MTExamples of Abbreviations

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Comparisons: Donna, Mike, Burt, Smartype, Smartype Add-On
organomegaly = orgy, ogm, orga, organo, orme
respiratory = respy, respy, ry, resp, resp
endoscopy = endy, enspy, endy, endos, eny
hysterectomy = hysty, hysty, hysec, hys, hys
cardiomegaly = cardy, cgm, carme, cardiom, camg
colonoscopy = coly, clspy, coly, colono, coy
endarterectomy = endy, enda, endec, enar

From Donna:
appxy = approximately
appy = appendectomy
arthry = arthroscopy
arthre = arthroscope
arthrys = arthroscopies
broncy = bronchoscopy
broncys = bronchoscopies
bronce = bronchoscope
choly = cholecystectomy
circy = circumferentially
ecty = electrocautery
endy = endoscopy
endys = endoscopies
ende = endoscope
endry = endarterectomy
endrys = endarterectomies
exy = extremity
exys = extremities
flexy = flexible sigmoidoscopy
imy = intramuscularly
inspy = inspiratory
ivy = intravenously
lapy = laparoscopy
lapys = laparoscopies
lape = laparoscope
lapty = laparotomy
posty = postoperatively
prevy = preoperatively
sigmy = sigmoidoscopy
sigmys = sigmoidscopies
sigme = sigmoidoscope
spleny = splenomegaly
subsy = subsequently
subcy = subcutaneously
symmy = symmetrically
symmc = symmetric
symgy = symptomatology
symgc = symptomatic
symty = symptomatically
asymmy = asymmetrically
asymmc = asymmetric
asymtc = asymptomatic


Sample from Smartype Turbo Version, still being prepared:

iwdt=it was decided to
iwdet=it was determined that
iwdi=it was difficult
iwe=it was explained
iwel=it was elected
iwet=it was elected to
iwf=it was felt
iwft=it was felt that
iwfot=it was found that
iwne=it was necessary
itnp=it was not possible
iwn=it was noted
iwnt=it was noted that
iwo=it was obvious
iws=it was suggested

wibts=without bruits
wich=without change
woco=without complaint
wocom=without complication
wocoms=without complications
wocon=without contrast
wocos=without complaints
wodi=without difficulty
woed=without edema
woef=without effect
woeg=without egophony
woep=without epinephrine
woev=without evidence
woex=without exudate
wohe=without hepatosplenomegaly
woin=without incident
woinf=without infiltrates
wony=without nystagmus
woprs=without problems
werel=without relief
wose=without sequelae
wosu=without success
woth=without thyromegaly
wotn=without tenderness

otdoa=on the day of admission
otbo=on the basis of
otf=on the floor
otl=on the left
otls=on the left side
otr=on the right
otrs=on the right side
ott=on the table
otu=on the unit
oty=on the eye

waab=was able (weab=were able)
waad=was admitted
waag=was again
waal=was also
waas=was asked
wabo=was born
wabr=was brought
wacl=was closed
wacu=was cut
wadc=was discontinued
wado=was done
wafe=was felt
wafi=was fixed
wafo=was found
wagi=was given
wago=was good
wahe=was held
waid=was identified
wain=was incised
walt=was left
wama=was made
wano=was no
wanr=was normal
waob=was obtained
wapa=was packed
wapl=was placed
waqu=was quite
waru=was run
wata=was taken
wath=was then
wati=was tied
watn=was tender
wato=was told
watr=was treated
waun=was unremarkable
waus=was used
wawa=was washed
wawo=was without

ax=adnexa
bx=biopsy
cx=chemotherapy
dx=diagnosis
ex=examination
fx=fracture
gx=guaiac
hx=history
ix=improved
jx=juxtapose
kx=Kerlix
lx=laboratory and x-ray
mx=medication
nx=next
ox=oxygen
px=prednisone
qx=quality
rx=prescription
sx=sex
tx=therapy
ux=ultrasound
vx=vertex
wx=Weck-cel
xx=(patient's name when repeated often)
yx=yesterday
zx=Zovirax

az=asthma
bz=because
cz=cause
dz=dizzy
ez=easy
fz=fuse
gz=gauze
hz=Hz
iz=isthmus
jz=just
kz=Kussmaul
lz=lesion
mz=masses
nz=nausea
oz=oscillate
pz=present
qz=quite
rz=rise
sz=seizure
tz=Tzanck
uz=use
vz=visualize
wz=wheeze
xz=extremity
yz=years
zz=sleep

comp=complain
compd=complained
compg=complaining
comps=complains
compt=complaint
compts=complaints
nocos=no complaints
woco=without complaint

coca=complicate
cocad=complicated
cocag=complicating
cocaj=complication
cocajs=complications
nocoms=no complications
coby=complicated by
twncs=there were no complications
wocom=without complications
wocoms=without complications

cocan=colon cancer
cocar=colon carcinoma

coti=continue
cotis=continues
cotid=continued
cotig=continuing
cotij=continuation
cotius=continuous
cotiuy=continuously
cotiy=continually

con=contraction
cons=contractions
cotr=contract
cotrg= contracting
cotrd=contracted
cotrs=contractions
cotrr=contracture
cotrrs=contractures

cond=condition
conds=conditions
condd=conditioned
condg=conditioning
condr=conditioner

ct=CT (for Connecticut)
ctx=connect
ctd=connected
ctg=connecting
ctj=connection
ctjs=connections
ctr=connector
ctrs=connectors
ctv=connective
contis=connective tissue

svl=several
svdas=several days
sveps=several episodes
svhrs=several hours
svlys=several layers
svmils=several millimeters
svmis=several minutes
svmos=several months
svnis=several nights
svocs=several occasions
svtis=several times
svuns=several units
svwks=several weeks
svyrs=several years

onyr=one year
twyrs=two years
thyrs=three years
foyrs=four years
fiyrs=five years
siyrs=six years
seyrs=seven years
eiyrs=eight years
niyrs=nine years
teyrs=10 years

onmo=one month
onda=one day
onwk=one week
onbr=one brother
ondo=one dose
onch=one child
onti=one time
onsi=one sister
onso=one son
ondau=one daughter
onbl=one block
onmi=one minute
onin=one inch
onpa=one pack
onpi=one pint

ltar=left arm (rtar=right arm)
ltat=left atrial
ltax=left axis
ltaxi=left axilla
ltba=left base
ltbr=left breast
ltbu=left buttock
ltca=left calf
ltch=left chest
ltco=left colon
ltel=left elbow
ltfe=left femur
ltfi=left fibular
ltfl=left flank
ltfo=left foot
ltft=left fallopian tube
ltgn=left groin
ltha=left hand
lthe=left heel
lthi=left hip
lthu=left humerus
ltki=left kidney
ltkn=left knee
ltla=left lateral
ltle=left leg
ltlo=left lobe
ltlu=left lung
ltlw=left lower
ltnk=left neck
ltoc=left occipital
lton=left one
ltov=left ovary
ltpa=left patella
ltsh=left shoulder
ltshi=left shift
ltsi=left side
ltsid=left sided
ltte=left testis
lttu=left tube
ltup=left upper
ltur=left ureter
ltve=left ventricle
ltwr=left wrist
lty=left eye

ltha- =left-hand
lthad- =left-handed
ltsid- =left-sided

ac=acute
ad=admission
af=afebrile
ag=again
ah=ahead
ai=aspirin
ak=akinesia
al=also
aq=aqueous
ar=artery
au=auscultation
aw=awake
ax=adnexa
ay=any
az=asthma

aj=admission
bj=Bjork-Shiley
cj=catheterization
dj=depression
ej=eject
fj=function
gj=gastrojejunal
hj=hepatojugular
ij=internal jugular
jj=jejunojejunostomy
kj=knee joint
ljo=L1
mj=May
nj=New Jersey
oj=obstructive jaundice
pj=palpation
rj=recommendation
sj=Sjogren's
tjo=T1
uj=unit
vj=visualization
wj=wrist joint

ba=Bactrim
ca=carcinoma
da=day
ea=early
fa=fascia
ga=gastric
ha=hand
ia=in addition
jp=Jackson-Pratt
ka=Kaposi's
la=large
ma=made
na=nausea
oa=osteoarthritis
ra=room air
sa=satisfactory
ta=table
was=was
xa=Xanax
ya=Yasargil
za=Zantac

abm=abdomen
bld=blade
brd=border
btr=better
bth=brother
cmn=common
crd=cord
ctl=cartilage
ctr=control
dcd=discontinued
dny=deny
dpr=deeper
dst=distal
fcs=forceps
flg=Flagyl
flw=flow
fnl=final
fth=father
gvn=given
hrd=hard
hrg=hearing
hrn=heroin
lmt=limit
lgl=legal
lgm=ligament
lsr=lesser
lsx=Lasix
lvl=level
lvg=living
lwr=lower
mdl=medial
mgn=margin
mld=mild
mth=mother
pwr=power
scl=sclera
scs=scissors
sft=soft
spl=spleen
stb=stable
vst=visit
vtg=vertigo
wdw=widow


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