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little a with line over it
before
aa
of each
AA
aortic aneurysm
AAA
abdominal aortic aneurysm
abd
abdomen
ac
before meals
ad lib
at will, as desired
adm
admission, admitted, administer
AIDS
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
am
before noon
AMA
against medical advice
ant
anterior
amb
ambulate (walk)
approx
approximately
ASA
aspirin
ASAP
as soon as possible
AV
atrioventricular
BCAA
branched chain amino acids
bid
twice a day
BM
bowel movement
BMR
basal metabolic rate
BP
blood pressure
BPM
beats per minute
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
BW
body weight
B,
biopsy
little c with line over it
with
C
Centigrade, Celsius
CA
cancer, carcinoma
CABG
coronary artery by-pass graft
CAD
coronary artery disease
Cap
capsule
CBW
current body weight
CC
chief complaint
cc
*no longer accepted because can be mistaken for unit; use mL instead
CCU
cardiac care unit
c/o
complains of
CHF
congestive heart failure
chol
cholesterol
CKD
chronic kidney disease
CO2
carbon dioxide
cont
continue
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPN
central parenteral nutrition
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CRF
chronic renal failure
(note: CKD is often preferred)
creat
creatinine
CXR
chest x-ray
dc
discontinue
d/c
*no longer accepted for discharge
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