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Glossaire des sigles médicaux anglais


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Dictionnaire des abréviations médicales et paramédicales du Royaume-Uni

Les sigles courants, et les sigles désuets des 50 dernières années. Current abbreviations, and obsolete abbreviations from the last 50 years.


A :

a.a. of each
A age
  ankle jerk reflex
  attended [clinique ou autre]
  type A blood
A2 aortic valve closure sound [auscultation]
AA Alcoholics Anonymous
  air ambulance
  amino acid
  aortic aneurysm
AAA abdominal aortic aneurysm
AAHL age-associated hearing loss
AAL anterior axillary line
AATS age-associated threshold shift [audiologie]
AB type AB blood
ABG air-bone gap [audiologie]
  arterial blood gas
ABLB alternate binaural loudness balance [audiologie]
ABR auditory brainstem response [audiologie]
ABRh+ve Type AB blood, rhesus positive
Ab antibody
A/B antibiotics
ABX antibiotics
AB2 has had 2 abortions
ABC advanced breast cancer
  airway, breathing, circulation
  antigen binding capacity
abd abdomen
abdo abdomen
ABDL apex beat displaced laterally
ABE acute bacterial endocardititis
ABG arterial blood gas (%age saturation)
ABI acquired brain injury
ABND apex beat not displaced
ABP acute bacterial prostatitis
  arterial blood pressure
ABPI Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
ABR auditory brainstem response
abs abortions
AC acromio-clavicular
  adrenal cortex
a.c. ante cibum [avant un repas]
Ac. acid
A/C acromio-clavicular joint
a-c air conduction [audiologie]
ACE acute coronary event
  angiotensin-converting enzyme
ACEi angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor
ACH adrenocortical hormone
ACh acetylcholine
AChE acetylcholinesterase
AChEi acetylcholinesterase inhibitor
ACL anterior clavicular line
  anterior cruciate ligament
ACLS advanced cardiac life support
ACP Amplatzer cardiac plug
ACS acute confusional state
  acute coronary syndrome
ACT activated clotting time
ACTH adrenocorticotrophic hormone
ACU acute care unit
ACUP adenocarcinoma of unknown primary
ad up to, until
AD adjustment disorder
  Alzheimer’s disease
A.d. as directed
ADC AIDS dementia complex
add addiction
ADD attention deficit disorder
ADH alcohol dehydrogenase
  antidiuretic hormone
ADL activities of daily living
  actes de la vie quotidienne, échelle de Katz
ad lib ad libitum [à volonté]
adm admission, admitted
ADN auditory disability with normal hearing
ADP adenosine diphosphate
ADPKD autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
ADR adverse drug reaction
ADRT advance decision to refuse treatment
ADS anti-diuretic substance
AE above elbow
  adverse event
  air entry [poumons]
Ae amount excreted
A/E Accident & Emergency Department
air entry [poumons]
A&E Accident & Emergency Department
AEG air encephalography
AEM ambulatory electrocardiogram monitoring
aet aetatis [âge]
AF amniotic fluid
  atrial fibrillation
AFAFP amniotic fluid of alphafoetoprotein
AFB acid-fast bacillus
AFI amniotic fluid index
AFO ankle-foot orthosis
AFP acute flaccid paralysis
Ag antigen
AGA appropriate for gestational age
AGC automatic gain control [audiologie]
AGN acute glomerulonephritis
ah hypermetropic astigmatism
AHF anti-haemophiliac factor
AHG anti-haemophiliac globulin
AHTL apparent hearing threshold level
AI accidental injury
  aortic incompetence
  aortic insufficiency
  articulation index
  artificial insemination
AID artificial insemination by donor
  automatic implantable defibrillation
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AIH artificial insemination with husband’s semen
AI/R aortic incompetence / regurgitation
AIT autologous intraoperative transfusion
AJ ankle-jerk reflex
AJ+ ankle-jerk reflex present
AJ- ankle-jerk reflex absent
AK above knee
AKA above-knee amputation
ALARA as low as reasonably achievable
Alb albumin
alc alcohol
alc+++ intoxicated
ALF acute liver failure
ALG antilymphocyte globulin
ALI acute lung injury
ALK anaplastic lymphoma kinase
  automated lamellar keratoplasty
alk alkaline
ALKP alkaline phosphatase
Alk phos alkaline phosphatase
ALL acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
ALOC altered level of consciousness
ALP alkaline phosphatase
ALS advanced life support
  amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  antilymphocyte serum
Al S alimentary system
ALT alanine transaminase
  argon laser trabeculoplasty
alt diem every other day
AM amplitude modulation [audiologie]
a.m.a. against medical advice
AMD age-related macular degeneration
AMI acute myocardial infarction
AML acanthiomeatal line
  acute myeloid leukaemia
AMLB alternate monaural loudness balance [audiologie]
amp ampoule
AMP adenosine monophosphate
amps ampoules
AMWT advanced moist wound therapy
An anaemia
AN ante-natal
ANA antinuclear antibody
ANC absolute neutrophil count
  antenatal care
ANCOVA analysis of covariance
ANDA abbreviated new drug application
ANDI abnormal development & involution of the breast
ANF antinuclear factor
ANG angiogram
ANH artificial nutrition and hydration
ANOVA analysis of variance
ANS autonomic nervous system
ante before
anti-D gamma globulin
anti-HBV immunoassay for HBV
anti-HCV immunoassay for HCV
ANUG acute necrotising ulcerative gingivitis
anx anxiety
A&O alert and oriented
AOM acute otitis media
AP anteriorposterior
  assistant practitioner (ou associate practitioner)
  action potential [audiologie]
APC absolute phagocyte count
  antigen-presenting cell
  argon plasma coagulation
  aspirin, phenatecin and caffeine
APGAR échelle de l'état de santé d'un nouveau-né, dont l'auteur est Dr Virginia Apgar
aph antepartum haemorrhage
APKD adult polycystic kidney disease
APL acute promyelocytic leukaemia
APLS advanced paediatric life support
APMPPE acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy
APP acute phase protein
appt appointment
appy appendectomy
APR abdomino-perineal resection
  auropalpebral reflex [audiologie]
APRV airway pressure release ventilation
APT alum-precipitated diphtheria toxoid
APTT activated partial thromboplastin time
APUD amine-precursor uptake, decarboxylase
APUDoma apudome
APV assumed protection value [audiologie]
aq aqua [water]
aq dist distilled water
aq ster sterile water
AR aortic regurgitation
  aortic valve replacement
ARB angiotensin receptor blocker
ARC abnormal retinal correspondence
  AIDS-related complex
ARD acute respiratory distress
  acoustic reflex decay [audiologie]
ARDS adult respiratory distress syndrome
ARF acute renal failure
  acute respiratory failure
ARh+ve Type A blood, rhesus positive
ARHL age-related hearing loss
ARM artificial rupture of membranes
ARMD age-related macular degeneration
AROM active range of motion
ART accelerated resolution therapy
  assisted reproduction technology
  acoustic reflex threshold [audiologie]
ARTS age-related threshold shift [audiologie]
AS abdominal system
  ankylosing spondylitis
  antibody screen
  aortic stenosis
ASA acetylsalicylic acid
ASC altered state of consciousness
ASD acute stress disorder
  atrial sept defect
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease
ASIS anterior superior iliac spine
ASL angiosarcoma of the liver
ASLO antistreptolysin-O
ASO antistreptolysin
ASR acute stress reaction
assd associated with
Assis assistant
AST aspartate aminotransferase
ASx asymptomatic
AT assertiveness training
AT10 dihydrotachysterol
ATE arterial thromboembolic event
ATG anti-thymocyte globulin
ATLS advanced trauma life support
ATN acute tubular necrosis
ATNR asymmetric tonic neck reflex
ATP adenosine triphosphate
  antitachycardia pacing
ATPS ambient temperature and pressure
ATS anti-tetanus serum
ATT anti-tetanus toxoid
Au gold
audio audiologie, hearing
aurist ear drops
AV anterverted
  aortic valve
A/V anteverted
AVB atrioventricular block
AVC automatic volume control [audiologie]
AVF arteriovenous fistula
AVN atrio-ventricular node
AVPU Alert Voice Pain Unresponsive [échelle de l'état de conscience]
AW above the waist
A&W alive & well
Ax axillary
AXR abdominal X-ray
AZH assisted zona hatching
AZT azidothymidine




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