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Common Med Abbrev

TermDefinition
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
 

 



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