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MTC 15

Abbreviations Used in Prescriptions and Charting

a.c. (ants cibum, cibos) before a meal, meals
p.c. (post cibum, cibos) after a meal, meals
b.i.d. (bis in diem) twice a day
h.s. (hora somni) at bedtime
m.et n. (mane et nocte) morning and night
p.r.n. (pro re nata) as the occasion arises
quotid (quotidie) daily
q.h. (quaque hora) every hour
q.q.h. (quaque quarta hora) every four hours
t.i.d. (ter in diem) three times a day
q.i.d. (quarter in diem) four times a day
stat (statim) immediately
s.o.s. (si opus sit) if the need arises
ut dict (ut dictum) as directed
aq. (dest.) (aqua, destillata) (distilled) water
sol. (solutio) solution
i.m. (intra musculum) within a muscle
i.v. (intra venam) within a vein
O.D. (oculus dexter) right eye
O.S. (oculus sinister) left eye
O.U. (oculus uterque) each eye
p.o. (per os) orally
n.p.o. (nihil per os) nothing by mouth
ad lib (as libitum) freely, at will
c., ca, (circa) about
-c (cum) with
-S (sine) without
ad (ad) to, up to
ung. (unguentum) ointment
ft. (fiat) let there be made
n.b. (nota bene) note well
solv (solve) dissolve
st. (stet) let it stand
sum (sume) take
sig (signetur) let it be labled
rep. (repetatur) let it be repeated
non rep (non repetatur) let it not be repeated
AF atrial fibrillation
AK above the knee
a.m.a against medical advice
BK below the knee
BP blood pressure
BM bowel movement
bpm beats per minute
Bx biopsy
cath catheter
CBC complete blood count
CC cheir complaint
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CV cardiovascular
CVP central venous pressure
dc discontinue
DNR do not resuscitate
DRG diagnosis-related group
Dx diagnosis
Fx fracture
FUO fever of unknown origin
GI gastrointertinal
GU genitourinary
Hct hematocrit
hgb hemoglobin
HTN hypertension
Hx, hx history
I&O intake and output
LLE left lower extremity
RLE right lower extremity
LLL left lower lobe
RLL right lower lobe
LLQ left lower quadrant
RLQ right lower quadrant
LUE left upper extremity
RUE right upper extremity
LUL left upper lobe
RUL right upper lobe
LUQ left upper quadrant
RUQ right upper quadrant
Imp last menstrual period
LOC loss of consciousness
LP lumbar puncture
MVA motor vechicle accident
NG ng nasogastric
NKA no known allergies
NSR normal sinus rythm
N&V, N/V nausea and vomiting
OOB out of bed
OT occupational therapy
PCA patient controlled analgesia
PEEP positive end-expiratory pressure
PICC peropherally inserted central catheter
RBC red blood cell, count
REM rapid eye movement
ROM- range of motion
RT radiation therapy
sc, SQ subcutaneous(ly)
SOB short of breath
Sx symptoms
TPR temperature pulse respiration
Tx treatment
UA urinalysis
WBC white blood cell, count
WNL within normal limits
CS cesarean section
CT computed tomography
D&C dilatation/dilation and curettage
ECG/EKG electrocardiogram
ECT electroconvulsive therapy
EEG electroencephalogram
GTT glucose tolerance test
MRA magnetic resonance angiography
MRI magenticresonance imaging
NMR nuclear magnetic resonance
PET positron emission tomography
CCU coronary care unit, critical care unit
ER emergency room
ICU intensive care unit
L&D labor and delivery
OPD outpatient department
OR operating room
cap (capsula) capsule
ga (granum) grain
gt (gutta) drop
tab (tabella) tablet
3 (drachma) dram
f3 (fluidrachma) fluid dram
z3 (uncia) ounce
fz3 (fluiduncia) fluid ounce
cc (centmetrum cubicum) cubic centimeter
gm, Gm, G (gramma) gram
kg (kilogramma) kilogram
mgm, mg (milligramma) miligram
l, L (litra) liter
ml (millititra) mililiter
Created by: meaghan-mercer