Chapter 5 Abbreviations

ABI         Acquired Brain Injury

BCAA     Branched-Chain Amino Acids

FEES       Fiberoptic Endoscopic Examination of Swallowing

FSH        Follicle-Stimulating Hormones

GCS        Glasgow Coma Scale

GH          Growth Hormone

LH           Leuteinizing Hormone

MBS       Modified Barium Swallow

MEBD    Modified Evans Blue Dye

PMV      Passy-Muir (Positive Closure) Speaking Valves

RCT        Randomized Controlled Trial

SLP         Speech Language Pathologist

TBI          Traumatic Brain Injury

VFSS      Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study

VMBS    Videofluoroscopic Modified Barium Bwallowing

WST       Water Swallow Tests