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Abbreviations

Medical terms

TermDefinition
ENT ears, nose, throat
FBS fasting, blood sugar
pp post prandial (after eating meal)
prn as needed
PO, p.o. by mouth
q every
qd,-qd everyday
qn,q.n. every hour
QID, qid 4 times a day
qm every morning
qn every night
qod every other day
qoh every other hour
NPO nothing by mouth
SOB shortness of breath
URI upper respiratory infection
TID, tid three times a day
pt patient
w/o without
AC, ac before meals
NO number
# number
ss half
mg miligram
ml militer
tab tablet
tbsp tablespoon
tsp teaspoon
p.c. after meals
hs,h.s. at bedtime
 

 



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