Confusing Medical Acronyms, Decoded

When dealing with doctors, don't be embarrassed to ask about abbreviations, especially if they involve a medication or procedure; they could have double meanings.

G.A.

General Anesthesia? or Ginger Ale?

G.C.

Gastric Cancer? or Good Condition?

H.D.

Heart Disease or Herniated Disk

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H.T.

Hammertoe? or Head Trauma?

A.B.C.

Advanced Breast Cancer? or Applesauce/Bananas/Cereal diet?

B.P.

Bedpan? or Bypass?

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C.R.

Cardiac Rehabilitation? or Colon Resection?

C.S.T.

Cardiac Stress Test? or Convulsive Shock Therapy?

I.M.

Ice Massage? or Infectious Mononucleosis?

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L.B.

Left Breast? or Left Buttock?

L.L.D.

Late-Life Depression? or Leg-Length Differential?

M.S.

Milk Shake? or Morphine Sulfate?

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R&R

Rest and Recuperation? or Remove and Replace?

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