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Abbreviations

Pharmacy Abbreviations

AbbreviationMeaning
aa of each
ac before meals
a.d. right ear
ad up to
am morning
amp ampule
amt amount
a.s. left ear
asap as soon as possible
ATC around the clock
au both ears
aq water
bid twice a day
c with
cap capsule
cc cubic centimeter
Cl chlorine
cm centimeter
d day
d/c discontinue
dict as directed
dil dilute
disp dispense
dr dram
Dx diagnosis
elix elixir
emul emulsion
fl fluid
g gram
gr grain
gtt drops
H, hr hour
H2O water
hs bedtime, hour of sleep
Hx history
IgG immunoglobulin G
IM intramuscular
inj injection
IT intrathecal
IU International Unit
IV intravenous
K potassium
kcal kilocalorie
kg kilogram
L liter
lb pound
liq liquid
m, m minim
m micron, microgram
mcg microgram
mEq milliequivalent
Mg magnesium
mg milligrams
min minute
mixt mixture
ml milliliter
mm millimeter
mo month
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
Na Sodium
NaCl sodium chloride
neg negative
NF National Formulary
NKA no known allergies
NKDA no known drug allergies
non rep do not repeat
NS normal saline
N & V nausea and vomitting
noc in the light
NPO nothing by mouth
NSAID nonsteriodal antiinflammitory drug
OD right eye
oint ointment
OR operating room
OS left eye
OTC over the counter
OU each eye
oz, ounce
p after
pc after meals
per by
pm afternoon
po by mouth
pr per rectum
prm whenever necessary
pt pint
pulv powder
q every
q2H every 2 hours
q4H every 4 hours
q6H every 6 hours
qam every morning
qhr every hour
qhs every bedtime
qid four times a day
qod every other day
qs quantity sufficient
qt quart
qty quantity
rep repeat
Rx prescription, recipe
s without
SC,sq, subQ subcutaneous
Sig label, let it be printed
sl, subling sublingual
sol solution
solv dissolve
ss one-half
stat immediately
supp suppository
syr syringe, syrup
tabs tablets
tbsp tablespoonful
temp temperature
tid three times a day
tr, tinc tincture
tsp teaspoonful
u.d., u.dict as directed
ung ointment
x times
APAP acetaminophen
ASA asprin, acetylsalicylic acid
KCl potassium chloride
PB phenobarbital
PNV prenatal vitamins
dtd dispense such doses or give of such doses
gal gallon
U Unit
mg/kg milligram of drug per kilogram of body weight
qs ad a suffcient quantity to make up to
ECT enteric-coated tablet
IVP intravenous push
IVPB intravenous piggyback
MDI metered-dose inhaler
susp suspension
noct at night
Created by: Sajbury003 on 2007-12-03



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