A & B Abbreviations

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aa

of each

abd

adomen, abdominal

ABG

arterial blood gas

ac

before meals

ACLS

advanced cardiac life support

AD

right ear

ad lib

as desired

ADL

activities of daily living

AED

automated external defibrillation

AIDS

acquired immune deficiency syndrome

am, AM

morning, before noon

AMA

American Medical Association, against medial advice

amb

ambulate, walk

ANS

autonomic nervous system

ant

anterior

ARC

AIDS-related complex

AS

left ear

as tol

as tolerated

ASA

aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid)

ASAP

as soon as possible

AU

both ears

Ax

axilla, axillary, armpit

BE

barium enema

bid

twice a day

BM

bowel movement

BMI

body mass index

BP

blood pressure

BR

bed rest

BRP

bathroom privileges

BS

blood sugar

BSC, bsc

bedside commode

BSE

breast self-examination

BUN

blood urea nitrogen

Bx, bx

biopsy

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