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Common abbreviations

Disclaimer: Care should be taken with the use and interpretation of abbreviations. Some hospitals and specialities have their own lists of accepted abbreviations. The following examples generally are widely accepted although there is often more than one meaning to an abbreviation.
Latin terms should be written in lower case

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ABE
Acute Bacterial Endocarditis
ABG
Arterial Blood Gas
ac
Before Meals
AC
Air Conduction, Alternating Current, Adrenal Cortex, Axiocervical
Acc
Accommodation
ACG
Angiocardiography
ACTH
Adreno cortico tropic Hormone
ADH
Antidiuretic Hormone
ADL
Activities Of Daily Living
AE
Above The Elbow, AirEntry
AF
Atrial Fibrillation
AIDS
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
AJ
Ankle Jerk
AK
Above The Knee
AMI
Acute Myocardial Infarction
AML
Acute Myoblastic Leukaemia
ANC
Antenatal Clinic
ANF
Antinuclear Factor
AP
Abdominal Peritoneal
APH
Ante Partum Haemorrhage
ARD
Acute Respiratory Disease
ARF
Acute Respiratory Failure, Acute Renal Failure
AS
Aortic Stenosis
ASD
Atrial Septal Defect
ASHD
Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease
AV
Atrioventricular, Arteriovenous
AVN
AVN Aretervenous Malformation

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