Acronym's Are Not My Friend

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Acronym's Are Not My Friend

Postby JPH » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:21 am

Hi all, I am new here and have been reading up on many of the informative posts! One of my biggest problems has been trying to decipher many of the abbreviated acronyms that are used A LOT! I have no trouble looking up unfamiliar words and expanding my vocabulary and medical terminology knowledge, but those plain capital letters used to designate ? are a big handicap for me. Please excuse some basic "dumb" questions I may post as I move along through my reading. Thank you all in advance! :geek:
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Re: Acronym's Are Not My Friend

Postby ElliotB » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:36 pm

LOL! (sorry, could not resist!) I don't know too many of them either.

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Re: Acronym's Are Not My Friend

Postby euphoniaa » Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:41 pm

JPH wrote:Hi all, I am new here and have been reading up on many of the informative posts! One of my biggest problems has been trying to decipher many of the abbreviated acronyms that are used A LOT! I have no trouble looking up unfamiliar words and expanding my vocabulary and medical terminology knowledge, but those plain capital letters used to designate ? are a big handicap for me. Please excuse some basic "dumb" questions I may post as I move along through my reading. Thank you all in advance! :geek:

Hi JPH and welcome!

NHE put together a glossary of abbreviations for us on pg 2 of the Forums FAQ thread here:

site-support-f2/topic5284-15.html#p210825

Click on the link above and scroll down a ways. And if that doesn't cover them all, feel free to ask. :smile:
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Re: Acronym's Are Not My Friend

Postby JPH » Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:53 am

Thank you euphoniaa for that link! I will read it and try to get a crash course in the art of abbreviated medical terminology (aoamt) ;)
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