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[Buddie]

Re: Doctorspeak - common medical abbreviations
« Reply #80 on: September 02, 2013, 10:56:37 am »
What does IMO mean when used in this forum?
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[Buddie]

Re: Doctorspeak - common medical abbreviations
« Reply #81 on: September 02, 2013, 11:27:40 am »
What does IMO mean when used in this forum?

"In my opinion"
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[Buddie]

Re: Doctorspeak - common medical abbreviations
« Reply #82 on: December 28, 2013, 04:28:04 am »
I thought SOB was something else.  :laugh:

Tpiroq,
SOB stands for short on brains and it applies to doctors/others who, when presented with
our withdrawal problems choose to be ignorant.

LOVE IT!!!!!! Thank you [...].
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[Buddie]

Re: Doctorspeak - common medical abbreviations
« Reply #83 on: March 09, 2014, 01:41:32 am »
Thank goodness for this thread.  I was so confused.  Like learning a foreign language.  LISA :idiot:
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[Buddie]

Re: Doctorspeak - common medical abbreviations
« Reply #84 on: March 09, 2014, 06:12:17 am »
Most from the Merck Manual Online:
(the benzo entries are my definitions)

ALT, AST: alanine transferase, aspartate transaminase--liver enzymes
bid: 2 times a day
BP: blood pressure   HR: heart rate
C: centigrade, Celsius (temperature)
Ca: calcium   Cl: chloride  K: potassium  Na: sodium  Mg: magnesium
CBC: complete blood count   P: phosphorus
CK: creatine kinase--muscle enzyme
CNS: central nervous system
CO2: carbon dioxide
ECG, EKG: electrocardiogram  (heart)  EEG: electroencephalogram (brain)
F: Fahrenheit (temperature)
GI: gastrointestinal   GU: genitourinary
[...]: hemoglobin   Hct: hematocrit
(all sometimes capitalized) hx: history  dx: diagnosis  tx: treatment  px: prognosis
Rx: prescription    pH: hydrogen ion concentration (acid/base)
ICU: intensive care unit   IV: intravenously  IM: intramuscularly
mg: milligram   mL: milliliter   mm: millimeter
MRI: magnetic resonance imaging
npo: nothing by mouth   NSAID: nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug
O2: oxygen   OTC: over the counter [non-prescription]
po: by mouth, orally   prn: as needed
qid: 4 X a day  tid: 3 X a day  q4h: every 4 hours   q6h: every 6 hours, etc.
SSRI: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (anti-depressant)
URI: upper respiratory infection    UTI: urinary tract infection
WBC: white blood cell   RBC: red blood cell
                              *********
Stat: at once DNR: do not resuscitate  Code Blue: Heart Attack   Code Red: Fire
AD: advance directive (durable power of attorney for health care)
T1/2: elimination half life
AMA: against medical advice (sign out)
                              *********
bd: benzodiazepine  wd: withdrawal  sx: symptoms
IWS: interdose withdrawal sx [in between doses]
CT: cold turkey; sudden cessation or large dose reduction
       in a benzo dependant person. Potentially lethal.
taper: to systematically (and usually slowly) reduce the benzo dose to zero.
titration: to adjust the taper rate according to the body's response.
c/o: a cross over, changing from [usually] a fast acting bd to a slow one
to make tapering easier. Also, changing dosing, as from 3X/day to 4X/day
benzo-wise: medical personnel who either know something about benzos and benzo wd or are willing to learn.
Detox center: a facility using the “narcotic” model of addiction tx for benzo wd. Generally uses a 4-6 week wd period. Dangerous/ineffective for estabished habits.
Iatrogenic: caused by a doctor or medical tx
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[Buddie]

Re: Doctorspeak - common medical abbreviations
« Reply #85 on: March 21, 2014, 03:10:49 am »
One people often ask me what is that is: Pdoc, which is Psychiatrist.
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Re: Doctorspeak - common medical abbreviations
« Reply #86 on: June 05, 2014, 12:29:00 pm »
What is the meaning of "ER"?
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Re: Doctorspeak - common medical abbreviations
« Reply #87 on: June 05, 2014, 01:09:37 pm »
What is the meaning of "ER"?

Emergency Room
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[Buddie]

Re: Doctorspeak - common medical abbreviations
« Reply #88 on: June 05, 2014, 02:26:02 pm »
Oh. I thought ER stood for Extended Rumination.
[...]  :smitten:
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[Buddie]

Re: Doctorspeak - common medical abbreviations
« Reply #89 on: September 12, 2014, 04:26:01 am »
Hello. I'm new to this and I was wondering if anyone can tell me what "kindeling" means?

Heather
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