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2 C. Click the FIND button to go to the first match (click FIND AGAIN for multiple matches). If you cannot find an abbreviation, click for assistance. AAL acute lymphoblastic leukemia ACEI angiotensin-converting A anterior axillary line enzyme inhibitors a assessment AAROM active assisted range of ACh Acetylcholine before (Lat. ante) motion AChR Acetylcholine receptor a or AB abortion or miscarriage AASP acute atrophic spinal paralysis ACL anterior cruciate ligament a or ART artery AAU acute anterior uveitis ACM acute cerebrospinal A&E accident and emergency AB Ace Bandage meningitis A&P auscultation and percussion active bilaterally ACM acetaminophen (paracetamol). A&W alive and well ab antibody ACNP acute care nurse practitioner before meals (Lat. ante cenam) AB or abd abdominal ACOP approved code of practice acidic fibroblast growth factor Abb Abbreviations Acous acoustic above knee ABC absolute basophil count Acr acrylic before dinner abd.
3 Abdomen ACS acute cervical sprain American Society of abduction Act actinomycin Anesthesiologists abductor ACT active motion 1 normal healthy patient ABE activity before exercise anesthesia care team acute bacterial endocarditis 2 patient with mild systemic act activity disease ABG arterial blood gas Act-C actinomycin C. 3 patient with severe systemic ABN abnormal Act-D actinomycin D. disease active bulimia nervosa ACTH adrenocorticotropic hormone acute bacterial nephritis 4 patient with incapacitating ACVD acute cardiovascular disease systemic disease that is ABP arterial blood pressure AD advance directive constant threat to life abs absent Alzheimer's disease Ascheim-Zondek test ABW actual body weight right ear (Lat. auris dexter). A/B acid/base ratio Ac acute ad lib as desired A/BE acid/base equilibrium AC anterior chamber at liberty A/G albumin globulin ratio acc accident ADD Attention Deficit Disorder A/O alert and oriented accidentally incurred ADH antidiruetic hormone A2 aortic second sound accidental injury (vasopressin).
4 AA affected area accom. accommodation ADHD Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity aa equal part of each ACE angiotensin converting Disorder AAA abdominal aortic aneurysm enzyme ADL activities of daily living 's case evaluations, performed by qualified physicians and dentists, tell you what you need to know. Before you accept a case, be sure the odds are in your favor. Let evaluate it. ADM acquired dermal anes. anesthesia ATT arginine tolerance test melanocytosis ANF antinuclear factor AU according to custom (Lat. ad arginine-deficient medium ann. fib. annulus fibrosis usum). adm. admission ANS autonomic nervous system both ears (Lat. auris unitas). ADR adverse drug reaction ant. anterior aud. auditory AE above elbow ANUG acute necrotizing ulcerative Aur. Fib auricular fibrillation AEA above elbow amputation gingivitis AV aortic valve AF afebrile Anxty or anxiety atrioventricular AF or atrial fibrillation ANX AV or AvV atrioventricular valves Afib AO aorta AVD aortic valve disease AFB acid fast bacilli AOB alcohol on breath AVE aortic valve echocardiogram AFO ankle-foot orthosis AODM adult onset diabetes mellitus AVF arteriovenous fistula AFP alpha fetoprotein AP acid phosphatase AVHS acquired valvular heart AGA appropriate gestational age active pepsin syndrome AgNO3 silver nitrate ante partum AVO aortic valve opening AH abdominal hysterectomy A-P anteroposterior AVp arginine vasopressin AHCD acquired hepatocellular AP res.
5 Abdominal perineal resection AVR aortic valve replacement degeneration of the rectum AVS aortic valve stenosis AHD acquired hepatocerebral A-P&lat anteroposterior and lateral AVt arginine vasotocin degeneration or AP&L AW able to work AHF Argentinian hemorrhagic APC atrial premature contractions above waist fever aph aphasia Ax. axial aI active ingredient aq. water axilla AI Adequate Intake AR active-resistance axillary aortic insufficiency aortic regurgitation AXR abdominal X-ray articulation index ARC AIDS Related Complex AIDS acquired immunodeficiency ARD acute respiratory distress B. syndrome ARDS adult respiratory distress B black AIDS-KS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome born syndrome with Kaposi's ARE active-resistance exercise B&C biopsy and curettage sarcoma B&J bone and joint ARF acute respiratory failure AJ ankle jerk acute rheumatic fever B.
6 Bath AKA above knee amputation Arg. arginine or twice daily (Lat. bis in die). aka alcoholic ketoacidosis AROM active range of motion B/D. alb. albumin artificial rupture of or twice a night (Lat. bis in nox). alc. alcohol membranes B/N. alkPhos alkaline phosphate art arterial bleeding of undetermined ALL acute articulation origin lymphocytic/lymphoblastic AS aortic stenosis bruising of undetermined leukemia left ear (Lat. Auris sinistra) origin ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ASA aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) BA brachial artery ALT alanine aminotransferase ASAP as soon as possible bronchial asthma (formerly SGPT) ASC or arteriosclerosis or barium enema alternating with ATS BA or BE. AM before noon (Lat. ante ASCVD atherosclerotic/arterioscleroti barium swallow meridiem) c cardiovascular disease Bab.
7 Babinski sign AMA against Medical advice ASD atrial septal defect BAC blood alcohol concentration amb. ambulating ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease BAL bronchoalveolar lavage ambulatory ASO antistreptolysin O BAM basilar artery migraine AMD age-related macular AST aspartate aminotransferase BAO basal acid output degeneration (formerly SGOT) brachial artery output AMI acute myocardial infarction aspartate transaminase BAO-MAO basal acid output to maximal AML acute myeloid/myeloblastic AT Achilles tendon acid output leukemia at. flut. atrial flutter BAP Behavior Activity Profile amnio amniocentesis ATN acute tubular necrosis brachial artery pressure amp. ampule ATNR asymmetrical tonic neck reflex BAR bariatrics amputation barometer ATP adenosine triphosphate ANA see antinuclear antibody test barometric ATR Achilles tendon reflex beta-adrenergic receptor FANA.
8 Copy ri g ht 2011. 2 004 , JD. MD.,Inc. Te l e phone : 800-225-JD M D Ema il: om Expedited service is available on all case evaluations and experts' reports. Barb barbiturate BD band BMT or bone marrow transplant BarbDep barbiturate dependence barbital-dependent HDC. BARK beta-adrenergic receptor behavioral disorder BN bulimia nervosa kinase bile duct BND barely noticeable difference blood donor BAS beta-adrenergic stimulation BNO bladder neck obstruction brain damage Bas. basal BO(R) bowels open (regularly). brain dead basilar BOA born on arrival brain death baso basophile BOE bilateral otitis externa bd twice daily basophilic BOIP bronchiolitis obliterans BD or birth date BAT basic aid training interstitial pneumonia blunt abdominal trauma BOM bilateral otitis media Bd. board brown adipose tissue BDC burn dressing change BOMA otitis media, both ears, acute BAV bicuspid aortic valve BdG bidirectional Glenn shunt BOO bladder outlet obstruction BB beta blocker BDI blunt duodenal injury BOOP bronchiolitis obliterans both bones organizing pneumonia BBA born before arrival BDil bronchodilator BOP blood ova parasites BBB bundle branch block BE below elbow BoTox or botulinum toxin BBBB bilateral bundle-branch block BEA below elbow amputation BT.
9 BBF bronchial blood flow BFlo blood flow BOW bag of water BBk blood bank BFP biological false positive BP blood pressure BBS bashful bladder syndrome BHT blunt head trauma body part bilateral breath sounds BI basilar impression BPC or blood pressure cuff BBT basal body temperature biological indicator BPCuff bodily injury BBTC basal body temperature chart BPD bronchopulmonary dysplasia bone impaction BBx or breast biopsy BPH benign prostatic hypertrophy burn index BrBx. BPM beats per minute Bic. biceps BBx/FS breast biopsy/frozen section BPP blood pressure and pulse BID brought in dead BC basal cell BR bedrest BIH bilateral inguinal hernia birth control bilat. bilateral BR or WC bathroom board certified bilaterally Br. breech presentation breast cancer bronchial carcinoma bili bilirubin brach. brachial buffy coat BInj brain injury BRBPR bright red blood per rectum Bc or bicarbonate BiW twice weekly broncho bronchoscopy HCO3 BJ biceps jerk (reflex) BRP bathroom privileges BCA balloon catheter angioplasty BJM bones joints muscles BS blood sugar basal cell atypia BK below knee bowel sounds breast cancer antigen breath sounds bk.
10 Back BCAg basal cell antigen bronchial secretion BKA below knee amputation BCC basal cell carcinoma BSA body surface area BkMD Becker muscular dystrophy benign cellular changes BSA or bowel sounds active BL blood loss birth control clinic BS+. BL or BsL baseline BCD basal cell dysplasia BSB bedside bag Blad. bladder BCE basal cell epithelioma BSC bedside commode bld. blood BCG bacillus Calmette-Guerin BSD bedside drainage (tuberculosis vaccine) BLE both lower extremities BSEx breast self examination ballistocardiogram BLLF bilateral lower lung fields BSN bowel sounds normal ballistocardiography BLQ both lower quadrants BSO bilateral bromcresol green (Dye) BLS basic life support salpingooophorectomy BCH basal cell hyperplasia BLS-D basic life support and BSP bromsulphalein (Dye). BCP birth control pills defibrillation BSR basal skin resistance BCS breast conservation surgery BM basal metabolism blood sedimentation rate BCt blood count black male bowel sounds regular BCult or blood culture bone marrow BSS balanced salt solution bl cult bowel movement BST blood serologic test BCyF breast cyst fluid BMD Best's macular dystrophy BCyFP breast cyst fluid protein BMI body mass index BMR basal metabolic rate Copy ri g ht 2011.