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Medical Abbreviations – A (part 2)

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Abbreviation

Interpretation

AIT Adoptive immunotherapy
AITD Autoimmune thyroid disease
AITN Acute interstitial tubular nephritis
AITP Autoimmune thrombocytopenia purpura
AIU Absolute iodine uptake
AIVC Absence of the inferior vena cava
AIVR Accelerated idioventricular rhythm
AJ Ankle jerk
AJCC American Joint Committee on Cancer
AJO Apple juice only
AJR Abnornal jugular reflex
AK Above-knee
AKA Above-knee amputation
a.k.a. Also known as
AKI Acute kidney injury
AKP Anterior knee pain
AKS Alcoholic Korsakoff syndrome
AKU Artificial kidney unit
AL Acute leukemia
Al aluminum
ALA American Lung Association
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Alpha-Linolenic Acid
Amoebic Liver Abscess
ALAC Antibotic-loaded acrylic cement
ALAD Abnormal left axis deviation
ALA-GLN Alanyl-glutamine
ALARA As low as reasonably achievable
ALAT Alanine aminotransferase
ALAX Apical long axis
ALB albumin
ALC Alcohol
Acetyl-L-Carnitine
ALCA Anomalous left coronary artery
ALCL Anaplastic large-cell lymphoma
ALC R Alcohol rub
ALD Adrenoleukodystrophy
ALDH Aldehyde dehydrogenase
ALDO Aldosterone
ALF Acute liver failure
ALFT Abnormal liver function tests
ALG Antilymphoblast globulin
ALGB Adjustable laparoscopic gastric banding
ALH Atypical lobular hyperplasia
ALIF AAnterior lumbar interbody fusion
A-line Arterial catheter
ALJ Administrative law judge
ALK Alkaline
ALK ISO Alkaline phosphatase isoenzymes
ALK-P Alkaline phosphatase
All-BMT Allogeneic bone marrow transplantation
Allo-HCT Allogenic hematopoietic cell transplant
allo-SCT Allogeneic stem cell transplantation
ALM Acral lentiginous melanoma
ALMI Anterolateral myocardial infarction
ALN Anterior lower back
ALND Axillary lymph node dissection
ALNM Axillary lymph node metastasis
ALO Axiolinguoocclusal
Apraxia of eyelid opening
ALOC Altered level of consciousness
Al(OH)3 Aluminum hydroxide
ALOS Average length of stay
ALP Alkaline phosphatase
ALPS Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome
ALPSA Anterior labroligamentous periosteal sleeve avulsion
ALPZ Alprazolam (Xanax)
ALR Adductor leg raise
ALRI Acute lower-respiratory-tract infection
ALS Acid-labile subunit
ALSG Australian Leukemia Study Group
ALSOB Alcohol-like substance on breath
AALT Alanine aminotransferase
ALTB Acute laryngotracheobronchitis
ALTE Acute life threatening event
ALTF Anterolateral thigh flap
ALVAD Abdominal Left Ventricular Assist Device
ALWMI Anterolateral wall myocardial infarct
ALZ Alzheimer disease
AM Adult male
AMA Advanced maternal age
AMAC Adults molested as children
AMAD Activity median aerodynamic diameter
AMBI Acute multiple brain infarcts
AMAD Morning admission
AM/ADM Morning admission
AMAG Adrenal medullary autograft
AMAL Amalgam
AMAN Acute motor axonal neuropathy
AMAP American Medical Accreditation Program
Amask Aerosol mask
AMAT Anti-malignant antibody test
A-MAT Amorphous material
AMAT S/E Arm Motor Ability Test for shoulder/elbow
AMAT W/H Arm Motor Ability Test for wrist/hand
AMB Ambulate
AMBDs AAutoimmune mucocutaneous blistering diseases
AMBER Advanced multiple beam equalization radiography
AMC Arm muscle circumference
AM/CR Amylase to creatinine ratio
AME Agreed medical examination
AMegL Acute megokaryoblastic leukemia
AMES-LAN American sign language
AMF Aerobic metabolism facilitator
AMG Acoustic myography
AMGA American Medical Group Association
AMI Acute myocardial infarction
AMKL Acute megakaryocytic leukemia
AML Acute myelogenous leukemia
AMLOS Arithmetic mean length of stay
AMLR Auditory midlatency response
AMM Agnogenic myeloid metaplasia
AMML Acute myelomonocytuc leukemia
AMMOL Acute myelomonoblastic leukemia
AMN Adrenomyloneuropathy
Amnio Amniocentesis
AMN SC Amniotic fluid scan
AMOL Acute monoblastic leukemia
AMOVA Analysis of molecular variance
AAMP Adenosine monophosphate
AMPLE Allergies, Medications, Past Medical History, Last Eaten, Events Leading
AMPPE Acute multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy
A-M pr Austin-Moore prosthesis
AMPS Assessment of Motor and Process Skills
AMPT Metyrosine (alphamethylparatyrosine)
AMR Acoustic muscle reflex
AMRI Anterior medial rotary instability
AMS Accelerator mass spectrometry
m-AMSA Amsacrine (acridinyl anisidide)
AMSAN Acute motor sensory axonal neuropathy
AMSIT Attitude, Mood, Sensory, Intellect, Thought
AMT Abbreviated mental test
AMTS Abbreviated Mental Test Score
AMU Accessory-muscle use
AMY Amylase
AMY/CR AAmylase/creatinine ratio
AN Acoustic neuromas
ANA Antinuclear antibody
Anesthesia
American Neurological Association
Anticardiolipin Antibody
American Nurses Association
ANAD Anorexia nervosa and associated disorders
ANADA Abbreviated New Animal Drug Application
ANAG Acute narrow angle glaucoma
ANA SWAB Anaerobic swab
ANC Absolute neutrophil count
ANDA Abbreviated New Drug Application
ANES Anesthesia
ANF Antinuclear factor
ANG Angiogram
AANH Acute normovolemic hemodilution
ANISO Anisocytosis
ANK Ankle
ANL Acceptable noise level
ANLL Acute nonlymphoblastic leukemia
ANM Assistant Nurse Manager
ANN Annual
Annals
Aluminum Nitrate Nonhydrate
Artificial neural network
ANNA Artificial neural network analysis
ANOVA Analysis of variance
ANP Adult Nurse Practitioner
AANPR Advanced notice of proposed rule making
ANS Autonomic Nervous System
Answer
ANSI American National Standards Institute
AANT Anterior
ANTA Anthrax vaccine, absorbed before
ANTE before
ANTI-GAD Antibodies to glutamic acid decarboxylase
ANTI-HBc Antibody to hepatitis B core antigen
ANTI-HBe Antibody to hepatitis B e antigen
ANTI-HBs Antibody to hepatitis B surface antigen
ANTI-Sm Anti-Schistosoma mansoni (antibody)
ANTU Alphanaphthyl Thiourea
ANUG Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
ANV Acute nausea and vomiting
ANX Anxiety
AO Abdominal obesity
A/O Alert and oriented
A&O x 3 Awake and oriented to person, place and time
A&O x 4 Awake and oriented to person, place, time and object
AOA Anaplastic oligoastrocytoma
AOAA Aminooxoacetic acid
AOAP As often as possible
AOAs Adult offspring of alcoholics
AOB Alcohol on breath
AOBC Aortic occlusion ballon catheter
AOBS Acute organic brain syndrome
AOC Abridged ocular chart
AOCD Anemia of chronic disease
AOCL Anodal opening clonus
AOCN Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse
AOD Adult-onset diabetes
AODA Alcohol and other drug abuse
AOFAS American Orthapaedic Foot and Ankle Society
AOI Apnea of infancy
AOIVM Angiographically Occult Intracranial Vascular Malformation
AOL Augmentation of labor
AOLC Acridine-orange leukocyte cytospin
AOM Acute otitis media
Active Oxygen Method
AONAD Alert, oriented, and no acute distress
AOO Anodal opening odor
AOR Adjusted odds ratio
AORC Arthritis and other rheumatic conditions
AORT REGURG Aortic regurgitation
AORT STEN Aortic stenosis
AOS Ambulatory outpatient surgery
Apraxia of Speech
Antibiotic order sheet
AOSC Acute obstructive suppurative cholangiotomy
AOSD Adult-onset Still disease
AOTB Alcohol on the breath
AP Abdominal pain
Abdominal perineal
Acute pancreatitis
A&P Active and present
Anterior and posterior
APA Aldosterone-producing adenoma
APAA Anterior parietal artery aneurysm
APAC Acute primary angle closure
APACHE Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation
APAD Anterior-posterior abdominal diameter
APAG Antipseudomonal aminoglycosidic
APB Abductor pollicis brevis
APBI Accelerated partial breast irradiation
APBSCT Autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
APC Absolute phagocyte count
Activated protein C
APCD Adult polycystic disease
APCE Affinity probe capillary electrophoresis
APCIs Atrial peptide clearance inhibitors
APCKD Adult polycystic kidney disease
AP-CT Abdominal and pelvic computer tomography
APD Acid peptic disease
APDC Anxiety and Panic Disorder Clinic
AP-DRGs All-patient diagnosis-related groups
APDT Acellular pertussis vaccine with diptheria and tetanus toxoids
APE Absolute prediction error
APECED Autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis ectodermal dystrophy
APER Abdominalperineal excision of the rectum
APG Ambulatory patient group
Apgar Appearance, pulse, grimace, activity, and respiration
APH Adult psychiatric hospital
APhA American Pharmacists Association
APHIS Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
API Active pharmaceutical ingredients
APIS Acute Pain Intensity Scale
APIVR Artificial pacemaker-induced ventricular rhythm
APKD Adult polycystic kidney disease
APL Abductor pollicis longus
AP & L Anteroposterior and lateral
APLA Antiphospholipid antibody
APLD Automated percutaneous lumbar diskectomy
APLS Antiphospholipid syndrome
APME Acute postinfectious measles encephalitis
APMPPE Acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy
APMS Acute pain management service
APN Acquired pendular nystagmus
APO Adverse patient occurrence
APOLT Auxiliary partial orthotopic liver transplantation
APOPPS Adjustable postoperative protective prosthetic socket
APP Alternating pressure pad
APPG Aqueous procaine penicillin G
APPLA Another planned permanent living arrangement
appr. Approximate
appt. Appointment
APPY Appendectomy
APR Abdomino-perineal resection
AP & R Apical and radial
APR-DRGs All-patient refined diagnosis-related groups
APRT Abdominopelvic radiotherapy
APRV Airway pressure release ventilation
APS Acute pain service
American Pain Society
APSAC Anistreplase (anisoylated plasminogen streptokinase activator complex)
APSD Alzheimer presenile dementia
APSP Assisted peak systolic pressure
APSS Associated Professional Sleep Societies
aPTT Activated partial thromboplastin time
APU Ambulatory procedure unit
APUD Amine precursor uptake and decarboxylation
APV Amprenavir
APVC Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection
APVR Aortic pulmonary valve replacement
APVT Advance portal vein thrombosis
APW Aortopulmonary window
aq aqueous, water
AQ Acoustic Quantification
anthraquinone
Aphasia Quotient
Accomplishment quotient
AQLQ-M Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire-Marks
AQLQ-J Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire-Juniper
AQOL Acne quality of life
A QUAD Atrial quadrigeminy
AR Archilles reflex
Acoustic reflex
Active resistance
Airway resistance
ARA Adenosine Receptor Agonist
Action Research Arm
Ara Arabinose
ara-C cytarabine (Cytosar-U)
ARAD Abnormal right axis deviation
ARB Angiotensin II receptor blocker
ARBOR Arthropod-borne virus
ARC Abnormal retinal correspondence
Adult residential care
ARCBS American Red Cross Blood Services
ARD Acute respiratory disease
ARDMS American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
ARDS Adult respiratory distress syndrome
ARE Active-resistive exercises
ARF Acute renal failure
Acute respiratory failure
ARFF At risk for falling
ARG Alkaline reflux gastritis
ARGNB Antibiotic-resistant gram-negative bacilli
ARH Autosomal recessive hypercholesterolemia
ARHL Age-related hearing loss
ARHNC Advanced resected head and neck cancer
ARI Acute renal insufficiency
Acute respiratory infection
Acute respiratory illness
ARIF Arthroscopic reduction and internal fixation
ARIMA Autoregressive integrated moving average
ARJP Autosomal recessive juvenile parkinsonism
ARL Acceptable Risk Level
ARLD Alcohol-related liver disease
ARMD Age-related macular degeneration
ARMS Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma
ARN Acute retinal necrosis
ARND Alcohol-related neuro-developmental disorder
ARNP Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
AROM Active range of motion
ARP Absolute refractory period
ARPE Amylase-rich pleural effusion
ARPF Anterior release posterior fusion
ARPKS Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease
ARPN Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
ARPT Acid reflux provocation test
ARR Absolute risk reduction
aRR Adjusted rate ratio
ARROM Active resistive range of motion
ARRT American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
ARS Acute radiation sickness
ART Accredited Record Technician
ARTIC Articulation
ARU Acute receiving unit
ARV AIDS-related virus
ARVC Arrhythnmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
ARVD Arrhythnmogenic right ventricular dysplasia
ARVMB Anomalous right ventricular muscle bundles
ARVs Antiretroviral drugs
ARW Accredited Rehabilitation Worker
ARWY Airway
AS As Stated
Anal Seepage
Activated sleep
ASA Acetylsalicylic Acid (aspirin)
American Society of Anesthesiologists
ASAA Acquired severe aplastic anemia
ASAD Arthroscopic subacromial decompresion
aSAH Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage
AS/AI Aortic stenosis/aortic insufficiency
ASAP As Soon As Possible
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program
ASAT Aspartate aminotransferase
ASB Anesthesia standby
ASBO Adhesive small-bowel obstruction
ASBS American Society of Bariatric Surgery
ASBs Artificially sweetened beverages
A's & B's Apnea and bradycardia
ASC Active symptom control
Altered state of consciousness
ASCA Anti Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Antibody
ASCAD Atherosclerotic coronary artery disease
ASCCC Advanced squamous cell cervical carcinoma
ASCCHN Advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck
ASCI Acute spinal cord injury
ASCO American Society of Clinical Oncology
ASCR Autologous stem cell rescue
ASCS Autologous stem cell support
ASCT Allogeneic stem cell transplantation
ASCUS Atypical squamous cell of undetermined significance
ASCVD Arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
ASCVR Arteriosclerotic cardiovascular renal disease
ASD Acute stress disorder
Adjacent segment defect
ASDA American Sleep Disorders Association
ASDH Acute subdural hematoma
ASDPs Antisocial personality disorders
ASE Abstinence symptom evaluation
ASF Anterior spinal fusion
ASFA Adoption and Safe Families Act
ASFR Age-specific fertility rate
ASG Atrial septal graft
ASH American Society of Hematology
AsH Hypermetropic astigmatism
ASHD Arteriosclerotic heart disease
ASI Active specific immunotherapy
aSi Amorphous silicon
ASIA American Spinal Injury Association
ASIH Anabolic Steroid Induced Hypogonadism
ASIMC Absent, sick in medical center
ASIS Anterior superior iliac spine
ASK Antistreptokinase
ASKase Antistreptokinase
ASL American Sign Language
ASLO Antistreptolysin-O
Actinobacillus Suis-Like Organism
ASLV Avian sarcoma and leukosis virus
AsM Myopic astigmatism
ASMA Anti-smooth-muscle antibody
ASMI Anteroseptal myocardial infarction
ASN Associates's of Science in Nursing
ASO Accessory sinus ostia
Automatic Stop Order
ASOT Antistreptolysin-O titer
ASP Acute suppurative parotitis
ASPDV Anterior superior pancreaticoduodenal vein
ASR Aldosterone secretion rate
As Required
Age-Standardized Rate
Average Seizure Ratio
ASRA Alcohol Severity Rating Scale
ASRM American Society for Reproductive Medicine
ASS Anterior superior supine
ASST Autologous serum skin test
asst Assistant
AST Aspartate Aminotransferase
Allergy skin test
ASTH Australasian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis
ASTI Acute soft tissue injury
AS TOL As tolerated
ASTIG Astigmatism
ASTZ Antistreptozyme test
ASU Acute stroke unit
ASV American Society for Virology
Avian Sarcoma Virus
Anti-snake venom
ASVD Arteriosclerotic vessel disease
ASYM Asymmetric
ASX Asymptomatic
AT Abdominothoracic
ATA Atmosphere absolute
ATB Antibiotic
ATBF African tick-bite fever
ATC Around The Clock
Acute toxic class
ATCCS Acute traumatic central cord syndrome
ATD Antithyroid drugs
ATE Adipose tissue extraction
ATEM Analytical transmission electron microscopy
ATES Arterial thromboembolic events
At Fib Atrial fibrillation
ATFL Anterior talofibular ligament
ATG Antithymocyte globulin
ATHR Angina threshold heart rate
ATI Abdominal Trauma Index
ATL Achilles tendon lengthening
ATLL Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma
ATLP Anterior thoracolumbar locking
ATLS Acute tumor lysis syndrome
ATM Acute transverse myelitis
ATN Acute tubular necrosis
ATNC Atraumatic normocephalic
aTNM Autopsy staging of cancer
ATNR Asymmetrical tonic neck reflex
ATO Arsenic trioxide
ATP Adenosine Triphosphate
According-to-protocol
ATPS Ambient temperature & pressure, saturated with water vapor
ATR Achilles tendon reflex
ATRA All-trans retinoic acid
atr fib Atrial fibrillation
ATRO Atropine
ATRX Acute transfusion reaction
ATU Alcohol treatment unit
ATUE abbreviated therapeutic use exemption
ATV All-terrain vehicle
ATSO Admit to service of
ATSP Ask to see patient
ATT Alternating triple therapy
ATTN Attention
ATTR Amyloid transtyretin
ATX Atelectasis
ATZ Aminotetrazole
Anal transitional zone
AU Allergenic units
Au gold
A/U at umbilicus
AUB Abnormal uterine bleeding
AuBMT Autologous bone marrow transplant
AUC Area Under the Curve
Analytical ultracentrifugation
AUD Amplifiable units of DNA
AUD COMP Auditory comprehension
AUDIT Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test
AUG Acute ulcerative gingivitis
AUGIB Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding
AUIC Area under the inhibitory curve
AUL Acute undifferentiated leukemia
AUR Acute urinary retention
AUS Acute urethral syndrome
AuSCT Autologous stem cell transplantation
AutD Autistic disorder
AUTO Autologous
AUTO SP Automatic speech
AV Anteverted
Anticipatory vomiting
AVA Anthrax vaccine, adsorbed
AVB Atrioventricular block
AVC Acrylic veneer crown
AVD Aortic valve disease
AVDP Asparaginase, vincristine, daunorubicin and prednisone
AVE Aortic valve echocardiogram
AVED Ataxia with isolated vitamin E deficiency
AVF Arteriovenous fistula
AVG Average
AVGS Autologous vein graft stent
AVH Acute viral hepatitis
AVHB Atrioventricular heart block
AVLT Auditory verbal learning test
AVM Arteriovenous malformation
AVN Arteriovenous nicking
AVNB Atrioventricular nodal block
AVNR Atrioventricular nodal re-entry
AVNRT Atrioventricular node recovery time
AVOC Avocation
AVP Arginine vasopressin
AVR Aortic valve replacement
AVS Aortic valve sclerosis
Audio Visual Stimulation
AVSS Afebrile, vital signs stable
AW Abdominal wall
A/W Able to work
A & W Alive and well
AWB Autologous whole blood
AWE Acetowhite epithelium (oncology)
AWI Anterior wall infarct
AWO Airway obstruction
AWP Airway pressure
Average wholesale price
AWS Alcohol withdrawal seizures
AWU Alcohol withdrawal unit
AXB Axillary block
AXC Aortic cross clamp
AXND Axillary node dissection
AXR Abdomen x-ray
AXT Alternating exotropia
AY Acrocyanotic
AZA Azathioprine
Auto Antibodies to Zona Pellucida
AZE Azelastine hydrochloride
AZM Acquisition zoom (technology)
AZOOR Acute zonal occult outer retinopathy
AZT Zidovudine
A-Z test Aschheim-Zondek test
Medical Abbreviations – A