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Medical Acronyms

Alphabetical Listing of Medical Acronyms

  • AAA — Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • AB — Abortion
  • ABG — Arterial Blood Gases
  • AC — Before Meals
  • AC — Anterior Cephalic Vein
  • ACE — Angiotensin Converting Enzyme
  • ACL — Anterior Cruciate Ligament
  • ACTH — Adrenocorticotropic Hormone
  • ADA — American Diabetes Association
  • ADH — Antidiuretic Hormone
  • ADL — Activities of Daily Living
  • ADL — Activities of Daily Living
  • AED — Automated External Defibrillator
  • AF — Atrial Fibrillation
  • AFA — Advanced First Aid
  • AFB — Acid-fast Bacilli
  • AFP — Alpha-fetoprotein
  • AGA — Appropriate For Gestational Age
  • AIDS — Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  • AKA — Above Knee Amputation
  • AKF — Acute Kidney Failure
  • ALP — Alkaline Phosphatase
  • ALP — Alkaline Phosphatase
  • ALT — Alanine Transaminase
  • AMA — Against Medical Advice
  • AMI — Acute Myocardial Infarction
  • AODM — Adult Onset Diabetes Mellitus
  • AP — Apical Pulse
  • APE — Acute Pulmonary Edema / Acute Pulmonary Embolism
  • APO — Acute Pulmonary Oedema
  • APSGN — Acute Poststreptococcal Glomerulonephritis
  • ARDS — Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • ARF — Acute Renal Failure
  • ARF — Acute Renal Failure
  • AS — Auricle Sinistrus (Left Ear)
  • ASAD — Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression
  • ASCUS — Atypical Squamous Cells of Unknown Significance
  • ASD — Atrial Septal Defect
  • ASHD — Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease
  • AST — Aspartate Aminotransferase
  • ATN — Acute Tubular Necrosis
  • AU — Both Ears
  • AV — Atrio-Ventricular (cardiac)
  • AVB — Atrio-Ventricular Block
  • AVB — Atrio-ventricular Block
  • B/K — Below Knee
  • B/K — Below Knee
  • BA — Breathing Apparatus
  • BAC — Blood Alcohol Content
  • BBP — Blood-Borne Pathogen
  • BBS — Bilateral Breath Sounds
  • BE — Barium Enema
  • BG — Blood Glucose
  • BGL — Blood Glucose Level
  • BI — Brain Injury
  • BID — Twice A Day
  • BILAT — Bilateral
  • BILAT — Bilateral
  • BM — Bowel Movement Or Breast Milk
  • BMI — Body Mass Index
  • BP — Blood Pressure
  • BPH — Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
  • BPV — Benign Positional Vertigo
  • BRM — Biologic Response Modifiers
  • BRP — Bathroom Privileges
  • BRT — Body Restorative Therapy
  • BS — Bowel Sounds
  • BSA — Body Surface Area
  • BSA — Body Surface Area
  • BSE — Breast Self Examination
  • BSI — Bodily Substance Isolation
  • BSL — Blood Sugar Level
  • BT — Bowel Tones
  • BUN — Blood Urea Nitrogen
  • BZD — BenZoDiazepine
  • C&S — Culture And Sensitivity
  • C&S — Culture And Sensitivity
  • C/O — Complains Of
  • CA — Calcium
  • CABA — Complaints Of
  • CABG — Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
  • CAD — Coronary Artery Disease
  • CAOX4 — Conscious
  • CAPD — Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis
  • CAT — Computerized Tomography Scan
  • CBC — Complete Blood Count
  • CBD — Common Bile Duct
  • CBD — Common Bile Duct
  • CBE — Clinical Breast Examination
  • CBG — Capillary Blood Glucose
  • CBI — Continuous Bladder Irrigation
  • CBS — Capillary Blood Sugar
  • CC — Chief Complaint
  • CCK — Cholecystokinin
  • CCPD — Continuous Cyclic Peritoneal Dialysis
  • CEA — Cultured Epithelial Autograft
  • CFT — Complement-fixation Test
  • CHD — Coronary Heart Disease
  • CHF — Congestive Heart Failure
  • CI — ContraIndications

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