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08:44 Aug 19, 2000
Portuguese to English translations [PRO] Medical
Portuguese term or phrase:Medical
13 derivações (in treadmill exercises)
traçado (de leitura de ECG) - corpos cetônicos
fentolitros - citometria de fluxo
bastonetes - heart murmur -
elementos linfocitários - plaquetas
abnormal physical findings (B P's) - what's B P's?
Explanation: I'm sorry I didn't see this query earlier. Here are a few clarifications:
"13 derivações (in treadmill exercises)": The English phrase "13 leads" is correct. A "lead" is one of the conductors attached to the electrocardiograph (abbreviated correctly "EKG" in English). A 13-lead test is a very thorough one.
"traçado (de leitura de ECG)" = "EKG graph" (the preferred medical usage)
"fentolitros" = "femtoliters," i.e., several one-thousandths of one-millionth of one-millionth of a liter. The prefix "femto" refers to the quantity written as 10-15 (where "-15" is a superscript) See also the web site below: "The instruments enable electric impedance measurement of femtoliter quantities of materials and solutions."
"citometria de fluxo" = "flow cytometry" (not "cytometry flow").
"elementos linfocitários" = simply, "lymphocytes" (of which there are multiple types)
"plaquetas" "platelets" (structures in the blood; they play a role in coagulation)
Regarding "abnormal physical findings (B P's)": Although in English "BP" is the standard abbreviation for "blood pressure," this term is almost never referred to in the plural, and blood pressure _per se_ isn't an abnormal physical finding. (Blood-pressure FIGURES may be abnormal, but they wouldn't be referred to as "abnormal physical findings," which relate more to conditions detected through a more gross examination.) According to my personal physician, who performs treadmill tests as a matter of routine, in this case "BP" probably refers to "back pressures" (that is, systemic hydraulic events), which are often associated with treadmill tests.