The ABCs of Medical Translation: Strategies to Identify, Translate and Manage Acronyms and Abbreviations
- To identify, expand and break down medical acronyms and abbreviations.
- To identify appropriate resources to translate medical acronyms and abbreviations.
- To adopt specific "don't panic" translation strategies to methodologically handle these tricky terms.
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These hints are the solution to the many "nightmares" I have gone through deciphering certain acronyms. One I cannot forget was GBS - which misled me to think the subject was "Group B Streptococcal disease", only to find out in the end that it meant "Guillain-Barré Syndrome". Imagine the proofreading re-work. I had an entirely *twisted* impression ! Congratulations to Ms. Erin. Thank you very much. I had no idea about these advanced Google search tricks until today.
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