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Acronyms

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by thane17, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. thane17

    thane17

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    Is there a list of commonly used acronyms available to newbies?

    I'm wondering what CSF stand for.

    Thx!
     
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  2. Merry

    Merry Senior Member

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  3. RustyJ

    RustyJ Contaminated Cell Line 'RustyJ'

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    Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), Liquor cerebrospinalis, is a clear, colorless bodily fluid, that occupies the subarachnoid space and the ventricular system...
     
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Hi thane17, RustyJ is right about CSF, but frequently due to typonese it is merely a typo for CFS. It depends on the context. Bye, Alex
     
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    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois Prairie ❀❤✿Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ✿❤❀

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  6. Kina

    Kina Moderation Team Lead

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    The thread that was mentioned has been archived because it was in a now defunct section of the forum.

    Here are the abbreviations from that thread:

    Commonly Used Abbreviations

    ANN - Artificial Neural Network
    AfME - Action for ME (a UK charity)
    CAA - CFIDS Association of America
    CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    CCC - Canadian Consensus Criteria.
    CCD - Canadian Consensus Definition or Document
    CDC (US) - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    CFIDS - Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome
    CFS - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    CFSAC - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee
    CMV - Cytomegalovirus
    Cpn - Chlamydia Pneumoniae
    CSF - Cerebrospinal Fluid
    EBV - Epstein-Barr Virus
    EFA - Essential Fatty Acids
    EI - Environmental Illness
    ERV - Endogenous retrovirus
    ETA - edited to add
    FDA - Food and Drug Administration (USA)
    FM - Fibromyalgia
    GET - Graded Exercise Therapy
    GcMAF - Gc Macrophage Activating Factor
    GP - General Practitioner
    GWI - Gulf War Illness
    H2S- Hydrogen Sulfide
    HAART - Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy
    HCT - Hematocrit
    HERX - herxheimer reaction
    HERV - Human endogenous retrovirus
    HHV-6 - Human Herpes Virus 6
    HRV - Heart Rate Variability
    IBS - Irritable bowel syndrome
    IgG - Immunoglobulin G
    IGM - Immunoglobulin M
    IRIS - Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome
    LDN - Low Dose Naltrexone
    LLMD - Lyme Literate Medical Doctor
    MCS - Multi-Chemical Sensitivity
    MEA - ME Association (a UK charity)
    ME - Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
    MRC (UK) - Medical Research Council
    MSM - methylsulfonylmethane
    NEID - Neuroendocrineimmune Disorders
    NIH - National Institute of Health (USA)
    NKC - Natural Killer Cells
    NO - Nitric Oxide
    NP - Nurse Practitioner
    NT - Neural Therapy
    OI - Orthostatic Intolerance
    PCR - Polymerase Chain Reaction
    PCP - Primary Care Physician
    PEM - Post-exertional Malaise
    POTS - Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
    PR - Phoenix Rising
    PWC - People with CFS
    RAL - Raltegravir
    RLS - Restless Leg Syndrome
    Th17 - T helper 17 (Th17) cells
    TMI - too much information
    WPI - Whittemore Peterson Institute
    XAND - x-associated neuro-immune disease
    XMRV - xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus

    Kina :)
     
  7. AbbyDear

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    ERMI - Environmental Relative Moldiness Index
     
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