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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Know the Abbreviations and Clinical Terms:

COPD
Chronic Obstructive lung Disorder
CSF
Cerebrospinal Fluid
ABG
Arterial Blood Gases
AMD
Age related Macular Degeneration- eye problem
CMV
Cytomegalovirus – A virus causing infections of salivary glands
CPR
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
CRP
C-reactive protein – a protein in plasma increased in inflammation
DVT
Deep Vein Thrombosis
ECHO
Echocardiogram
GTT
Glucose Tolerance test
IBS
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
HCG
Human chorionic Gonadotrophin
HDL
High Density Lipoprotein
LDH
Lactate Dehydrogenase
LD
Lethal dose
MRI
Magnetic Resonance imagery
OT
Occupational therapy
OS, LE
Left eye
OU, BE
Both eyes
PKU
Phenylketouria
pH
Hydrogen ion Concentration
pCO2
Partial pressure of Carbon-dioxide
PP
Post prandial              
Fx
Fracture