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Medical Abbrev. "A"

as tol as tolerated
Ax axilla, axillary, armpit
ACTH adrenocorticotrophic hormone
ADH antidiuretic hormone
A&D admission and discharge
abd abdomen abdominal
A&P anterior and posterior anatomy and physiology
_ a before
av average
A&W alive and well
amt amount
ASA aspirin
ac before meals
ASAP As soon as possible
AU both ears
ABG arterial blood gas
ADL activities of daily living
@ at
aq, aqua aqueous (water base)
ad lib as desired
adm admission
AHA American Hospital Association
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
__ aa of each
AS left ear
AD right ear
Ab abortion
AP apical pulse (the heartbeat is heard with a stethoscope placed on the chest wall adjacent to the cardiac apex)
ANA American Nurses' Association
ASCVD arteriosclerotic disease (cardiovascular)
amal amalgam (-a mixture of combination -an alloy of mercury, silver, and other metals commonly used as dental filling)
amb ambulate, walk
AV arterlovenous, artrloventricular (pertaining to arteries and veins)
ASHD Arteriosclerotic heart disease (a thickening and hardening of the walls of the coronary arteries)
am, AM morning, before noon
AMA American Medical Association, against medical advice
ant anterior (the part of the nervous system that regulates involuntary body functions, including the activity of the cardiac muscle, smooth muscles, and glands)
ANS autonomic nervous system
ART accredited records technician
ARC AIDS- related complex
approx approximately
Created by: DejaKeller