Glossary

Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations You Might Find in Your Consultation Letter

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granulocytes

ESR or

CRP

AST

ALP

MCH

MCHC

creatinine.

calculi

anaemia,

asthma,

tuberculosis,

diabetes,

hypertension,

cerebrovascular disease,

myocardial infarction,

ischaemic heart disease,

epilepsy,

rheumatic fever,

jaundice,

hepatitis or

thyroid disease.

sputum production,

haemoptosis,

shortness of breath,

dyspnoea,

cohryza,

pharyngitis,

otalgia,

anorexia,

upper or lower GI bleeding,

dysphagia,

odinophagia,

altered bowel habit,

dysuria,

frequency,

haematuria,

PVB, disharge,

climecteric symptoms

polyuria,

polydipsia,

lymph node

biphasic (both inspiratory and expiratory)

monophonic

transmitted noise from your upper airways.

CVS/ RS, ENT and abdominal systems was unremarkable.

lymphadenopathy

axillae

inguinal regions.

mantoux test

spiral CT and/ or

MRI scan for TB

Blood – FBC, ESR, UE, LFT, GGT, Amylase, TFT, Glu, CRP, Auto-antibody screen, Hepatitis A-E.

Lupus antigen

retinal screening.

transient attack,

mini-stroke

non-dominant side.

ECG tracing of the heart,

review of systems enquiry

presyncope,

bilateral

carotid bruits

meningism

no jaundice, anaemia, clubbing, cyanosis or oedema.

muscle bulk and

tone

limb roots

dorsi-flexion and plantar-flexion.

Your biceps,

triceps,

brachio-radialis,

ankle and

plantar reflexes

knee reflexes

light touch,

pinprick and

joint position sense)

Heberdens Nodes.

carotid Doppler scan

hydrocephalus

intracranial pressure with the

nature as being a sharp pain

lassitude in the days prior to our consultation.

valsalvamanoeuvres,

photophobia or

diurnal variation.

Brudzinski’s or

Kernig’s sign.

Fundoscopy

analgesia