abp

abbreviation

Definition of abp

  1. archbishop


Medical Dictionary

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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