abp

abbreviation

Definition of abp

archbishop

Medical Dictionary

ABP

abbreviation

medical Definition of ABP

1 ambulatory blood pressure
Note: 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. YarowsThe Journal of the American Medical Association21 Jan. 1998
2 arterial blood pressure
Note: 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. BridgesCritical Care NurseApril 2002

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