Here is a list of common medical and non medical abbreviations that are hopefully all correct and will help you understand the lingo better!
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
..................... Non medical internet lingo ......................... 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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that's an impressive medical list!
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