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HCS - Pharmacology Abvr list 1

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A.C.   Before meals  
AM   Morning  
ASA   Acetysalic Acid - Aspirin  
BCP   Birth Control Pills  
BE   Barium Enema  
b.i.d.   2X a day  
BP   Blood Pressure  
c with line over   with  
s with line over   without  
Ca   Cancer or Calcium  
cap   capsule  
cm   centimeter  
D5W   5% dextrose in water  
D10W   10% dextrose in water  
d.c.   discontinue  
DOB   Date of Birth  
Fe   Iron - mineral  
FeSo   Ferisol Sulfate  
g or gm   gram  
gr   grain  
gtt   drops  
H2O   water (hydrogen oxygen)  
H2O2   Hydrogen Peroxide  
hs   Hours of sleep  
hyp   hypodermic  
IM   Intra-muscular  
INHALN   Inhalent  
IV   Intravenous  
K   Potassium  
KCL   Potassium chloride  
Kg   Kilogram  
L   Left or Liter  
mg   Miligram  
Mg   Magnesium  
min   Minute or minim (unit)  
ml   milliliter  
MOM   Milk of Magnesia  
NKA   No Known Allergies  
NSAID   nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory Drug  
O2   Oxygen  
CO2   Carbon Dioxide  
OD   Right Eye  
OS   Left Eye  
OTC   Over the counter  
OU   Both Eyes  
oz   ounce  
p   after  
pc   after meals  
PDR   Physcians Drug Reference  
PO   By Mouth  
pc   after meals  
PRN   as necessary / as needed  
q   every  
qd   every day  
qh   every hour  
qid   4 X a day  
q.o.d   every other day  
SC   Subcutaneous  
SQ   Subcutanious  
SL   Sublingual  
SOB   Shortness of breath  
PTA   Prior to Admission  
PPD   Purified Protein Derivative TB Test  
x   Times  
wt   Weight  
Tbsp   Tablespoon  
T   Tablespoon  
STAT or stat   Immediately  
tsp   teaspoon  
D5/0.9% NaCl   5% dextrose and 0.9% NaCl: 5% dextrose and normal saline  
D5/0.25% NaCl   5%dextrose and 0.25% NaCl: 5% dextrose and quarter saline  
D5/0.45% NaCl   5%dextrose and 0.45% NaCl: 5% dextrose and half saline  
IM   Intramuscular ( Injection)  
Im   Intramuscular (Injection)  
IV   Intravenous pyelogram  
lb   pound  
LR   lactated Ringer's solution  
meg   microgram(s)  
mm   millimeter  
MS   morphine sulfate  
NSS   normal saline solutions  
p.c.   after meals  
PPD   Purified protein derivative (tuberculin)  
prn   as needed  
q.o.d.   every other day  
qt   quart  
qwk   every week  
q 2 h   every 2 hours  
q 3 h   every 3 hours  
q 4 h   every 4 hours  
rt   right  
SSE   Soap Suds Enema  
T   tablespoon  
t.i.d.   3x a day  
ung   ointment  
Vag   vaginal  
wt   weight  
x   times  


   




 
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