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Medical Terminology

Abbreviations and Acronyms of the Lymphatic and Immune Systems

S C I D Severe combined immunodeficiency
H I V human immunodeficiency virus
A I D S acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
E L I S A enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
M R S A methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
C M V Cytomegalovirus
BRCA 1 and BRCA2 BRCA1 and BRCA2; abnormal genes that carry a higher risk of breast, ovarian, and certain other cancers
D C I S Ductal carcinoma in situ
I D C Infiltrating ductal carcinoma
I B C Inflammatory breast cancer
M B I Molecular breast imaging
A, Ab antibody
AG, Ag antigen
CA, Ca cancer, carcinoma
C I S carcinoma in situ
HZ herpes zoster, shingles
HL Hodgkin's lymphoma
IG immunoglobulin
LE lymphedema
MMR measles, mumps, rubella vaccine
MET metastasis
met metastasize
NHL non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
VSZ varicella, chicken pox
Created by: ainnes



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