My boyfriend works in the ED (Emergency Department).
At work, sometimes I need to purge information (clear out).
There is a lot of terminology used in the eating disorder world, and it’s funny how it still catches me off-guard when similar acronyms / terminology is used in the real world.
BP: Binge/Purge — or a gas station
AN: Anorexia Nervosa — or atomic number (that was always weird to see on paper in chemistry)
BED: Binge Eating Disorder — or Bachelor of Education
OD: Overdose — or overdue
And one of these days I’ll compile a comprehensive ED Glossary… but for now, a couple of terms that I’d like to add to the regular N, T, ED etc.:
ortho: orthostatic hypotension
MP: meal plan
DC: diet coke (maybe not universally recognized )
MFG: multi-family group (therapy)
CS: combination snack
HNC: honey nut cheerios (okay, so this probably won’t make my “official” glossary, but I used to use this abbreviation all the time)
traz: trazodone (sleeping med)
DP: diet pills
log: food log/journal
exchanges: dietary exchanges (used for meal planning)