Acronym

ACL

Full form/Meaning: Achievement Check List   Definition: Achievement checklist is a tool that allows hospital management to assess how their facility reaches, serves and treats people. It offers them the opportunity to identify strengths and weaknesses and a good basis to make subsequently amendments. It is a tool that can be used by accreditation bodies […]

AC

Full form/Meaning: Anterior Chamber of the Eye   Definition: This is an angular fluid-filled space located around the anterior part (between the iris and cornea) of the human eye.  It is filled with (about 0.25 ml) of the aqueous humour and 3 mm depth.   Usage in Sentence: “I remember my professor saying that the […]

AC

Full form/Meaning: Ante Cibum   Definition: Shorthand for the Latin of Ante Cibum (before food) and used in medical directives to denote that action such as checking of blood sugar or taking of a particular drugs be done before meals.   Use in Sentences: “Always remember to take this medications A.C.”   Do you know? […]

AP

Full form/Meaning: Alkaline Phosphatase   Definition: Alkaline Phosphatases are a group of enzymes found mainly in the liver and bone. This enzyme functions well in alkaline pH (usually a pH of 10). It is frequently used to look at the health of the gallbladder. .   Usage in Sentence: “The patients AP is elevated and […]

ACS

Full form/Meaning: American College of Surgeon   Definition: The American College of Surgeons was founded in 1912 by Ernest Amory Codman. It is a worldwide scientific and educational association of qualified surgeons and has it headquarter in Chicago, Illinois.   Usage in Sentence: “He earned his membership with the American College of Surgeon after several […]

ACS

Full form/Meaning: Acute Coronary Syndrome   Definition: Acute Coronary Syndrome is a group of clinical signs and symptoms compatible with acute myocardial ischemia and/or infarction due to an abrupt reduction in coronary blood flow. This is commonly known as a heart attack.   Usage in Sentence: “Acute coronary syndrome encompasses a spectrum of unstable coronary […]

HONDAS

Acronym referring to patients with a common medical history of Hypertensive, Obese, Non Adherent (or noncompliant) Diabetic Alcoholic Smoker

SOCMO

Acronym for Standing On the Corner Minding My Own Business, usually part of the narrative patients talk about when discussing how they ended up with gruesome injuries in the Emergency department

BAFERD

An acronym standing for Bad-Ass Fucking Emergency Room Doctor, a term made popular in highly active Facebook group for emergency medicine doctors

EHL

Extensor Hallucis Longus