Glossary – Medical Abbreviations (B-D)


BAL
bronchoalveolar lavage

BBB
blood-brain barrier

BC
breast cancer

Bcr
B-cell receptor

BCRP
breast cancer resistance protein

BCS
breast conserving surgery

BIA
bioimpedance analysis

Bid
twice daily

BL
Burkitt lymphoma

BM
bone marrow

BMI
body mass index = body weight (kg) /body height (m2)

BP
blood pressure

BSA
body surface area

BUN
blood urea nitrogen

C

C.I.
continuous infusion

CA4P
combretastatin A4 phosphate

CBCL
cutaneous B-cell lymphoma

CD
cluster of differentiation

Cd-AMP
cladribine monophosphate

Cd-ATP
cladribine triphosphate

CDC
complement-dependent cytotoxicity

CEA
carcinoembryonic antigen

CEC
circulating endothelial cell

CEP17
chromosome 17 centromere

CHF
cardiac heart failure

CHO
carbohydrates

Cl
clearance

CLL
chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

ClTB
total body clearance

Cmax
peak concentration

CML
chronic myelogenous leukemia

CMML
chronic myelomonocytic leukemia

CMV
cytomegalovirus

CNS
central nervous system

COMT
catechol-omethyltransferase

COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CP
chronic phase

CPA
cyclophosphamide

CPK
creatine phosphokinase

CPT
camptothecin

Cr
creatinine

CRC
colorectal cancer

CRP
C-reactive protein

CSCC
cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

CSF
colony-stimulating factor

Css
average steady state concentration

CT
computed tomography

CTCAE
Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse events

CTCL
cutaneous T-cell lymphoma

D

D-TMP
deoxythymidine monophosphate

DC
dendritic cell

DCE-MRI
dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI

DCK
deoxycytidine kinase

DEE
diet-induced energy expenditure: the energy spent to digest and absorb nutrients

DEXA
dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry

DFS
disease-free survival

DHAD
mitoxantrone

DHFR
dihydrofolate reductase

DIC
disseminated intravascular coagulation

DLBCL
diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

DLCO
diffusing capacity for carbon monoxide

DLT
dose-limiting toxicity

DM
diabetes mellitus

DNMT
DNA methyltransferase

DNMTi
DNA methyltransferase inhibitor

DNR
daunorubicin

DNR-OL
daunorubicinol

DOX
doxorubicin

DPD
dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase

DSB
double-strand break

DVT
deep vein thrombosis

DXM
dexamethasone