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Veterinary Abbreviat

Common abbreviations used in veterinary medicine

AD right ear
ad lib freely, as wanted (ad libitum)
AL left ear
AMA against medical advice
AU each ear
b.i.d. twice daily
cc cubic centimeters
DDx differential diagnosis
Dx diagnosis
e.o.d. every other day
gtt drops
IM intramuscular
IP intraperitoneal
IV intravenous
LRS lactated Ringer's solution
NPO nothing by mouth
OD right eye
OS left eye
OU both eyes
per os or PO by mouth, orally
p.r.n. as needed
PTA prior to administration
q2h every 2 hours
q4h every 4 hours
q.d. every day
q.h. or o.h. every hour
q.i.d. four times a day
q.o.d. every other day
Rx prescription
SC or SQ subcutaneous
s.i.d. once a day
SOB shortness of breath
Sx surgery
t.i.d. three times a day
Tx treatment
UG urogenital
Created by: bclark7