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Nervous Sys Abbrevs

Nervous System Abbreviations

QuestionAnswer
AD RIGHT EAR
ADHD ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
ALS AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS (aka Lou Gehrig disease)
ANS AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM
BEAM brain electrical activity mapping
C1, C2, C3 etc. first cervical vertebra, and so on
CNS central nervous system
CP cerebral palsy
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CT computed tomography
CVA cerebrovascular accident
EEG electroencephalography
EMG electromyography
ICP intracranial pressure
LOC loss of consciousness
LP lumbar puncture
MRA magnetic resonance angiogram (or angiography)
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MS multiple sclerosis; mental status
NCV nerve conduction velocity
PET positron emission tomography
PNS peripheral nervous system
SNS somatic (or sympathetic) nervous system
TIA transient ischemic attack
ASAP as soon as possible
AVMs arteriovenous malformations
HNP herniated nucleus pulposus
MEG magnetoencephalography
STAT immediately
OCD obsessive-compulsive disorder
Created by: Helen Swales