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Med abbreviations A

Letter A

Ax axilla, axillary, armpit
ANS autonomic nervous system
ant anterior
ARC AIDS- related complex
ART accredited records technician
AS left ear
ASAP as soon as possible
amt amount
ASA aspirin
AP apical pulse
ACTH adrenocorticoticotrophic hormone
abd abdomen, abdominal
Ab abortion
ABG arterial blood gas
AHA American Hospital Association
@ at
ASCVD arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease
as tol as tolerated
AV arteriovenous, atrioventricular
av average
AU both ears
aq, aqua aqueous (water base)
AD right ear
_ a before
A&P anterior and posterior anatomy and physiology
A&W alive and well
__ aa of each
ac before meals
adm admission
ADL activities of daily living
approx approximately
ANA American Nurses' Association
amb ambulate, walk
amal amalgam
am, AM morning, before noon
AMA American medical Association, against medical advice
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
A&D admission and discharge
ADH antidiurectic hormone
ad lib as desired
Created by: brooke_mv