Abbreviations Chapter 5, 6 & 7

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ADHD

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

2

ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig disease)

3

ANS

Autonomic nervous system

4

CNS

Central nervous system

5

CP

Cerebral palsy

6

CSF

Cerebrospinal fluid

7

CT

Computed Tomography

8

CVA

Cerebrovascular accident

9

EEG

Electroencephalography

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EMG

Electromyogram

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GBS

Gullain- Barré syndrome

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ICP

Intracranial pressure

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LOC

Level of consciousness, Loss of consciousness

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LP

Lumbar puncture

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MRI

Magnetic Resonance imaging

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MS

Multiple sclerosis

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OCD

Obsessive compulsive disorder

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PNS

Peripheral nervous system

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SCI

Spinal cord injury

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TGA

Transient Global amnesia

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TIA

Transient ischemic attack

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TN

Trigeminal neuralgia

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AB, Ab

Antibody

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AG, Ag

Antigen

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AIDS

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

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CA

Cancer or carcinoma

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EBV

Epstein- Barr virus

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EIA

Enzyme immunosorbent assay

29

ESR

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate

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GVHD

Graft- versus- host disease

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HIV

Human immunodeficiency virus

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Ig

Immunglobulin

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KS

Kaposi sarcoma

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MET, met

Metastasis, metastasize

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PCP

Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, pneumocystis pneumonia

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SLE

Systemic lupus erthematosus

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AF, A-fib

Atrial fibrillation

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ASHD

Arteriosclerotic heart disease

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AV, A-V

Atrioventricular

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BP

Blood pressure

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Bpm

Beats per minute

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CABG

Coronary artery bypass graft

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CAD

Coronary artery disease

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CCU

Coronary care unit

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CHF

Congestive heart failure

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CP

Chest pain

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CPR

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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CV

Cardiovascular

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DVT

Deep vein thrombosis

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ECG, EKG

Electrocardiogram

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ECHO

Echocardiogram

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HF

Heart failure

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HTN

Hypertension (high blood pressure)

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ICU

Intensive care unit

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INR

International normalized ratio

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LA

Left atrium

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LV

Left ventricle

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MI

Myocardial infraction

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MR

Mitral regurgitation

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MS

Mitral stenosis

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MVP

Mitral valve Prolapse

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P

Pulse

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PAC

Premature atrial contraction

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PT

Prothrombin time

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PTCA

Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty

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PTT

Partial thromboplastin time

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PVC

Premature ventricular contraction

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RA

Right atrium

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RBC

Red blood cell

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ROM

Range of motion

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RV

Right ventricle

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V-Fib

Ventricular fibrillation

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VT, V-Tach

Ventricular tachycardia

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VTE

Venous thromboembolism

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bid b.I.b

Two times a day

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tid, t.I.d.

Three times a day

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qid, q.I.d.

Four times a day

78

qh

Every hour

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q2h

Every 2 hours

80

qhs

Each evening (hour of sleep)

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qam

Each morning