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B
B Bacillus
B Black
B Blue
B Born
B Brother
BA Bachelor of Arts
BA Barium (chemical symbol for)
BA Bronchial asthma
BALT Bronchial-associated lymphoid tissue
BAS Basal
BASOS Basophil(s) (granular leukocyte)
BBB Blood-brain block
BBB Bundle-branch block
BBT Basal body temperature
BC Birth control
BC Bone conduction
BC Buccocervical
BCC Basal cell carcinoma
B-CELLS Special lymphocytes formed in bone marrow (derived from bursa of Fabricius)
BCG Bacillus Calmette-Guerin
BD Bile duct
BE Barium enema
B/F Black female
BIO Twice a day
BIL Bilateral
BK(A) Below knee (amputation)
BM Bone marrow
BM Bowel movement
B/M Black male
BMR Basal metabolic rate
BMT Bone marrow transplant
BP Blood pressure
BPH Benign prostatic hypertrophy/hyperlplasia
BRM Biological response modifier
BSC Bone scan
BSE Breast self examination
BSO Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
BT Brain tumor
BUN Blood urea nitrogen
BUS Bartholin's, uethral & Skene's glands
BX Biopsy