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Medical Abbreviations & Reference Books

Our members have compiled the following list of common PSC-related abbreviations.

5-ASA5-aminosalicylic acid
6-MP6-mercaptopurine
AIH-autoimmune hepatitis
ALP-alkaline phosphatase
ALT-alanine aminotransferase
AST-aspartate aminotransferase
Bx-biopsy
CA19-9-carbohydrate antigen 19-9
CBD-common bile duct
CC or CCA-cholangiocarcinoma
CD-Crohn’s disease
CEA-carcinoembryonic antigen
Dx-diagnosis
GGT-gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase
ERCP-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
FNA-fine needle aspiration
FISH-fluorescent in-situ hybridization
HA-hepatic artery
HE-hepatic encephalopathy
IV-intravenously
IBD-inflammatory bowel disease
INR-international normalized ratio
LFT-liver function test
LT-liver transplantation
MRCP-magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography
PBC-primary biliary cholangitis, previously called primary biliary cirrhosis
PSC-primary sclerosing cholangitis
PTT-prothrombin time
Tx-transplant
RUQ or URQ-upper right quadrant, under lower ribs

MEDICAL DICTIONARY

An excellent medical dictionary is available from the National Institutes of Health (NIH):

Here is another good medical dictionary.

MEDICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA

The NIH medical encyclopedia is helpful, as well.

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