Health Acronyms

Health Acronyms

Every industry has their own unique vocabulary and our society uses more and more acronyms. My children’s instant messages and emails contain acronyms that leave me clueless. I have started my own health acronym sheet to use for reference and thought you might want to use it to start your own. This may help next time you are reading an article or hear a news story and haven’t a clue to what is being referred.

 

ADA
American with Disabilities Act
ADD
Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AIDS
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AMA
American Medical Association
BMI
Body Mass Index
BMR
Basal Metabolic Rate
BP
Blood Pressure
CDC
Center for Disease Control
CF
Cystic Fibrosis
CFIDS
Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome
CFS
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
CHD
Congenital Heart Disease
COPD
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CP
Cerebral Palsy
CTS
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
CVD
Cardiovascular Disease
DS
Down Syndrome
ED
Emotionally Disturbed
FAS
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
FDA
Food and Drug Administration
GH
Growth Hormone
GI
Gastro Intestinal
GP
General Practitioner
HDL
High-Density Lipoproteins
HGH
Human Growth Hormone
HIPAA
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIV
Human Immune Deficiency Virus
HPV
Human Papilloma Virus
HRA
Health Risk Assessment
HSA
Health Savings Account
IBS
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
LDL
Low-Density Lipoproteins
MD
Muscular Dystrophy
MS
Multiple Sclerosis
NHS
National Health Service
OCD
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
RA
Rheumatoid Arthritis
RDA
Recommended Daily Allowance
REM
Rapid Eye Movement
RMR
Resting Metabolic Rate
RSI
Repetitive Strain Injury
SARS
Severe Acute Respitory Syndrome
SIDS
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
TS
Tourette Syndrome
WHO
World Health Organization
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