Medical Terminology Quiz # 1

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A&W

Alive and well

Abd

Abdomen, Abdominal

ABG

arterial blood gas

ac

before meals

ACTH

Adrenocorticotropic hormones

AD

right ear

ad lib

as desired

ADH

Antidiuretic hormone

ADL

Activities of daily living

ARF

Acute renal failure

AHA

American Hospital Association

AIDS

Acquired Immune Deficiency

AKA

Above knee amputation

AM / am

Morning, Before noon

AMA

American Medical Association, Against Medical Advice

amb

ambulate, walk

amt

amount

ANA

American nurses' Association

ANS

Autonomic nervous system

ant

anterior

approx

approximately

aq, aqua

aqueous ( water base )

AS

left ear

as tol

as tolerated

ASA

Aspirin [ Acetyl salicylic acid ]

ASAP

As soon as possible

ASHD

Arteriosclerotic heart disease

AU

both ears

AV

Arteriovenous, atrioventricular

Ax

axilla, axillary, armpit

Bacti

bacteriology

bid

twice a day

bil.

bilateral

BBB

bundle branch block

BKA

Below knee amputation

Bl Wk

blood work

BM, bm

bowel movement

BP, B/P

blood pressure

BR, Br

Bed rest

BRP

bathroom privileges

BS

Blood Sugar, Bowel movement, Breath Sounds

BSC, bsc

bedside commode

BUN

Blood area nitrogen

Bx, bx

biopsy

Foot or minute

'

Inch or Second

"

less than

<

greater than

>

CRF

Chronic Renal Failure

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