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    Does anyone know what the latin is for the abbreviation u.i.d. I know it means once daily but cannot work out what the term relates to (I have found s.i.d = semel in die)

    Thanks

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    Are you certain it wasn't i.u.d.?
    Ze genuine Article, present & perfect!

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      Zogs. You know where to stick that answer!
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      • #4
        Abbreviations

        Originally posted by Linnear
        Zogs. You know where to stick that answer!
        No, but qd in the USA means quaque die - 'once daily'
        in the UK qd - quater die.

        Didn't know that the Romans got as far as the 'New World' though.
        47 BC : Julius Cesar : Veni Vidi Vici : I came, I saw I conquered.
        2018 AD : Modern Man : I shopped, I clicked, I collected.
        How times change.

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          uid

          Originally posted by ljc
          Does anyone know what the latin is for the abbreviation u.i.d. I know it means once daily but cannot work out what the term relates to (I have found s.i.d = semel in die)

          Thanks
          Might mean use as before...
          U - untendus - to be used
          id - idem - the same.
          47 BC : Julius Cesar : Veni Vidi Vici : I came, I saw I conquered.
          2018 AD : Modern Man : I shopped, I clicked, I collected.
          How times change.

          If you find you have read something that has upset or offended you an anyway please unread it at once.

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          • #6
            i still don't understand why do people actually use latin...it just adds to more confusion..or is it something traditional and show that you can use special terminology????
            Last edited by Robusty; 1, November 2006, 10:25 PM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Robusty View Post
              i still don't understand why do people actually use latin...it just adds to more confusion..or is it something traditional and show that you can use special terminology????
              To alleviate the boredom.

              Jeff

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              • #8
                use of latin

                This was all part of the mystique of medicine when the pt was not supposed to know anything about what he was being given.

                Mist ADT (Any damn thing)

                and Pil Panus (Bread pills) were placebos as were coloured aspirin tabs.

                We had a pt on Mist Gent Alk ( Gentian and bicarbonate) where the dose was a tablespoonful. She was told by the Dr to only take a teaspoonful as was a 'concentrated' mixture. In the sixties several of the pts were put on Librium or Valium. They are still with us as the 'worried well', but now tend to be on Fluoxetine.
                johnep

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                • #9
                  I've always thought it was to stop bin men etc becoming Dr's.....

                  Why is this called what it's called????

                  cardiac sphincter - the valve between the distal end of the esophagus and the stomach; the physiological sphincter at the esophagogastric junction

                  I've never understood this one! Everyone assumes it's in your heart.
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                    Originally posted by admin View Post
                    I've always thought it was to stop bin men etc becoming Dr's.....

                    Why is this called what it's called????

                    cardiac sphincter - the valve between the distal end of the esophagus and the stomach; the physiological sphincter at the esophagogastric junction

                    I've never understood this one! Everyone assumes it's in your heart.
                    Its confusing.
                    The main problem is that the terminology we now use is built on all the previous terminology. The earlier you go the less idea of fine structure and function.
                    We now like to abbreviate everything as well - which is confusing and dangerous.
                    47 BC : Julius Cesar : Veni Vidi Vici : I came, I saw I conquered.
                    2018 AD : Modern Man : I shopped, I clicked, I collected.
                    How times change.

                    If you find you have read something that has upset or offended you an anyway please unread it at once.

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