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Pharmacy abbreviatio

TermDefinition
1/2 NS half normal saline 0.45%
ac before meals
am morning
APAP acetaminophen
as left ear
ATC around the clock
bid twice daily
BP blood pressure
c with
cc cubic centimeter
comp compound
D/C discontinue
DAW dispense as written
disp dispense
elix elixir
fl fluid
gr grain
h or hr hour
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
2 m square meter
MEq milliequivalent
min minute
mOsm milliosmoles
N.R. or non rep no refill or donot repeat
neo new
NKDA no known drug allergies
NS normal saline 0.9%
NTG nitroglycerin
oint ointment
ou both eyes
per by or through
po orally, by mouth
pulv powder
q2h every 2 hours
q4h every 4 hours
qd every day
qid four times daily
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 noctural
NPO nothing by mouth
od right eye
os left eye
pc afer 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
Created by: dulalkhada