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Abbreviation

TermDefinition
AB or ab Abortion
abd abdomen
ac before meals
AD right ear
ad lib as desired
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AFB Acid-Fast Bacilli
amp ampule
A/P or A & P anterior/posterior
AS Left ear
ASA aspirin
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease
AU Both ears
AVR aortic valve replacement
ax axillary
Ba barium
BE barium enema
bid twice a day
BM bowel movement
BMR basal metabolic rate
BP blood pressure
BUN blood urea nitrogen
bx biopsy
C celcius
C1,C2 1st cervical vertebra, 2nd cervical vertebra (use only 1 number)
CA cardiac arrest
Ca cancer
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
caps capsules
CBC complete blood count
CDC center for disease control
CCU coronary care unit
CF cystic fibrosis
CHF congestive heart failure
chol cholesterol
cm centimeter
CMV cytomegalovirus
CNS central nervous system
co2 carbon dioxide
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CRF chronic renal failure
CS cesarean section
C culture and sensitivity
CMV cytomegalovirus
Created by: bewood