Anatomy

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 […]

Tonsils

The tonsils are two soft tissue masses located at the pharynx. Tonsils are composed of tissue similar to lymphatic tissue. The tonsils are covered by pink mucosa. The tonsils are part of the lymphatic system but their removal does not increase susceptibility to infection.

Abd

Full form/Meaning: Abdomen   Definition: Abd is shorthand for abdomen. That is, the part of the body between the chest (thorax) and pelvis of the body of humans and vertebrates. The region the abdomen covers is called the abdominal cavity and it is made up of several muscles. Usually denoted in the physical exam section […]

BBB

  1. Blood Brain Barrier, a thin layer of cells between the blood system of the brain and the blood system of the rest of the body that keeps out toxins and other immune cells to prevent the brain from getting damaged. 2. A slang term for the sheet between the operating table and the […]

IVC

Inferior Vena Cava.

S1-S5

The number of Sacral vertebrae, i.e. the lowest parts of the spine. There are 5 Sacral vertebral bones, and thus S1, S2, S3, S4, S5

Sinus

1. A part of the body near the nose that can be infected. “I have a sinus infection.” 2. Normal Rhythm. When the heart is beating in its normal rhythm, which comes from the sinus nodes. “The patient in sinus tachycardia.”

Cspine

Cervical vertebrae, i.e. the highest parts of the spine. There are 7 Cervical vertebral bones, and thus C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7

T spine

Thoracic vertebrae, i.e. the second part of the spine. There are 12 thoracic vertebral bones, and thus T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7, T8, T9, T10, T11, T12