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Phlebotomy 2010 Abbr


a Lacking, without, (e.g. Apathy-without feeling)
ab Deviationg from the norm ( e.g. abnormal)
Ab Antibodies
ABG Aterial Blood Gases
ABO Blood Types
a.c Ante cibum, before eating or meal
ACD Acid citrate dextrose, an anticoagulant
ACTH ( suffix) Adrenocorticotropic hormone
ad (suffix) movement toward ( e.g. advance)
adeno/o (suffix) Gland (e.g adenoids)
ADH Antidiuretic hormone
ad lib Unlimited, void of restriction, improvised
aer/o In the presents of air; air (e.g. aerobic)
AFB Acid Fast Bacillus
AFP Alpha Fetoprotein
A/G Albumin/Globulin ratio
Ag Antigen
Agg ( suffix) Agglutination (clumping)
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Al aluminum
ALT Alainine amina Transferase (SGPT)
algia Pain
AM Morning
an Lacking, without (e.g. anaerobic)
ANA Antinuclear antibodies
angi/o vessel
ante Preceding
anti To oppose, against
Approx Approximately
APPT Activated partial thromboplastin time (PTT)
arthro relating to joints
ASAP As Soon As Possible
ASO Antistreptolysin o titer
AST Aspirate amino transferase ( SGOT)
baso Basophilis
BBT Basal Body Temperture
BC Blood Cultures
bi two times (e.g. biweekly)
b.i.d. twice daily ( bis in die)
bio living, life ( e.g. biology, biohazard)
brady abnormally slow
BM Bowel movement
blast immature
BMR Basal metabokic rate
B/P Blood Pressure
Created by: sweeney