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  • AMPLE  allergies, medications, past medical history, last meal, events preceding present condition
  • A-M pr  Austin-Moore prosthesis
  • Amp-RT  amplified reverse transcriptase
  • AMPS  abnormal mucopolysacchariduria; acid mucopolysaccharide
  • AMPT  active mouse protection test; alpha-methylparatyrosine
  • ampul  ampule
  • AMR  acoustic muscle reflex; activity metabolic rate; acute mitral regurgitation; alopecia-mental retardation [syndrome]; alternate motion rate; alternating motion reflex; ambulatory medical record
  • AMRA  American Medical Record Association
  • AMRF  American Medical Resources Foundation
  • AMRI  anteromedial rotatory instability
  • AMRL  Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory
  • AMRNL  Army Medical Research and Nutrition Laboratory
  • AMRO  Amsterdam-Rotterdam Trial Comparing Excimer Laser and Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty
  • AMRS  ambulatory medical records system; automated medical record system
  • AMS  ablepharon-microstomia syndrome; accelerator mass spectrometry; act management system; acute mountain sickness; adenosylmethionine synthetase; advanced large-scale integrated computational environment [ALICE] memory snooper; advanced medical systems [fetal monitor]; aggravated in military service; altered mental status; American Microscopical Society; amount of substance; amylase; antimacrophage serum; Army Medical Service; aseptic meningitis syndrome; Association of Military Surgeons; auditory memory span; automated multiphasic screening
  • ams  amount of a substance
  • AMSA  acridinylamine methanesulfon-m-anisidide; American Medical Society on Alcoholism; American Medical Students Association; amsacrine
  • AMSAODD  American Medical Society on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies
  • AMSC  Army Medical Specialist Corps
  • AMSP  Association of Medical School Pharmacology
  • AMSRDC  Army Medical Service Research and Development Command
  • AMSU  ambulatory minor surgery unit
  • AMT  acute miliary tuberculosis; Adenosine Scan Multicenter Trial; alpha-methyltyrosine; American Medical Technologists; amethopterin; amitriptyline; amniotic membrane transplantation; amphetamine; anxiety management training; atherogenic metabolic triad
  • amt  amount
  • AMTV  Arumowot virus
  • amt/vol  amount/volume
  • AMU  Army Medical Unit
  • amu  atomic mass unit
  • AmuLV  Abelson murine leukemia virus; amphotrophic murine leukemia virus
  • AMV  alfalfa mosaic virus; apex to mitral valve; assisted mechanical ventilation; asteroid mosaic virus; avian myeloblastosis virus
  • AMVF  additive multiattribute value function
  • AMVI  acute mesenteric vascular insufficiency
  • aMVL  anterior mitral valve leaflet
  • AMWA  American Medical Women's Association; American Medical Writers' Association
  • AMX  advanced multiprocessor extension; amoxicillin
  • AMY, amy  amylase
  • AMyA  antimyocardial antibody
  • AN  acanthosis nigricans; acetylnitrile; acne neonatorum; acoustic neuroma; adult, normal; ala nasi; amyl nitrate; aneurysm; anisometropia; anode; anorexia nervosa; antenatal; anterior; antineuraminidase; aseptic necrosis; atmosphere normal; atrionodal; autonomic neuropathy; avascular necrosis
  • A/N  antenatal; as needed
  • An  actinon; anisometropia; anode, anodal; antigen; Aspergillus niger; atmosphere normal
  • An  atmosphere normal
  • A1-NA  A1 area of the nucleus ambiguus
  • ANA  acetylneuraminic acid; American Narcolepsy Association; American Neurological Association; American Nurses Association; anesthesia [anaesthesia]; antibody to nuclear antigens; antinuclear antibody; aspartyl naphthylamide
  • Ana  anaplastic
  • ANAD  anorexia nervosa with associated disorders
  • ANAE  alpha-naphthyl acetate esterase
  • ANAG  acute narrow angle glaucoma
  • AnaINH  anaphylotoxin inhibitor
  • ANAL, anal  analgesia, analgesic; analysis, analytic
  • ANAM  automated neuropsychological assessment metrics
  • ANAP  agglutination negative, absorption positive [reaction]
  • ANAS  anastomosis; auditory nerve activating substance
  • ANASCD  American Nurses Association Steering Committee on Databases
  • anast  anastomosis
  • ANAT  anatomic structure [UMLS]
  • Anat, anat  anatomy, anatomist
  • ANAV  Anopheles A virus
  • ANB  avascular necrosis of bone
  • ANBN  alpha-nitroso-beta-naphthol
  • ANBP  Australian National Blood Pressure [trial]
  • ANBV  Anopheles B virus
  • ANC  absolute neutrophil count; acid neutralization capacity; active noise control [MRI]; adaptive or noise canceler; adult neuronal ceroid [lipofuscinosis]; ancestor [UMLS]; antigen-neutralizing capacity; Army Nurse Corps
  • ANC1  ancestor, first level in hierarchy [UMLS]
  • ANCA  antineutrophilic cytoplasmic antibody
  • ANCC, AnCC  anodal closure contraction
  • ANCHR  Access to National Claims History Repository [Medicare database]
  • ANCL  adult neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis
  • ANCOVA  analysis of covariance
  • ANCR  Association of the Nordic Cancer Registries
  • AND  algoneurodystrophy; anterior nasal discharge
  • ANDA  Abbreviated New Drug Application
  • ANDRO, andro  androsterone
  • ANDTE, AnDTe  anodal duration tetanus
  • ANDV  Andasibe virus; Andes virus
  • anes, anesth  anesthesia, anesthetic
  • ANESR  apparent norepinephrine secretion rate
  • AnEx, an ex  anodal excitation
  • ANF  alpha-naphthoflavone; American Nurses' Foundation; antineuritic factor; antinuclear factor; atrial natriuretic factor
  • AnfaMNPV  Anagrapha falciform multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus
  • ANFIS  adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system
  • ANFO  ammonium nitrate-fuel oil [bomb]
  • ANG  angiogenin; angiogram, angiography; angiotensin
  • Ang II, ANGII  angiotensin II
  • ang  angiogram, angiography; angle, angular
  • ANGEL  a new global environment for learning [computer-assisted]
  • ANGFA  antinerve growth factor antibody
  • Ang GR  angiotensin generation rate
  • AngHV  anguillid herpesvirus
  • Angio , angiogram, angiographicangiography
  • ang pect  angina pectoris
  • ANH  academic nursing home
  • anh  anhydrous
  • ANHV  Anhanga virus
  • AnHV  anatid herpesvirus
  • ANI  acute nerve irritation
  • ANIA  automated nephelometric immunoassay
  • ANIM  animal [UMLS]
  • ANIMAL  automatic nonlinear image matching and anatomical labeling
  • ANIR  Advanced Networking Infrastructure and Research [National Science Foundation]
  • ANIS  Anorexia Nervosa Inventory for Self-rating
  • aniso  anisocytosis
  • ANIT  alpha-naphthyl-isothiocyanate
  • ANK, Ank  ankyrin
  • ank  ankle
  • ANL  acute nonlymphoblastic leukemia
  • ANLI  antibody-negative with latent infection
  • ANLL  acute nonlymphocytic leukemia
  • ANN  artificial neural network
  • Ann  annual
  • ANNA  antineutrophil nuclear antibody
  • ann fib  annulus fibrosus
  • ANNP  artificial neural network processor
  • ANOC, AnOC  anodal opening contraction
  • ANOCL  anodal opening clonus
  • ANOCOVA  analysis of covariance [statistics]
  • ANOP  anophthalmia
  • ANOV, ANOVA  analysis of variance [statistics]
  • ANP  acute necrotizing pancreatitis; adult nurse practitioner; advanced nurse practitioner; ancillary nursing personnel; A-norprogesterone; atrial natriuretic peptide
  • ANP-A  atrial natriuretic peptide A
  • ANP-B  atrial natriuretic peptide B
  • ANP-C  atrial natriuretic peptide C
  • A-NPP  absorbed normal pooled plasma
  • ANRC  American National Red Cross
  • ANRL  antihypertensive neutral renomedullary lipid
  • ANS  acanthion; American National Standards; American Nimodipine Study; American Nutrition Society; 8-anilino-1-naphthalene-sulfonic acid; anterior nasal spine; antineutrophilic serum; antirat neutrophil serum; Army Nursing Service; arterionephrosclerosis; Associate in Nursing Science; autonomic nervous system
  • ANSCII  American National Standard Code for Information Interchange
  • ANSI  American National Standards Institute
  • ANSI-HISPP  American National Standards Institute Healthcare Informatics Standards Planning Panel
  • AN-SIR  advice nurse structured implicit review [telemedicine]
  • ANSWER  Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry/National Library of Medicine's Workstation for Emergency Response
  • ANT  acoustic noise test; adenine nucleotide translocator; aminonitrothiazole; anterior
  • ant  anterior; antimycin
  • AntA  antimycin A
  • antag  antagonist
  • ANTENOX  [Switch to oral] Anticoagulant from Enoxaparin [in treatment of acute deep venous thrombosis]
  • Anth-Gly  anthraquinone-glycine [conjugate]
  • Anth-IDA  anthraquinone-iminodiacetate [conjugate]
  • anti-HBc  antibody to hepatitis B core antigen
  • anti-HBe  antibody to hepatitis B early antigen
  • anti-HBs  antibody to hepatitis B surface antigen
  • anti-PNM Ab  anti-peripheral nerve myelin antibody
  • AntLV  Anthriscus latent virus
  • ANTR  apparent net transfer rate
  • ANTU  alpha-naphthylthiourea
  • ANTV  Antequera virus
  • ANT3Y  adenine nucleotide translocator 3 Y
  • ANU  artificial neural unit
  • ANuA  antinuclear antibody
  • ANUG  acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
  • ANUV  Ananindeua virus
  • ANV  avian nephritis virus
  • AnV-S  Aspergillus niger virus S
  • ANX  annexin
  • anx  anxiety
  • ANZ  Australia and New Zealand [heart failure collaborative study]
  • AO  abdominal aorta; abdominally obese; achievement orientation; acid output; acridine orange; age of onset; ankle orthosis; anodal opening; anterior oblique; antisense oligonucleotide; aorta; aortic opening; arthro-ophthalmopathy; assessment-object; atelosteogenesis; atomic orbital; atrioventricular [valve] opening; average optical [density]; axio-occlusal
  • Ao  aorta; Aspergillus ochraceus
  • Ao  orifice area
  • A/O  atlanto-occipital
  • A&O, A/O  alert and oriented
  • AOA  Administration on Aging; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society; American Optometric Association; American Orthopedic Association; American Orthopsychiatric Association; American Osteopathic Association; ascending aorta
  • AoA  age of acquisition
  • AOAA  amino-oxyacetic acid
  • AOAC  Association of Official Agricultural Chemists
  • AOAP  as often as possible
  • AoArE  aortic arch epinephrine
  • AOAS  American Osteopathic Academy of Sclerotherapy
  • AOB  accessory olfactory bulb; alcohol on breath
  • AOBEM  American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine
  • AOBS  acute organic brain syndrome
  • AOC  abridged ocular chart; allyloxycarbonyl; amyloxycarbonyl; anodal opening contraction; area of concern
  • AOCA  American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists
  • AOCD  American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
  • AOCl  anodal opening clonus
  • AOCN  advanced oncology certified nurse
  • AOCPA  American Osteopathic College of Pathologists
  • AOCPR  American Osteopathic College of Proctology
  • AOCR  American Osteopathic College of Radiology; American Osteopathic College of Rheumatology
  • AOD  Academy of Operative Dentistry; Academy of Oral Dynamics; adult-onset diabetes; anesthesiologist-on-duty; arterial oxygen desaturation; arteriosclerotic occlusive disease; auriculo-osteodysplasia
  • AODM  adult-onset diabetes mellitus
  • AODME  Academy of Osteopathic Directors of Medical Education
  • AODP  alcohol and other drug problems
  • AOE  admission order entry
  • AoE  aortic epinephrine
  • AOHA  American Osteopathic Hospital Association
  • AoHV  aotine herpesvirus
  • AOI  apnea of infancy
  • AoIR  Association of Internet Researchers
  • AOIVM  angiographically occult intracranial vascular malformation
  • AOL  acro-osteolysis
  • AOM  acute otitis media; alternatives of management; arthroophthalmopathy; azoxymethane
  • AOMA  American Occupational Medical Association
  • AOMP, AoMP  aortic mean pressure
  • AON  anterior olfactory nucleus
  • AONE  American Organization of Nurse Executives
  • AOO  anodal opening odor; atrial asynchronous (competitive, fixed-rate) [pacemaker]
  • AOP  anodal opening picture; aortic pressure
  • AoP  aortic pressure
  • AOPA  American Orthotics and Prosthetics Association
  • AOPC  adult outpatient psychotherapy clinic
  • AOPW, AoPW  aortic posterior wall
  • AOR  adjusted odds ratio; Alvarado Orthopedic Research [instruments]; auditory oculogyric reflex
  • AORN  Association of Operating Room Nurses
  • AOS  American Ophthalmological Society; American Otological Society; anodal opening sound; anterior [o]esophageal sensor
  • A2-OS  aortic second sound, opening snap
  • AOSF  adaptive order statistic filter
  • AOSSM  American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • AOT  accessory optic tract; acute occlusive thrombus or thrombosis; Anderson Olsson table; anodal opening tetanus; Association of Occupational Therapists
  • AOTA  American Occupational Therapy Association
  • AOTe  anodal opening tetanus
  • AOTF  American Occupational Therapy Foundation
  • AOU  apparent oxygen utilization
  • AOV  aortic valve
  • AoV  aortic valve; Aspergillus ochraceus virus
  • AP  abdominal pain; abdominal [voiding] pressure; abdominoperitoneal; accelerated phase; accessory pathway; accounts payable; acid phosphatase; acinar parenchyma; action plan; action potential; activator protein; active pepsin; active pressure; acute pancreatitis; acute phase; acute pneumonia; acute proliferative; adductor pollicis [muscle]; adenomatous polyposis; adolescent psychiatry; after parturition; agno protein; alkaline phosphatase; alum precipitated; aminopeptidase; aminopyrine; amyloid P-component; amyloid peptide; anatomic profile; angina pectoris; antepartal [Lat. ante partum]; anterior pituitary; anteroposterior; antidromic potential; antiplasmin; antipyrine; antiviral protein; antral peristalsis; aortic pressure; aortopulmonary; apical pulse; apothecary; appendectomy; appendicitis; appendix; apurinic acid; apurinic/apyrimidinic [site in DNA]; area postrema; arithmetic progression; arterial pressure; artificial pneumothorax; aspiration pneumonia; assessment and plans; association period; atherosclerotic plaque; atrial pacing; atrioventricular pathway; attending physician; axiopulpal; before parturition [Lat. ante partum]
  • A-P  anteroposterior
  • A&P  anterior and posterior; assessment and plans; auscultation and percussion
  • A/P  abdominal/perineal; antepartum; ascites/plasma [ratio]
  • A2 P2  aortic second sound, pulmonary second sound
  • 4-AP  4-aminopyridine
  • Ap  apex
  • Ap  amount in plasma
  • aP  acellular pertussis [vaccine]
  • ap  anteroposterior; attachment point
  • APA  action potential amplitude; aldosterone-producing adenoma; Ambulatory Pediatric Association; American Pancreatic Association; American Pharmaceutic Association; American Physiotherapy Association; American Podiatric Association; American Psychiatric Association; American Psychoanalytic Association; American Psychological Association; American Psychopathological Association; American Psychotherapy Association; aminopenicillanic acid; anterior margin of pulmonary artery; antipernicious anemia [factor]; antiphospholipid antibody; antiproliferative antibody; arcuate premotor area; azidophenacyl
  • ApA  adenylyl (3´-5´) adenosine; azidophenacyl
  • APAAP  alkaline phosphatase-antialkaline phosphatase [labeling]
  • APAB  antiphospholipid antibody; azidophenacyl bromide
  • APACHE  Acute Physiology, Age, and Chronic Health Evaluation
  • APACS  analog picture archiving and communication system
  • APAF  antipernicious anemia factor
  • APAMI  Asian Pacific Association of Medical Informatics
  • APAN  Asian-Pacific Advanced Network
  • APAP  acetaminophen; adaptive positive airway pressure
  • APASS  Antiphospholipid Antibodies in Stroke Studies
  • APB  abductor pollicis brevis; atrial premature beat
  • APBD  adult polyglucosan body disease
  • APC  acetylsalicylic acid, phenacetin, and caffeine; activated protein C; adenoidal-pharyngeal-conjunctival [agent]; adenomatous polyposis coli; allophyocyanin; all-purpose capsule; angiotensin presenting cell; antigen-presenting cell; antiphlogistic corticoid; aortopulmonary collateral artery; aperture current; apneustic center; argon plasma coagulation; Association for Practitioners in Infection Control; aspirin-phenacetin-caffeine; atrial premature contraction; autologous platelet concentrate
  • aPC  activated protein C
  • ApCAM  aplasia cell adhesion molecule
  • APCC  aspirin-phenacetin-caffeine-codeine
  • APCD  acquired prothrombin complex deficiency [syndrome]; adult polycystic kidney disease
  • APCF  acute pharyngoconjunctival fever
  • APCG  apex cardiogram
  • Ap4CH  apical four-chamber plane
  • APCKD  adult-type polycystic kidney disease
  • ApCPV  Anaitis plagiata cypovirus; Antheraea pernyi cypovirus
  • APC-R, APCR  activated protein C resistance
  • APD  acquired perforating dermatosis; action potential duration [of heart]; acute polycystic disease; adult polycystic disease; advanced physical diagnosis; airway pressure disconnect; anteroposterior diameter; antipsychotic drug; articulation-phonological disorders; atrial premature depolarization; autoimmune progesterone dermatitis; automated peritoneal dialysis; avalanche photodiodes
  • APD80  action potential duration at 80% repolarization
  • A-PD  anteroposterior diameter
  • APDb  [heart] action potential duration-baseline beat
  • APDF  amplitude probability density function
  • APDI  Adult Personal Data Inventory
  • APDIM  Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine
  • ApDNV  Aedes pseudoscutellaris densovirus
  • APDp  [heart] action potential duration-premature stimulus
  • AP-DRG  all patients-diagnosis-related group
  • APE  acetone powder extract; acute polioencephalitis; acute psychotic episode; acute pulmonary edema; airway pressure excursion; aminophylline, phenobarbital, and ephedrine; anterior pituitary extract; asthma of physical effort; avian pneumoencephalitis
  • APECED  autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidosis-ectodermal dystrophy
  • ApEn  approximate entropy
  • APES  aminopropyltriethoxysilane
  • APEUV  Apeu virus
  • APEX  automatic programmable electronic matrix
  • APF  acidulated phosphofluoride; adaptive pattern filtering; American Psychological Foundation; anabolism-promoting factor; animal protein factor; antiperinuclear factor; assigned protection factor
  • APG  acid-precipitated globulin; air plethysmography; ambulatory patient group; animal pituitary gonadotropin; antegrade pyelography
  • APGAR  American Pediatric Gross Assessment Record
  • APGL  alkaline phosphatase activity of granular leukocytes
  • APGO  Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • APH  alcohol-positive history; alternative pathway hemolysis; aminoglycoside phosphotransferase; antepartum hemorrhage; anterior pituitary hormone; Association of Private Hospitals
  • Aph  aphasia
  • APHA  American Protestant Hospital Association; American Public Health Association
  • APhA  American Pharmaceutical Association
  • APHEA  Air Pollution in Health, European Approach
  • APHIS  Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
  • APHL  Association of Public Health Laboratories
  • APHP  anti-Pseudomonas human plasma
  • API  alkaline protease inhibitor; Analytical Profile Index; annual parasitological index; application program interface; applications programming interface; arterial pressure index; atmospheric pressure ionization; Autonomy Preference Index
  • APIC  Acenocoumarin vs Pentoxifylline in Intermittent Claudication [trial]; Association for Practitioners in Infection Control
  • APIE  assessment, plan, implementation, and evaluation
  • APIM  Association Professionnelle Internationale des Medecins
  • APIP  additional personal injury protection
  • APIS  Antihypertensive Patch, Italian Study
  • APIVR  artificial pacemaker-induced ventricular rhythm
  • aPKC  atypical protein kinase C
  • APKD  adult-onset polycystic kidney disease
  • APL  abductor pollicis longus; accelerated painless labor; acute promyelocytic leukemia; animal placenta lactogen; anterior pituitary-like; anterior pulmonary leaflet
  • aPL  antiphospholipid
  • A-P&L  anteroposterior and lateral
  • APLA, aPLA  antiphospholipid antibody
  • APLAUD  Antiplatelet Useful Dose [trial]
  • APLAUSE  Antiplatelet Treatment After Intravascular Ultrasound Guided Optimal Stent Expansion [trial]
  • APLP  amyloid precursor-like protein
  • APLPV  American plum line pattern virus
  • APLS  advanced pediatric life support
  • APLV  Andean potato latent virus
  • APM  Academy of Parapsychology and Medicine; Academy of Physical Medicine; Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine; acid precipitable material; admission pattern monitoring; affected pedigree member; alternating pressure mattress; anterior papillary muscle; anteroposterior movement; apical plasma membrane; aspartame; Association of Professors of Medicine
  • APML  acute promyelocytic leukemia
  • APMOMS  Advisory Panel on the Mission and Organization of Medical Schools
  • APMoV  Andean potato mottle virus
  • APMR  Association for Physical and Mental Retardation
  • APMV  avian paramyxovirus
  • ApMV  apple mosaic virus
  • APN  acute pyelonephritis; advanced practice nurse; average peak noise
  • APNCU  adequacy of prenatal care utilization
  • APNH  antiporter sodium-hydrogen ion
  • APO  abductor pollicis obliquus; acquired pendular oscillation; Adriamycin, prednisone, vincristine; adverse patient occurrence; aphoxide; apolipoprotein; apomorphine; apoprotein
  • Apo, apo  apolipoprotein
  • APOA, apoA  apolipoprotein A
  • APOB, apoB  apolipoprotein B
  • APOC  African Program for Onchocerciasis Control; apolipoprotein C
  • apoC  apolipoprotein C
  • APOE, apoE  apolipoprotein E
  • APOIV  Apoi virus
  • APOJ, apoJ  apolipoprotein J
  • APORF  acute postoperative renal failure
  • apoth  apothecary
  • APP  acute phase protein; alum-precipitated pyridine; aminopyrazolopyrimidine; amyloid peptide precursor; amyloid precursor protein; antiplatelet plasma; aqueous procaine penicillin; automated physiologic profile; average pixel projection; avian pancreatic polypeptide
  • App, app  appendix
  • APPA  American Psychopathological Association; 4-aminophenylacetic acid
  • appar  apparatus
  • APPC  application or advanced program-to-program communication
  • APPCPT  atom and physicochemical property class pair and torsion
  • APPCR, AP-PCR  arbitrarily primed polymerase chain reaction
  • APPG  aqueous procaine penicillin G
  • APPI  Active Persantine in Postischemic Injury [study]
  • appl  appliance; application, applied
  • APPROACH  Alberta Provincial Project for Outcomes Assessment in Coronary Heart Disease
  • approp  appropriate
  • approx  approximate
  • APPS  amyloid precursor protein secretase
  • APPT  Adolescent Pediatric Pain Tool
  • Appt, appt  appointment
  • appx  appendix
  • appy  appendectomy
  • APR  abdominoperineal resection; absolute proximal reabsorption; acute phase reaction or reactant; air-purifying respirator; amebic prevalence rate; anatomic porous replacement; anterior pituitary reaction; average payment rate
  • APRAIS  Acute Phase Reactions and Ischemic Coronary Syndromes
  • APRAISE  Antisense to Prevent Restenosis After Intervention, Stent Evaluation
  • aprax  apraxia
  • APRICOT  Antithrombotics in the Prevention of Reocclusion in Coronary Thrombolysis [trial]; Aspirin vs Coumadin Trial; Aspirin vs Coumadin in the Prevention of Reocclusion and Recurrent Ischemia after Successful Thrombolysis Trial
  • APRL  American Prosthetic Research Laboratory
  • AProL  acute promyelocytic leukemia
  • APRP  acidic proline-rich protein; acute phase reactant protein
  • APRT  adenine phosphoribosyl transferase
  • APRV  airway pressure release ventilation
  • APS  acute physiology score; adenosine phosphosulfate; advanced photon source; American Pain Society; American Pediatric Society; American Physiological Society; American Proctologic Society; American Prosthodontic Society; American Psychological Society; American Psychosomatic Society; aminopropylsilane; ammonium persulfate; analog processing stage; annual person summary [Medicare data file]; antiphospholipid antibody syndrome; attending physician's statement; Australian Psychological Society; autoimmune polyglandular syndrome; automated patent system; prostate-specific antigen
  • APSAC  acylated plasminogen-streptokinase activator complex; anisoylated plasminogen streptokinase activator complex
  • APSD  aorticopulmonary septal defect
  • APSGN  acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis
  • APSIS  Angina Prognosis Study in Stockholm; Angina Prognosis Study with Isoptin and Seloken [trial]
  • APSP  assisted peak systolic pressure
  • APSQ  Abbreviated Parent Symptom Questionnaire
  • APSS  Association for the Psychophysiological Study of Sleep
  • APSU  Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit
  • APT  Ablate and Pace Trial; alum-precipitated toxoid; aminophenylthioether; antiplatelet trials; applied potential tomography; automatic peak tracing
  • APTA  American Physical Therapy Association
  • APTD  Aid to Permanently and Totally Disabled
  • APTES  γ-aminopropyltriethoxysilane
  • APTF  American Physical Therapy Foundation
  • APTH  ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and treatment of hypertension
  • APTI  airway pressure time index
  • APTT, aPTT  activated partial thromboplastin time
  • APUD  amine precursor uptake and decarboxylation
  • APV  abnormal posterior vector; Acyrthosiphon pisum virus; amprenavir
  • aPV  acellular pertussis vaccine
  • APVC  anomalous pulmonary venous connection
  • APW  alkaline peptone water
  • APWS  attending physician work station
  • AQ  achievement quotient; acoustic quantification; anthraquinone; any quantity; aphasia quotient
  • aq  aqueous; water [Lat. aqua]
  • AQAB  acquired abnormality [UMLS]
  • AQCESS  Automated Quality of Care Evaluation Support System
  • AQIS  Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service
  • AQL  acceptable quality level
  • AQLQ  Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire
  • AQMS  acute quadriplegic myopathy syndrome
  • AQP  aquaporin
  • AQS  additional qualifying symptoms
  • aqu  aqueous
  • AR  absolute risk; acceptable risk; accounts receivable; achievement ratio; actinic reticuloid [syndrome]; active resistance; acute rejection; acute relapse; adherence ratio; admission rate; admitting room; adrenergic receptor; adrenodoxin reductase; airway resistance; alarm reaction; alcohol related; alkali reserve; allergic rhinitis; allowance region [radiotherapy]; alloy restoration; ambulance report; amphiregulin; amplitude ratio; analytical reagent; androgen receptor; anterior root; aortic regurgitation; apical-radial; Argyll Robertson [pupil]; aromatase; arsphenamine; articulare; artificial respiration; ascorbate reductase; assisted respiration; at risk; atrial rate; atrial reversal; atrophic rhinitis; augmented reality [computer graphics]; autoradiography; autoregressive; autosomal recessive
  • A1R  adenosine A1 receptor
  • Ar  argon; articulare
  • Ar  relative atomic mass
  • ar  aromatic
  • A/R  apical/radial
  • A&R  advised and released
  • ARA  Academy of Rehabilitative Audiometry; acetylene reduction activity; adenine regulating agent; American Rheumatism Association; anorectal agenesis; antireticulin antibody; aortic root angiogram; arabinose; Associate of the Royal Academy; Axenfeld-Rieger anomaly
  • ara  arabinose
  • ara-A  adenine arabinoside
  • Ara-C  arabinosylcytidine
  • ara-C  cytosine arabinose; cytosine arabinoside
  • ARAL  adjustment reaction to adult life
  • ARAM  antigen recognition activation motif
  • ARAMIS  American Rheumatism Association Medical Information System
  • ARAO  angiographic area of right anterior oblique projection
  • ARAS  ascending reticular activating system
  • ara-U  arabinosyluracil
  • ARAV  Araguari virus
  • ARB  adrenergic receptor binder; angiotensin receptor blocker
  • arb  arbitrary unit
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