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Glossaire des sigles médicaux anglais


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Dictionnaire des abréviations médicales et paramédicales du Royaume-Uni

Les sigles courants, et les sigles désuets des 50 dernières années. Current abbreviations, and obsolete abbreviations from the last 50 years.


D :

d dead
D date
D1 1st dorsal vertebra [expression désuète, voir T1]
D5LRS dextrose in lactated Ringer's solution
DA dermatitis artefacta
D&C dilatation & curettage
D&E dilatation & evacuation
D&V diarrhoea & vomiting
  developmental age
  digital to analogue
  Diploma in Anaesthetics
DAP&E Diploma in Applied Parasitology & Entomology
DAT dementia of Alzheimer's type
DAvMed Diploma in Aviation Medicine
day day patient
DB Disablement Benefit
dB decibel
dBA weighted decibel
dB(A) weighted decibel
DBH dopamine beta-hydroxylase
DBM diabetic management
DBP diastolic blood pressure
DBW desirable body weight
DC decrease
  Doctor of Chiropractic
D&C dilatation & curettage
d/c decrease
DCh Doctor of Surgery
DChD Doctor of Dental Surgery
DCIS ductal carcinoma in situ
DCM dilated cardiomyopathy
DCMT Diploma in Clinical Medicine of the Tropics
DCP Diploma in Clinical Pathology
DCPath Diploma of the College of Pathologists
DCR Diploma of the College of Radiographers
DCU Day Care Unit
DD developmentally disabled
  differential dia
  dry dressing
DDA Dangerous Drugs Act
DDM Diploma in Dermatological Medicine
DDO Diploma in Dental Orthopaedics
DDR Diploma in Diagnostic Radiology
DDS dapsone (diaminodiphenylsulphone)
  Doctor of Dental Surgery
DDT DDT, dicophane [pesticide obsolète]
DDU Drug Dependency Unit
D&E dilatation & evacuation
decd deceased
DES diethylstilbestrol
DEXA dual energy X-ray absorptiometry
dex dextrose saline solution
DFP di-isopropyl fluorophosphate
DFU dead foetus in utero
  diabetic foot ulcer
dg decigram
DGO Diploma in Gynaecology & Obstetrics
DH delayed hypersensitivity
DGOR duodenogastro-oesophageal reflux
  dental hygienist
  dermatitis herpetifomis
  drug history
DHC dihydrocodeine
DHEA dehydroepiandrosterone
DHEAS dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate
DHSS Department of Health & Social Security ("Department of Stealth & Total Obscurity")
DI diabetes insipidus
  drug information
DIC disseminated intravascular coagulation
DICI direct intracytoplasmic injection
DID died of intercurrent disease
DIF differential blood count
Diff differential blood count
dig digitalis
DIH Diploma in Industrial Health
dil dilute
DIP distal inter-phalangeal joint
DIPCot Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapists
DIPF diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis
DipRG Diploma in Remedial Gymnastics
disch discharge
disloc dislocated
displ displaced
dist distal
DJD degenerative joint disease
DKA diabetic ketoacidosis
DL danger list
  difference limen [audiologie]
  discrimination loss [audiologie]
dL decilitre
DLA Disability Living Allowance
DLE discoid lupus erythematosus
DLO Diploma in Laryngology & Otology
DLP dose length product
DLT dose limiting toxicity
DM diabetes mellitus
  diastolic murmur
  Doctor of Medicine
DMARD disease-modifying antirheumatic drug
DMD Doctor of Dental Medicine
  Duchenne muscular dystrophy
DMedRehab Diploma in Medical Rehabilitation
DMJ Diploma in Medical Jurisprudence
DMR Diploma in Medical Radiology
DMRC Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre
DMRD Diploma in Medical Radiodiagnosis
DMRT Diploma in Medical Radiotherapy
DMS Doctor of Medicine & Surgery
DMSO dimethyl sulfoxide
DMT dimethyltryptamine
D/N day / night [fréquence urinaire]
DNA deoxyribonucleic acid [ADN]
  did not attend [rendez-vous manqué ]
DNACPR do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation
DNAR do not attempt resuscitation
DNR did not recover
  do not resuscitate
DNRC Defence & National Rehabilitation Centre
DNS deviated nasal septum
  Doctor of Nursing Science
DO Diploma in Ophthalmology
  Doctor of Osteopathy
DOA dead on arrival
DOAC direct oral anticoagulant
DOB date of birth
DObstRCOG Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
DOCA desoxycortone acetate
DOD date of death
  demand oxygen delivery
DOE dyspnoea on exertion
DoH Department of Health
DOHS Department of Health (Scotland)
DOHW Department of Health (Wales)
DOI died of injuries
DOMS Diploma in Ophthalmic Medicine & Surgery
DOPA dopamine
DOrth Diploma in Orthodontics
DOTs Directly Observed Therapies
DP depo-provera
  Doctor of Pharmacy
  directional preponderance [audiologie]
DPhil Doctor of Philosophy
DPhysMed Diploma in Physical Medicine
DPM Diploma in Psychological Medicine
DPOAE distortion-product otoacoustic emission [audiologie]
DPR dental panoramic radiograph
DPT dental pantomogram
  diphtheria, pertussis & tetanus vaccine
D/Q direct questioning
DR delivery room
  Diploma in Radiology
Dr doctor
DRCOG Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Radiologists
DRCPath Diploma of the Royal College of Pathologists
DRG diagnosis-related group
DRM Diploma in Radiation Medicine
DRO Disablement Resettlement Officer
Drs doctors
DS dextrose saline
  Doctor of Surgery
  Down's syndrome
D/S dextrose saline
DSA digital subtraction angiography
DSc Doctor of Science
DSCG disodium cromoglicate
DSD dry sterile dressing
DSF delayed speech feedback [audiologie]
DSI digital spot imaging
DSM-IV Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition
DSM-5 Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition
DSS Department of Social Security
DST dexamethasone suppression test
DT double test [syndrome de Down]
DTaP diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis vaccine
DTCD Diploma in Tuberculosis & Chest Diseases
DTCH Diploma in Tropical Child Health
DTH Diploma in Tropical Hygiene
DTM Diploma in Tropical Medicine
DTP diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis vaccine
DTPa diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis vaccine
DTPw diphtheria, tetanus, whole-cell pertussis vaccine
DTR deep tendon reflex
DTs delirium tremens
DTwP diphtheria, tetanus, whole-cell pertussis vaccine
DU diagnosis undetermined
  duodenal ulcer
DUB dysfunctional uterine bleeding
DUI driver under the influence [alcool, drogues]
D&V diarrhoea & vomiting
DV domiciliary visit
DVLA Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency
DV&D Diploma in Venereology & Dermatology
DVT deep vein thrombosis
D/W discuss(ed) with
  dextrose & water
Dx diagnosis
DXR deep X-ray therapy
DXT deep X-ray therapy
dysp dyspnoea



E :

E ear
  Escherichia coli
e electric charge
  estimated [par exemple, eGFR : estimated glomerular filtration rate]
ea each
E3 lachesine
EAB extra-anatomic bypass
EACA epsilon-aminocaproic acid
ead eadem [le même, la même]
EAHF eczema, asthma, hay fever
EAM external auditory meatus
EAR expired air resuscitation
EAU Emergency Assessment Unit
EBF erythroblastosis foetalis
EBL estimated blood loss
EBM evidence-based medicine
  expressed breast milk
EBV Epstein-Barr virus
EC extra-cellular
ec enteric coated
ECF extra-cellular fluid
ECG electrocardiogram
echo echocardiography
ECochG electrocochleography
ECMO extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation
e.coli Escherichia coli
ECSL extra-corporeal shockwave lithotripsy
ECT electroconvulsive therapy
ECV external cephalic version
ED effective dose
  Emergency Department
  erectile dysfunction
  erythema dose
ED50 median effective dose
EDA epidural analgesia
  electrodermal audiometry
EDC estimated date of confinement
EDD estimated date of delivery
EDH extradural haematoma
EDI epidural injection
EDP Erb-Duchenne palsy
EDTA ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid
E&E elevate & expose
EE extraerythrocytic
EEG electroencephalogram
EENT ears eyes nose & throat
EF ejection fraction
  external fixation [d'une fracture]
EFA essential fatty acid
EFM electronic foetal monitoring
EFS electrical field stimulation
EGC early gastric carcinoma
EGDF embryonic growth and development factor
EGF epidermal growth factor
EIA enzyme immunoassay
  exercise-induced asthma
EICS elective caesarian section
EID electro-immunodiffusion
  electronic infusion device
EIP end-inspiratory pause
EJ elbow jerk
EKG electrocardiogram
ELISA enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
elix elixir
EM electron micrography
EMAS Employment Medical Advisory Service
EMD electromechanical dissociation
EMDR eye movement desensitisation & reprocessing
EMF erythrocyte maturation factor
EMG electromyography
EMI elderly mentally infirm
  electromagnetic interference
EMIC emergency maternal and infant care
EMIT enzyme multiplied immunoassay technique
EMLA eutectic mixture of local anaesthetics
emp emplastrum [plâtre]
EMR endoscopic mucosal resection
EMS early morning specimen
  Emergency Medical Service
EMT emergency medical technician
  extraocular movement
EMU early morning urine
EN enteral nutrition
ENG electronystagmography
eng head engaged [tête fœtale engagée dans le bassin]
EN(G) Enrolled Nurse (General)
EN(M) Enrolled Nurse (Mental)
ENT ear nose & throat
enem enema
EOAE evoked otoacoustic emission [audiologie]
EOG electro-oculography [audiologie]
EOM extraocular movements
EOMI extraocular movements intact
EOP external occipital protuberance
EP ectopic pregnancy
  endocochlear potential [audiologie]
  European Pharmacopoeia
EPAP expiratory positive airway pressure
EPAU Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit
EPB extensor pollicis brevis
EPC early prostate cancer
EPI echo planar imaging
epil epilepsy
EPL extensor pollicis longus
EPO erythopoietin
EPQ Eysenck personality questionnaire
EPS extrapyramidal symptoms
  extracellular polymeric substances
EPSDT early & periodic screening, diagnosis & treatment
EPSP excitatory postsynaptic potential
ER emergency room
  endoplasmic reticulum
  external rotation
ERA evoked response audiometry
ERCP endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
ERG electroretinogram
ERP event-related potential [audiologie]
ERP exposure response prevention
ERPC evacuation of retained products of conception
ES ejection sound [auscultation cardiaque]
ESA Employment & Support Allowance
ESF erythropoietic stimulating factor
ESLD end-stage liver disease
ESN educationally subnormal
ESP end systolic pressure
  extra-sensory perception
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
ESRD end-stage renal disease
ESRF end-stage renal failure
EST electric shock therapy
ESU electrosurgical unit
ESWL extra-corporeal shockwave lithotripsy
ETA estimated time of arrival
ET endometrial thickness
  endotracheal tube
  essential thrombocythemia
  exchange transfusion
ETC estimated time of conception
  examined through clothes
ETKM every test known to man ...
ETO ethylene oxide
EtOH alcool éthylique
ETT endotracheal tube
  exercise tolerance test
EUA examination under anaesthetic
EV enterovirus
EVA evacuation of uterus under anaesthetic
EVH endoscopic vessel harvesting
EW emergency ward
EWO ear wash out
  eye wash out
EX exposure therapy
Ex examination
EX/RP exposure therapy / ritual prevention
EXP expansion
exp lap exploratory laparotomy
ext extract
extn extension




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