Medical and Internet abbreviations

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The following abbreviations are used on the Marshall ProtocolA curative medical treatment for chronic inflammatory disease. Based on the Marshall Pathogenesis. study site.

ABX – antibiotics
ACE – angiotensin converting enzyme
ACTH – adrenocorticotropic hormone
ADL – activities of daily living (dressing, eating, ambulating, toileting, hygiene)
AMP – antimicrobial peptidesBody’s naturally produced broad-spectrum antibacterials which target pathogens.
ad lib – as desired
AFAIK – as far as I know
AI – autoimmuneA condition or disease thought to arise from an overactive immune response of the body against substances and tissues normally present in the body
AICD – automatic internal cardiac defibrillator
AIH – Autoimmune Hepatitis
ALT – alanine aminotransferase (a liver enzyme)
AMP – anti-microbial peptides
asap – as soon as possible
AMD – age-related macular degeneration
ANA – antinuclear antibodies (test for SLE)
ASD – atrial septal defect
AST – aspartate aminotransferase (a test for heart/liver function)
ARBA drug which is an angiotensin receptor blocker. One of the ARBs is olmesartan (Benicar). Not all ARBs activate the Vitamin D Receptor. – angiotensin receptor blocker

B – Bactrim DS
BAL – bronchoaveoloar lavage
BCG – Bacille de Calmette-Guerin
BCP – birth control pill
bd – two times a day
bid – two times a day
BMD – bone mineral density
BMP – basic metabolic panel
BP – blood pressure
BS – blood sugar
BUN – blood urea nitrogen (kidney function test)

C – clindamycin
CABG – coronary artery bypass graft
cAMP – cathelicidin Family of antimicrobial peptides found primarily in immune cells and transcribed by the Vitamin D Receptor. and beta-defensin An antimicrobial peptide found primarily in immune cells and transcribed by the Vitamin D Receptor. anti-microbial peptides
COMP – cartilage oligameric matrix complex
CBC – complete blood count
CFSchronic fatigue syndrome
CFIDS – chronic fatigue immunodeficiency syndrome
CHF – congestive heart failure
CIDP – chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
CKD – chronic kidney disease
CMPD – chronic myofascial pain disorder
COMP – cartilage olimeric matrix complex
CRPc-reactive protein
CRPS – Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
CP – chronic pain
CPK – creatine phosphokinase Cpn – Chlamydia pneumoniae
CPN – chronic polyneuropathy
CPPD – calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate disease
CRPS – complex regional pain syndrome
CS – Celiac sprue
CT – cat scan or computerized tomography
CTD – connective tissue disease
CTCL – Cutaneous T Cell Lymphoma
CWD – cell wall deficient
CXR – chest xray
CYA – cover your (posterior) anatomy
CVID – chronic venus insufficiency disease

D – demeclocycline
DDD – degenerative disc disease
DH – dermatitis herpetiformis
Dx – diagnosis
DMARD – disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug
DO – doctor of osteopathy (equivalent to an MD)
DOE – dyspnea on exertion

ECG – electrocardiogram (also EKG)
ED – erectile dysfunction
EMF – electromagnetic field
ENT – ear, nose, throat
ESR – erythrocyte sedimentation rate
EBV – Epstein-Barr virus

FBD – fibrocystic breast disease
FDA – Food and Drug Administration
FEV – forced expiratory volume
FUO – fever of unknown origin
FWIW – for what it's worth

GAD – generalized anxiety disorder
GI – gastrointestinal
GFR – glomerular filtration rate
GP – general practitioner

H – hours
HBOT – hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Hct – hematocrit
Hgb – hemoglobin
HT – Hashimoto's thyroiditis
HTN – hypertension
Hx – history

IADLs – instrumental activities of daily living - shopping, housework, cooking, transportation
IBD – inflammatory bowel disease
IBSirritable bowel syndrome
IC – interstitial cystitis
ID – infectious disease
IH – intracranial hypertension
IMO – in my opinion
IMHO – in my humble opinion
IP – immunopathologyA temporary increase in disease symptoms experienced by Marshall Protocol patients that results from the release of cytokines and endotoxins as disease-causing bacteria are killed.
IPR – immunopathology reaction
IR – insulin resistance
IS – immune system
ISAC – immune system activated coagulation
ISQ – in status quo
iu – international unit

JRA – juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

KFTs – kidney function tests

LBP – ligand-binding pocket
LLMD – Lyme literate MD
LD – Lyme disease
LPa – Lipoprotein (a)
LPS – lipopolysaccharides

M – minocycline
MCTD – mixed connective tissue disease
MFCS – multiple food chemical sensitivity
ME – myalgic encephalomyelitis (name used in some countries for CFS/CFIDS)
MIC – minimum inhibitory concentration
mg – milligram
ml – milliter
MND – motor neuron disease
MRSA – Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus
MSH – Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone
MTX – methotrexate
MVPS – mitral valve prolapse syndrome

NAD – no abnormal discovery
NASH – nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
NHLBI – National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NIH)
NIH – National Institutes of Health
NP – nurse practitioner
NSAID – non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (examples ibuprofen, naprosyn)

OA – osteoarthritis
OCP – oral contraceptive pill
OD – once a day
ODD – Oppositional Defiant Disorder
OSA – obstructive sleep apnea
OTC – over the counter

Pt – patient
PA – psoriatic arthritis
PANDAS – pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with streptococcal infection
PBC – primary biliary cirrhosis
PCOS – Polycystic ovary syndrome
PCP – primary care provider
PCR – polymerase chain reaction
PD – post-traumatic dystrophy
PDD-NOS – pervasive developmental disorders- not otherwise specified
PFT – pulmonary function test
PH – pulmonary hypertension
PMR – polymyalgia rheumatica
POF – premature ovarian failure
prn – as needed
PSC – Primary sclerosing cholangitis
PSI – protein synthesis inhibitors
PTH – parathyroid hormone
POTS – postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome
PTSD – post traumatic stress disorder
PWC – persons with chronic disease
PXR – pregnane xenobiotic receptor

qid – four times a day
qod – every other day
q8h – every 8 hours
q72h – once every 3 days

RA – rheumatoid arthritis
RADS – reactive airways dysfunction syndrome
RDA – recommended daily allowance
RLS – restless leg syndrome
RMSF – Rocky Mountain spotted fever
RRV – Ross River virus
RSD – reflex sympathetic dystrophy a.k.a. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
RSI – repetitive stress injury
r/t – related to
Rx – prescription

Sx – symptoms
sACE – serum angiotension converting enzyme
SL – sublingual
SLE – systemic lupus erythematosus
SOB – short of breath (dyspnea)
SS – Sjogren's syndrome
SSc – systemic schleroderma

TACO – trytophane aspartate containing coat protein
TBD – tick-borne diseases
TBI – traumatic brain injury
tid – three times a day
tds – three times a day
TLR – toll like receptor
TMJ – temporomandibular joint (jaw joint)
TNF – tumor necrosis factor
TPTB – the powers that be
tx – treatment

UA – urinalysis

VDRThe Vitamin D Receptor. A nuclear receptor located throughout the body that plays a key role in the innate immune response.Vitamin D ReceptorA nuclear receptor located throughout the body that plays a key role in the innate immune response.

VDP – vitamin D binding protein

WAH – work at home

Z – Zithromax

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The title of this page is “medical abbreviations” … however the content is a mix of medical and internet terms. — Joyful 2009/05/23 03:44

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