Here are 13 abbreviations that every medical professional knows. Check to see where you stand!
Here is something that will help you prepare for the OET. If you want to know how well you will perform in the OET, here are a set of abbreviations that every medical professional knows.
Do you know them all?
Some of them are quite common - they might be familiar to even a non-medical person, but some are location specific and you might not be aware of them since those are not commonly used in some regions. But remember, the OET Test is common for all medical professionals and it is always best if you are ready for abbreviations to come from anywhere at all. So here are the
Some really basic and some no so!
Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack)
B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
Follicle-stimulating hormone. A blood test for follicle-stimulating hormone is used to evaluate fertility in women.
High altitude pulmonary oedema
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. A type of contagious, infectious disease is transmitted by rats infected with the virus.
Irritable bowel syndrome (A medical disease that involves the gastrointestinal tract.)
Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Type 1 diabetes.
Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome
Pulmonary embolism. A type of blood clot in the lungs.
Sudden infant death syndrome
Thyroid-stimulating hormone. A blood test for TSH is used to diagnose thyroid disease.