Need help with some abbreviations

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    I can not find what these abbreviations mean:

    1. A/O
    2. NKDA- No known ? ?
    3. PERRLA
    4. ADL
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    Quote from jorhyne
    I can not find what these abbreviations mean:

    1. A/O
    2. NKDA- No known ? ?
    3. PERRLA
    4. ADL
    A&O: Alert and Oriented. Never seen A/O
    NKDA: No Known Drug Allergies
    PERRLA: Pupils are equal, round, and reactive to light and accomodation
    ADL: Activities of daily living
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    A/O alert and oriented
    NKDA no known drug allergies
    Perrla Pupils Equal, Round, Reactive to Light and Accommodation
    ADL activities of daily living
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    Thanks guys. One more I left out: TCDB
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    TCDB = Turn, Cough, Deep Breathe
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    Here is a good reference for abbreviations:

    Medical Abbreviations Dictionary
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    And another thing, many abbreviations are now forbidden...personally it is always better to write things out.
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    Quote from traumaRUs
    And another thing, many abbreviations are now forbidden...personally it is always better to write things out.
    Excellent point, traumaRUs.

    I conduct medical-legal seminars about this very thing.
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