Medical Abbreviations With B

Medical Abbreviations With B

medical abbreviations with b

As you start your journey through medical school, you’ll quickly become familiar with a myriad of medical abbreviations. These acronyms and abbreviations can seem like Greek at first, but with a little practice, they’ll become second nature. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at one of the most common medical abbreviations: b. By understanding what b stands for, you’ll be able to communicate better with your fellow physicians and improve your comprehension of medical texts. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the meaning of “b.”

Medical Abbreviations With B

BDbipolar disorder
BCCbasal cell carcinoma
BDStwo times a day
BCbone conduction
BAObasic acid output
BADBipolar affective disorder
BCXblood culture
BCPblood chemistry profile
BATbrown adipose tissue
BCGbacille Calmette–Guérin
BBMF“bone break, me fix”
BACblood alcohol content
BBAbilateral breast augmentation
BDDbody dysmorphic disorder
BBPSBoston Bowel Preparation Scale
BBBblood–brain barrier
BDRBackground Diabetic Retinopathy
BBB Lleft bundle branch block
BADLsbasic activities of daily living
BDIBeck Depression Inventory
BBB Rright bundle branch block
BCPbirth control pill
BALbronchoalveolar lavage
BBTbasal body temperature
BAVbicuspid aortic valve

medical abbreviations b

BEbarium enema
BEAMA type of high-dose chemotherapy used to treat lymphoma prior to a stem cell transplant
BEPbleomycin, etoposide, and cisplatin
BFPbundle forming pilus
BGblood glucose
BGATblood glucose awareness training
BGLblood glucose level
BIBbrought in by
BIBAbrought in by ambulance
BIDtwice a day


Bilat eqbilaterally equal
BiPAPbilevel positive airway pressure
BISBispectral index
BiVADbilateral ventricular assist device
BKAbelow-the-knee amputation
BLBurkitt’s lymphoma
bl.cultblood culture
BLEBilateral Lower Extremity
BLSbasic life support
BMbone marrow
BMBxBone marrow biopsy
BMCbone mineral content
BMDbone mineral density
BMIbody mass index
BMPbasic metabolic panel
BMRbasal metabolic rate
BMSBare-metal stent
BMTbone marrow transplantation
BNObowel not open
BNPbrain natriuretic peptide
BObowel open
B/Obecause of
BOAborn out of asepsis
BOIborn on island
BOLTBilateral Orthotopic Lung Transplant
BOMbilateral otitis media
BOOPbronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia
BPblood pressure


BPADbipolar affective disorder
BPCAbest pharmaceuticals for children act
BPDbiparietal diameter
BPHbenign prostatic hyperplasia
BPMbeats per minute
BPPbiophysical profile
BPPVbenign paroxysmal positional vertigo
BPSDBehavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
BRAbilateral renal agenesis
BRATThe BRAT diet: bananas, rice, applesauce, toast
BRATYbananas, rice, applesauce, toast, yogurt
BRBbright red blood
BRBPRbright red blood per rectum
BRCA1breast cancer 1
BRCA2breast cancer 2
BRPbathroom privileges
BRTOBalloon-Occluded Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration
BRVOBranch retinal vein occlusion
BSBarium Swallow
BS x 4 quadsbowel signs in all 4 quadrants
BSAbody surface area
BSCbedside commode
BSEbovine spongiform encephalopathy
BSLblood sugar level
BSObilateral salpingo-oophorectomy


BSUBartholin, Skene and urethra
BTbleeding time
BTBbreakthrough bleeding of menstrual period
BTLbilateral tubal ligation
BTPbreakthrough pain
BTTbridge to transplantation
BUNblood urea nitrogen
BVbacterial vaginosis
BVMbag valve mask
BVPbiventricular pacing
BWblood work


Last updated on March 9th, 2022 at 12:26 pm