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

BD bipolar disorder
Bx biopsy
BCC basal cell carcinoma
BDS two times a day
BC bone conduction
BAO basic acid output
BAD Bipolar affective disorder
BCX blood culture
BCP blood chemistry profile
BAT brown adipose tissue
BCG bacille Calmette–Guérin
BBMF “bone break, me fix”
Ba barium
BAC blood alcohol content
BBA bilateral breast augmentation
BDD body dysmorphic disorder
BBPS Boston Bowel Preparation Scale
BBB blood–brain barrier
BDR Background Diabetic Retinopathy
BBB L left bundle branch block
BADLs basic activities of daily living
BDI Beck Depression Inventory
BBB R right bundle branch block
BCP birth control pill
BAL bronchoalveolar lavage
BBT basal body temperature
BAV bicuspid aortic valve

medical abbreviations b

BE barium enema
BEAM A type of high-dose chemotherapy used to treat lymphoma prior to a stem cell transplant
BEP bleomycin, etoposide, and cisplatin
BF breastfeeding
BFP bundle forming pilus
BG blood glucose
BGAT blood glucose awareness training
BGL blood glucose level
BIB brought in by
BIBA brought in by ambulance
BID twice a day


Bilat eq bilaterally equal
BiPAP bilevel positive airway pressure
BIS Bispectral index
BiVAD bilateral ventricular assist device
BK bradykinin
BKA below-the-knee amputation
b/l bilateral
BL Burkitt’s lymphoma
bl.cult blood culture
bld blood
BLE Bilateral Lower Extremity
BLS basic life support
BM bone marrow
BMBx Bone marrow biopsy
BMC bone mineral content
BMD bone mineral density
BMI body mass index
BMP basic metabolic panel
BMR basal metabolic rate
BMS Bare-metal stent
BMT bone marrow transplantation
BNO bowel not open
BNP brain natriuretic peptide
BO bowel open
B/O because of
BOA born out of asepsis
BOI born on island
BOLT Bilateral Orthotopic Lung Transplant
BOM bilateral otitis media
BOOP bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia
BP blood pressure


BPAD bipolar affective disorder
BPCA best pharmaceuticals for children act
BPD biparietal diameter
BPH benign prostatic hyperplasia
BPM beats per minute
BPP biophysical profile
BPPV benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
BPSD Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
BR bedrest
BRA bilateral renal agenesis
BRAT The BRAT diet: bananas, rice, applesauce, toast
BRATY bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, yogurt
BRB bright red blood
BRBPR bright red blood per rectum
BRCA1 breast cancer 1
BRCA2 breast cancer 2
BRP bathroom privileges
BRTO Balloon-Occluded Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration
BRVO Branch retinal vein occlusion
BS Barium Swallow
BS x 4 quads bowel signs in all 4 quadrants
BSx B-symptoms
BSA body surface area
BSC bedside commode
BSE bovine spongiform encephalopathy
BSL blood sugar level
BSO bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
BSP bromsulphthalein


BSU Bartholin, Skene and urethra
BT bleeding time
BTB breakthrough bleeding of menstrual period
BTL bilateral tubal ligation
BTP breakthrough pain
BTT bridge to transplantation
BUN blood urea nitrogen
BV bacterial vaginosis
BVM bag valve mask
BVP biventricular pacing
BW blood work
Bx biopsy
BZDs benzodiazepines