Medical Abbreviations for Transcription: B

B&C, biopsy and curettage.
B, B-cells.
B, black.
B, born.
b/c, benefit/cost (ratio).
B19-PRCA, pure red cell aplasia caused by parvovirus B19.
Ba, BA, barium.
BA, blood alcohol.
BA, bone age.
BA, brachial artery.
BA, bronchial asthma.
BAB, Babinski's sign
BAC, blood alcohol concentration
BACR, British Association for Cancer Research.
Bact., bacteriologist; bacteriology
BaE, barium enema
BAER, brain stem auditory evoked response.
BAIJP, Bovie-assisted uvulopalatoplasty.
BAL, bronchoalveolar lavage.
BALF, broncho-alveolar lavage fluid.
B-ALL, B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
bals, balsam.
BALT, bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue.
BAM, bamifylline.
BaM, barium meal.
BAM, basilar artery migraine.
BAM, bilateral augmentation mammoplasty.
BAM, brachial artery mean (pressure).
BAME, benzoylarginine methyl ester.
BamHI, restriction enzyme from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens H.
BAN, British Approved Name.
BAN, British Association of Neurologists.
BANS, Back, posterior upper Arm, posterior Neck, Scalp; prognostically high-risk sites for malignant melanoma.
BAO, basal acid output.
BAO, brachial artery output.
BAO-MAO, basal acid output to maximal acid output (ratio).
BAP, bacterial alkaline phosphatase.
BAP, Behavior Activity Profile.
BAP, beta-amyloid peptide.
BAP, blood-agar plate.
BAP, bovine albumin in phosphate buffer.
BAP, brachial artery pressure.
BAPhysMed, British Association Physical Medicine.
BAPI, barley alkaline protease inhibitor.
BAPN, beta-aminoproprionitrile fumarate.
BAPO, Belgian Association of Pediatric Orthopaedics.
BAPP, beta amyloid precursor protein.
BAPS, biomechanical ankle platform system.
BAPS, bovine albumin phosphate saline.
BAPS, British Association of Paediatric Surgeons.
BAPS, British Association of Plastic Surgeons.
BAPT, British Association of Physical Training.
BAPTA, l,2-bis (aminophenoxy) ethane- N,N,N,N’-tetraacetic acid.
BAPV, bovine alimentary papilloma virus.
BAQ, brain-age quotient.
BAR, bariatrics; barometer, barometric.
bar, barometric.
BAR, beta-adrenergic receptor.
BAR, biofragmentable anastomosis ring.
BARB, barbiturates.
Barb,, barb barbiturate, barbituric.
BARK, beta-adrenergic receptor kinase.
Barn, benzamide.
BARN, bilateral acute retinal necrosis.
BARS, behaviorally anchored rating scale.
BART, blood-activated recalcification time.
BAS, balloon atrial septostomy
BaS, barium swallow.
bas, basilar.
bas, basophil, basophilic.
Bas, basophils.
BAS, benzyl anti-serotonin.
BAS, beta-adrenergic stimulation.
BAS, boric acid solution.
Bas., basal
BASA, Boston Assessment of Severe Aphasia.
BASE, B27-arthritis-sacroiliitis-extra-articular features (syndrome).
BASH, body acceleration synchronous with heart rate.
BASIC, Beginner’s All-Purpose Symbolic Introduction Code.
baso, basophil.
BASO, British Association of Surgical Oncologists.
basos, basophils (leukocytes).
BASPCAN, British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.
BAT, basic aid training.
BAT, best available technology.
BAT, blunt abdominal trauma.
BAT, brown adipose tissue.
BAUS, British Association of Urological Surgeons.
BAV, bicuspid aortic valve.
BAVCP, bilateral abductor vocal cord paralysis.
BAVFO, bradycardia after arteriovenous fistula occlusion.
BAW, bronchoalveolar washing.
BB, bad breath.
BB, bed bath.
BB, bed board.
BB, beta blockade, beta blocker.
BB, BioBreeding (rat).
BB, blanket bath.
BB, blood bank.
BB, blood buffer.
BB, blow bottle.
BB, blue bloaters (emphysema).
bb, Bolton point.
BB, borderline.
bb, both bones.
BB, both bones.
BB, breakthrough bleeding.
BB, breast biopsy.
BB, brush border.
BB, buffer base.
BB, bundle branch.
BB, isoenzyme of creatine kinase containing two B subunits.
BB/FS, breast biopsy/frozen section
BBA, born before arrival.
BBB, blood buffer base.
BBB, blood-brain barrier.
BBB, bundle branch block.
BBBB, bilateral bundle-branch block.
BBBD, blood brain barrier disruption.
BBC, Belgian Bone Club (EFFO Member Society).
BBC, bromobenzycyanide.
BBD, benign breast disease.
BBE, Bacteroides bile esculin (agar).
BBEP, brush border endopeptidase.
BBF, bronchial blood flow.
BBI, Biomedical Business International.
BBI, Bowman-Birk soybean inhibitor.
BBIW, BioBreeding/Worcester (rat).
BBM, brush border membrane.
BBMV, brush border membrane vesicle.
BBN, broad band noise.
BBRS, Burks’ Behavior Rating Scale.
BBS, Barolet-Biedl syndrome.
BBS, bashful bladder syndrome.
BBS, benign breast syndrome.
BBS, bilateral breath sounds.
BBS, bombesin.
BBS, borate-buffered saline.
BBS, brown bowel syndrome.
BBT, basal body temperature
BC, Bachelor of Surgery (Lat.Baccalaureus Chirurgiae).
BC, back care.
BC, bactericidal concentration.
BC, basal cell.
BC, basket cell.
BC, battle casualty.
BC, bicarbonate.
BC, biliary colic.
BC, bipolar cell.
BC, birth control.
BC, blastic crisis.
BC, blood count.
BC, blood culture.
BC, Blue Cross (plan).
BC, board certified.
BC, bone conduction.
BC, brachiocephalic.
BC, breast cancer.
BC, bronchial carcinoma.
BC, buccal cartilage.
BC, buccocervical.
BC, buffy coat.
BC/BS, Blue cross/Blue shield.
BCA, balloon catheter angioplasty.
BCA, bicinchoninic acid.
BCA, blood color analyzer.
BCA, Blue Cross Association.
BCA, branchial cleft anomaly.
BCA, breast cancer antigen.
BCAA, branched chain amino acid.
BCAT, brachiocephalic arterial trunk.
BCB, blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier.
BCB, brilliant cresyl blue.
BCBR, bilateral carotid body resection.
BCBSA, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
BCC, basal cell carcinoma.
BCC, benign cellular changes (pap smear).
BCC, biliary cholesterol concentration.
BCC, birth control clinic.
bcc, body-centered-cubic.
BCCG, British Cooperative Clinical Group.
BCCP, biotin carboxyl carrier protein.
BCD, binary-coded decimal.
BCD, bleomycin, cyclophosphamide, dactinomycin.
BCDDP, Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project.
BCDF, B-cell differentiation factor.
BCDL, Brachmann-Cornelia de Lange (syndrome).
BCDRS, brief Carroll depression rating scale.
BCDS, bulimia cognitive distortions scale.
BCDSP, Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program.
BCE, basal cell epithelioma.
BCE, benign childhood epilepsy.
BCE, bubble chamber equipment.
BCEI, breast cancer estrogen-inducible.
BCF, basophil chemotactic factor.
BCF, bioconcentration factor.
BCF, breast cyst fluid.
BCFP, breast cyst fluid protein.
BCG, bacille Calmette-Guérin (vaccine).
BCG, ballistocardiography, ballistocardiogram.
BCG, bicolor guaiac test.
BCG, bromcresol green.
BCGF, B-cell growth factor.
BCh, Bachelor of Surgery (Lat.Baccalaureus Chirurgiae).
BCH, basal cell hyperplasia.
BChD, Bachelor of Dental Surgery.
BCHE, butyrylcholinesterase.
BChir, Bachelor of Surgery (Lat.Baccalaureus Chirurgiae).
Bchl,, bChl bacterial chlorophyll.
BCHS, Bureau of Community Health Services.
BCHT, bicaval heart transplantation.
BCI, behavioral cues index.
BCI, brain-computer interface.
BCIA, Biomedical Clinical Instrumentation Association.
BCIP, 5-bromo-4-chloro-3-inodolyl phosphate.
BCKA, branched-chain keto acid.
BCKD, branched-chain alpha-keto acid dehydrogenase.
BCL, basic cycle length.
BCL, B-cell leukemia/lymphoma.
bcl-2, (B-cell lymphoma-2) a gene that inhibits apoptosis; overexpression may cause follicular lymphomas.
BCLPD, B-cell chronic lymphoprolipherative disorders.
BCNU, carmustine.
BCP, birth control pills.
bcr, breakpoint cluster region.
BCS, breast conservation surgery.
BD, (Lat: bis die) twice a day.
BD, band.
BD, barbital-dependent.
BD, barbiturate dependence.
BD, base deficit.
BD, base of prism down.
BD, basophilic degeneration.
BD, Batten disease.
BD, behavioral disorder.
BD, Behcet disease.
BD, belladonna.
BD, bicarbonate dialysis.
BD, bile duct.
BD, binocular deprivation.
BD, biotinylated dextran.
BD, birth date.
BD, black death.
BD, block design (test).
BD, blood donor.
BD, blue diaper (syndrome).
BD, board.
BD, border disease.
BD, borderline dull.
BD, bound.
BD, Bowen disease.
BD, brain damage.
BD, brain dead, brain death.
BD, Briquet disorder.
BD, bronchodilation, bronchodilator.
BD, buccodistal.
BD, bundle.
BD, buoyant density.
BD, Byler disease.
BDG, bidirectional Glenn shunt.
BE, barium enema.
BE, below the elbow.
BE, benzoylecgonine (cocaine).
BE, brisk and equal.
BEA, 2-bromoethylamine hydrobromide.
BEC2, an anti-idiotypic monoclonal antibody that mimics the ganglioside GD3.
BEMS, Bioelectromagnetics Society.
BERG , balloon-assisted endoscopic retroperitoneal gasless (BERG lumbar interbody fusion).
beta-2M, beta-2 microglobulin level.
BF, biofiltration.
BF, blood flow.
BF, bone fragment.
bFGF, basic fibroblast frowth factor.
BG, bone graft.
BGB, bisglucuronosyl bilirubin.
BGS, balance, gate, station
BGTT, borderline glucose tolerance test.
BH cells, baby hamster kidney cells.
BHA, butylated hydroxyanisole.
BHG, Belgian Hand Group.
BHIA, British Healthcare Internet Association.
BHP, benign hypertrophic prostate.
BHS, beta hemolytic streptococcus.
BHT, blunt head trauma.
BHT, butylated hydroxytoluene.
BHV-1, Bovine Herpesvirus-1.
Bic., biceps.
BID, brought in dead.
BID/BD, twice a day (bis in die).
BIJC, The British Isles Joint TNM Classification.
BIL, bilateral
bilat., bilateral.
BIN, bin, twice a night.
BIP, bronchiolitis obliterans with interstitial pneumonia.
BIR, baculovirus IAP repeat.
BIR, British Institute of Radiology.
BIRP, B1-independent rotation phase-cycled.
BIRP, BIR-containing proteins.
Bis-GMA, bisphenol-a-glycidyl methacrylate.
BiVAS, biventricular assist system.
biw, twice a week.
BJ, Bence Jones (proteinuria).
BJ, biceps jerk.
BJ, bone and joint.
BJE, bones, joints, extremities
BJM, bones, joints, muscles.
BK, back.
BK, below the knee.
BKA, below knee amputation.
BKP, back pain.
BL, bilateral lower lung fields.
BL, blood loss.
Blad., bladder.
BLE, both lower extremities.
BLEED, bleeding (ongoing), low systolic blood pressure, elevated prothrombin time, erratic mental status, disease (unstable comorbid disease) (mnemonic for gastro-intestinal hemorrhage).
BLPD, B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder.
BLQ, both lower quadrants.
BLS, basic life support.
BLS-D, basic life support and defibrillation.
BM, basal metabolism.
BM, blood monitoring.
BM, body mass.
BM, bone marrow.
BM, bowel movement.
BMA, British Medical Association.
BMD, Becker muscular dystrophies.
BMD, Best's macular dystrophy.
BMD, bone mineral density.
BMES, Biomedical Engineering Society.
BMG, benign monoclonal gammopathy.
BMI, body mass index.
BMJ, British Medical Journal.
BMMEC, bone marrow microvascular endothelial cells.
BMN, bone marrow necrosis.
BMP, bone morphogenetic protein.
BMR, basal metabolic rate.
BMT, bone marrow transplant (see HDC and HDC/BMT).
BMZ, basement membrane zone.
BN, bound niacin.
BN, bulimia nervosa.
BND, barely noticeable difference.
BNLI, British National Lymphoma Investigation.
BNO, bladder neck obstruction.
BNST, bed nucleus of the stria terminalis.
BOA, born on arrival.
BOA, British Oncology Association.
BOA, British Orthopaedic Association.
BODMA, British Oncology Data Managers Association (UK).
BOE, bilateral otitis externa.
BOLD, blood oxygenation level-dependent.
BOM, bilateral otitis media.
BOOP, bronchiolitis obliterans-organizing pneumonia.
BOP, blood, ova, parasites.
BOS, Bombay Orthopaedic Association.
BOTA, Belgian Orthopaedic Trauma Association.
BOW, bag of waters.
BP, B/P, blood pressure.
BP, bipolar.
BP, body part.
BP, bullous pemphigoid.
BPC, blood pressure cuff.
BPC, bronchoprovocation challenge.
BPD, borderline personality disorder.
BPD, bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
BPH, benign prostatic hypertrophy.
BPI, bactericidal permeability increasing protein.
BPI, Brief Pain Inventory.
BPL, Bauchinia purpurea alba.
bpm, beats per minute.
BPP, blood pressure and pulse.
BPPV, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.
BPS, Belgian Pain Society.
BPTB, bone-patellar tendon-bone.
BR, bacteriorhodopsin.
BR, bathroom.
BR, bedrest.
BRAT, a fusion protein between the membrane protein bacteriorhodopsin (BR) and the catalytic subunit of aspartyl transcarbamylase from Escherichia coli.
BRAT, Baylor Rapid Autologous Transfusion system.
BRAT, Behaviour Research and Therapy.
brat, brain tumor gene.
BRB, bright red blood.
BRBPR, bright red blood per rectum.
BRCA1 & BRCA2 (pronounced bra,ka one ...) genes, prone to multiple mutations, that are involved in a percentage of the breast cancers.
BRD(C), bovine respiratory disease (complex).
BRFSS, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance system.
BRM, biological response modifier.
BRP, bathroom privileges.
BRW, breast meat weight.
BRY, breast meat yield.
BS, blood sugar.
BS, bowel sounds.
BS, breath sounds.
BS, bronchial secretion.
BSA, body surface area.
BSA, bovine serum albumin.
BSA, bowel signs active.
BSAEP, brain stem auditory evoked potentials.
BSC, bedside commode.
BSE, bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
BSE, breast self examination.
BSER, brainstem evoked response audiometry.
BSI, bloodstream infections.
BSL, baseline.
BSN, bowel sounds normal.
BSO, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.
BSP, bromsulphalein (dye).
BSPh, bachelor of science in pharmacy.
BSQ, behavior style questionnaire.
BSR, basal skin resistance.
BSR, blood sedimentation rate.
BSR, bowel sounds regular.
BSR, brain stimulation reinforcement.
BSR, Buschke selective reminding (test).
BSS, Bachelor of Sanitary Science.
BSS, balanced salt solution.
BSS, Bernard-Soulier syndrome.
BSS, black silk suture.
BSS, British Scoliosis Society.
BSS, buffered salt solution.
BSS, buffered single substrate.
BSSE, bile salt-stimulated esterase.
BSSG, sitogluside.
BSSH, British Society for Surgery of the Hand.
BSSL, bile salt-stimulated lipase.
BST, bacteriuria screening test.
BST, blood serologic test.
BST, brief stimulus therapy.
BSTFA, bis-trimethylsilyltrifluoroacetamide.
BSU, Bartholin, Skene, urethral (glands).
BSU, basic structural unit.
BSU, British standard unit.
BSV, binocular single vision.
BT base of tongue.
BT, bedtime.
BT, bitemporal.
BT, bitrochanteric.
BT, bladder tumor.
BT, Blalock-Taussig (shunt).
BT, bleeding time.
BT, blood type, blood typing.
BT, blue tetrazolium.
BT, blue tongue.
BT, body temperature.
BT, borderline tuberculoid.
BT, botulinum toxin.
BT, bovine turbinate (cells).
BT, brain tumor.
BT, breast tumor.
Bt2cAMP, N6,O2c- dibutyryladenosine 3c:5c-cyclic monophosphate, a dibutyryl derivative of cAMP.
BTA, Blood Transfusion Association.
BTB, breakthrough bleeding.
BTB, bromthymol blue.
BTBL, bromothymol blue lactose.
BTC, basal temperature chart.
BTC, biliary tract complication.
BTC, body temperature chart.
BTCG, Brain Tumor Cooperative Group.
BTD, biliary tract disease.
BTDS, benzoylthiamine disulfide.
BTE, behind the ear (hearing aid).
BTE, bovine thymus extract.
BTFS, breast tumor frozen section.
BTG, beta-thromboglobulin.
BTg, bovine trypsinogen.
BthU, British thermal unit.
BTL, bilateral tubal ligation.
BTLS, basic trauma life support.
BTM, benign tertian malaria.
BTM, blood temperature monitor.
BTMSA, bis-trimethylsilacetylene.
BTP, biliary tract pain.
BTP, biological treatment planning.
BTPABA, N-benzoyl-L-tyrosyl-p-aminobenzoic acid.
BTPS, at body temperature and ambient pressure, and saturated with water vapor (gas).
BTR, Bezold-type reflex.
BTR, biceps tendon reflex.
BTR, biceps tendon reflex.
BTr, bovine trypsin.
BTS, blood transfusion service.
BTS, blue toe syndrome.
BTS, bradycardia-tachycaxdia syndrome.
BTSG, Brain Tumor Study Group.
bTSH bovine thyroid-stimulating hormone.
BTU, British thermal unit.
BTV, blue tongue virus.
BTW, back to work.
BTW, by the way.
BTx, blood transfusion.
BTX, botulinum toxin.
BTX, brevetoxin.
BTZ, benzothiazepine.
BU, base of prism up.
BU, Bethesda unit.
BU, blood urea.
BU, Bodansky unit.
BU, bromouracil.
BU, burn unit.
BU, Buruli ulcer.
Bu, bushel.
Bu, butyl.
BUA, blood uric acid.
BUA, broadband ultrasonic attenuation.
BUAS, Boston University Accutane Survey.
Buc, Bucc, buccal.
BUDR, bromodeoxyuridine.
BUDS, bilateral upper dorsal sympathectomy.
BUE, both upper extremities.
BUF, buffalo (rat).
BUG, buccal ganglion.
BUI, brain uptake index.
BULIT, bulimia test.
BuMed, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.
BUMP, behavioral regression or upset in hospitalized medical patients (scale).
BUN, blood urea nitrogen.
BUN/CR, blood urea nitrogen/creatine ratio.
BUO, bleeding of undetermined origin, bruising of undetermined origin.
BUQ, both upper quadrants.
BUR bilateral ureteral occlusion.
BUS Bartholin, urethral, and Skene glands.
BUS, busulfan.
But, but, butyrate, butyric.
BV, bacitracin V.
BV, bacterial vaginosis.
BV, biological value.
BV, blood vessel.
BV, blood volume.
BV, bronchovesicular.
BVA, Blind Veterans Association.
BVA, British Veterinary Association.
BVAD, biventricular assist device.
BVAS, Birmingham Vasculitis Activity Score (prognostic scoring systems).
BVC, British Veterinary Codex.
BVD, bovine viral diarrhea.
BVD-MD, bovine viral diarrhea-mucosal disease.
BVDT, brief vestibular disorientation test.
BVDU, bromovinyldeoxyuridine.
BVDV, bovine virus diarrhea virus.
BVE, binocular visual efficiency.
BVE, blood vessel endothelium.
BVE, blood volume expander.
BVGHV, Belgian Society of Medicine and Surgery of the Foot.
BVH, biventricular hypertrophy.
BVI, blood vessel invasion.
BVL, bilateral vas ligation.
BVM, bag-valve-mask.
BVM, bronchovascular markings.
BVM, Bureau of Veterinary Medicine.
BVMGT, Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test.
BVMOT, Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test.
BVMS, Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Science.
BVO, branch vein occlusion.
BVOT, Belgische Vereniging voor Orthopedie en Traumatologie.
BVP, blood vessel prosthesis.
BVP, blood volume pulse.
BVP, burst of ventricular pacing.
BVR, baboon virus replication.
BVR, bureau of vocational rehabilitation.
BVS, blanked ventricular sense.
BVSc, Bachelor of Veterinary Science.
BVU, bromoisovalerylurea.
BVV, bovine vaginitis virus.
BW, bacteriological warfare.
BW, bed wetting.
BW, below waist.
BW, biological warfare.
BW, biological weapon.
BW, birth weight.
BW, black woman.
BW, bladder washout.
BW, blood Wasserman (reaction).
BW, body water.
BW, body weight.
BWD, bacillary white diarrhea.
BWFI, bacteriostatic water for injection.
BWI, birth weight.
BWS, battered woman (or wife) syndrome.
BWS, Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome.
BWST, black widow spider toxin.
BWSV, black widow spider venom.
Bwt, body weight.
BWYV, beet western yellow virus.
BX, bx, bacitracin X.
BX, Bx, biop., biopsy.
BXO, balanitis xerotica obliterans.
ByCPR, bystander cardiac pulmonary resuscitation.
BYDV, barley yellow dwarf virus.
BYE, Barila-Yaguchi-Eveland (medium).
BZ, benzodiazepine.
Bz, Bzl, benzoyl.
BZD, benzodiazepine.
BZQ, benzquinamide.
BZRP, benzodiazepine receptor peripheral (type).
BZS, Bannayan-Zonana syndrome

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