Comprehensive Review in Clinical Neurology: A Multiple Choice Question Book for the Wards and Boards

Abbreviations

 

ACA

   

Anterior cerebral artery

ACTH

   

Adrenocorticotropic hormone

AED

   

Antiepileptic drug

AIDS

   

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

AMPA

   

Alpha-amino-3-hydroxyl-5-methyl-4-isoxazole-propionate

ANA

   

Anti-nuclear antibodies

ATP

   

Adenosine triphosphate

BPM

   

Beats per minute

CJD

   

Creutzfeld-Jakob disease

cm

   

Centimeter

CMAP

   

Compound motor action potential

CNS

   

Central nervous system

CSF

   

Cerebrospinal fluid

CT

   

Computed tomography

DLB

   

Dementia with Lewy bodies

DNA

   

Deoxyribonucleic acid

DWI

   

Diffusion weighted imaging

ECA

   

External carotid artery

EEG

   

Electroencephalogram

EMG

   

Electromyography

ESR

   

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate

FDA

   

Food and drug administration

FDG

   

Fluoro-deoxy-glucose

FLAIR

   

Fluid attenuated inversion recovery

FTD

   

Frontotemporal dementia

GABA

   

Gamma-aminobutyric acid

GTP

   

Guanosine triphosphate

HIV

   

Human immunodeficiency virus

HSV

   

Herpes simplex virus

HTLV

   

Human lymphotrophic virus

Hz

   

Hertz

ICA

   

Internal carotid artery

ICP

   

Intracranial pressure

ICU

   

Intensive care unit

INR

   

International normalized ratio

L

   

Liter

MCA

   

Middle cerebral artery

μL

   

Microliter

mEq

   

Milliequivalents

mL

   

Milliliter

MLF

   

Medial longitudinal fasciculus

mm Hg

   

Millimiter of mercury

mm

   

Millimiter

MR

   

Magnetic resonance

MRA

   

Magnetic resonance angiogram

MRI

   

Magnetic resonance image

MRV

   

Magnetic resonance venogram

ms

   

Milliseconds

NCS

   

Nerve conduction studies

NMDA

   

N-methyl-D-aspartic acid

NSAID

   

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

PCA

   

Posterior cerebral artery

PCR

   

Polymerase chain reaction

PET

   

Positive emission tomography

PPRF

   

Paramedian pontine reticular formation

RBC

   

Red blood cell count

REM

   

Rapid eye movements

RNA

   

Ribonucleic acid

SAH

   

Subarachnoid hemorrhage

SNAP

   

Sensory nerve action potential

STIR

   

Short TI inversion recovery

TIA

   

Transient ischemic attack

VDRL

   

Venereal disease research laboratory

WBC

   

White blood cell count

WHO

   

World Health Organization