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Med Abb "A"

Medical Abbreviations

@ at
_ a before
A&D admission and discharge
A&P anterior and posterior
__ aa of each
Ab abortion
abd abdominal, abdomen
ABG arterial blood gas
ac before meals
ACTH adrenocorticotrophic hormone: hormone of the anterior pituitary gland.
AD right ear
ADH antidiuretic hormone: decreases the production of urine.
ad lib as desired
ADL activities of daily living
adm admission
AHA American Hospital Association
AIDS Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
am, AM before noon, morning
AMA American Medical Association, against medical advice
amal amalgam: mixture with mercury, silver, and other metals usually in dental fillings
amb ambulate, walk
amt amount
ANA American Nurses' Association
ANS autonomic nervous system: regulates involuntary body functions
ant anterior
AP Apical pulse: heartbeat as heard with a stethoscope placed on the chest wall adjacent to the cardiac apex
approx approximately
aq, aqua aqueous (water base)
ARC AIDS related complex
ART accredited records techinician
AS left ear
as tol as tolerated
ASA aspirin
ASAP as soon as possible
ASCVD Arteriosclerotic heart disease
AU both ears
av average
AV arteriovenous, atrioventricular
A&W alive and well
Ax axilla, axillary, armpit
Created by: nataleebabin