Medical Abbreviations starts with A & C


ABG  Arterial Blood Gas

ABS American Board of Surgery

ACGME  Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

ACS  America College of Surgeons

ACS  Acute Coronary Syndrome

ADCC Antibody-Dependent Cell-mediated cytotoxicity

AIDS  Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

AIIMS All India Institute of Medical Sciences

ANM Auxiliary Nurse Midwife

ASHA Accredited Social Health Activist

AYUSH Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy

ABC Airway, Breathing, and Circulation

ACDF  Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

ANC Ante Natal Care

API Annual Parasite Incidence

APPLE Aids Prevention and Positive Living Programme

APRP Autologous Platelets Rich Plasma

ALA Autologous Lipo Aspiration

ALIF  Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

ALAT Autologous Lipo Aspirate Therapy

ARCHI African Red Cross/Red Crescent Health Initiative

ARDS Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

ARF  Acute Renal Failure

ARDS Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

ASDH  Acute Subdural Hematoma

ARI Acute Respiratory Infection

ART Anti Retroviral Treatment (against HIV/AIDS)

ARV Anti Retro Viral

ATLS Advanced Trauma Life Support

AJCC  American Joint Committee on Cancer

AHA American Heart Association

AANS American Association of  Neurological Surgeons

ASCCP American Society   for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology

ASIA American Spinal Injury Association

ASSH American Society for  Surgery of  the  Hand

AVM Arteriovenous malformations

AWB Air Way Bill


CBO Community Based Organizations

CVA CerebroVascular Accident

CABG Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

CCS  Country Cooperation Strategy

CDs Communicable Diseases

CHC Community Health Centre

CIFF  Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

CSDH Commission on Social Determinants of Health

CBW Chemical and Biological Warfare

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (in the US)

CDD Control of Diarrhoeal Disease

CFR Case-Fatality Rates

CHD Community Health Doctor

CHEs Complex Humanitarian Emergencies

CHN Community Health Nurse

CHV Community Health Volunteer

CHW Community Health Worker

CMR Crude Mortality Rate

CNS Central Nervous System

CCS Country Cooperation Strategy

CDs Communicable Diseases

CHC Community Health Centre

CIFF Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

CSDH Commission on Social Determinants of Health

CQI  Customer Quality Information

CSO Central statistics office

CSF Cerebrospinal fluids

CSV Comma Separated Values

CCDS Climate Change and Development Strategy

CCK  Cholecystokinin

CMC Carpometacarpal

CT  Computed Tomography

CTA Computed Tomography Angiography

CPAP  Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

CRH Corticotropin-releasing hormone

CHF Congestive Heart Failure

CDCDS Country Development Cooperation Strategy

CII  Centre for accelerating Innovation Impact

CIP Center for Innovations and Partnership

Co2  Carbon Dioxide

CSR  Corporate Social Responsibility

CMS Central Medical Store

CSSC Christian Social Services Commission



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