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    Acronyms used on this site

    Medical Acronyms
    4-AP - 4-aminopyridine
    ER - Emergency room
    HD - Huntington's disease
    MS - Multiple sclerosis
    PD - Parkinson's Disease
    SCI - Spinal cord injury
    SLE - Systemic lupus erythematosa
    TM - Transverse myelitis
    UTI - Urinary tract infection

    Other Acronyms
    B&B - bowel and bladder
    MRDD - Mental retardation and developmental disability

    As requested by Zero
    Please suggest acronyms and I will keep adding them.


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    Senior Member lynnifer's Avatar
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    PWD - people with disabilities
    FWIW - for what it's worth
    CC (or CCC) - care cure (community)
    FES - functional electrical stimulation
    WBC - white blood cell count
    AB - able-bodied
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    T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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    LMN - Lower Motor Neuron
    ESC - Embryonic Stem Cell
    ASC - Adult Stem Cell
    CRPA - Christopher Reeve Paralysis Act

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    AD = autonomic dysreflexia
    DSD = detrussor-sphincter dysynergia
    UMN = upper motor neuron
    CES = cauda equina syndrome
    ECC = external condom catheter
    DSS = Colace
    HO = heterotopic ossification
    C&S = culture and sensitivity test
    VAC = Vacuum Assisted Closure (KCI trademarked)
    DSD = dry, sterile dressing

    CR = Christopher Reeve
    ASIA = American Spinal Injury Association
    NSCIA = National Spinal Cord Injury Association
    PVA = Paralyzed Veterans of America
    AASCIN = American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses
    AASCIPSW = American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Psychologists and Social Workers
    APS = American Paraplegia Society
    ISCoS = International Spinal Cord Society
    NMSS = National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    for MS, there are also these:
    RRMS =relapsing, remitting MS
    PPMS = primary progressive MS
    SPMS = secondary progressive MS
    PRMS = progressive relapsing MS


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    SCD - Spinal Cord Disorder or Spinal Cord Disease
    "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot nothing's going to get better. It's not." - Dr. Seuss

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    A & E = Accident and Emergency (UK equivalent of ER).
    IIRC = If I Remember Correctly.
    GP = General Practitioner.

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    C + number-injury to the cervical area (basically the neck, result = quadriplegia)
    T + number-injury to the thoracic area (Basically the chest/back, result = paraplegia))
    L + number-injury to the lumbar area
    S + number-injury to the sacral area

    IC = Intermittent Catheterization
    BBS = Bowel Bladder Sex
    hESC or HESC = Human Embryonic Stem Cell
    UCSC, UCBSC or USC = Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cell
    C&S = Culture and Sensitivity
    CBC = Complete Blood Count

    WTF = What The F***
    IRL = In Real Life
    BTW = By The Way
    IMO = In My Opinion
    IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
    JMO = Just My Opinion
    LOL = Laugh Out Loud
    ROFL = Rolling on Floor Laughing
    ROFLMAO = Rolling On Floor Laughing My A** Off (B for Butt may be substituted for A**)
    LMAO = Laughing My A** Off (B may be substituted)

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    Senior Member canuck's Avatar
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    BC Canada
    SB = Spina Bifida
    CP = Cerebral Palsy

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    adi=a dumb
    • Dum spiro, spero.
      • Translation: "As long as I breathe, I hope."

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    GF/BF = girlfriend or boyfriend
    SO = significant other

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