Decode Your Doctor’s Language

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Decode Your Doctor’s Language

Medical speak is filled with tricky shorthand that can be confusing, condescending, and even life threatening, but not anymore: Be your own interpreter with this cheat sheet.

C.R.: Cardiac Rehabilitation or Colon Resection? There's a big difference! Don't be embarrassed to ask for verification of something you don't understand, especially if it involves a medication or procedure.
[h=2]G.C.[/h]Gastric Cancer?

or

Good Condition?
[h=2]H.D.[/h]Heart Disease

or

Herniated Disk
[h=2]H.T.[/h]Hammertoe?

or

Head Trauma?
[h=2]A.B.C.[/h]Advanced Breast Cancer?

or

Applesauce/Bananas/Cereal diet?
[h=2]B.P.[/h]Bedpan?

or

Bypass?
[h=2]C.S.T.[/h]Cardiac Stress Test?

or

Convulsive Shock Therapy?
[h=2]I.M.[/h]Ice Massage?

or

Infectious Mononucleosis?
[h=2]L.B.[/h]Left Breast?

or

Left Buttock?
[h=2]L.L.D.[/h]Late-Life Depression?

or

Leg-Length Differential?
[h=2]M.S.[/h]Milk Shake?

or

Morphine Sulfate?
[h=2]R&R[/h]Rest and Recuperation?

or

Remove and Replace?
 

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