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A medical terms

A definitions

@ At
_ a before
A&D Admission & discharge
A&P Anterior & posterior Anatomy & physiology
_ aa of each
Ab Abortion
Abd Abdomen, Abdominal
ABG Arterial blood gas
ac Before meals
ACTH Adrenocorticotrophic hormone used for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, anemia, allergic states, various dermatological diseases, and many other disorders.
AD Right ear
ADH Antidiuretic hormone hormone that decreases the production of urine by increasing the reabsorption of water by the renal tubules
ad lib as desired
ADL Activities of daily living
adm Admission
AHA American Hospital Association
AIDS Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
am, AM morning, before noon
AMA American Medical Association against medical advice
amal Amalgam mixture of mercury, silver, and other metals used as dental filling
amb Ambulate walk amount
amt Amount
ANA American Nurses Association
ANS Autonomic Nervous System part of the nervous system that regulates involuntary bodily functions
ant Anterior
AP Apical pulse heartbeat heard on stethoscope
approx Approximately
aq, aqua Aqueous (water base)
ARC AIDS-related complex
ART Accredited records techician
AS Left ear
as tol as tolerated
ASA Asprin
ASAP As soon as possible
ASCVD Arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
ASHD Arteriosclerotic heart disease thickening and hardening of the walls of the coronary arteries
AU Both ears
av Average
AV Arteriovenous, atrioventricular
A&W Alive and well
Ax Axilla, axillary, armpit
Created by: mcanterbury