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Abbreviations 1

Abdomen abd.
Absolute bed-rest ABR
before meals ac
as desired ad lib
admission adm.
activities of daily living ADL
acid-fast bacillus (TB) AFB
acquired immune deficiency syndrome AIDS
Barium Enema BE
Caesarian C
above knee amputation AKA
assisted living AL
morning am,AM
ambulatory amb
amount amt.
apical ap
approximately approx.
active range of motion AROM
as soon as possible ASAP
as tolerated as tol
axillary (armpit) ax
two times a day BID, b.i.d.
below knee amputation BKA
blood bld
bowel movement BM
blood pressure BP, B/P
bedrest BR
Created by: shelby.douglas