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Pharmacology abbrevs

QuestionAnswer
ac before meals
caps capsules
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
inj injection
IU international unit
oint, ung ointment
Rx treatment, prescription
sol solution
supp suppository
tab tablet
U unit
VO verbal order
OCT over the counter
ad lib as desired
bid twice a day
h, hr hour
pc after meals
hs at bedtime
po by mouth(orally)
prn as needed
q every
qam every morning
qd every day
qh every hour
q2h,q3h, etc every two hours, every three hours etc..
qid four times per day
qod every other day
sos if necessary
stat immediately
tid three times daily
cc cubic centimeter
cm centimeter
GM, gm grm gram
gtt drops
kg kilogram
L litre
mg milligram
mEq millequivalent
mL millilitre
oz ounce
T,tbsp tablespoon
t, tsp teaspoon
c with
s without
oral given by mouth
rectal inserted into the rectum
nasogastric delivered through a tube placed in the nose
inhalation taken through the nose or mouth; absorbed into the bloodstream through the lungs
intradermal(ID) injection into the dermis of the skin
intravenous(IV) injection directly into a vein
sublingual (SL) under the tongue; absorbed through mucous membranes of the mouth
subcutaneous (SC, SQ, SubQ) injection into the fatty layer of the skin; just below the dermis
topical on the skin or mucous membrane
transdermal though the skin;continuous administration via a disk or patch
Created by: vanessapappas