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Letter A abb.

Medical Abbreviation Letter A

A&D admission and discharge
A&P anterior and posterior, anatomy and physiology
Ab abortion
ABG arterial blood gas
ACTH (adrenocorticotrophic hormone) widely used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, anemia, allergic states, various dermatologic diseases, and many other disorders. It is a hormone of the anterior pituitary gland.
ADH (antidiuretic hormone) a hormone that decreases the production of urine by increasing the reabsorption of water by the renal tubules.
adm admission
AHA American Hospital Association
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
AMA American Medical Association, against medical advice
amal/ amalgam a mixture of combination/ an alloy of mercury, silver, and other metals commonly used as a dental filling
ANA American Nurses' Association
ANS (autonomic nervous system) the part of the nervous system that regulates involuntary body functions, including the activity of the cardiac muscle, smooth muscles, and glands
ant anterior
AP (apical pulse) the heartbeat as heard with a stethoscope placed on the chest wall adjacent to the cardiac apex
aq, aqua aqueous (water based)
ARC AIDS related complex
ART accredited records technician
AD right ear
AS left ear
Ax axilla, axillary, armpit
AV (arteriovenous, artrioventricular) pertaining to arteries and veins
ASHD (arteriosclerotic heart disease) a thickening and hardening of the walls of the coronary arteries
ASCVD arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
ADL activities of daily living
av average
AU both ears
abd abdomen, abdominal
ASAP as soon as possible
ASA aspirin
approx approximately
am, AM morning, before noon
as tol as tolerated
amb ambulate, walk
ad lib as desired
__ aa of each
_ a before
amt amount
A&W alive and well
@ at
ac before meals
Created by: AshleyH6037