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A&D Admission and discharge
A&P Anatomy and physiology, anterior and posterior
-- aa of each
Ab abortion
abd abdomen,abdominal
- a before
@ at
ASCVD arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
A&W alive and well
Ax axilla,axillary,armpit
ASHD A thickening and hardening of the walls of the coronary arteries
AV pertaining to arteries and veins
AV both ears
ASAP AS soon as possible
ASA aspirin
as lot as tolerated
AS left ear
ART accredited records techinician
ARC AIDS-related complex
aq, aqua aqueous (water base)
approx approximately
AP the heartbeat as heard with a stethoscope placed on the chest wall adjacent
ant anterior
ANS Part of the nervous system that regulates involuntary body functions
ANA AMerican nurses association
amt amount
amb ambulate, walk
amal a mixture of combinantion
AMA against medical advice
am, AM morning, before noon
AIDS ACQUIRED immune deficiency syndrome
AHA american hospital Assoiation
adm admission
ADL activity of daily living
ad lib as
ADH A hormone
Ad right ear
ACTH Is widely used in the treatment of allergic states
ac before meals
ABG arterical blood gas
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