Medical Abbreviations

A

Abbreviation: A
Definition:
1 (start of) anesthesia
2 (start of) anesthetic
3 abnormal also AB, ABN, abnor, abnorm, abn
4 abortus
5 absolute temperature also T
6 absorbance also abs
7 absorptivity also a
8 acceleration also ), accel, acc
9 acceptor
10 accommodation also acc, a, accom, ACC
11 accommodation also acc, A, accom, ACC
12 acetone
13 acetum (vinegar)
14 acid also a, AC
15 acid also A, AC
16 acidity also AC
17 acidophil
18 acidophile
19 acidophilic
20 Acinetobacter
21 acromion
22 actin
23 activity (radiation)
24 adenine also Ade
25 adenoma
26 adenosine
27 adrenaline also Adr
28 adult
29 aesthetic
30 agar
31 age
32 akinetic
33 alanine also Ala
34 albumin (5%, followed by amount in mL) also AL, abl, ALB
35 alive
36 allergologist
37 allergy also alg, Al, ALL
38 alpha (cell) alternate
39 alpha (first letter of Greek alphabet)
40 alpha (first letter of Greek alphabet), uppercase
41 alveolar
42 alveolar gas (subscript)
43 ambulatory also AM, ambul, AMB, amb
44 amp
45 ampere also a
46 ampere also A
47 amphetamine
48 ampicillin also AMP, AM
49 amyloid
50 anaphylaxis
51 androsterone
52 anesthesia also anes, AN, anesth, AA, ANA
53 angioplasty
54 angle also ang
55 angular acceleration
56 anisotropic (band in striated muscle)
57 annum
58 annum (year)
59 anode also a, AN, An
60 anode also AN, An, A
61 ante (before)
62 anterior also ant., ANT, A, AN
63 anterior also ant., ANT, AN, a
64 antrectomy
65 anxiety
66 apex
67 apex
68 apical
69 aqueous also aq., aqu
70 area also S, a
71 area also S, A
72 argon
73 arterial
74 arterial
75 arterial blood (subscript)
76 artery [L. arteria] also art., a, ART
77 Asian
78 assessment
79 asymmetric also a, AS
80 asymmetric also A, AS
81 atomic weight also AW, at. wt
82 atrium also At
83 atropine also ATRO
84 atto-
85 auricle
86 auris also aur
87 auris also aur, a
88 auscultation also auscul, ausc, aus, AUS
89 axial also A, ax.
90 axial also ax., a
91 axilla also ax.
92 axillary (temperature) also (a)
93 blood group in the ABO system
94 ear [L. auris]
95 Helmholtz energy
96 mass number
97 subspinale (point A in cephalometrics)
98 thermodynamic activity
99 total acid
100 total acidity also a
101 total acidity also A
102 water [L. aqua] also a, aq.
103 year [L. annum]

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