Here are the results for the letter a

a
absorbance

A
adenine

a
ante

A
arteriole

a
artery

A
asymptomatic no symptoms (eg in Hodgkin lymphoma)

a
autopsy

a -GPA
alpha-D-glucose pentaacetate

a alternata
alternaria alternata

a annua
artemisia annua

a baumannii
acinetobacter baumannii

a belladonna
atropa belladonna

a brassicicola
alternaria brassicicola

a californica
artemisia californica

a castellanii
acanthamoeba castellanii

a cell
amacrine cell

a cepa
allium cepa

a coenophialum
acremonium coenophialum

a culbertsoni
acanthamoeba culbertsoni

a duodenale
ancylostoma duodenale

a filifolia
artemisia filifolia

a githago
agrostemma githago

a junii
acinetobacter junii

a kiliense
acremonium kiliense

a polyphaga
acanthamoeba polyphaga

a sativa
avena sativa

a tridentata
artemisia tridentata

A-a 02
alveolo-arterial oxygen tension

A-Fib
atrial fibrillation

A-IC
average integrated concentration

a-line
arterial line

a-p
anterior and posterior

A-P
anterior-posterior

A-P D
anteroposterior diameter

A-P repair
anterior-posterior repair

a-p&lat
anteroposterior and lateral

A-PEEP
assisted positive end expiratory pressure

a-v
atrioventricular

a.c.
before meals (from "ante cibum," before meals)

A.D.
right ear

A.G.E.
Acute Gastroenteritis

a.m.
morning

A.S.
left ear

A.U.
both ears

A/A
albuterol and atrovent - Considered Invalid

A/A ROM
active/assisted range of motion

A/B
A/B acid-base ratio

a/c
adriamycin / cyclophosphamide

A/C
aircraft/assist control/air conditioning

a/c
anterior chamber of eye

A/E
air evacuation

A/G
albumin/globulin ratio

a/o
alert and oriented

a/p
assessment and plan

A/S
airsickness

A/V
ampere/volt

A/V
artery (diameter) to vein (diameter) ratio

A&A
aid and attendance

A&B
apnea and bradycardia

A&BC
air and bone conduction

a&e
accident and emergency department

A&OX3
alert and oriented times three (person, place, time)

A&OX3
alert and oriented to person place and date

a&ox4
alert and oriented to person place time and date

A&P
auscultation and palpation

A&P
auscultation and percussion

a&s
ambu & suction

A&W
alive and well

A>B
air conduction greater than bone conduction

A>B
air greater than bone (conduction)

A1
aortic first sound

a1ad
alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency emphysema

a1AT
alpha-1-antitrypsin

a2
aortic component second heart sound

A2
aortic second sound

A2U
alpha 2u-globulin

aa
african american

aa
alcohol abuse

aa
Alcoholics anonymous

AA
Alcoholics Anonymous/Amino acids

aa
alopecia areata

AA
Altanto-axial

aa
amino acid

aa
amyloid protein A

AA
Anaplastic Anaemia

aa
aortic aneurysm

aa
aortic arch

aa
aplastic anemia

aa
ara c

aa
arachidonic acid

aa
arteries

aa
ascending aorta

aa
of each (Greek: Ana)

AA
reactive (secondary) amyloidosis

aa seq
amino acid sequence

AAA
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

AAA
acquired aplastic anemia

AAA
acute apical abscess

AAA
adenine-adenine-adenine codon for lysine

AAA
aromatic amino acid

AAA
diagnostic arthroscopy and possible operative arthrotomy

AAAAD
apply to affected areas as directed

AAAASF
American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities

AAAP
activity of antiactivator in plasma

AABB
American Association of Blood Banks

AAC
adenine-adenine-cytosine codon for asparagine

AACPDM
American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (also: AAOS Specialty Societies)

AACR
American Association for Cancer Research

Aad
aminoadipic acid

AADC
amino acid decarboxylase

AAE
American Association of Endodontists

AAETS
American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

AAF
2-acetylaminofluorene

AAF
acetylaminofluorene

AAF
anterior auditory field

AAF
astrocytoma with atypical/anaplastic foci

AAF/OL
anaplastic astrocytomas /oligodendrogliomas

AAFP
American Academy of Family Physicians

AAG
adenine-adenine-guanine codon for lysine

aag
alpha 1 acid glycoprotein

aah
atypical adenomatous hyperplasia

AAHKS
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (also: AAOS Specialty Societies)

AAHS
American Association for Hand Surgery (also: AAOS Related Organizations)

aai
acute alcohol intoxication

AAKP
American Association of Kidney Patients

aall
anterior axillary line

AAMC
Association of American Medical Colleges

AAMI
Advancement of Medical Instrumentation

aami
age associated memory impairment

AAMT
American Association for Medical Transcriptionists

aamtase
aklanonic acid methyltransferase

AAN
American Academy of Neurology

AANA
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

AANA
Arthroscopy Association of North America (also: AAOS Related Organizations)

AANOS
The American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons

AANS
American Association of Neurological Surgeons

AAO
American Academy of Ophthalmology

AAOC
antacid of choice

AAofA
Ambulance Association of America

AAOFAS
American Association of Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons

AAOHN
American Association of Occupational Health Nurses

AAOM
American Academy of Oral Medicine

AAOO
American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology

AAOP
American Academy of Oral Pathology

AAOP
American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists

AAOPP
American Association of Osteopathic Postgraduate Physicians

AAOS
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery

AAOT
Association Argentina de Ortopedia y Traumatologia (Argentinian Orthopaedic Association)

aaox3
awake alert and oriented to date place & person

AAOx3
Awake place and time ; alert and oriented x 3 (to person

AAP
air at atmospheric pressure

AAP
American Academy of Pediatrics

AAP
American Academy of Pedodontics

AAP
American Academy of Periodontology

AAP
American Academy of Psychoanalysis

AAP
American Academy of Psychotherapists

AAP
American Association of Pathologists

AAP
aminoantipyrine

AAP
Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis

AAP
Association of Academic Physiatrists

AAP
Association of American Physicians

AaP02
(A-a) P02

AAPA
American Academy of Physician Assistants

AAPA
American Association of Pathologist Assistants

AAPB
American Association of Pathologists and Bacteriologists

AAPC
antibiotic-associated pseudomembranous colitis

AAPCC
adjusted annual per capita cost

AAPCC
adjusted average per capita cost

AAPCC
American Association of Poison Control Centers

AaPco2
(A-a)Pc02 ; alveolo-arterial carbon dioxide tension difference alveolo-arterial oxygen tension difference.

AAPF
anti-arteriosclerosis polysaccharide factor

AAPH
not sure yet

AAPHD
American Association of Public Health Dentists

AAPHP
American Association of Public Health Physicians

AAPL
American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

AAPM
American Association of Physicists in Medicine

AAPM&R
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

AAPMC
antibiotic-associated pseudo-membranous colitis

AAPOS
American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

AAPP
American Academy on Physician and Patient

AAPPO
American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations

AAPS
American Association of Plastic Surgeons

AAPS
Arizona Articulation Proficiency Scale

AAPS
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

AAPSM
American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine

AAR
active avoidance reaction

AAR
acute articular rheumatism

aar
against all risks

AAR
antigen-antiglobulin reaction

AARC
American Association for Respiratory Care

AARDA
American Autoimune Related Diseases Association

AARE
automobile accident - rear end

aark
automated anesthesia record keeper

AARM
atrophic age related maculopathy

AAROM
active assertive range of motion

AARP
American Association of Retired Persons

aas
aarskog scott syndrome

AAS
Aarskog-Scott (syndrome)

AAS
acid aspiration syndrome

AAS
alcoholic abstinence syndrome

AAS
American Academy of Sanitarians

AAS
American Analgesia Society

AAS
aneurysm of atrial septum

AAS
anthrax anti serum

AAS
aortic arch syndrome

aas
atlantoaxial subluxation

AAS
atomic absorption spectrophotometry

AASD
American Academy of Stress Disorders

AASH
adrenal androgen stimulating hormone

AASH
American Association for the Study of Headache

AASK
African American Study of Kidney Diseases and Hypertension Pilot Study

AASP
acute atrophic spinal paralysis

AASP
American Association of Senior Physicians

AASP
ascending aorta synchronized pulsation

AASS
American Association for Social Security

AAST
American Association for the Surgery of Trauma

AAT
Aachen Aphasia Test

AAT
academic aptitude test

AAT
alkylating agent therapy

aat
alpha 1 antitrypsin

AAT
atrial triggered (pacemaker)

AAT
auditory apperception test

AAT
automatic atrial tachycardia

AATS
American Association for Thoracic Surgery

AAU
acute anterior uveitis

AAU
adenine-adenine-uracil codon for asparagine

AAV
adeno-associated virus

aav
aids associated virus

AAVMC
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

AAVP
American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists

AAVPT
American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics

AAW
anterior aortic wall

AAWD
American Association of Women Dentists

AAWM
American Academy of Wound Management

AB
abdominal

AB
abortion

AB
Ace bandage

AB
active bilaterally

AB
aid to the blind

AB
alcian blue

AB
alertness behavior

AB
antibiotic

Ab
antibody

AB
antigen binding

AB
apex beat

AB
asbestos body

ab
asthmatic bronchitis

AB
axiobuccal

aB
azure B

AB
Bachelor of Arts (LatArtium Baccalaureus)

AB
blood group AB

aba
abscissic acid

ABA
allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis

ABA
American Board of Anesthesiologists

ABA
antibacterial activity

ABA
arrest before arrival

ABA
Arthroscopie Belge - Belgian Arthroscopy Association

ABAT
American Board of Applied Toxicology

abatc
azidobenzamidotaurocholate

Abb
abbreviations; abbreviated.

ABB
Albright-Butler-Bloomberg syndrome

ABB
American Board of Bioanalysis

ABB
Asea Brown Boveri

ABBI
advanced breast biopsy instrument

ABBQ
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Beliefs and Behavior Questionnaire

abbr
abbreviation

ABC
absolute basophil count

ABC
absolute bone conduction

ABC
acalculous biliary colic

ABC
acid balance control

ABC
aconite-belladonna-chloroform

ABC
Advanced Breast Cancer

ABC
alignment calcium (synovial fluid pearls in gout and pseudogout)

ABC
alternative birth center

ABC
alum and charcoal (purification and deodorizing method)

ABC
American Blood Commission

ABC
aneurysmal bone cyst

ABC
antigen-binding capacity

abc
apnea bradycardia cyanosis

ABC
apnea cyanosis

ABC
aspiration biopsy cytology

ABC
aspiration needle biopsy

ABC
assessment of basic competency

ABC
atomic and chemical (warfare) and chemical (warfare) Biological

Abc
autoantibodies to collagen

ABC
avidin-biotin complex

ABC
axiobuccocervical

ABCC
Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission

ABCD
asymmetry color variegated

ABCDE
botulism toxin pentavalent

ABCDEFGH
air ways cardiac shadow

ABCDES
abnormal alignment cartilage joint space loss

ABCDES
adjust medication cervical spine disease

Abd
(abdere) abdomen

ABD
Abduction

abd
abductor

abdom
abdomen

Abds
Abdominals

abdv
bleomycin doxorubicin dtic vinblastine

ABE
acetone-butanol-ethanol

ABE
acid-base equilibrium

ABE
activity before exercise

ABE
actual base excess

ABE
acute bacterial endocarditis

ABE
acute bacterial exacerbations of chronic bronchitis

ABE
Adult Basic Education Programs

ABE
American Board of Endodontics

ABE
aminobenzoate

ABE
anode-break excitation

ABE
antisheep beta-endorphin

ABE
atypical bronchial epithelium

Abe
autoantibodies to elastin

ABE
average bioequivalence

ABe
Averrhoa bilimbi

ABE
estradiol bound to albumin

ABE
trivalent botulinic antitoxin

ABE-1
a strain of the psychrophilic marine bacterium Vibrio ABE-1

ABE-I
anion-binding exosite I

ABE-II
anion-binding exosite II

Abeta
beta-amyloid (component of Alzheimer's disease plaques)

ABF
alpha-L-arabinofuranosidases

abf
aortobifemoral graft

abg
aortic bifurcation graft

ABG
arterial blood gas(es)

ABG
autogenous bone graft

ABI
Ankle brachial index

ABI
ankle to brachial index

abi
arterial pressure index

ABJS
Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (AAOS Specialty Societies)

abk
aphakic bullous keratopathy

abl
abetalipoproteinaemia

abl
abetalipoproteinemia

abl
african burkitt's lymphoma

abl
angioblastic lymphadenopathy

ablc
amphotericin b lipid complex

abm
alveolar basement membrane antibody

ABMA
anti-basement membrane antibody disease (Goodpasture's syndrome)

ABMS
American Board of Medical Specialties

abmt
autologous bone marrow transplant

ABN
abducens nucleus

AbN
ablation nephropathy

Abn
abnormal

abn
abnormality of a chromosome (egabn 12p)

ABN
active bulimia nervosa (BN)

ABN
acute bacterial nephritis

ABN
acute brachial neuropathy/neuritis

ABN
advance beneficiary notices

ABN
Advanced beneficiary notice

ABN
alkali-treated bound niacin

ABN
anterior BNST lesions (BNST bed nucleus of the stria terminalis).

AbN
antibody nitrogen

AbN
antibody to the N terminus (of a protein or peptide)

ABN
arched-back nursing (about laboratory rats)

ABN
artificial background noise

ABN
aseptic (avascular) bone/bone marrow necrosis

ABN
Association of British Neurologists

ABN
endo-1

ABN
The Brazilian Academy of Neurology

Abn-cbd
abnormal cannabidiol

abo
a system of classifying blood groups by a or b antibody

abo
bleo mtx vcr

ABO
blood grouping system

abo hdn
abo hemolytic disease of the newborn

ABOS
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

ABP
American Board of Pathology

ABP
American Board of Pediatrics

ABP
androgen binding protein

abp
arterial blood pressure

abpa
asthmatic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis

ABPB
abductor pollicis brevis (also APB)

ABPI
Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry

ABPL
abductor pollicis longus (also APL)

ABR
Auditory Brainstem Response

ABR
auditory brainstem response audiometry

abs
abdominal muscles

abs
absent

abs
acute brain syndrome

abs
affect balance scale

ABS
American Back Society

abs
anorexic behavior scales

abt
about

abt
autologous blood transfusion

ABTA
American Brain Tumor Association

abu
asymptomatic bacteriuria

abv
actinomycin d, bleomycin, vincristine

abv
adriamycin, bleomycin, vinblastine

abv
bleo dox vbl

abvd
bleomycin dacarbazine doxorubicin vincristine

ABW
absolute body weight

ABW
actual body weight

abx
antibiotics

AC
abdominal cicumference

AC
Acromioclavicular

AC
acromioclavicular joint

AC
acromioclavicular/abdominal circumference/ air conduction

ac
acute

AC
adriamycin, cyclophosphamide

ac
air conditioning

ac
air conduction

ac
alternating current

ac
ante cenam / before meals

ac
ante cibum

ac
ante cibum (before meals)

Ac
anterior chamber

ac
ascending colon

ac
assist control

ac
before meals

AC-PH
ac phos acid phosphatase

ac/a
accommodation convergence/accommodation

AC/SIUG
ambulatory care special-interest user group

ACA
adenine-cytosine-adenine codon for threonine

ACA
American Chiropractic Association

ACA
Amputee Coalition of America (also: AAOS Related Organizations)

ACA
Anterior Cerebral Artery

AcAAP
N-acetylaminoantipyrine

acad
academy

acbe
air contrast barium enema

acc
acceleration

acc
accelerator

acc
accident

acc
accommodation

ACC
adenine-cytosine-cytosine codon for serine

ACC
adenine-cytosine-cytosine codon for threonine

acc
agenesis of corpus callosum

acc
alveolar cell carcinoma

ACC
American College of Cardiology

ACC
anodal closure contraction

acc
aplasia cutis congenita

acca
adenylate cyclase constitutive activator

acca
adrenal cortical carcinoma

acca
adrenocortical carcinoma

ACCEL
accelerations

ACCME
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

accord
according to

ACCP
American College Of Chest Physicians

accpn
agenesis of the corpus callosum with peripheral neuropathy

ACCx
anterior cingulate cortex

ACD
absorbent cover dressing

acd
acid citrate dextrose

acd
adult celiac disease

acd
allergic contact dermatitis

acd
anemia of chronic disease

ACD
anterior cervical discectomy

ACD
asymmetrical cortical degeneration syndromes

acd
automatic cardiac defibrillator procedure

ACD
Available Chemical Directory

acd
corneal dystrophy

ACDF
adult children from dysfunctional family

ACDF
anterior cervical discectomy and fusion

ACDM
Association for Clinical Data Management

ACE
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme

ace
cyclophosphamide doxorubicin

ace
dipeptidyl peptidase a

ACEI
angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors

acetoacetyl coa
acetoacetyl coenzyme a

acetyl coa
acetyl coenzyme a

acetyl coa acetyltransferase
acetyl coenzyme a acetyltransferase

acetyl coa carboxylase
acetyl coenzyme a carboxylase

ACF
anterior cervical fusion

acf
anterior cranial fossa

ACFAS
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

ACG
adenine-cytosine-guanine codon for threonine

ACG
angiocardiography

acg
angle closure glaucoma

ACh
Acetyl Choline

ach
acetylcholine

ach
achondroplasia

ach
adrenal cortical hormone

ach esterase
acetylcholinesterase

AChR
Acetyl Choline Receptor

AChR
acetylcholine receptor

aci
acute coronary insufficiency

ACIH
adrenocortical hormone

ACILS
American Center for International Labor Solidarity

aciol
anterior chamber intraocular lens

ACIP
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

ACJ
acromioclavicular joint (also AC joint)

acj
amelocemental junction of tooth

ACL
Achievement Check List

ACL
acromegaloid features corneal leukoma (syndrome)

ACL
anterior clavicular line

ACL
anterior cruciate ligament

ACL
anticardiolipin (antibody)

ACl
aspiryl chloride

ACLA
American Clinical Laboratory Association

acla
anti cardiolipin antibody

ACLC
Assessment of Children's Language Comprehension

ACLD
Association for Children with Learning Disabilities

ACLF
adult congregate living facility

ACLI
American Council on Life Insurance

ACLI
anterior chamber lens implant

aCLL
atypical chronic lymphocytic leukemia

ACLM
American College of Legal Medicine

ACLPS
Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists

ACLR
anterior capsulolabral reconstruction

acls
advanced cardiac life support

AcLV
avian acute leukemia virus

ACM
acetaminophen

acm
aclacinomycin a

ACM
acute cerebrospinal meningitis

acm
adriamycin, cyclophosphamide, methotrexate

ACM
albumin-calcium-magnesium

ACM
alveolar capillary membrane

ACM
anticardiac myosin

acm
arnold chiari malformation

ACM
Arnold-Chiari malformation

ACMA
American Occupational Medical Association

ACMC
Association of Canadian Medical Colleges

ACMD
associate chief medical director

ACME
Advisory Council on Medical Education

ACME
Automated Classification of Medical Entities

ACMF
arachnoid cyst of the middle fossa

ACMI
American College of Medical Informatics

ACML
atypical chronic myeloid leukemia

ACMP
alveolar-capillary membrane permeability

ACMR
Advisory Committee on Medical Research

ACMS
American Chinese Medical Society

ACMSF
Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food (UK)

ACMT
artificial circus movement tachycardia

ACMV
assist-controlled mechanical ventilation

acn
acoustic neurinoma

ACN
acute conditioned neurosis ventilation

ACN
Ambulatory Care Network ventilation

ACN
American College of Neuropsychiatrists ventilation

ACN
American College of Nutrition

ACN
anterior cervical nodes

ACNM
American College of Nuclear Medicine Nutrition

ACNM
American College of Nurse-Midwives

ACNP
acute care nurse practitioner Midwives

ACNP
American College of Nuclear Physicians

acnu
nimustine

ACO
acute coronary occlusion

ACO
alert oriented

ACO
anodal closure odor

ACO-HNS
American Council of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

ACOA
adult child of alcoholic (syndrome)

ACOA
adult children of alcoholics

ACoA
anterior communicating artery

ACOAs
collegiate adult children of alcoholics

ACOEM
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

ACOEP
American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians

ACOG
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

ACOHA
American College of Osteopathic Hospital Administrators

ACOI
American College of Osteopathic Internists

ACOM
American College of Occupational Medicine

ACOM
anterior communicating (artery)

ACOMS
American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

ACOOG
American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists

ACOP
American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians

ACOP
approved code of practice

ACORDE
A Corsortium on Restorative Dentistry Education

ACOS
American College of Osteopathic Surgeons

ACOS
associate chief of staff

ACOS/AC
associate chief of staff for ambulatory care

Acous
acoustics

ACP
accessory conduction pathway

ACP
acetone powder

acp
acid phosphatase

acp
acupuncture

ACP
acyl carrier protein

ACP
American College of Pathologists

ACP
American College of Pharmacists

ACP
American College of Physicians

ACP
American College of Prosthodontists

ACP
American College of Psychiatrists

ACPA
American Cleft Palate Association

ACPC
aminocyclopentane carboxylic (acid)

ACPE
American College of Physician Executives

ACPM
American College of Preventative Medicine

ACPM
American College of Preventive Medicine

ACPOC
Association of Children's Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics (AAOS Specialty Societies)

ACPP
adrenocortical polypeptide

ACPP
prostate-specific acid phosphatase

acps
acrocephalopolysyndactyly

ACR
abnormally contracting region

ACR
absolute catabolic rate

acr
aclarubicin

ACR
acriflavine

Acr
acrylic

ACR
adenomatosis of colon and rectum

ACR
adjusted community rate

acr
amalgam cement restoration

ACR
ambulance call report

ACR
American College of Radiology

ACR
American College of Rheumatology

ACR
anticonstipation regimen

ACR
axillary count rate

acra
acetylcholine receptor antibody

ACRF
ambulatory care research facility

ACRI
Africa Crisis Response Initiative

ACRM
American Congress on Rehabilitation Medicine

ACRPI
Association of Clinical Research for the Pharmaceutical Industry

ACS
acrocallosal syndrome

ACS
acrocephalosyndactyly

ACS
acute cervical strain; acute cervical sprain

ACS
acute chest syndrome

ACS
acute confusional state

ACS
Alcon Closure System

acs
american cancer society

ACS
American Chemical Society

ACS
American College of Surgeons

ACS
anodal closure sound

ACS
anterior cortical spoke

acs
anterior tibial compartment syndrome

acs
antireticular cytotoxic serum

ACS
aperture current setting

ACS
Association of Clinical Scientists

ACSA
adenylate cyclase-stimulating activity

ACSE
association control service element

ACSF
artificial cerebrospinal fluid

ACSM
American College of Sports Medicine

ACSP
adenylate cyclase-stimulating protein

ACSP
Australian College of Sports Physicians

ACSV
aortocoronary saphenous vein

ACSVBG
aortocoronary saphenous vein bypass graft

ACSVBG
aortocoronary saphenous vein graft

AcT
acceleration time

ACT
achievement through counseling and treatment

ACT
actin

act
actinomycin

act
activated clotting time

ACT
active motion

act
activity

act
acute coronary thrombosis

ACT
advanced coronary treatment

ACT
anterocolic transposition

ACT
antichymotrypsin

ACT
anticoagulant therapy

ACT
anxiety control training

ACT
asthma care training

ACT
atropine coma therapy

act-c
actinomycin c

Act-D
actinomycin D

ACTA
American Cardiology Technologists Association

ACTA
automatic computerized transverse axial (scanning)

ACTe
anodal closure tetanus

ACTG
AIDS Clinical Trial Group

ACTH
adrenocorticotrophic hormne

ACTH-LI
adrenocorticotropin-like immunoreactivity

ACTHR
adrenocorticotropic hormone receptor

actriib
activin receptor type iib

ACTS
acute cervical trauma syndrome

ACTZ
acetazolamide

ACU
adenine-cytosine-uracil codon for threonine

acug
arthrocutaneouveal granulomatosis

acv
acyclovir

acv
airway closing volume

ACV
anterior cortical vacuoles

acv
aplasia of cerebellar vermis

ACVB
aortocoronary venous bypass

ACVD
acute cardiovascular disease

ACVD
arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease

acvg
aortocoronary vein graft

acyl coa
acyl coenzyme a

ad
adenoidal degeneration

AD
admission and discharge

AD
admitting diagnosis

AD
adult disease

ad
advertisement

AD
alternating days

AD
Alzheimer's disease

ad
atopic dermatitis

ad
atrio dextro

ad
auris dextra

AD
auris dextra (right ear)

ad
autogenic drainage

ad
autosomal dominant

ad
drug addiction

ad lib
ad libitim

ad lib
as desired

ad lib
at liberty

ada
adenosine deaminase

ada
american dental association

ADA
American Diabetes Association

ada
american dietetic association

ada
americans with disabilities act

ADA
anterior descending artery

ADADS
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Data System

ADAF
American Dietetic Association Foundation

adamha
alcohol drug abuse and mental health administration

adas
alzheimer's disease assessment scale

ADAS-Cog
Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale-Cognitive Subscale

ADASP
Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical Pathology

adat
advance diet as tolerated

adbc
adriamycin, dtic, bleomycin, ccnu

adc
acquired immune deficiency syndrome dementia complex

adc
adenylate cyclase

adc
adrenal cortex

adc
aids dementia complex

adcc
antibody dependent cell cytotoxicity

ADCC
antibody dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity

ADD
addiction

ADD
adduct; adduction

ADD
Adduction

ADD
attention deficit disorder

ADD
average daily dose

addl
additional

ade
ara c, daunorubicin, etoposide

ADEA
American Dental Education Association

ADEA
Association for the Development of Education in Africa

adem
acute disseminated encephalomyelitis

ADEM
acute disseminated encephalomyelitis/encephalopathy

aden
acantholytic dyskeratotic epidermal nevus

adenoca
adenocarcinoma

ADF
acid detergent fiber

ADF
actin depolymerizing factor

adf
aortoduodenal fistula

ADG
average daily gain

adh
alcohol dehydrogenase

ADH
antidiuretic hormone

ADH
atypical ductal hyperplasia

ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADI
acceptable daily intake

adi
autosomal dominant ichthyosis vulgaris

adic
adriamycin, dtic

adip
acute demyelinating inflammatory polyradiculopathy

ADJ
adjacent

ADJ
adjoining

ADJ
adjunct

ADJ
adjust

adj
adjuvant

ADJ
adjuvant chemotherapy

adk
adenylate kinase

ADL
activities of daily living

ADLS
Assisted Daily Living Services

ADM
abductor digiti minimi

ADM
Academy of Dental Materials

ADM
acellular dermal matrix

ADM
acetone dry mass

ADM
acetone-dissolution method

ADM
acquired dermal melanocytosis

ADM
action description resolution

ADM
adamantane

ADM
adaptive decision making

ADM
adenomyomatosis

ADM
adhesion molecules

adm
administered

adm
administration

ADM
administrative medicine

adm
administrator

adm
admission

ADM
admission/admitted

ADM
adrenal medulla

ADM
adrenodemedullated

ADM
adrenomedullin

ADM
advancement of the mandible

ADM
Aide au Diagnostic Medical (database)

adm
air dry mass

ADM
allogeneic dermal matrix

ADM
aminopyrine-N-demethylase

ADM
amyopathic dermatomyositis

ADM
angular dependence model

ADM
anisodamine

ADM
anterior deep masseter

ADM
antroduodenal manometry

ADM
aperture-defined microvolume

ADM
appraisal-disruption model

ADM
arginine-deficient medium

ADM
armadillo-derived mycobacteria

ADM
aspergillus differential medium

ADM
atypical diabetes mellitus

ADM
auditory dominance model

ADM
average distance map

ADM scale
Acceptance of Disability Scale Modified

admckd
autosomal dominant, medullary cystic kidney disease

ADP
abductor pollicis

adp
adenosine diphosphate

ADP
Agricultural Development Program

adpase
adenosine diphosphatase

adpkd
autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

adr
adverse drug reaction

adria
adriamycin

ads
alcohol dependence scale

ADS
anterior dynamized system (produced by: Abbott Labs)

ads
antibody deficiency syndrome

adt
admission, diagnosis, triage

ADT
admission-discharge-transfer

adu
acute duodenal ulcer

ADV
advised

ADV
arterial deep venous

ADV
Aujeszky's Disease Virus

AE
above elbow

AE
above the elbow

ae
acrodermatitis enteropathica

AE
active and equal

AE
Adverse event

ae
aeronautical engineer

ae
agricultural engineer

aea
above elbow amputation

AEA
Asociación Española de Artroscopia (Spanish Arthroscopy Association - only Spanish)

AEA
auricular electroacupuncture

AEB
as evidenced by

AEC
5-amino 9 ethyl carbazol

aec
aminoethylcysteine

AED
antiepileptic drug

aed
automated external defibrillator

AED
automatic external defribulator

AEEC
attaching and effacing Escherichia coli

aeeg
ambulatory eeg

aef
allogenic effect factor

aef
amyloid enhancing factor

aef
aryepiglottic fold

AEH
atypical endometrial hyperplasia

AEI
acetyleethyleneimine

aem
ataxia, episodic, with myokymia

aep
auditory evoked potentials

AER
auditory evoked response

AER
average evoked response

AERC
African Economic Research Consortium

AES
adult emergency service

AET
2-aminoethylisothiouronium bromide hydrobromide

af
acid fast

AF
adult female

af
afebrile

af
amaurosis fugax

af
amniotic fluid

AF
anterior fontanel

af
anterior fontanelle

AF
aortic flow

AF
aortofemoral

af
asian female

af
auricular fibrillation

af
dental amalgam filling present

afb
acid fast bacillus

afb
aflatoxin b

AFB1
aflatoxin B1

AFB2a
aflatoxin B2a

AFC
amniotic fluid cortisol

AFC/MSC
ratio of amniotic fluid cortisol and maternal serum cortisol

afgf
acidic fibroblast growth factor

afi
amaurotic familial idiocy

AFI
amniotic fluid index

AFIP
Air Force Institute of Pathology

afip
armed forces institute of pathology

AFL
aflatoxicol

afl
atrial flutter

AFLM1
aflatoxicol M1

AFLP
acute fatty liver of pregnancy

AFM
atomic force microscope

AFNOR
French Standardisation Institut

AFO
Ankle Foot Orthosis

AFO
ankle-foot orthoses

AFP
acute flaccid paralysis

AFP
alpha fetoprotein

AFP
Alpha-fetoprotein - eg expressed by germ cell tumours and other cancers

AFROC
Association of Freestanding Radiation Oncology Centers

AFSI
Africa Food Security Initiative

aft
aflatoxin

aft
afternoon

AFTR
atrophy

AFU
amniotic fluid volume

AFX
atypical fibroxanthoma

ag
anion gap

ag
antigen

ag
atrial gallop

ag
atrophic gastritis

Ag
silver

AGA
adenine-guanine-adenine codon for arginine

aga
anti gliadin antibody

aga
appropriate for gestational age

AGA
average for gestational age

AGCT
adult granulosa cell tumour

AGF
angle of greatest flexion

AGG
adenine-guanine-guanine codon for arginine

agg
agammaglobulinemia

AGG
aggravation

AGI
Academy for Guided Imagery

agit
agitation

agl
acute granulocytic leukemia

aglt
acidified glycerol lysis test

agmx
agammaglobulinemia, x linked

agn
acute glomerulonephritis

agnor
silver staining nucleolar organizing regions

ags
adrenogenital syndrome

ags
alagille syndrome

AGS
American Geriatric Society

ags
audiogenic seizure

agsg
alliance of genetic support groups

agt
activity group therapy

agt
aminoglutethimide

agt
antiglobulin test

AGTT
abnormal glucose tolerance test

AGU
adenine-guanine-uracil codon for serine

agus
atypical glands of unknown significance

agw
anogenital warts

AH
abdominal hysterectomy

ah
adductor hallucis

ah
alcoholic hepatitis

ah
anterior horn

AH
arterial hypertension

ah
atypical hyperplasia

AH
auditory hallucination

aha
acquired hemolytic anemia

AHA
American Heart Association

aha
american hospital association

aha
anterior hypothalamic area

AHB
alpha-hydroxybutyric acid

AHC
academic health center

AHC
acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis

AHC
acute hemorrhagic cystitis

ahc
adrenal hypoplasia, congenital

AHC
amygdalohippocampal complexes

AHC
antihemophilic factor C

AHCA
Agency for Health Care Administration

AHCA
American Health Care Association

AHCD
acquired hepatocellular degeneration

AHCPR
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

AHCy
adenosyl homocysteine

AHD
acquired hepatocerebral degeneration

AHD
acute heart disease

AHD
antihyaluronidase

AHD
antihypertensive drug

AHD
arteriohepatic dysplasia

AHD
autoimmune hemolytic disease

AHDMS
automated hospital data management system

AHDP
azacycloheptane diphosphonate

ahds
allan herndon dudley syndrome

AHDS
Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome

AHE
acute hazardous events (database)

AHE
acute hemorrhagic encephalomyelitis

AHEA
area health education activity

AHEC
area health education center

AHES
artificial heart energy system

ahf
acute heart failure

AHF
American Health Foundation

AHF
American Hepatic Foundation

AHF
American Hospital Formulary

ahf
antihemophilic factor

ahf
argentinian hemorrhagic fever

AHF
Associated Health Foundation

AHFS
American Hospital Formulary Service

AHG
aggregated human globulin

ahg
antihemophilic globulin

AHG
antihemophilic globulin factor

AHG
antihuman globulin

AHGG
aggregated human gammaglobulin

AHGG
antihuman gammaglobulin

AHGS
acute herpetic gingival stomatitis

AHGS
acute herpetic gingivostomatitis

AHH
alpha-hydrazine analog of histidine

AHH
anosmia and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (syndrome)

AHH
aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase

AHH
arylhydrocarbon hydroxylase

AHH
Association for Holistic Health

ahhd
arteriosclerotic hypertensive heart disease

AHI
active hostility index

AHI
Animal Health Institute

AHI
apnea-plus-hypopnea index

AHIMA
American Health Information Management Association

AHIP
assisted health insurance plan

AHIS
automated hospital information system

AHJ
artificial hip joint

AHL
acquired hypertrichosis lanuginosa

AHL
apparent half-life

ahle
acute hemorrhagic leukoencephalitis

AHLG
antihuman lymphocyte globulin

AHLS
antihuman lymphocyte serum

ahm
allele frequency dependent homozygosity mapping

AHM
Allied health manpower

AHM
ambulatory Holter monitor

AHMA
American Holistic Medicine Association

AHMA
antiheart muscle autoantibody

AHMC
Association of Hospital Management Committees

AHN
Army Head Nurse

AHN
assistant head nurse

AHNMD
associated clonal hematopoietic non-mast cell lineage disorder

AHO
Albright hereditary osteodystrophy

AHP
accountable health plan or partnership

AHP
acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis

AHP
after hyperpolarization

AHP
air at high pressure

AHP
analytic hierarchy process

AHP
approved health plan

AHP
Assistant House Physician

AHPA
American Health Planning Association

AHPO
anterior hypothalamic preoptic (area)

AHR
antihyaluronidase reaction

ahr
aryl hydrocarbon receptor

AHR
Association for Health Records

AHR
atrial heart rate

AHRA
American Hospital Radiology Administration

AHRF
acute hypoxemic respiratory failure

AHRF
American Hearing Research Foundation

AHRQ
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AHS
Academy of Health Sciences

AHS
African horse sickness

AHS
alveolar hypoventilation syndrome

AHS
American Hearing Society

AHS
American Hospital Society

AHS
area health service

AHS
assistant house surgeon

AHSA
American Health Security Act

AHSCT
autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

AHSDF
area health service development fund

AHSG
alpha-2HS-glycoprotein

AHSN
Assembly of Hospital Schools of Nursing

AHSP
AIDS Health Services Program (of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

AHSR
Association for Health Services Research

AHT
aggregation half time

aht
antihyaluronidase screening titer

AHT
antihyaluronidase titer

AHT
augmented histamine test

AHT
autogenous hamster tumor

AHTG
antihuman thymocyte globulin

AHTP
antihuman thymocyte plasma

ahts
adductovarus hammer toe syndrome

AHTS
antihuman thymus serum

AHU
acute hemolytic uremic (syndrome)

AHuG
aggregated human IgG

AHV
avian herpes virus

ahx
addison disease, x linked

ai
accidental injury

AI
accidentally incurred

aI
active ingredient

AI
adiposity index

AI
aggregation index

ai
alcohol intake

ai
allergy and immunology

AI
Alternating Isometrics

ai
amelogenesis imperfecta

ai
anaphylatoxin inactivator

AI
angiogenesis inhibitor

AI
angiotensin I

AI
anxiety index

ai
aortic incompetence

ai
aortic insufficiency

ai
apical impulse

AI
articulation index

ai
artificial insemination

ai
artificial intelligence

AI
atherogenic index

AI
atrial insufficiency

ai
autoimmune

ai
autoimmunity

AI
axio-incisal

AI
first meiotic anaphase

AI-CAH
autoimmune-type chronic active hepatitis

AIA
allylisopropylacetamide

AIA
amylase inhibitor activity

AIA
anti-immunoglobulin antibody

AIA
anti-insulin antibody

aia
aspirin intolerant asthma

AIA
aspirin-induced asthma

AIA
automated image analysis

AIB
aminoisobutyrate

aib
aminoisobutyric acid

AIB
avian infectious bronchitis

aib
abnormal illness behavior

AIBS
American Institute of Biological Sciences

aic
aicardi syndrome

AIC
Akaike's information criterion (a goodness-of-fit measure)

AIC
aminoimidazole carboxamide

AIC
Association des Infirmières Canadiennes

AICA
anterior inferior cerebellar artery

AICA
anterior inferior communicating artery

AICAR
aminoimidazole carboxamide ribonucleotide

AICD
automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator

aicd
automatic implanted cardiac defibrillator

AICD
Automic Internal Controlled Defibrillator

AICE
angiotensin I converting enzyme

AICF
autoimmune complement fixation

AICOAG
artificial intelligence hemostasis consultant system

AID
acquired immunodeficiency disease

AID
acute infectious disease

AID
acute ionization detector

AID
Agency for International Development

AID
argon ionization detector

aid
artificial insemination by donor

AID
autoimmune deficiency

AID
autoimmune disease

AID
automatic implantable defibrillator

AID
average interocular difference

aidh
atypical intraductal hyperlasia

AIDP
acute inflammatory demyelinated polyneuropathy

AIDP
acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy

aids
acquired immune deficiency syndrome

AIDS
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

AIDS-KS
acquired immune deficiency syndrome with Kaposi's sarcoma

AIDS-OI
AIDS with opportunistic infections

AIDSDRUGS
clinical trials of acquired immunodeficiency drugs

AIDSLINE
on-line information on acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

AIDSTRIALS
clinical trials of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome drugs

aied
aland island eye disease

aih
artificial insemination by husband

aih
autoimmune hepatitis

aiha
autoimmune hemolytic anemia

AIIS
anterior inferior iliac spine

AIL
angioimmunoblastic lymphadenopathy

ail
angioimmunoproliferative lesions

aild
angioimmunoblastic lymphadenopathy with dysproteinemia

aim
abnormal involuntary movement

aim
activation inducer molecule

aim
asparaginase, ifosfamide, methotrexate

AIMBE
American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

aimi
anteroinferior myocardial infarction

AIMS
Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale

aims
arthritis impact measurement scale

ain
acute interstitial nephritis

ain
anal intraepithelial neoplasia

AIN
anterior interosseous nerve

Aind
indicative dosage

AIOD
Association Internationale pour l'Ostéosynthèse Dynamique

AIOM
Italian Association for Medical Oncology

aion
acute ischemic optic neuropathy

AION
anterior ischemic optic neuropathy

AIOSM
American Institute of Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine

aip
acute intermittent porphyria

aip
acute interstitial pneumonia

AIP
acute interstitial pneumonia (Hamman-Rich disease)

AIRO
Associazione Italiana di Radioterapia Oncologica

ais
abbreviated injury scale

ais
adenocarcinoma in situ

AIS
adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

AIT
acute intensive treatment

aivr
accelerated idioventricular rhythm

AJ
ankle jerk

AJAO
American Juvenile Arthritis Organization

AJCC
American Joint Committee on Cancer

AJKS
American Journal of Knee Surgery

AJNR
American Journal of Neuroradiology

AJO
American Journal of Orthopaedics

AJR
abdominojugular reflux maneuver

AJR
accelerated junctional rhythm

AJR
albumin-deficient and jaundiced strain of rats

ak
actinic keratosis

ak
artificial kidney

ak
astigmatic keratotomy

AK
above knee

AK
above the knee (amputation)

ak
acetate kinase

AKA
above knee amputation

AKA
above the knee amputation

AKA
Above-the-Knee Amputee

aka
alcoholic ketoacidosis

aka
also known as

ake
acrokeratoelastoidosis

akp
anterior knee pain

AKS
American Knee Society

akv
acrokeratosis verruciformis

al
aluminum

al
amyloid light chain

al
anterolateral

al
artificial limb

AL
idiopathic (primary) amyloidosis

Al
porous alumni

ala
alanine

ala
aminolevulinic acid

ala
amoebic liver abscess

alad
aminolevulinic acid dehydratase

alase
alas, erythroid

alash
alas, housekeeping

alat
alanine aminotransferase

ALAT
Alanine aminotransferase / alinine transaminase

ALB
albendazole

alb
albumin

alc
alcohol

ALC
anaplastic large cell

ALC
approximate lethal concentration

alcaa
acetylcarnitine arginyl amide

alcam
activated leukocyte cell adhesion molecule

alcl
anaplastic large cell lymphoma

ALCL
Anaplastic Large-cell Lymphoma

ALD
Adrenoleukodystrophy

ald
alcoholic liver disease

ald
aldolase

ald
aldosine

aldb
aldolose b deficiency

aldo
aldosterone

alec
artificial lung expanding compound

alf
acute liver failure

alg
antilymphocyte globulin

ali
acute lung injury

ali
average lobe index

ALIP
atypical localization of immature precursors

ALK
anaplastic lymphoma kinase

ALK
automated lamellar keratoplasty

ALKP
alkaline phosphatase

ALL
Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

ALL
acute lymphoblastic leukemia

ALL
acute lymphocytic leukemia

ALL
allergy

allo
allogenic

AlloSCT
allogeneic stem-cell transplantation

alm
acral lentiginous melanoma

ALMI
anterior lateral myocardial infarction

almi
anterolateral myocardial infarction

almm
acral lentiginous malignant melanoma

ALOC
alternate level of care

alomad
adriamycin, leukeran, oncovin, methotrexate, actinomycin d, dacarbazine

alp
anterior lobe of pituitary

alp
atherogenic lipoprotein phenotype

alpc
argon laser photocoagulation

alpha 2
6-ST 6 sialyltransferase. alpha 2

alpha anp
alpha atrial natriuretic peptide

alpha ifn
alpha interferon

alpha-MPT
alpha-methyl-p-tyrosine

alpha-T7
transgenic line of mice

ALPI
argon laser peripheral iridotomy

alps
aphasia language performance scales

ALRI
antero-lateral rotatory instability

ALS
acute lumbar strain

als
advanced life support

als
afferent loop syndrome

ALS
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

ALS
anterolateral sclerosis

als
antilymphocyte serum

ALT
Aargon Laser Trabeculoplasty

alt
alaniinitransaminaas

ALT
alanine aminotransferase (formerly SGPT)

ALT
alanine transaminase

alt
alteration/alternate

alt
altered

ALT
alternate

alt
altitude

Alt
aluminum tartrate

ALT
autolymphocyte therapy

ALT
avian laryngotracheitis

alt hor
alternate hours/every other hour

ALTB
acute laryngotracheobronchitis

ALTE
acute life-threatening event

ALTEE
acetyl-L-tyrosine ethyl ester

alto
afterloading tandem and ovoids

altp
argon laser trabeculoplasty

ALTS
acute lumbar trauma syndrome

alunc
alopecia universalis congenita

alv
alveolar

alv
avian leukosis virus

ALVF
acute left ventricular failure

AM
adult male

AM
aerospace medicine

am
alveolar macrophage

am
american

am
americium

am
ammeter

am
anteromedial

am
asian male

AM
before noon

ama
advanced maternal age

AMA
against medical advice

AMA
American Medical Association

ama
anti mitochondrial antibody

AMA
anti-mitochondrial antibodies

AMAN
acute motor axonal neuropathy

amb
ambulate

amb
ambulate/ambulatory/ambulance

AMB
ambulate; ambulatory

Amb
Ambulation

amb
amphotericin b

amc
arthrogryposis multiplex congenita

amcn
arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, neurogenic type

amd
acid maltase deficiency

AMD
acromandibular dysplasia

AMD
actinomycyn d

AMD
adrenomyelodystrophy

AMD
age-related macular degeneration

AMD
air monitoring device

AMD
aleutian mink disease

AMD
alpha-methyldopa

AMD
amantadine

AMD
Association for Macular Diseases

AMD
axiomesiodistal

AMD
s-adenosylmethionine decarboxylase

AMDF
American Macular Degeneration Foundation

amdg
acromesomelic dysplasia, grebe type

AMG
2-macroglobulin

AMG
acceleromyography

ami
acute mesenteric ischemia

ami
acute myocardial infarct

AMI
acute myocardial infarction

AMI
anterior myocardial infarction

ami
autobiographical memory interview

AMIA
American Medical Informatics Association

amio
amiodarone

amit
amitriptyline

AMKL
acute megakaryocytic leukemia

AML
acute myeloblastic leukemia

AML
acute myelogenous leukemia

AML
Acute Myeloid leukaemia

aml
anterior mitral leaflet

amlcd
active matrix liquid crystal device

amm
agnogenic myeloid metaplasia

AMM&M
agnogenic myeloid metaplasia with myelofibrosis

amml
acute myelomonocytic leukemia

amn
adrenomyeloneuropathy

amnio
amniocentesis

amp
acid mucopolysaccharide

amp
adenosine monophosphate

amp
ampere

amp
amphetamine

amp
ampicillin

amp
ampule

amp
amputation

amp deaminase
adenosine monophosphate deaminase

ampe
acute massive pulmonary embolism

amr
alternating motion rate

Ams
aeromedical summary

ams
altered mental status

AMS
American Medical Systems Inc

AMS
Amsterdam

AMS
aseptic meningitis syndrome

ams
atypical mole syndrome

amsa
amsacrine

AMSAN
acute motor sensory axonal neuropathy

AMSSM
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

amt
abbreviated mental test

amt
amount

amt
anxiety management training

AMV
alfalfa mosaic virus

AMV
anterior medullary velum

AMV
apical membrane vesicles (about lung)

amv
assisted mandatory ventilation

AMV-RT
avian myeloblastosis virus reverse transcriptase

amvc
atrophia maculosa varioliformis cutis

AMY2
alpha-amylase 2

Amyl
amylase

an
acanthosis nigricans

an
acoustic neuroma

an
anorexia nervosa

an
antenatal

AN69-S
Biospal

ana
alpha naphthyl esterase

ANA
anti-nuclear antibodies

ANA
anti-nuclear antibody

ANA
antinuclear antibody test (see also FANA)

ana
antinuclear antigen

anae
alpha naphthyl acetate esterase

ANAL
analgesic

anan
anandron

anat
anatomical

anbc
hepatitis b core antibody

anc
absolute neutrophil count

anc
antenatal care

ANCA
antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies

ancova
analysis of covariance

AND
algoneurodystrophy

AND
anterior nasal discharge

and
axillary node dissection

ANED
Alive no evidence of disease

anes
anesthesia

anf
antinuclear factor

ang
angiotensin

ANG
angle

angio
angiogram

angis
australian national genomic info service

ANHE
acute necrotizing hemorrhagic encephalopathy

ANI
acute nerve irritation

anl
acute nonlymphocytic leukemia

anl
argonne national laboratory

ANLL
Acute non-lymphatic leukaemia

anll
acute nonlymphoblastic leukemia

ANLL
acute non-lymphocytic leukemia

anm
amish nemaline myopathy

ann
annual

ann
annulus

ann
artificial neural networks

ann fib
annulus fibrosis

annl
acute non lymphocytic leukemia

ANO
amiodarone neuropathy of the optic nerve

anom
anomalous

ANOVA
analysis of variance

anp
atrial natriuretic peptide

ANPs
advanced nurse practitioners'

ANRF
Arthritis National Research Foundation

ANRI
acute nerve root irritation

ans
arteriolonephrosclerosis

ANS
autonomic nervous system

ANSI
American National Standards Institute

ant
alloimmune neonatal thrombocytopenia

ant
anterior

ant (post) sag D
anterior (posterior) sagittal diameter

ante
before

anti-OJ
anti-isoleucyl-tRNA synthetase

anug
acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis

anxty
anxiety

ao
acridine orange

AO
Alanto-occipital

AO
angle of

AO
aorta

AO
Arbeitsgemeinschaft fuer Osteosynthesefragen

AO
inbred strains of rats [AO(RT1u/AgB2)]

AO ASIF
AO (Arbeitsgemeinschaft fuer Osteosynthesefragen) Association of the Study of Internal Fixation

AOA
American Orthopaedic Association (also: AAOS Related Organizations)

AOA
American Osteopathic Association

AOA
Asian Orthopaedic Association

AOA
Australian Orthopaedic Association

AOAC
Association of Official Analytical Chemist

AOB
Abteilung für Orthopädische Biomechanik (Orthopaedic Biomechanics Division)

aob
acetone on breath

AOB
alcohol on breath

aob
anterior open bite

aod
arterial occlusive disease

AOD
arteriosclerotic occlusive disease

AODA
alcohol and other drugs of abuse

AODM
adult onset diabetes mellitus

aof
assessment of occupational function

AOFAS
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (also: AAOS Related Organizations)

AOI
AO (Arbeitsgemeinschaft fuer Osteosynthesefragen) International

AOLF
Association des Orthopédistes de Langue Française

AOM
acute otitis media

aom
arthroophthalmopathy, hereditary progressive

aom
azoxymethane

AOPA
American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association

aopa
ara c, oncovin, prednisone, asparaginase

aope
adriamycin, oncovin, prednisone, etoposide

AOQ
l'Association d'Orthopédie du Québec

aorf
adult onset renal failure

AORFA
American Orthopaedic Rugby Football Association

AORN
Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses

AOS
Academic Orthopaedic Society (also: AAOS Specialty Societies)

aos
adams oliver syndrome

AOS
Alaska Orthopaedic Society

AOS
Arizona Orthopaedic Society

AOSSM
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (Journal) (also: AAOS Related Organizations)

AOx4
alert and oriented in 4 questions asked in evaluation of metal status

AP
(Lat ante partum) before delivery

ap
abdominal pain

ap
abdominal perineal

AP
access permit

AP
accessory pathway

AP
accounts payable

AP
acinar parenchyma

ap
action potential

AP
active pepsin

ap
acute pancreatitis

Ap
acute phase

AP
acute pneumonia

AP
acute proliferative

AP
adenomatous polyposis

AP
adolescent psychiatry

AP
aerosol pentamidine

AP
after parturition

AP
alum precipitated

AP
aminopeptidase

Ap
aminopurine

AP
amyloid p-component

ap
anatomic pathology

ap
angina pectoris

ap
ante partum

AP
anterior pituitary

AP
anteroposterior

AP
anteroposterior (view in X-rays)

AP
antidromic potential

Ap
antipyrine

AP
antral peristalsis

ap
aortic pressure

ap
aortopulmonary

Ap
apex

AP
apical pulse

AP
apothecary

AP
appendicitis; appendix

AP
apurinic acid

AP
area postrema

AP
arithmetic progression

ap
arterial pressure

ap
artificial pneumothorax

AP
aspiration pneumonia

Ap
assessment and plans

AP
association period

AP
atherosclerotic plaque

AP
atrial pacing

AP
atrioventricular pathway

ap
attachment point

AP
Australian pharmacist

AP
axiopulpal

ap
before dinner

AP
BNP; brain natriuretic peptide.

ap & lat
anteroposterior & lateral

APA
Abrus precatorius agglutinin

APA
Administrative Procedures Act

APA
American Paralysis Association

APA
American Psychiatric Association

apa
american psychological association

apa
aminopenicillanic acid

apa
antiphospholipid antibody

APAAP
alkaline phosphatase anti-alkaline phosphatase

APACHE
acral pseudolymphomatous angiokeratoma of childhood

APAP
acetaminophen (paracetamol)

apb
abductor pollicus brevis

APB
atrial premature beat

APB
abductor pollicis brevis

APB
abductor pollicis brevis (also ABPB)

apc
acetylsalicylic acid, acetophenetidin, and caffeine

APC
activated protein C

apc
adenomatous polyposis of the colon

APC
allophycocyanin

APC
Ambulatory Patient Classification

apc
amsa, prednisone, chlorambucil

APC
anterior polar cataract

APC
antero-posterior compression

APC
antigen presenting cells

APC
Argon Plasma Coagulation

apc
aspirin, phenacetin, caffeine

APC
atrial premature contractions

apch
alternative pathway hemolytic complement

APCI
atmosphere pressure chemical ionization

apcor
advanced portable coronary observation radio

apd
accessory pancreatic duct

APD
afferent pupillary defect

apd
antipsychotic drug

apd
atrial premature depolarization

ape
acute pulmonary edema

ape
anterior pituitary extract

apeced
autoimmune polyendocrinopathy candidiasis ectodermal dystrophy

apf
antiperinuclear factor

APF
assigned protection factor

aph
antepartum hemorrhage

APH
anterior pituitary hormone

aph
aphasia

apha
american public health association

aphig
aphidicolin glycinate

APHIS
USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

api
application programming interface

API
Association for Pathology Informatics

apkd
adult polycystic disease

APL
abductor pollicis longus (also ABPL)

apl
adjustable pressure limiting valve

APL
Associated Pathology Laboratories

apla
anti phospholipid antibody

APLAR
Asian Pacific League of Association for Rheumatology

apld
automated percutaneous lumbar discectomy

apls
advanced pediatric life support

APM
apomorphine

APMA
American Podiatric Medical Association

apml
acute promyelocytic leukemia

ApMV
apple mosaic virus

apn
acute pyelonephritis

apn
advanced practice nurse

apo
adriamycin, prednisone, oncovin

apo a i
apolipoprotein a i

apoa
apolipoprotein a

apob
apolipoprotein b

apoc
apolipoprotein c

apod
apolipoprotein d

apoe
apolipoprotein e

apoj
apolipoprotein j

app
acute phase protein

APP
Alzheimer amyloid precursor protein

APP
appears

app
appendix

ApPC
anthrylvinyl-labeled phosphatidylcholine

APPC
aorto-pericardial pouch conduit

APPC
apalcillin

APPC
apoptotic cells

APPc
cytoplasmic tail of the amyloid precursor protein

APPC
knee arthroplasty with polyethylene patellar components

APPC
p-aminophenylphosphorylcholine

appl
appliance

appl
application

appnhp
adenylyl imidodiphosphate

approx
approximate

approx
approximately

APPT
activated partial thromboplastin time

appt
appointment

appy
appendectomy

APR
abdominal perineal resection

apr
abdominoperineal resection of rectum

apr
acute phase reactant

APR
anterior posterior repair

apr
april

apr
auropalpebral reflex

aprs
adult personality rating schedule

aprt
adenosine phosphoribosyltransferase

aprtase
adenine phosphoribosyltransferase

aprv
airway pressure release ventilation

aps
antiphospholipid syndrome

apsa
phosphatidylserine antibody

apsgn
acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis

APTA
American Physical Therapy Association

APTT
automated partial thromboplastin time

apud
amine precursor uptake and decarboxylation

apudoma
apud tumor

apudoma
tumor of apud cells

APV
Ambulatory Procedure Visits

apvc
anomalous pulmonary venous connection

apvd
anomalous pulmonary venous drainage

APVOD
arteriosclerotic peripheral vascular occlusive disease

apvr
anomalous pulmonary venous return

apvs
absent pulmonary valve syndrome

apw
aortopulmonary window

APX
ascorbate peroxidase

aq
aqueous

aq
water

AQL
acceptance quality level

AR
active resistance

AR
admitting room

ar
aortic regurgitation

AR
apical rate

ar
argon

AR
artificial respiration

AR
assessment report

AR
assisted respiration

AR
at risk

ara c
arabinosylcytosine

ara ctp
arabinofuranosylcytosine triphosphate

ara u
arabinofuranosyluracil

ARA-A
vidarabine - Considered Invalid

ARA-C
cytarabine

aras
atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis

arbkt
aids risk behavior knowledge test

arc
abnormal retinal correspondence

ARC
AIDS related complex

ARC
alcohol rehab center

arch
archives

ARD
acute respiratory disease

ARD
atheroembolic renal disease

ardmd
autosomal recessive distal muscular dystrophy

ARDS
acute/adult respiratory distress syndrome

ards
adult respiratory distress syndrome

ARE
active-resistance exercise

arf
acute renal failure

arf
acute respiratory failure

arf
acute rheumatic fever

arg
arginine

ari
acute renal insufficiency

ari
acute respiratory infection

ARI
anxiety reaction

ARIC
Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities

ARL
arterial light reflex

arm
artificial rupture of membrane

ARMA
adaptability rating for military aeronautics

armd
age related macular degeneration

ARMS
Alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma

arn
acute retinal necrosis

ARNP
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner

aroa
autosomal recessive ocular albinism

AROM
Active Range of Motion

arom
artificial rupture of membranes

AROM
artificial rupture of membranes/active range of motion

arp
american registry of pathology

arpkd
autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease

ARRT
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

arsa
arylsulfatase a

ART
absolute retention time (chromatography)

ART
Achilles' tendon reflex test

art
anti retroviral therapy

ART
articulation

ART
artificial

ART
assisted reproductive technologly

ART.pres
aterial pressure

arter
arterial

ARTH
arthritic

aru
acute retention of urine

arv
aids related virus

arvc
arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy

arvd
arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia

ARVD
arrythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia

AS
alpha-synuclein

AS
anal sphincter

as
angelman syndrome

as
aortic stenosis

as
auris sinestra

AS
auris sinistra (left ear)

AS ankylosing spondylitis.
AS ankylosing spondylitis

as to
as tolerated

ASA
acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin)

ASA
American Society of Anesthesiologists

asa
argininosuccinic acid

asa
aspirin sensitive asthma

asad
arteriosclerotic artery disease

asal
argininosuccinate lyase

asal deficiency
argininosuccinate lyase deficiency

ASAMI
Association for the Study and Application of the Ilizarov Method

ASAP
as soon as possible

asat
aspartate aminotransferase

ASB
American Society of Biomechanics

asbmb
american society for biochemistry & molecular biology

ASBME
Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering

ASBMR
Austrian Society for Bone and Mineral Research (EFFO Member Society)

asc
american society of cytology

ASC
ascending

ASCAD
arteriosclerotic coronary artery disease

ASCAD
atherosclerotic cerebal artery disease

ASCAD
atherosclerotic coronary artery disease

ascb
american society for cell biology

ascd
arteriosclerotic coronary disease

aschd
arteriosclerotic coronary heart disease

asci
american society for clinical investigation

ascii
american standard code for information interchange

asco
american society of clinical oncology

ASCP
American Society for Clinical Pathology

ascp
american society of clinical pathologists

asct
autologous stem cell transplantation

ASCUS
atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance

ASCUS
atypical squamous cells of unknown significance

ascva
arteriosclerotic cerebrovascular accident

ascvd
arteriosclerotic cerebrovascular disease

ascvhd
arteriosclerotic cardiovascular heart disease

ascvrd
arteriosclerotic cardiovascular renal disease

ASD
atrial septal defect

ASD
autosensitization spongiotic dermatitis

asdhd
arteriosclerotic decompensated heart disease

ASDP
American Society of Dermatopathology

asdp
anal sphincter dysplasia

asech
acetylselenonium choline

ASES
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (also: AAOS Specialty Societies)

ASF
African Swine Fever

asf
anterior spinal fusion

ASH
American Society for Hematology

ash
asymmetrical septal hypertrophy

ashap
adriamycin, solu medrol, high dose ara c, platinol

ashcvd
arteriosclerotic hypertensive cardiovascular disease

ASHD
arteriosclerotic heart disease

ASHD
atherosclerotic heart disease

ashd
atrioseptal heart defect

ashg
american society for human genetics

ASHNR
American Society of Head and Neck Radiology

ashvd
arteriosclerotic hypertensive vascular disease

asi
anxiety status inventory

ASI
specific immunotherapy

ASIA
American Spinal Injury Association (AAOS Related Organizations)

ASIC
application specific integrated circuit

asip
american society for investigative pathologists

ASIS
anterior superior iliac spine

ASIS
Anterior Superior Iliac Spine [

asl
antistreptolysin

aslhn
alport syndrome like hereditary nephritis

aslme
american society of law, medicine, and ethics

aslo
anti streptolysin o

ASM
aggressive systemic mastocytosis

asm
american society for microbiology

asma
anti smooth muscle antibody

asmd
anterior segment mesenchymal dysgenesis

ASMI
American Sports Medicine Institute

asmi
anteroseptal myocardial infarction

asmtlx
acetylserotonin methyltransferase like, x linked

ASN
American Society of Nephrology

asn
asparaginase

asn
asparagine

ASNR
American Society of Neuroradiology

ASO
Amplatzer septal occluder

ASO
antisense oligonucleotides

aso
antistreptolysin o

ASO
anti-streptolysin O

aso
arteriosclerosis obliterans

asom
acute suppurative otitis media

ASOPA
American Society of Orthopaedic Physician's Assistants (also: AAOS Specialty Societies)

ASOS
Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons

asp
antisocial personality

ASP
antisocial personality disorder

asp
aspartic acid

ASP
Average sales price

asp
l asparaginase

ASPC
aspoxicillin

asped
angel shaped phalangoepiphyseal dysplasia

ASPNR
American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology

ASPRS
American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

aspvd
arteriosclerotic peripheral vascular disease

ASR
Age Standardised Rate (Incidence)

ASRT
American Society of Radiologic Technologists

asrt
anomalous sentence repetition test

amyloid beta-peptides

ASS
anterior superior spine

assa
aminopterin syndrome sine aminopterin

ASSH
American Society for Surgery of the Hand (also: AAOS Related Organizations)

assist.
assistive

assn
association

assoc
associate

ASSR
American Society of Spine Radiology

asst
assist

asstase
arylsulfate sulfotransferase

ASSV
apple scar skin viroid

AST
all subjects treated

AST
alternate-site-testing

AST
antimicrobial susceptibility testing

AST
aspartate aminotransferase (formerly SGOT)

AST
Association of Surgical Technologists

ast
astigmatism

ASTM
american standard test method

ASTRO
American Society for Therapeutic Radiation Oncology

asu
ambulatory surgery unit

asv
avian sarcoma virus

asvd
arteriosclerotic vascular disease

ASVD
assisted vaginal delivery

asvhd
arteriosclerotic vascular heart disease

asw
approved social worker

AT
achilles tendon

AT
anterior tibial

at
antithrombin

at
astatine

AT
ataxia-telangiectasia

AT
athletic trainer

AT
atlas

at
audiology technician

at
vol atomic volume

at
wt atomic weight

at bed time
hs

AT/NC
atraumatic

at/nc
atraumatic normocephalic

ata
alimentary toxic aleukia

ATA
American Telemedicine Association

ata
anterior tibial artery

atc
adriamycin followed by 3x taxol followed by 3x cytoxan

atcc
american type culture collection

atd
antithyroid drug

atd
asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy

ATF
amino-terminal fragment

atg
antithymocyte globulin

atg
antitoxin globulin

atin
acute tubulo interstitial nephritis

atl
adult t cell leukemia

ATL
adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma

atll
adult t-cell leukemia lymphoma

ATLS
advanced trauma life support

ATLS
advanced trauma life support (training course)

atm
atmosphere

atmngt
atypical melanocytic nevi of the genital type

atn
acute tubular necrosis

atn
oculocutaneous albinism, tyrosinase negative

atnr
asymmetrical tonic neck reflex

atp
advanced technology program

ATP
attending physician

ATP
autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura

ATPS
ambient temperature and pressure

ATR
Achilles tendon reflex

ATR
alpha-thalassemia-mental retardation (syndrome)

ATR
atracurium

ATR
atrazine

ATRA
all-trans-retinoic acid (regimen used to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia)

ATRIP
Africa Trade and Investment Program

ATRX
ATR-X

ATS
Achard-Thiers syndrome

ATS
acid test solution

ATS
alpha-D-tocopherol acid succinate

ats
alport syndrome

ATS
American Thoracic Society

ATS
American Trauma Society

ATS
American Trudeau Society

ats
anti tetanus serum

ATS
antirat thymocyte serum

ATS
antitetanus serum

ATS
antithymocyte serum

ATS
anxiety tension state

ats
arteriosclerosis

ATSDR
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

ATT
arginine tolerance test

ATT
aspirin tolerance time

att
attachment

att
attending

ATV
Abelson virus transformed

atv
all terrain vehicle

ATV
avian tumor virus

ATx
adult thymectomy

atyp
atypical

atz
anal transitional zone

ATZ
atypical transformation zone

AU
(auris unitas) both ears

AU
according to custom (Latad usum)

AU
allergenic unit

AU
Angstrom unit

AU
antitoxin unit

au
arbitrary unit

au
aures unitas

Au
Australia (antigen)

Au
authorization

au
azauridine

au
gold

Au
gold (LatAurum)

Au Ag
Australia antigen

AUA
adenine-uracil-adenine codon for isoleucine

AUA
American Urological Association

AUA
asymptomatic urinary abnormalities

AUB
abnormal uterine bleeding

AUC
adenine-uracil-cytosine codon for isoleucine

AUC
Area under the curve

AUD
arthritis of unknown diagnosis

aud
auditory

aud-vis
audiovisual

audit
alcohol use disorders identification test

aug
acute ulcerative gingivitis

AUG
adenine-uracil-guanine codon for methionine

aug
august

AUGH
acute upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage

AuHAA
Australia hepatitis-associated antigen

AUI
Alcohol Use Inventory

aul
acute undifferentiated leukemia

AUMC
area under the "moment" curve

AUO
amyloid of unknown origin

AuP
Australian antigen protein

AUPHA
Association of University Programs in Health Administration

aur
auric auricular

aur
auricular

AUS
acute urethral syndrome

AUs
alcohol users

aus
artificial urinary sphincter

aus
atypia of unknown significance

aus
ausc

AuS
Australia serum hepatitis

Ausc.
auscultation

Auto-PEEP
self-controlled positive end-expiratory pressure

AUU
adenine-uracil-uracil codon for isoleucine

AUV
anterior urethral valve

AUVIB
autotransfusion of UV-irradiated blood

aux
auxiliary

aV
abvolt

AV
Adriamycin and vincristine

av
adriamycin, vincristine

AV
air velocity

AV
allergic vasculitis

av
alveolar duct

av
anaerobic vaginosis

AV
anteroventral

AV
anteversion

AV
anticipatory vomiting

AV
antivirin

av
aortic valve

AV
arteriovenous

AV
artificial ventilation

AV
assisted ventilation

av
audio-visual

AV
augmented vector

av
auriculoventricular

AV
average

AV
avoirdupois

av
avulsion

AV/AF
anteverted

Av3V
anteroventral third ventricle

AVA
activity vector analysis

ava
antiviral antibody

ava
aortic valve area

ava
aortic valve atresia

AVA
arteriovenous anastomosis

avad
doxorubicin, vincristine, cytarabine, dexamethasone

avb
atrioventricular block

AVC
aberrant ventricular conduction

AVC
Academy of Veterinary Cardiology

AVC
aortic valve closure

AVC
Association of Vitamin Chemists

AVC
associative visual cortex

AVC
atrioventricular canal

AVC
automatic volume control

AVCN
anteroventral cochlear nucleus

AVCS
atrioventricular conduction system

AVCx
atrioventricular circumflex branch

AVD
aortic valvular disease

AVD
apparent volume of distribution

AVD
Army Veterinary Department

AVD
atrioventricular dissociation

AVDO2
arteriovenous oxygen saturation difference

AVDP
average diastolic pressure

avdrr
adult onset vitamin d resistant hypophosphatemic osteomalacia

AVE
aortic valve echocardiogram

ave
aver; average

aventyl
nortriptylineavf

AVF
antiviral factor

avf
arteriovenous fistula

avf
atrioventricular fibrillation

aVF
automated volt foot

aVF
unipolar limb lead on the left leg in electrocardiography

AVG
ambulatory visit group

avh
acute viral hepatitis

AVHD
acquired valvular heart disease

AVHS
acquired valvular heart syndrome

AVI
air velocity index

AVI
Association of Veterinary Inspectors

AVJ
atrioventricular junction

AVJR
atrioventricular junction rhythm

AVJRe
atrioventricular junctional reentrant

aVL
automated volt left

aVL
unipolar limb lead on the left arm in electrocardiography

AVLINE
Audiovisuals On-Line (database)

AVM
Arteriovenous Malformation

avm
aviation medicine

AVMA
American Veterinary Medical Association

avms
arteriovenous malformations

AVN
acute vasomotor nephropathy

AVN
atrioventricular nodal (conduction)

avn
atrioventricular node

avn
avascular necrosis

AVN
avascular necrosis (MRI evaluation)

AVND
atrioventricular node dysfunction

AVNFH
avascular necrosis of the femoral head

AVNFRP
atrioventricular node functional refractory period

AVNR
atrioventricular nodal reentry

AVNRT
atrioventricular node reentry tachycardia

AVO
aortic valve opening

AVO
aortic valve orifice

AVO
atrioventricular opening

avo
defused arteriovenous O2 difference

AVO2
arteriovenous oxygen ratio

AVP
abnormal vasopressin

avp
actinomycin d, vincristine, platinol

AVP
actinomycin-vincristine-Platinol

avp
adriamycin, vincristine, procarbazine

AVP
ambulatory venous pressure

AVP
antiviral protein

avp
aortic valve prosthesis

avp
aortic valvuloplasty

AVP
aqueous vasopressin

avp
arginine vasopressin

AVP
arteriovenous passage time

AVP
vasopressin

avp
venous ambulatory pressure

avpu
alert, verbal, pain, unresponsive

AVR
accelerated ventricular rhythm

AVR
antiviral regulator

avr
aortic valve replacement

aVR
automated volt right

aVR
unipolar limb lead on the right arm in electrocardiography

AVRI
acute viral respiratory infection

avrnt
atrioventricular re entrant nodal tachycardia

AVRP
atrioventricular refractory period

AVRR
antiviral repressor regulator

avrr
aortic valve re replacement

AVRT
atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia

AVRT
atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia; atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia

AVS
aortic valve stenosis

avs
arteriovenous shunt

AVS
auditory vocal sequencing

avsd
atrioventricular septal defect

avss
afebrile, vital signs stable

AVSV
aortic valve stroke volume

AVT
Allen vision test

AVT
arginine vasotocin

AVT
Aviation Medicine Technician

AVZ
avascular zone

aw
abdominal wall

AW
able to work

AW
above waist

AW
abrupt withdrawal

aw
airway

AW
alcohol withdrawal

AW
alveolar wall

AW
atomic warfare

AW
atomic weight

aw
water activity

AW-GC
apatite and wollastonite containing glass-ceramic

AWA
animal waste ashes

AWA
as well as

AWAR
anterior wall of aortic root

AWBM
alveolar wall basement membrane

awmi
anterior wall myocardial infarction

awo
antral washout

AWOL
absent without leave

AWP
Average wholesale price

aws
alagille watson syndrome

AX
axial: axillary

ax
axilla

AX
axillary block

ax
axis of cylindrical lens

axr
abdominal x ray

ay
axillary

az
ascheim zondek

AZA
azathioprine - Considered Invalid

azc
azacitidine

azf
azoospermia factor

azi
azidopine

azq
diaziquone

AZT
azidothymidine (zidovudine)

AZT
zidovudine - Considered Invalid

AZUR
6-azauridine

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