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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 /forum/showthread.php?t=85028
    Please suggest acronyms and I will keep adding them.

    Wise.

    #2
    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
    Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

    T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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      #3
      LMN - Lower Motor Neuron
      ESC - Embryonic Stem Cell
      ASC - Adult Stem Cell
      CRPA - Christopher Reeve Paralysis Act

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        #4
        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

        and
        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

        (KLD)
        The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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          #5
          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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            #6
            A & E = Accident and Emergency (UK equivalent of ER).
            IIRC = If I Remember Correctly.
            GP = General Practitioner.

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              #7
              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)
              Blog:
              Does This Wheelchair Make My Ass Look Fat?

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                #8
                SB = Spina Bifida
                CP = Cerebral Palsy

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                  #9
                  adi=a dumb injured.lol

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                    #10
                    GF/BF = girlfriend or boyfriend
                    SO = significant other
                    Blog:
                    Does This Wheelchair Make My Ass Look Fat?

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                      #11
                      PCA - personal care attendant
                      PM - private message

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                        #12
                        POV - Point of View
                        OP - Original Poster
                        BTW - By the Way

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                          #13
                          KIAW - kid in a wheelchair - I use it all of the time
                          DIAF - die in a fire - one of my favorite Internet acronyms right after KHITBASH

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                            #14
                            JMHO= Just my humble oppinion
                            KIA= Kiss my A**
                            BFE= Bum Fuc* Egypt
                            If the Army & the Navy ever look on heavens scenes, they will see the streets are guarded by United States Marines!

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                              #15
                              CPS - central pain syndrome
                              Alan

                              Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.

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