Archive for the ‘Medicine’ Category

What does AED stand for?

AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator. This is a device that assists with diagnosing possible irregular heartbeats and any associated conditions which may result in death. The defibrillator is used to apply electrical currents which stop arrhythmia and help return the heart to beating at its normal rate. Generally AEDs are made to make them […]

What does CHF stand for?

CHF stands for Congestive Heart Failure. Congestive heart failure (CHF) is firstly not a disease but a syndrome. It is brought about by several causes. CHF is a weakening of the heart brought on by an underlying heart or blood vessel problem, often a combination of several different problems, and includes the following Toxic exposures […]

What does APAP stand for?

About APAP APAP is an abbreviation for N-acetyl-para-aminophenol. The words acetaminophen and paracetamol are both derived from chemical names for the compound: para-acetylaminophenol and para-acetylaminophenol. Thus the more simple abbreviation of APAP, for N-acetyl-para-aminophenol may be used. Paracetamol (INN) or acetaminophen (USAN) is a greatly used over-the-counter analgesic or in other words pain reliever and […]

What does QCT stand for?

QCT may be an abbreviated form of the Queensland College of Teachers. It is currently a legal requirement under the Education Queensland College of Teachers Act 2005 for all individuals who wish to teach in Queensland State and non-State schools and for those people involved in either the supervision or assessment of practising teachers or […]

What does SAG stand for?

SAG stands for Super antigen. Super antigen are a body of antigens( an antigen is a substance that prompts the production of antibodies it can also cause an immune response) which result in non – specific activation of T – cells which lead to what is called polyclonal T cell activation and colossal cytokine release. […]

What does ICD 9 stand for?

About ICD 9 The ICD 9 is an abbreviation for International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision. The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) has been established to encourage international comparability in the collection, processing, classification, and presentation of mortality statistics. This also includes providing a standard format for reporting multiple causes of death on the death […]