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ACTH

adrenocorticotrophic hormone

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ALS

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis*

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ANS

autonomic nervous system*

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CAT

computerized axial tomography

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CNS

central nervous system

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CFS

cerebrospinal fluid

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CT

computed tomography

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CVA

cerebrovascular accident*; stroke

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EEG

electroencephalogram

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EMG

electromyography

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EST

electric shock therapy

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ICP

intracranial pressure

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LOC

level of consciousness

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LP

lumbar puncture*

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MRI

magnetic resonance imaging

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MS

multiple sclerosis*

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MSLT

multiple sleep latency test

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NCS

nerve conduction study

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NPH

normal-pressure hydrocephalus

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NREM

non-rapid eye movement (stage of sleep)

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PEG

pneumoencephalogram

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PET

positron emission tomography*

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PNS

peripheral nervous system*

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PSG

polysomnogram

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REM

rapid eye movement (stage of sleep)

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RT

reading test

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SNS

somatic nervous system*

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TENS

transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation*

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TIA

transient ischemic attack