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Pharm Abbreviations

common pharmacology abbreviation

aa of each
ac before meals
ad lib as desired
amp ampule
aq aqueous
bid twice a day
c with
cap capsule
cc cubic centimeter
DC, disc, d/c discontinue
Disp dispense
Dl, dL deciliter
Dr dram
DW distilled water
elix elixir
et and
ext extract
fl, fld fluid
g gram
gr grain
gt(t) drop(s)
h, hr hours
hs, HS hour of sleep (bedtime)
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
IV intravenous
Kg, kg kilogram
L, l liter
lb pound
M, min minim
mcg, ug microgram
mg milligram
mEq millequivalent
ml, mL milliliter
MOM milk of magnesia
MS morphine sulfate
n normal
NaCl sodium chloride
K potassium
NKA no know allergies
NKDA no known drug allergies
noct at night
NPO nothing by mouth
NS normal saline
OD right eye
OS left eye
OU both eyes
os mouth
oz ounce
p after
pc after meals
PM, pm afternoon, evening
po by mouth
prn whenever necessary
pt pint
q every
qd every day
QOD every other day
qh every hour
q2h every 2 hours
q3h every 3 hours
q6-8h every 6 to 8 hous
qid four time per day
qns quantity not sufficient
qs quantity sufficient
qt quart
Rx take, prescribe
R right
s without
SC, Sub-q, S/Q subcutaneous
sig label
SL sublingual
sol solution
SOS once if necessary
sp spirits
ss one half
stat, STAT immediately
supp suppository
syr syrup
tab tablet
T, Tbsp tablespoon
Tsp teaspoon
tid three time a day
tinc tincture
ung ointment
KOH potassium hydroxide
Created by: cskinner