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Glossary of CH 10 LOM abbreviation

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AD
alzheimer disease
AFP
alpha-fetoprotien (elevated levels in ammiotic fluid indicate congenital malformations of nervous system
ALS
amyotropic lateral sclerosis
AVM
arteriovenous malformation
CNS
central nervous system
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
CT
computed tomography
EEG
electroencephalogram
GABA
gamma-aminobutyric acid
ICP
intracranial pressure
normal 5-15 mmHg
LP
lumbar puncture
MAC
monitored anesthetic care
MG
myasthenia gravis
MRA
magnetic resonance angiography
MRI
magnetic resonance imaging
MS
multiple sclerosis
1/2 P
hemiparesis
PET
positron emission tomography
Sz
seizure
TBI
traumatic brain injury
TENS
transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
used to relieve pain
TIA
transient ischemic attach
tPA
tissue plasminogen activator
a clot dissolving drug

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