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Medical Abbreviation

Medical Abbreviations

A&P auscultation and percussion
a.c. before meals (ante cibum)
A.D. or a.d. right ear (auris dextra)
A.S. or a.s. Left Ear (auris sinistra)
A.U. or a.u. both ears (aures unitas)
A assessment
aa of each
AAMA American Associatin of Medical Assistants
AAROM Active assistive range of motion
ABD Abdomen
abd. abduction, abdomen
ABG arterial blood gas
ACS American Cancer Society
ACTH adrenocorticotropic hormone
ad lib as desired
AD alzheimer's disease
ADA American Diabetic Association
ADH antidiuretic hormone
ADHD attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
ADL activities of daily living
Adm admission
AF atrial fibrillation
AHIMA American Health Information Management Association
AIDS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
AIHA autoimmune hemolytic anemia
AJ ankle jerk
AK above the knee
ALL acute lymphocytic leukemia
ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease)
alt. dieb. every other day
alt. hor. every other hour
alt. noc. every other night
ALT alanine amniotransferase (formerly SGPT)
AMA American Medical Association; against medical advice
amb ampule
ANA American Nurses Association, antinuclear antibody
Ant. anterior
ap before dinner
A-P anterior-posterior
AQ or aq water
aq. dest. distilled water
aq. frig. cold water
AR apical rate
ARD atrial septal defect
AROM active range of motion
AS aortic stenosis, ankylosing spondylitis
ASA aspirin
ASAP as soon as possible
ASCVD arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
ASD atrial septal defect
ASH or ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease
ASIS anterior superior iliac spine
AST serum aspartate amniotransferase (formerly SGOT)
A-V or AV atrioventricular, arteriovenous
ax axillary
Created by: Seanmorrone