Monday, August 25, 2008

Update of Medical Abbreviation Web Page

Today, I updated my medical abbreviation web page.

A journal article describes the web page and provides a discourse on medical abbreviations:

Berman JJ. Pathology Abbreviated: A Long Review of Short Terms. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 128:347-352, 2004.

The medical abbreviation page contains about 12,000 medical abbreviations. It is open source and is distributed under a GNU license.

A sampling of the page:

aa = adriamycin
aa = african american
aa = alcohol abuse
aa = alcoholics anonymous
aa = alopecia areata
aa = amino acid
aa = amyloid protein A
aa = aortic aneurysm
aa = aortic arch
aa = aplastic anemia
aa = ara c
aa = arachidonic acid
aa = ascending aorta
aaa = abdominal aortic aneurysm
aaa = acquired aplastic anemia
aaa = acute apical abscess
aaa = aromatic amino acid
aaf = acetylaminofluorene
aag = alpha 1 acid glycoprotein
aah = atypical adenomatous hyperplasia
aai = acute alcohol intoxication
aall = anterior axillary line
aami = age associated memory impairment
aamtase = aklanonic acid methyltransferase
aaox3 = awake alert and oriented to date place & person
aark = automated anesthesia record keeper
aas = aarskog scott syndrome
aas = aortic arch syndrome
aas = atlantoaxial subluxation
aat = aachen aphasia test
aat = alpha 1 antitrypsin
aat = alpha antitrypsin
aau = acute anterior uveitis
aav = aids associated virus
ab = abdominal
ab = abortion
ab = antibody
ab = asthmatic bronchitis
aba = abscissic acid
abatc = azidobenzamidotaurocholate
abc = aneurysmal bone cyst
abc = apnea bradycardia cyanosis
abc = aspiration biopsy cytology
abd = abdomen
abd = abductor
abdom = abdomen
abdv = bleomycin doxorubicin dtic vinblastine
abe = acute bacterial endocarditis
abf = aortobifemoral graft
abg = aortic bifurcation graft
abg = aortobifemoral graft
abg = arterial blood gas
abi = arterial pressure index
abk = aphakic bullous keratopathy
abl = abetalipoproteinaemia
abl = abetalipoproteinemia
abl = african burkitt's lymphoma
abl = angioblastic lymphadenopathy
ablc = amphotericin b lipid complex
abm = alveolar basement membrane antibody
abmt = autologous bone marrow transplant
abn = abnormal
abnl = abnormal
abo = a system of classifying blood groups by a or b antibody
abo = abortion
abo = antibody
abo = bleo mtx vcr
abo hdn = abo hemolytic disease of the newborn
abp = arterial blood pressure
abpa = asthmatic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
abpb = abductor pollicis brevis
abpl = abductor pollicis longus
abr = auditory brainstem response
abs = abdominal muscles
abs = abdominals
abs = absent
abs = acute brain syndrome
abs = affect balance scale
abs = anorexic behavior scales
abt = autologous blood transfusion
abu = asymptomatic bacteriuria
abv = actinomycin d, bleomycin, vincristine
abv = adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastine
abv = bleo dox vbl
abvd = bleomycin dacarbazine doxorubicin vincristine
abx = antibiotics
ac = acute
ac = air conditioning
ac = air conduction
ac = alternating current
ac = amniocentesis
ac = ante cibum
ac = anterior chamber
ac = ascending colon
ac = assist control
ac/a = accommodation convergence/accommodation
aca = adenocarcinoma
aca = anterior cerebral artery
aca = anti cardiolipin antibody
acad = academy
acbe = air contrast barium enema
acc = acceleration
acc = accelerator
acc = accident
acc = accommodation
acc = adrenocortical carcinoma
acc = agenesis of corpus callosum
acc = alveolar cell carcinoma
acc = aplasia cutis congenita
acca = adenylate cyclase constitutive activator
acca = adrenal cortical carcinoma
acca = adrenocortical carcinoma
accom = accommodation
accpn = agenesis of the corpus callosum with peripheral neuropathy
acd = acid citrate dextrose
acd = actinomycin d
acd = adult celiac disease
acd = allergic contact dermatitis
acd = anemia of chronic disease
acd = arteriosclerotic coronary disease
acd = automatic cardiac defibrillator procedure
acd = corneal dystrophy
ace = acetylcholinesterase
ace = angiotensin converting enzyme
ace = cyclophosphamide doxorubicin
ace = dipeptidyl peptidase a

In June, 2014, my book, entitled Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs: Keys to Understanding and Treating the Common Diseases was published by Elsevier. The book builds the argument that our best chance of curing the common diseases will come from studying and curing the rare diseases.

I urge you to read more about my book. There's a generous preview of the book at the Google Books site. If you like the book, please request your librarian to purchase a copy of this book for your library or reading room.
-© 2009 Jules J. Berman, Ph.D., M.D.
tags: common disease, orphan disease, orphan drugs, rare disease, subsets of disease, disease genetics, genetics of complex disease, genetics of common diseases, medical informatics, medical nomenclature,medical terminology, medical abbreviations - Jules J. Berman