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1/2 NS half normal saline 0.45%
aa of each
ac before meals
ad right ear
am morning
amp ampule
APAP acetaminophen
aq water, aqueous
as left ear
ASA aspirin
ATC around the clock
au both ears
bid twice daily
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
brady slow
BS blood sugar
BSA body surface area
cap capsule
cc cubic centimeter
CHF congestive heart failure
comp compound
d.t.d. give of such dose
D/C discontinue
D5W 5% Dextrose in water
DAW dispense as written
dil dilute
disp dispense
DNR do not resuscitate
elix elixir
et and
fl fluid
g or gm gram
gr grain
gtt(s) drops
h or hr hour
HA headache
HBP high blood pressure
HC hydrocortisone
hs hour of sleep, bedtime
hyper above, excessive
Hypo below, deficient
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
inj injection
IV intravenous
IVP intravenous push
IVPB intravenous piggy back
L liter
mcg microgram
mEq milliequivalent
mg milligram
Min minute
ml milliliter
mOsm milliosmoles
MS morphine sulfate
N.R. or non rep no refill or do not repeat
N/V or N&V nausea & vomiting
neo new
NKA no known allergies
NKDA no known drug allergies
noct nocturnal
NS normal saline 0.9%
NPO nothing by mouth
NTG nitroglycerin
od right eye
oint ointment
os left eye
ou both eyes
pc after meals
per by or through
pm evening or afternoon
po orally, by mouth
prn as needed
pulv powder
q every
q2h every 2 hours
q4-6h every 4-6 hours
q4h every 4 hours
q6h every 6 hours
qd every day
qh every hour
qid four times daily
qod every other day
qs a sufficient quantity to make
R by rectum, rectally
RL Ringer's Lactate
Rx recipe; take
SQ subcutaneous
SOB shortness of breath
sig or signa (take) write on label;directions for the patient
SL sublingual
sol solution
c with
m^2 square meter
sos if there is need
ss one half
stat immediately
supp suppository
susp suspension
syr syrup
tab tablet
tachy fast, rapid
Tbs or T tablespoon
tid three times daily
tiw three times weekly
Top topical
TPN total parenteral nutrition
tr tinture
tsp or t teaspoon
ud or ut dict as directed
ung ointment
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
vs vital signs
w/ with
w/o without
wk week
WBC white blood cell count
x times
a before
p after
Created by: scarletroses