Medical abbreviations and acronyms (W)

Dr Dan J Bell et al.

This article contains a list of commonly used medical abbreviations and acronyms that start with the letter W and may be encountered in medicine and radiology (please keep in alphabetic order).

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  • W
    • tungsten (German: wolfram)
    • watt
    • tryptophan
    • width
  • WAGR: Wilms tumour, aniridia, genitourinary anomalies, retardation
  • WATS: water selective (Philips)
  • WAVE: water selective volume excitation (Philips)
  • WB: weight bearing
  • Wb: weber (SI unit of magnetic flux)
  • WBAT: weight bearing as tolerated
  • WBC: white blood cells
  • WBCT: whole body CT
  • WB-MRI: whole body-MRI
  • WBR: whole body radiation
  • WCC: white cell count
  • WHO: world health organisation
  • WM: white matter
  • WNL: within normal limits
  • WPW: Wolff-Parkinson-White
  • WRT: with regards to
  • Wt: weight
  • WTU: ward test urine
Medical abbreviations and acronyms

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