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Acronyms and Abbreviations

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Abstract

“The patient went from the ER to the OR and then to the ICU.” It is an irrefutable fact that doctor’s speech is full of abbreviations. Health-care professionals in general and cardiologists in particular use many abbreviations. This high prevalence has led us to consider medical abbreviations as a challenging pandemic.

Keywords

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Essential Tremor Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Polycythemia Vera 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008

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