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Alpha, the first letter of the Greek al- phabet.
A ̊ angstrom unit.
A2 aortic second sound.
a accommodation; ampere; anode; ante-
rior; aqua; area; artery.
a ̄ [L.] ante, before.
a-, an- [Gr., not] Prefix meaning without,
away from, not (a- is usually used before a consonant; an- is usually used before a vowel).
AA, aa achievement age; Alcoholics Anon- ymous; amino acid; arteriae; arteries. aa [Gr. ana, of each] Prescription nota-
tion meaning the stated amount of each of the substances is to be used in com- pounding the prescription.
AAA acne-associated arthritis; American Academy of Allergists; American Am- bulance Association; American Associa- tion of Anatomists.
AAAS American Association for the Ad- vancement of Science.
AABB The professional organization, for- merly known as the American Associa- tion of Blood Banks, whose mission is to promulgate standard practices in im- munohematology.
AACC American Association for Clinical Chemistry.
AACN American Association of Critical- Care Nurses; American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
AAFP American Academy of Family Phy- sicians.
AAHN American Association for the His- tory of Nursing.
AAMA American Association of Medical
AAMI Association for the Advancement of
Medical Instrumentation; age-associ-
ated memory impairment.
AAMS Association of Air Medical Ser-
AAMT American Association for Medical
AAN American Academy of Nursing. AANA American Association of Nurse
AANN American Association of Neurosci-
AAOHN American Association of Occu-
pational Health Nurses.
AAOS American Academy of Orthopedic
AAP American Academy of Pediatrics;
American Association of Pathologists. AAPA American Academy of Physician
AAPMR American Academy of Physical
Medicine and Rehabilitation.
AARC American Association for Respira- tory Care.
AARP American Association of Retired Persons.
AAS atomic absorption spectroscopy. AASECT American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. Ab antibody. ab- [L. ab, from] Prefix meaning from, away from, negative, absent.