAD

Coronary artery disease

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CAT

Computed axial tomography

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CN

Cranial nerve

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Co.

Coccyx/coccygeal spinal cord segment; coccygeal spinal nerve

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com.

Common

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CNS

Central nervous system

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CSF

Cerebrospinal fluid

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CT

Computed tomography

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desc.

Descending

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DIP

distal interphalangeal

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ECG/EKG

Electrocardiogram; electrocardiography

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EEG

Electroencephalogram; electroencephalography

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e.g.

For example

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EMG

Electromyogram; electromyography

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ext.

Extensor/external

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FDP

Flexor digitorum profundus

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FDS

Flexor digitorum superficialis

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fl.

Flexor

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G.

Greek

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GI

Gastrointestinal

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IMA or IMV

inferior mesenteric artery or vein

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IML

Intermediolateral cell column or nucleus

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inf.

Inferior

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int.

Internal

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IP

Interphalangeal (e.g. IP joint of the finger) or used when giving a drug intraperitoneally (e.g. an IP injection)

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IV

Interventricular, intervertebral- depending on context

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I.V.

Intravenous or intravenously

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IVC

Inferior vena cava

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IVF

In vitro fertilization

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jt.

Joint

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L, L.

Left or Latin

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LA

Left atrium of the heart

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lat.

Lateral

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LICS

Left intercostal space

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lig.

Ligaments

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ligg.

Ligaments

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LLQ

Left lower quadrant of the abdomen

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LP

Lumbar puncture into the subarachnoid space of the lumbar cistern to obtain a sample of CF

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LUQ

Left upper quadrant of the abdomen

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LV

Left ventricle of the heart

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m.

Muscle

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mm.

Muscles

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MAL

Midaxillary line

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MCL

Midclavicular line

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MCP

Metacarpophalangeal

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med.

Medial

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MI

Myocardial infarction

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MRA

Magnetic resonance angiography

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MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging

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MSL

Midsternal line

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MTP

Metatarsophalangeal

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MV

Mitral valve

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n.

Nerve

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nn.

Nerves

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PA

Posteroanterior

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PIP

Proximal interphalangeal

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PNS

Peripheral nervous system

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R

Right

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r.

Ramus

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rr.

Rami

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RA

Right atrium of the heart

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RICS

Right intercostal space

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RLQ

Right lower quadrant of the abdomen

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RUQ

Right upper quadrant of the abdomen

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RV

Right ventricle of the heart

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S1-S5

Sacral vertebrae/spinal cord segments/spinal nerves

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SA

Sinuatrial, referring to the sinus venosus if the primordial heart

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SCM

Sternocleidomastoid (neck muscle)

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SMV

Superior mesenteric vein

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SNS

Somatic nervous system

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sup.

Superior

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supf.

Superficial

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SVC

Superior vena cava

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T1-T12

Thoracic vertebrae/spinal cord/segments/spinal nerves

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T&A

Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy

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TIA

Transient ischemic attack- sudden loss of neurological function caused by a brief period of inadequate perfusion of blood to the brain

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TMJ

Temporomadibular Joint (jaw joint)