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C. M. A.

Common Medical Abbreviations

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.s. left ear
a.u. both ears
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)
comp. compound
pulv. powder
supp. suppository
syr. syrup
tinct or tr tincture
cap capsule
gtt. drop
sol. solution
susp. suspension
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