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WildCondor
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Here is a list of common medical and non medical abbreviations that are hopefully all correct and will help you understand the lingo better! [Smile]

Abx = antibiotics
AB = antibody
Abd = abdomen
AC = before meals
Ad Lib = as much as needed
ANA = Anti Nuclear Antibody
ART = Autonomic Response Testing
Babs = babesiosis/babesia
Bart = bartonella
Bb = Borrelia burgdorferi
BBB = blood brain barrier
BID = twice a day
BIW = twice a week
BPM = beats per minute
BP = blood pressure
BPP = blood pressure and pulse
BUN = blood urea nitrogen
Bx = biopsy
CAT = computerized axial tomography
CBC = complete blood count
CC = chief complaint
CN = cranial nerves
CD-57 = Subset of NK cells
CNS = central nervous system
C&S =culture and sensitivity
C/O = complaining of
CRP = c-reactive protein
CSF = cerebrospinal fluid
DAW = dispense as written
DC = Discontinue
DDx = Differential Diagnosis
Dx = diagnosis
DTR = deep tendon reflexes
EEG = electroencephalogram
ELISA = enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
EM = erythema migrans(Lyme rash)
ENT =Ear, nose, throat
EMG = electromyography
FISH = Fluorescent In-Situ Hybridization
GTT = Glucose tolerance test
Herx = Jarish-Herxheimer reaction
HBO = Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy
HBP =High Blood Pressure
HGE = Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis
HME = Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis
HLA = Human leukocyte antigens
HDL = high density lipoprotein
HO = history of
Hx = history
HS = at bedtime
HPI = history of present illness
IC = between meals.
ILADS = International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society
ID = infectious disease
Inj = inject
IFA = immunofluorescent assay
IgE = Immunoglobulin E
IgG = Immunoglobulin G
IgM = Immunoglobulin M
IM = Intramuscular
IU = International units
IV = intravenous
LD = Lyme disease
LDF = Lyme Disease Foundation
LDA = Lyme Disease Association
LFT = Liver Function Test
LL = lyme literate
LLMD = Lyme Literate Medical Doctor
LP = lumbar puncture
MAC = maximum allowable concentration
MIC = minimum inhibitory concentration
MgD = magnesium-deficient
MRI = magnetic resonance imaging
MU = million units
NE = neurological examination
Neuro = neurology, neurological
NCS = nerve conduction study
NK = natural killer cells
NMH = neurally mediated hypotension
NP = nurse practitioner
NSAID = non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
N/V = nausea vomiting
OCD = obsessive compulsive disorder
QD = once daily
OTC = over the counter
OV = office visit
O&P = ova & parasites
PA = physician assistant
PCR = polymerase chain reaction
PO = by mouth
POTS = postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome
PRN = as needed
PT = patient
PT = physical therapy
QAM = every morning
QID = four times a day
QM = every morning
QOD = every other day
RMSF = Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Rx = prescription
SC = subcutaneous (under the skin)
SOB = Shortness of breath
SPECT Scan = Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography
SX = symptom
TBD = Tick Bourne Disease
TBI = tick borne illness
TID = three times a day
TTT = tilt table test
TX = treatment
UA = urinalysis
UTI = urinary tract infection
VCS = visual contrast survey
WT = weight
WB = western blot
WBC = white blood cells

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LOL = laugh out loud
LMAO = laughing my a$$ off
IMO = in my opinion
IMHO = In my humble opinion
BTW = by the way
duck = MD that is useless
duck hotel = useless hospital
PM = private message

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hopeful123
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that's an impressive medical list! [bow]

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Cool!! [Cool] Thanks!!

More non-medical stuff:

Abbreviations for Lyme-speak
http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/Forum1/HTML/020494.html

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Thanks wild condor

For this informative list [Smile]

What is CSM people are talking about lately? I think it a supplument.

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CSM = Cholestyramine a.k.a Questran an Rx drug used in Neurotoxin related illnesses like Lyme disease. [Eek!]
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Helpful also for foreign members.

UP!

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Back up for Anna!
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Bumping this up for a few people who asked me for this list. [Wink] yay!!!
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Bumping up for all of you who PM's me about these abbreviations [Smile]
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