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Medical terms A

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