Definition of abp


Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for abp

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. Yarows, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 21 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. Bridges, Critical Care Nurse, April 2002

Comments on abp

What made you want to look up abp? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


showing courage and determination

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!