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hep93
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   Posted 6/22/2008 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
As a former medical transcriptionist, I thought I might be able to put some of that knowledge to use here by starting a word list of correctly spelled terms and medications, particularly as they relate to liver disease. I think it's important both for conveying a message in a post and for being able to research things, as well as facilitate communication with medical personnel.


Please feel free to post others and I will edit them into the master list. So to start out:



A



acidophilus

ADVICE (Please give me your advice, thanks for your advice.) Advice is a noun.

ADVISE (Please advise me, let me advise you) Advise is a verb.

AFP (alpha-fetoprotein)

albumin

Aldactone (spironolactone)
 
alkaline phosphatase (alk-phos)

Alzheimer's disease

Ambien

ammonia

aneurysm

arterial

ascites

aspirate/aspiration

Ativan



B


bilirubin
 
Boceprevir



C



capillary/capillaries

cellulitis

chemoembolization

cirrhosis/cirrhotic
 
colonoscopy

coronary

creatinine

Crohn's disease



D



development(s)

dialysis

diarrhea

dietitian

dyslexia,dyslexic



E



edema

encephalopathy

endocrinologist
 
endoscopy

esophagus

esophageal



F


fetor hepaticus
flatulent, flatulence



G


gall bladder

GI/gastroenterology/gastroenterologist

genotype



H



hemochromatosis

hepatologist

hydrocodone



I

Interferon
 
interventional

intubate



J



jaundice, jaundiced



K
Kristalose


L



Lactulose

Lipitor
 
Lose/losing (Did you lose weight?  Are you losing weight?))
Loose (These pants are loose.)
Loosing - No such word.  It would be loosening:  After loosening his belt, he felt more comfortable.

lumbar



M



melatonin

MELD (Model for End-Stage Liver Disease)

metastasis, metastasize

methotrexate
 
metolazone (Zaroxolyn, Mykrox)

MRSA (methicillin resistant staphyloccus aureus)



N



NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis aka fatty liver disease)

Nexavar (sorafenib)



O



oxycodone

Oxycontin



P



pancreas

pancreatitis

paracentesis
 
PegIntron
 
PIC line (peripherally inserted catheter)

platelets

pneumonia

practitioner
 
Prandin

 
propranolol (Inderal)
 
protease inhibitor

Q



R



Ribavirin

Rebetron



S



sepsis/septic

septicemia
 
spider nevi

spironolactone (generic of Aldactone)



T



TEDS (thromboembolitic deterrent stockings)

Telaprevir

TheraSphere

thoracic

TIA (transient ischemic attack or mini stroke)

TIPS (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt)

trach (abbreviation for tracheotomy)



U



URI (upper respiratory infection)

UTI (urinary tract infection)



V



varices

varicose/varicosity

vitamins



W



X



Xifaxan (rifaximin)



Y



Z



zinc


hep93
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"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Post Edited (hep93) : 3/28/2011 1:05:07 PM (GMT-6)


Pink Grandma
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   Posted 6/22/2008 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
What a great idea Connie. My short term memory is going down the drink fast along with my spelling.

How about Xifanax and varices (???)

What I am going to do for me is write them on a sticky and post to my computer screen.

Lot's of (((HUGS))) to you...........
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exhaused
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   Posted 6/22/2008 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   

Connie

That is a good idea.  I hope I can get it right.  I'm so brain dead I can't spell the easy words. Thanks

JoAnn

 


hep93
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   Posted 6/22/2008 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for the additions, PG!

JoAnn, it's something you can refer to.

A good reference online for looking up drugs is www.rxlist.com.  ;)

Hugs,

Connie

 


Pink Grandma
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   Posted 6/23/2008 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Connie, I have another one. Hepatologist (???) I am never sure how to spell that one.
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Caregiverx3<3
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   Posted 6/23/2008 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Connie,
Is there a good site for medical terms like atherosclerotic calcifications, focal dilation, thrombosis with cavernous transformation, and what are osseous structures?

This last report is a doozie. It will take me forever to decipher it. I don't think it's bad. I just don't know what half of this means.

Carol
 


hep93
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   Posted 6/23/2008 8:02 PM (GMT -7)   

PG, I'll add hepatologist, thanks!

Carol, osseous structures are osteophytes, which are little calcifications that sometimes form in the neck or spine as a result of breakdown or friction of bone.  I have a lot of them in my neck.  They can press on a nerve and cause a lot of pain.  Think of them as spinal bunions, although they can be found in the feet or anywhere there are joints.

Here is an excellent site for medical terms:  http://www.mtdesk.com/glossary/
I used this a lot when I was working.  A good source for more indepth info is www.pubmed.gov 
 
Hugs,
Connie


Caregiverx3<3
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   Posted 6/24/2008 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   

 

   Thanks again Connie. You're cool !!!

   And smart.


 


hep93
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   Posted 6/24/2008 3:21 PM (GMT -7)   

Carol, you're very welcome.  :-)

Hugs,

Connie


lavendar
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   Posted 6/26/2008 2:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Connie :

Great Idea . Only one problem. I've never been able to spell. And have a bit of dislexia. But I thing I can remember how to spell. Poop!!!!!!!!!!!! Just kidding . I just thought of a way to remember how to spell it diarrhea. __Me dio diarrhea de repente.__ translation
( I suddenly got diarrhea).

june

CaryF
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   Posted 6/26/2008 4:42 AM (GMT -7)   
How about adding genotype & interferon.

:-) Cary

hep93
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   Posted 6/26/2008 5:51 AM (GMT -7)   

June, that's the purpose of the list...to aid in spelling for those who may not be so great at it.  ;)  With a lot of words, if you sound them out by syllable, you will find that they are spelled just like they sound.

Cary, thanks for the suggestions!  I'll add them on now.

Connie


lavendar
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   Posted 6/28/2008 3:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Connie:

I was only kidding, was in the teaching profession for over 25 years. Of course that doesn't say much since I was in Kinder-third most of the time. Your idea is a really good one. Just one problem with me. I type so fast I make many mistakes because I don't want to forget what I'm trying to say. Due to fogg. I don't like editing , It takes to much time and I would rather not. june

hep93
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   Posted 6/28/2008 4:42 PM (GMT -7)   

Well, you are a good kidder, June, since I swallowed it!  tongue    I love to proofread and edit...it was part of my job.  But you are welcome to type fast, not edit, whatever...this was just a suggested tool for those who want to know, and especially valuable in researching topics.

Hugs,

Connie


Pink Grandma
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   Posted 10/25/2008 6:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I am bumping this up Connie because there are a few more words that I think need to be added........if for nobody else...for me. I don't remember what the words are but I couldn't find this post when I needed so I am raising it to the top so I can find it again. Also if anyone else can think of some words that you use posting here but aren't always sure of the correct spelling Just post a reply to this and Connie will add it to this list. I have it taped up right in front of me, and use it almost daily. Thanks Connie.
Pink Grandma
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hep93
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   Posted 11/1/2008 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Bumping to say I added a grammar lesson...these two words I am seeing misused in nearly every post: advise, advice.  wink
Hugs,
Connie
 
"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
 
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll


Pink Grandma
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   Posted 11/5/2008 7:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Connie how about Jaundice,Gastroenterologist and vitamins? Just trying to think of some of the common words that are posted on our forum that I or others misspell occasionally. You know way back when.........I was a very good speller.........until I developed Fibromyalgia a few years ago. Now I have to check Connie's list or use spell check on most posts.
Pink Grandma
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Post Edited (Pink Grandma) : 11/5/2008 7:29:14 AM (GMT-7)


hep93
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   Posted 11/5/2008 11:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, PG!  I didn't know that you have fibro.  shakehead    My daughter was diagnosed with it, also.  I will add the words you mentioned.
Hugs,
Connie
 
"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
 
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll


ESLD_stinks
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   Posted 11/12/2008 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
You forgot Bilirubin.

PG, I too have FMS. I totally know what you mean about forgetting how to spell. I also forget words that I want to use. SO frustrating!

hep93
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   Posted 11/12/2008 9:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, ESLD.  I will add it now.  smilewinkgrin
Hugs,
Connie
 
"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
 
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll


hep93
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   Posted 12/20/2008 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   

I've added quite a few new words to our listing, so I hope those of you who are interested will check it out.

smilewinkgrin
Hugs,
Connie
 
"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
 
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll


Caregiverx3<3
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   Posted 12/20/2008 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   
That "DIARRHEA" gets me every time. I just cannot remember how to spell that one.
Carol
 


hep93
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   Posted 12/20/2008 9:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Carol.  I'll add that one.  wink
 
ETA:  Apparently, we already have that one!  LOL!  tongue
Hugs,
Connie
 
"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
 
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll


hep93
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   Posted 10/17/2009 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Bumping.

hep93
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"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
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hep93
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   Posted 11/20/2009 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Bumping for all the newbies.

hep93
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"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
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