List of medical abbreviations: W

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Abbreviation Meaning
WAIS-R Wechsler adult intelligence scale revised
WAP wandering atrial pacemaker (see multifocal atrial tachycardia)
WAS Wiskott–Aldrich syndrome
WASP Wiskott–Aldrich syndrome protein
WAT white adipose tissue
WBAT weight bearing as tolerated
WBC white blood cell
white blood cell count
WBI whole bowel irrigation
WBRT whole-brain radiotherapy treatment
WC white cells or wheelchair or (surprisingly still used) water closet (bathroom)
W/C wheelchair
WD well developed
WDL within defined limits (as per hospital defined policy)
WH well hydrated (not dehydrated or hyperhydrated)
WDWN well developed and well nourished
WEE Western equine encephalitis virus
WG Wegener's granulomatosis
WISC-R Wechsler intelligence scale for children revised
WLE Wide local excision
WN well nourished
WNL within normal limits (also: we never looked)
WOI - without incident
WPW Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome
WS Waardenburg syndrome
Warkany syndrome
Werner syndrome
West syndrome
Williams syndrome
Wolfram syndrome
wt weight (whether human weight or otherwise)
w/u Workup
WWI walking while intoxicated (ethanol or other drugs)
World War I