The medical abbreviation "PUD" stands for peptic ulcer disease, according to MedlinePlus. Peptic ulcer disease is a condition in which an open sore or raw area, called an ulcer, is present in the lining of the stomach or... More »

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Common medical abbreviations include VC for "vital capacity," UA for "urinalysis," Sx for "symptoms," NAD for "no active disease" and CA for "cancer," according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association. Other examp... More »

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A systemic medical condition affects the entire body as opposed to affecting a single part of the body, informs MedlinePlus. Systemic medical conditions include infections, such as influenza and septicemia, as well as me... More »

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Elevated lipase levels may be caused by a pancreas condition, gallbladder problems, peptic ulcer disease, cirrhosis of the liver or other conditions, according to WebMD. A doctor evaluates lipase test results allowing fo... More »

Iontophoresis treats excessive sweating, termed hyperhidrosis, in the hands, feet, or underarms, reports MedlinePlus. It can also treat other conditions that include muscle spasms, ulcers, inflammation and tendinitis, ac... More »

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Doctors treat mouth sores that are persistent with medications, steroid gel and medicated mouthwash, according to MedlinePlus. There are also preventative measures that a person can take to lower the chance of recurring ... More »