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Medical abbreviation


@ at
a before
A&D admission and discharge
A&P anterior and posterior, anatomy and physiology
aa of each
Ab abortion
abd abdomen, abdominal
ABG arterial blood gas
ac before meals
ACTH adrenocorticotrophic hormone
AD right ear
ADH antidiuretic hormone
ad lib as desireed
ADL activites of daily living
adm admission
AHA American Hspital Association
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
am, AM morning, before noon
AMA American Medical Association, against medical advice
amal amalgam
amb ambulate, walk
amt amount
ANA American Nurses' Association
ANS autonomic nervous system
ant anterior
AP apical pulse
approx approximately
aq, aqua aqueous (water base)
ARC AIDS- related complex
ART accredited records tecnician
AS left ear
as tol as tolerated
ASA asprin (acetylsalicylic acid)
ASAP as soon as possible
ASCVD arteriosclerotic heart disease
AU both ears
av average
AV arteriovenous, atric, entricular
A&W alive and well
Ax axilla, axillary, armpit
Ba barium
bacti bacteriology
B&B bowel and bladder training
BBB bundle branch block
B&C biopsy and conization
BE barium enema
bid twice a day
bil bilateral
Bl blood
Bl Wk blood work
BM bowel movement
BMR basal metabolic rate
BP blood pressure
BR bed rest
BRP bathroom privileges
BS blood sugar
BSA body surface area
BSC, bsc bedside commode
BUN blood urea nitrogen
Bx, bx biopsy
Created by: Francisca S.