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MS Acroynms - Please Add and Keep on 1st Page

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            MS ACROYNMS:

MS:              Multiple Sclerosis
MRI:             Magnetic Resonance Imaging

RRMS:          Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

PPMS:          Primary-Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

SP:               Secondary-Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
SX:                Symptom  

CPMS:          Chronic-Progressive Multiple Sclerosis  (Old name used for progressive
                     types of MS. Replaced by Primary-Progressive and Secondary-

DX:                Diagnosis
Dx'd:              Diagnosed

EDSS:           Expanded Disability Status Scale (Scale used to determine MS disability

ON:               Optic Neuritis
LP:                Lumbar Puncture or Spinal Tap
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DMD's :            Disease Modifying Drugs

VEP                 Visual Evoked Potential

SSEP               SomatoSensory Potential

EEG                 Electroencephalogram

EMG                 Electromyography

NCS                  Nerve Conduction Studies

WML                 White Matter Lesions

T2                      A technique on the MRI which shows the hyperintense lesions of MS

T1                      A technique on MRI which shows black holes

T(number)           The strength of the MRI machine, such as T1.5 or T3.  T=Tesla

FLAIR                 Fluid Attenuated Inversion Recovery  - MRI technique to show lesions
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If you enter them into a database they can be automatically alphabetized.

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CRAB drugs-- Copaxone, Rebif, Avonex, and Betaseron.

OT -- occupational therapy

PT  - physical therapy

IVIG--Intravenous immunoglobulin

RLS--Restless Leg Syndrome
IPIR--Immediate post-injection reaction (a reaction that is possible with Copaxone

IVIG-Intravenous immunoglobulin

LDN--low dose naltrexone

TM--Transverse Myelitis

TN--Trigeminal Neuralgia

UTI--Urinary tract infection

ADEM--Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis

CNS--Central nervous system

PNS--Peripheral nervous system

SNS--Somatic nervous system

ADA--Americans with Disabilities Act

SSDI--Social Security Disability Income

IBS--irritable bowel syndrome

PML--Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

CSF--Cerebral spinal fluid

EBV- Epstein Barr Virus
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RX   ... perscription/medications

VNG  .... videonystagmagraph (sp)

FSE  ...Fast Spin Echo  (not sure what it shows on scans

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CPP Disability        Canadian Pension Plan Disability

CDMS                    Clinically Definite Multiple Sclerosis

CIS                        Clinically Isolated Event

MSSC                    Muliple Sclerosis Society of Canada

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MD:         Medical Doctor

PCP:       Primary Care Physician

FMLA:     The Family and Medical Leave Act
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SSI - Supplemental Security Income

GP - General Practitioner or family doc

HGC - Hypo Gamma Chondria - the virtual Greek house for people who have been told they are crazy or stressed, are afraid they are crazy now or will become so in the future.  Also for the Undiagnosed, the Misdiagnosed, and the Diagnosed, but Pissed Off.

SLE - Systemic Lupus Erythematosis

SS - Sjogren's Syndrome

ESR - Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (Sed Rate)

VDRL - Syphillis test

PCR - Polymerase Chain Reaction - test for detecting DNA

ELISA - test for detecting antibodies to a specific infection (as in Lyme)

DTR - Deep Tendon Reflex

EOM - Extraocular movements (Eye movements)

INO - Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia (eye movement difficulty seen in MS)

BINO - Bilateral INO

BFS - Benign Fasciculation Syndrome

MP - Marshall Protocol

CSF - Cerebrospinal Fluid

BPPV - Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

WBC - White Blood Cell count

RBC - Red Blood Cell count

OB - Oligoclonal Bands

IgG - Gamma Immunoglobulins (common antibodies)

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AFO - Ankle Foot Orthotic

KAFO - Knee Ankle Foot Orthotic

FES - Functional Electrical Stimulation
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Cpap - continuous pressurized air pump  Used to treat sleep apnea
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EXCELLENT INFO...You all have covered the majority of acroynms associated with MS and it's diagnosis.  I honestly cannot think of anymore.

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I think it's ready to organize and place up on the HPs for everyone's use.

Thank you!

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