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#1 Purr

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 12:04 PM

Is there any place on ISN that explains medical acronyms (like CPK, ANA, etc.). They are very frustrating when a person isn't a sclerodermian acronymite :lol: . I haven't seen anyone on this forum use them, but they're used a lot on others.

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#2 Sweet

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 12:19 PM

Hi Christy,



I'm not sure if there is, but CPK is creatine phosphokinase and ANA is Antinuclear Antibody test. I'll help you with any I can.
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Posted 26 June 2008 - 01:15 AM

Purr,

That still makes me laugh when you call us sclerodermians :lol:

#4 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 07:43 AM

Hi Christy,

Yes, in our Top Notch Medical Sites there is a link for All Acronyms which is helpful with all sorts of industries, including Medical. Although it is a bit worrisome to me that "bid", for example, can mean either "twice a day" or "brought in dead"!


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#5 Sweet

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 08:21 AM

LOL, Shelley, thanks for the laugh!!!! :lol:
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#6 Margaret

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 08:50 AM

BID...brought in dead

Shelley ,

Would those be the toe tags in the morgue?!?!?!

Sweet....love the new pic!!!

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 10:49 AM

Hi Shelley,

Thanks for the site. I bookmarked it.

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 03:18 PM

Purr,
Try this one too:

Lab Tests Online,

I haven't had a chance to check it out fully, but I think it has good info.
Cheryle