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Med. Abbreviations

Stack covers through the all the A's you are responsible for

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A & P Anatomy and Physiology
ab Abortion
abd Abdominal
ABG Arterial blood gas
a,c before meals
ACLS advanced cardiac life support
AD right ear
ADL activities of daily living
ad lib as desired
adm admission
afeb afebrile,no fever
AFB acid-fast bacillus
AKA above the knee
alt dieb alternate days
am morning * ante meridian ( before the sun reaches the highest point in the sky)
AMA Against medical advice
amb ambulate walk
AMI Acute myocardial infarcation * Heart attack
ANS Autonomic nervous system
ant —anterior
AOx3 —alert and oriented to person, time, and place
AP —apical pulse
approx —approximately
aq —aqueous
ARDS —acute respiratory distress syndrome
AS —left ear
ASA —aspirin
asap (ASAP) —as soon as possible
as tol —as tolerated
AU —both ears
Ax —axillary
Created by: kwiles
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