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A & P
anatomy and physiology
ab
abortion
abd
abdominal
ABG
arterial blood gas
a.c.
before meals
ac & cl
acetest and clinitest
ACLS
advanced cardiac life support
AD
right ear
ADL
activities of daily living
ad lib
as desired
adm
admission
AFB
acid-fast bacillus
AKA
above the knee
alb
albumin
alt dieb
alternate days (every other day)
am
morning
AMA
against medical advice
amal
amalgam
amb
ambulate, walk
AMI
acute myocardial infraction
amt
amount
ANS
automatic neurvous system
ant
anterior
AOx3
alert & oriented to person, time, place
Ap
apical
AP
apical pulse
approx
approximately
aq
aqueous
ARDS
acute respiratory distress syndrome
AS
left ear
ASA
aspirin
asap (ASAP)
as soon as possible
as tol
as tolerated
ATD
admission, transfer, discharge
AU
both ears
Ax
axillary
BE
barium enema
bid
twice a day
bil
bilateral
BK
below the knee
BKA
below the knee amputation
bl
blood
bl wk
blood work
BLS
basic life support
BM
bowel movement
BOW
bag of waters
B/P
blood pressure
bpm
beats per minute
BR
bedrest
BRP
bathroom privileges
BS
breath sounds
BSI
body substance isolation
BSO
bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
BUN
blood, urea, nitrogen
BVM
bag-valve-mask
bx
biopsy
_
c
with
C & S
culture and sensitivity
c-spine
cervical spine
CA
cancer
CAD
coronary artery disease
cal
calorie
CAT
computerized axial tomography
cath
catheter