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Older abbreviation for abdominal aortic aneurysm; commonly, procedure for surgical correction of an AAA.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
abdominal aortic aneurysm
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Ambulance Association of America
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Amyloid of Ageing and Alzheimer’s disease
androgenic anabolic agent
aneurysm of ascending aorta
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aortic arch atherosclerosis
aromatic amino acid
arrest after arrival
automated amino acid analysis
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. Abdominal aortic aneurysm.
2. Aminoadipic acid.
3. Aneurysm of ascending aorta.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Abbreviation for area agency on aging.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
Patient discussion about AAA
Q. Is there a good screening test for aortic abdominal aneurysm? A friend of mine was diagnosed with an aortic abdominal aneurysm. I am afraid i might have this condition too. is there any screening test that is good for me?
A. Today there are "mobile" testing centers that charge to use ultrasound technology to detect such things as AAA. I would highly recommend it only because it can act as a preventative measure. I am 50 years old and just suffered a ruptured AAA that very nearly killed me. I was the fortunate one. This very possibly could have detected it before it actually ruptured. You may want to check in your local areas for these mobile testing centers.More discussions about AAA
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