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A-E(AE) above-elbow; see under amputation.
above-elbow (AE) amputation
an amputation of the upper limb between the elbow and the shoulder. A short amputation (near the shoulder) results in the loss of shoulder rotation. After a long amputation (just above the elbow), the patient should retain good shoulder function. Also called AE amputation.
antiembolism (AE) hose
Etymology: Gk, anti + embolos, plug
elasticized stockings worn to prevent the formation of emboli and thrombi, especially in patients who have had surgery or who have been restricted to bed. Return flow of the venous circulation is promoted, preventing venous stasis and dilation of the veins, conditions that predispose individuals to varicosities and thromboembolic disorders. Also called thromboembolic disorder (TED) hose.
adverse event, see there
antitoxin unit (Einheit)
Abbreviation for aftereffect.