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CHAPTER 9 ABBREV.

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY CHAPTER 9 - ABBREVIATIONS

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ALS AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS(DEATH OF ANERVE CELLS IN THE BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD RESULT IN MUSCULAR DEGENERATION. tYPICALLY FATAL WITHIN 3 TO 5 YEARS) ALSO KNOWN AS LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE
BBB BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER
CNS CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
CSF CEREBROSPINAL FLUID
CTS CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME ( PRESSURE ON A NERVE IN THE LOWER FOREARM NEAR THE WRIST RESULTS IN PAIN AND DISUSE OF THE HAND)
CT COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY
EEG ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY
HNP HERNIATED NUCLEUS PULPOSUS
LP LUMBAR PUNCTURE
MRI MAGNETIC RENONANCE IMAGING
MS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
PET POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHY ( A TYPE OF RADIOGRAPHIC PROCEDURE)
PNS PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
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