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a before
a.c. before meals
ad lib as desired
AD right ear
AS left ear
AU both ears
b.i.d twice a day
bx biopsy
c with
cc cubic centimeter
dr dram
dx diagnosis
fx fracture
g gram
gr grain
gtt drop
h/hr hour
h.s at bedtime
hx history
ID intradermal(ly)
IM intramuscular
IU international unit
IV intravenous(ly)
IVPB IV Piggyback
kg kilograms
L liter
lb pound
mcg microgram
mEq milliequivalent
mg milligram
ml milliliter
oz ounce
OD right eye
OS left eye
OTC over the counter
OU both eyes
p post
p.c. after meals
p.o. by mouth
pr per rectum
p.r.n as needed
pt pint
q. every
q.a.m every morning
q.d everyday
q.h every hour
q2h every 2 hours (q3h- every 3 hours etc)
q.i.d four times a day
q.o.d every other day
qt quart
s without
sc, S.C, sq, subq subcutaneous
ss one half
stat immediately
supp suppository
sx symptoms
T, Tbsp tablespoon
t.i.d three times a day
T.O. telephone order
tr tincture
tx treatment
ung ointment
VO verbal order
qs sufficient quantity
a.d. up too
MAOI monoamine oxidase inhibitor
SSRI selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
Created by: vashticonway



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