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Chapter 1 and abbreviations A-B

@ at
_a before
A: Assessment
A Assistance
AA automobile accident
AAA abdominal aortic aneurysm
abd abdomen, aduction
ABG Arterial Blood Gas
abt about
ac before meals
ACL anterior cruciate ligament
AD admitting diagnosis, Alzheimer's disease
ADD attention deficit disorder
Add. Adduction
ADL Activities of Daily Living
ADM admission
AFO ankle foot orthosis
AICD Automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator
AIDS aquired immune deficiency syndrome
AK Above Knee
AKA Above knee amputation
ALS Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
AMA against medical advice, American Medical Association
Amb Ambulatory, ambulate
AMI Acute Myocardial Infarction
Ant. Anterior
ARDS Adult Respiratory Distress syndrome
AROM active range of motion
AAROM active-assisted ROM
ASA Asprin
ASAP As soon as possible
ASHD Arteriosclerotic heart disease
ASIS anterior superior iliac spine
AV atrioventricular
Ax axilla, axillary
B bilateral
bal balance
bid Twice a day
BIN Twice a night
BKA Below Knee amputation
BLE bilateral lower extremities
BM Bowel Movement
BMR basal metabolic rate
BOS base of suppport
BP Blood pressure, bed pan
bpm beats per minute
BR Bathroom or Bed rest
BRP Bathroom Pribileges
B/S Bedside
BUE bilateral upper extremities
BUN blood urea nitrogen
Bx Biopsy
Created by: kayla.stadler