www.aboutgbs.com

Guillain-Barre Syndrome

 


Link to Home Page www.aboutgbs.com

 

My Experiences
     A Good Day
     My Big Day
     My Story Of GBS
     Progress

Provide Help Info
Audio Book Loan
Bowel and Bladder
     Going Home ??
     How to Help
     IVIG and Plasma P.

    Links
    Meds for GBS
Medical Terms & Acronyms
Return
     Spelling Chart
Tools and Equipment #1
Tools and Equipment #2

     Photo Album

Military and GBS

Survivors' stories
      Page #1
     Page #2
     Page #3
     Page #4
    Page #5

    Page #6

Tribute Page
Tabatha

My Guestbook

Search !!

 

 

Contact Me


Medical Terms and Acronyms

 

AD

Anti Depressant

AIDP Acute Inflammatory demyelinating Polyneuropathy
AIDS Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
ALS Sclerosis (Motor Neurone Disease = MND)

AFO

Ankle-Foot Orthosis

AMSAN Acute motor and sensory axonal neuropathy

Central Line

 

CIDP

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

CMT Charcot Marie Tooth
CMV Cytomegalo virus

CSF

Cerebrospinal Fluid

Dx

Diagnosis

EBV Epstein barr virus

EEG

Electro Encephalo Graph

EKG

Electro Cardio Graph

ENC

 

EPS

Evoked Potential Study

Foley

urinary catheter

GBS

Guillain~Barre Syndrome (or Getting Better Slowly)

HIV Human immunodeficiency virus

ICU

Intensive Care Unit

IHD Ischaemic heart disease

IV

intra-venous.

IVIG

IntraVenous Immune Globulin

Kg

Kilogram - 1000 grams

LP

Lumbar Puncture

LPN

Licensed Practical Nurse

MADSAM Multifocal acquired sensory and motor

MAFO

Molded Ankle-Foot Orthosis

MF

Miller Fisher Syndrome

Mg

Milligram - 1/1000th of a gram

MI Myocardial infarct

MMN

Multifocal Motor Neuropathy

MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

MRSA Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus

MS

Multiple Sclerosis

NCS

Nerve Conduction Study

NCV-EMG

Nerve Conduction Velocity-Electromyography Test

OT

Occupational Therapy

PICC

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter

PDN paraproteinaemic demyelinating neuropathy

PP

Plasma Pheresis

PT

Physical Therapy

RD

Respirator Dependant

RN

Registered Nurse

SSRI Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor

Trach

Tracheotomy = making the hole

Tracheostomy the hole that is made.
TM Transverse Myelitis

UTI

Urinary Tract Infection

   

Vent

 Ventilator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This page was last modified: July 18, 2006