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Med Terms

TermDefinition
bid twice daily
c with
cc mL / cubic centimeters
h or hr hour
po orally, by mouth
qid four times a day
NPO nothing by mouth
S without
sig or signa write on label; directions for the patient (take)
tid three times daily
1/2 NS half normal saline 0.45%
ac before meals
am morning
APAP acetaminophen
as left ear
ATC around the clock
BP blood pressure
BS blood sugar
comp compound
D/C discontinue
DAW dispense as written
disp dispense
elix elixir
fl fluid
gr grain
aa of each
ad right ear
amp ampule
aq water, aqueous
ASA aspirin
au both ears
BM bowel movement
brady slow
BSA body surface area
cap capsule
CHF congestive heart failure
d.t.d. give of such dose
D5W 5% Dextrose in water
dil dilute
DNR do not resuscitate
et and
g or gm gram
gtt(s) drops
HA headache
HBP high blood pressure
hs hour of sleep, bedtime
Hypo below, deficient
IM intramuscular
IV intravenous
IVPB intravenous piggy back
m^2 square meter
mEq milliequivalent
Min minute
mOsm milliosmoles
N.R. or non rep no refill or do not repeat
neo new
NKDA no known drug allergies
NS normal saline 0.9%
NTG nitroglycerin
oint ointment
ou both eyes
per by or through
pulv powder
q2h every 2 hours
q4h every 4 hours
qd everyday
HC hydrocortisone
hyper above, excessive
ID intradermal
inj injection
IVP intravenous push
L liter
mcg microgram
mg milligram
ml milliliter
MS morphine sulfate
n/V or N&V nausea & vomiting
NKA no known allergies
noct nocturnal
od right eye
os left eye
pc after meals
pm evening or afternoon
prn as needed
q every
q4-6h every 4-6 hours
q6h every 6 hours
qh every hour
qod every other day
qs a sufficient quantity to make
RL Ringer's Lactate
SOB shortness of breath
SL sublingual
sos if there is need
stat immediately
susp suspension
tab tablet
Tbs or T tablespoon
tiw three times weekly
TPN total parenteral nutrition
tsp or t teaspoon
ung ointment
UTI urinary tract infection
w/ with
wk week
x times
R by rectum, rectally
Rx recipe; take
SQ subcutaneous
sol solution
ss one half
supp suppository
syr syrup
tachy fast, rapid
Top topical
tr tincture
ud or ut dict as directed
URI upper respiratory infection
vs vital signs
w/0 without
WBC white blood cell count
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