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a – A.M.



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a

· artery, before
· It can also be used as a prefix to mean “without” as in anuria (without or non passage of urine).

A&D

· admission and discharge

A&P

· auscultation and percussion

A&W

· alive and well

A-fib

· atrial fibrillation

A-P or AP or A/P

· anteroposterior

A-V or AV

· arteriovenous
· atrioventricular

a.c. or ac

· before meals (ante sebum)

a.k.

· above knee or above the knee

A.M. or AM

· before noon (ante meridiem)

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