Busy. Please wait.

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 

Username is available taken
show password


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Common Med Abbrev

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
q.i.d. four times a day
h. or hr. hour
q.2h every 2 hours
q.12h every 12 hours
p.c. after meals
h.s. at bedtime
q.d. once daily
stat immediately
q.o.d. every other day
t.i.d. three times a day
min. minute
q.h. every hour
q.8h every 8 hours
u.d. as directed
a.d. right ear
a.u. both ears
a.s. left ear
IM intramuscular
inj. injection
IV intravenous
IVPB intravenous piggyback
IVP intravenous push
o.d. right eye
o.s. left eye
o.u. both eyes
p.o. by mouth
pr per rectum
SL sublingual
SC or SQ suncutaneous
ID intradermal
aq. aqueous
comp. compound
cap. capsule
gtt. drop
pulv powder
sol. solution
supp. suppository
susp. suspension
syr. syrup
tab tablet
tinct or tr tincture
ung ointment
a before
p after
c with
s without
q every
ad up to
aa equal amounts of each
ante before
DC, d/c, or isc. discontinue
dil. dilute
disp. dispense
div. divide
d.t.d. give of such doses
dx diagnosis
et and
ft. make
N/V nausea and vomiting
hx history
q.s. quantity sufficient
rt. right
non rep. or N.R. do not repeat
GI gastrointestinal
R/O ruled out
noct. night
NPO nohing by mouth
Sig write on label
SOB shortness of breath
BP blood pressure
UTI urinary tract infection
M mix
URI upper respiratory infection
HA headache
QNS quantity not sufficient
Created by: blackwell914801



Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards