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1

less than

2

>

greater than

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abn

abnormal

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abd

abdomen

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AP

anteroposterior

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CXR

chest x-ray

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L, LT

left

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LAT

lateral

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LLQ

left lower quadrant

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LUQ

left upper quadrant

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PA

posteroanterior

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R, RT

right

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RLQ

right lower quadrant

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RUQ

right upper quadrant

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trans

transverse

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HPI

history of present illness

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postop

postoperative

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preop

preoperative

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prep

prepare for

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Gm, gm

gram

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mg

milligram

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midsagittal plane

divides the body into equal left and right halves

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sagittal plane

divides the body into unequal left and right halves

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coronal plane

divides the body into front and back portions

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coron/o

head or crown

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transverse

sometimes referred to as the horizontal plane, divides body into upper and lower portions

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deep

situated far below surface

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superficial

situated near the surface

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ventr/o

front or belly side

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anter/o

front or before

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dorsal

back side or after

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superior

uppermost, above

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inferior

lowermost, below

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proximal

closer to midline

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caud/o

tail or lower part of the body

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distal

farthest from midlie

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medial

direction toward the midline

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lateral

direction further from the midline

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bi-

two

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uni-

one