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abp

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Definition of abp

  1. archbishop




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ABP

abbreviation

Medical Definition of ABP

  1. 1ambulatory blood pressure Ambulatory blood pressure is obtained by monitoring a patient during the course of normal daily activities. <It can be argued that the patient does not need both an office visit and ABP monitoring.—Steven A. Yarows, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 21 Jan. 1998>

  2. 2arterial blood pressure The arterial blood pressure is the pressure exerted by the blood upon the walls of the arteries. <Arterial blood pressure (ABP) is a basic hemodynamic index often utilized to guide therapeutic interventions, especially in critically ill patients.—Beate H. McGhee and Elizabeth J. Bridges, Critical Care Nurse, April 2002>




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