Glossary

ACE

Angiotensin Converting Enzyme

ACEI

Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor(s)

ACS

Acute Coronary Syndrome

ADR

Adverse Drug Reaction

AF

Atrial Fibrillation

AKI

Acute Kidney Injury

ARB

Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonist

ASB

Asypmtomatic Bacteriuria

BMI

Body Mass Index

BNF

British National Formulary

BNP

Brain Natriuretic Peptide Test

BP

Blood Pressure

BPM

Beats per Minute

CI or C.I.

Confidence Interval

CCBs

Calcium Channel Blockers

CHA2DS2-VASc

Score for Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Risk

CHD

Coronary Heart Disease

CHF

Congestive Heart Failure

CHI

Community Health Index

CKD

Chronic Kidney Disease

CNS

Central Nervous System

COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

CVA

Cerebrovascular Accident

CVD

Cardiovascular Disease

DMARDs

Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs

DM

Diabetes Mellitus

DMT2

Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

DN4

Douleur Neuropathique 4 (Questionnaire used in diagnosis of neuropathic pain)

DOACs

Direct Acting Oral Anticoagulants

ECG

Electrocardiogram

ECHO

Echocardiogram

EFIPPS

Protocol for the Effective Feedback to Improve Primary Care Prescribing Safety

eGFR

Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate

FEV1

Forced Expiratory Volume-one second

g

Gram (unit of measurement)

GI

Gastro-intestinal

GTN

Glyceryl Trinitrate

HbA1C

[Refers to] glycated haemoglobin

HDL

High-density lipoprotein

HF

Heart Failure

ICD-9

International Classification of Disease (Version 9)

ICD-10

International Classification of Disease (Version 10)

IHD

Ischaemic Heart Disease

INR

International Normalised Ratio

ISD

Information Services Division

L2

2nd Lumbar Vertebrae

LANSS

Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs

LFTs

Liver Function Tests

LVEF

Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction

LVSD

Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction

MAOIs

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors

mg

Milligram (unit of measurement)

MI

Myocardial Infarction

MMSE

Mini-Mental State Examination

MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

NICE

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

NNH

Number Needed to Harm

NNT

Number Needed to Treat

Non-STEMI

Non ST-elevation myocardial infarction

NSAID

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

NYHA

New York Heart Association (Functional Classification)

PIS

Prescribing Information System

POA

Power of Attorney

PPIs

Proton Pump Inhibitors

QTc

Corrected QT Interval

SIGN

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network

SMBG

Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose

SMR01

Scottish Morbidity Record (Covers General Acute Inpatient and Day Case)

SPARRA

Scottish Patients at Risk of Re-admission or admission

SSRI

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors

STEMI

ST-elevation myocardial infarction

STU

Scottish Therapeutics Utility

TCA

Tricyclic Antidepressants

T Score

Bone Density Score

TFT

Thyroid Function Test

UTI

Urinary Tract Infection

U&E

Urea & Electrolyte Profile