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Medical Abbreviations

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Section 1

Question Answer
ABGArterial blood gas
ACTHAdrenocorticotrophic hormone
ADHAntidiuretic hormone
ADHDAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder
ADLActivities of daily living
AFBAcid-fast bacillus
AIDSAcquired immunodeficiency syndrome
ALLAcute lymphatic leukemia
ANSAutonomic nervous system
ASAPAs soon as possible
AVAtrioventricular
A & OAlert and oriented
ABRAbsolute bedrest
Ad-libAs desired
AmbAmbulate
As tolAs tolerated
axAxillary or axilla
abdAbdominal
acBefore meals
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Section 2

Question Answer
BaBarium
BEBarium enema
BMBowel movement
BMRBasal metabolic rate
BPBlood pressure
BPHBenign prostatic hyperplasia
BUNBlood urea nitrogen
BxBiopsy
BRPBathroom privileges
BSCBedside commode
B/LBilateral both sides
BMPBasic metabolic panel
BIDTwice a day
BIWTwice a week
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Section 3

Question Answer
CCelsius
cWith
CaCalcium, cancer
CTComputed tomography
CBCComplete blood count
CCChief complaint
CCUCoronary care unit, critical care unit
CHDCongenital heart disease, coronary heart disease
CHFCongestive heart failure
CNSCentral nervous system
COPDChronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPRCardiopulmonary resuscitation
CSFCerebrospinal fluid
CVACerebrovascular accident
CVDCardiovascular disease
CXRChest xray
CathCatheterize
ccCubic centimeter
CXRChest xray
CBGCapillary blood gases
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