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Help The use of these abbreviations in PN

Hello dear forum members!

I want to ask that can we use these abbreviations? like..HSM (hepatosplenomegaly), LAD (lymphadenopathy), CTAB (clear to auscultation bilaterally), NC/AT (normocephalic, atraumatic)..as these are not in the USMLE.org bulletin but I have seen them in CSE videos.

Please help is needed in this regard.

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The USMLE bulletin does not include all the abbreviations that are allowed.

The abbreviations you mentioned are all very commonly used in real practice in USA and therefore it's absolutely OK to use them in your patient note.

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Warning!

Is it ok to use

no m,r,g .... For no murmur,rubs,gallops ??

Also is it ok to use

no hsm ... For no hepatoslenomegaly ?
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