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Back Pain

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BCG

The BCG vaccine (Bacillus Calmette-Guérin) protects against TB.

NHS Inform - BCG vaccine


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BLS

Basic life support (BLS) includes CPR and may include use of an AED, but does not include advanced monitoring or interventions such as use of airway equipment.

More advanced support is provided by ALS.

Resuscitation Council (UK) - Adult basic life support and automated external defibrillation

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BMA

The British Medical Association (BMA) is the trade union and professional association for doctors and medical students in the UK.


BMD

Bone mineral density (BMD) is the amount of bone mineral in bone tissue, and can be measured using DEXA.


BMI

Body mass index (BMI) is defined as the body mass divided by the square of the body height (kg/m²).

BMI classifies people as underweight (BMI less than 18.5), healthy weight (18.5-24.9), overweight (25-29.9) and obese (30-39.9).


BNF

The British National Formulary (BNF) is a UK pharmaceutical reference source (publication/App) that contains information and advice on prescribing and pharmacology for medicines available on the NHS.


BNFc

The BNF for Children (BNFc) is the paediatric version of the adult BNF.


BPH

Benign prostatic hyperplasia/hypertrophy (BPH) is an enlargement of the prostate gland (benign prostate enlargement, BPE) common in elderly men. BPH can cause a number of LUTS (lower urinary tract symptoms), such as increased frequency and poor stream.

NICE CKS - LUTS in men



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