Medical Abbreviations

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a with line over top

before

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A

assessment

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A w/circle/ A

assist

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A/

active

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AA/

active assist

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AAA

abdominal aortic aneurysm

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AAL

anterior axial line

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AAROM

active assistive range of motion

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AARP

american association of retired persons

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abd

abduction

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ABG

arterial blood gasses

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ABI

acquired brain injury

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abn

abnormal

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ac

before meals

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ACA

anterior cerebral artery

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AC joint

acromioclavicular joint

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ACL

anterior cruciate ligament

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ad lib

at discretion

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ADA

American with disabilities Act, American Diabetes Association

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add

adduction

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ADL, ADLs

activities of daily living

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AE

above elbow

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afib

atrial fibrillation

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AFO

ankle-foot orthosis

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AIDS

acquired immune deficiency syndrome

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AIIS

anterior inferior iliac spine

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A/K

above knee

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AKA

above knee amputation

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AKFO

ankle-knee-foot orthosis

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AKS

arthroscopic knee surgery

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A-line

arterial line

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ALS

amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

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am, a.m.

mourning; before noon

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AMA/DAMA

against medical advise/discharge against medical advise

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AMA

american medical association

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amb

ambulation

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amt

amount

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ANS

autonomic nervous system

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ant

anterior

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ante

before

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A-P

anterior-posterior

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appts

appointments

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APTA

American Physical Therapy Association

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ARC

AIDS-related complex

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ARD

adult respiratory distress

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ARDS

adult respiratory distress syndrome

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ARF

acute renal failure

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AROM

active range of movement

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ASAP

as soon as possible

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ASCVD

arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease

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ASD

arterial septal defect

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ASHD

arteriosclerotic heart disease

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ASIS

anterior superior iliac spine

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assist.

assistance

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ATNR

asymmetrical tonic neck reflex

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A-V

arteriovenous

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AVM

avascular necrosis

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AVR

aortic valve replacement

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AVS

arteriovenous shunt

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ax. cr.

axillary cruthces

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B w/ a circle

bilateral, both

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BBA

Balanced Budget act of 1997

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BBB

bundle branch block

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BBFA

both bone forearm (fractures)

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b/c

because

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BC/BS

blue cross/blue shield

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BE

below elbow

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bid

twice a day

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bil.

bilateral

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biw

twice a week

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BK

below knee

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BKA

below knee amputation

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BLE

both lower extremities

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BM

bowel movement

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BOS

base of support

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BPD

bronchopulmonary dysplasia

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BPF

bronchopleural fistula

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BPM

beats per minute

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BR

bed rest

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B/S, B.S.

bedside

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BS

breath sounds; bowel sounds

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BUE

both upper extremities

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BUN

blood urea nitrogen