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Abbreviations A-

Med. Abbreviations to know for the Utah State benchmark for MA's

A, Acc accomodation
AB, ab abortion
Ab antibody
ABC aspiration biopsy cytology
ABGs arterial blood gases
ABLB auditory brainstem loudness response
ABR auditory brainstem response
AC air condition
AC anticoagulant
ACG angiocardiography
ac before meals (ante cibum)
ACS American Cancer Society
ACTH adrenocortiocotropic hormone
AD right ear (auris dextra)
ad lib as desired
adeno-CA adenocarcinoma
ADH antidiuretic hormone (vasopressin)
AE above the elbow
AF atrial fibrillation
AFB acid-fast bacillus (TB organism)
AFP albumin-globulin ratio
AFP alpha-fetoprotein
A/G albumin-globulin ratio
Ag antigen
AGN acute glomerulonephritis
AHF antihemophilic factor VIII
AHG antihemophilic globulin factor VIII
AI artificial insemination
AIDS acquired immonodeficiency syndrome
AK above the knee
AKA above the knee amputation
alk phos alkaline phosphatase
ALL acute lymphocytic leukemia
ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
AMA Americal Medical Assiciation
AMD, ARMD age-related macular degeneration
AMI acute myocardial infarction
AML acute myelogenous leukemia
ANS autonomic nervous system
A&P ausculation and percussion
AP anteroposterior
APTT activated partial thromboplastin time
ARDS adult respiratory distress syndrome
ARF acute renal failure
AS aortic stenosis
AS left ear (auris sinistra)
As, Ast, astigm astigmatism
ASD atrial septal defect
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease
AST aspartate transaminase
ATN acute tubular necrosis
AU both ears (auris uterque)
AV atrioventricular; arteriovenous
AVMs arteriovenous malformations
AVR aortic valve replacement
Ba barium
BaE barium enema
baso basophil
BBB bundle branch block
BE below the elbow
bid twice a day
BIN, bin twice a night
BK below the knee
BKA below the knee amputation
BM bowel movement
BMR basal metobolic rate
BNO bladder neck obstruction
BP blood pressure
BPH benign prostatic hyperplasia, benign prostatic hypertrophy
BT bleeding time
BUN blood urea nitrogen
c with (cum)
C1, C2, etc. first cervical vertebra, second cervical vertebra, etc.
C&S culture and sensitivity
CA cancer
Ca calcium
CAD coronary artery disease
cath catheterization, catheeter
CBC complete blood count
cc cubic centimeter
CC cardiac catheterization; cheif complaint
CCU coronary care unit
CDC centers for disease control
CDH congenital dislocation of the hip
CEA carcinoembryonic antigen
CHD conronary heart disease
CHF congestive heart failure
CK creatine
Cl chlorine
CLL chronic lymphocytic leukemia
cm centimeter
CML chronic myelogenous leukemia
CNS central nervous system
c/o complains of
CO2 carbon dioxide
COLD chronic obstructive lung disease
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CP cerebral palsy
CPD cephalopelvic disproportion
CPK creatine phosphokinase
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Created by: Vail