Aa: Of each.
ABGs: See arterial blood gases.
ACE: See angiotensin-converting inhibitor.
ACTH: See adrenocorticotropic hormone.
Abduction: Movement away from the midline of the body.
Abductor muscles: Muscles that move muscles away from the body.
AC: (ante cibum) Before mealtime.
AD: See Alzheimer’s disease.
ADA: See American with Disabilities Act.
ADH: See antidiuretic hormone.
ADH: See activities of daily living.
ADR/ADE: See adverse drug reaction/adverse drug effect.
AIDS: See acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
ALF: See assisted-living facility.
Accountability: Accepting responsibility for one’s actions.
Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor: Agent that inhibits conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II.
Acetylcholine: Neurotransmitter ...