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MACE Exam Cram: Medication Aide Certification Exam by Marty Walker, Linda Whitenton

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Glossary

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 ...

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