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Common Medical Abv.

a.c. before meals
a.m. morning
p.m. afternoon or evening
ad. lib. as desired
p.r.n as needed
b.i.d twice a day
h or hr hour
q2h every two hours
q12h every 12 hours
p.c. after meals
h.s. at bedtime
q.d once daily
stat immediately
qod every other day
tid three times a day
min minute
qh every hour
q8h every 8 hours
ud as directed
ad right ear
au both ears
as left ear
IM intramuscular
inj injection
IV intravenous
IVPB intravenous piggyback
IVP intravenous push
o.d. right eye
o.u both eyes
o.s or o.l left eye
p.o by mouth
pr per rectum
SL sublingual
SC or SQ subcutaneous
ID intradermal
aq. aqueous (water)
cap capsule
comp. compound
gtt. drop
pulv powder
supp. suppository
sol solution
susp suspension
syr. syrup
tab. tablet
tinct. or tr tincture
ung ointment
a before
c with
q every
aa equal amount of each
DC, d/c, or disc. discontinue
disp. dispense
d.t.d give of such doses
et and
N/V nausea and vomiting
q.s a sufficient quantity
non rep. or N.R do not repeat
R/O ruled out
NPO nothing by mouth
SOB shortness of breath
UTI urinary tract infection
URI upper respiratory infection
p after
s without
ad up to
ante before
dil. dilute
div. divide
dx diagnosis
ft. make
hx history
rt. right
GI gastrointestinal
noct. night
Sig write on label
BP blood pressure
M mix
HA headache
Created by: hcb527



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