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A & B Abbreviations

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a
before
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