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Medical Abbreviations

amtC amount
BSA Body Surface Area
C Centigrade
cc cubic centimeter
c cup
cm centimeter
dr, Z dram
F Fahrenheit
fl fluid
g gram
gtt drops
H,hr hour
IU international Unit
kcal kilocalorie
kg kilogram
L liter
lb,# pound
liq liquid
m micron; microgram
m,A minim
mcg microgram
MDI Metered Dose Inhaler
mEq milliequivalent
Mg milligram
Mg magnesium
min minute
mixt mixture
ml milliliter
mm millimeter
mmol millimole
mo month
no number
oz ounce
pt pint
qt quart
qty quantity
gr grain
ss--- one half
temp temperature
trit triturate
tsp teaspoon
vol volume
x multiplied; times
y year
= equal too
> greater than
a.d. right ear
a.s. left ear
aa- of each
ac before meals
Adhib to be administered
ad lib as needed; as desired
ad us. Ext. for external use
ad up to
Aer aerosol
AM before noon
am morning
amp ampule
au both ears
AWP Average Wholesale Price
bid twice a day
c with
cap capsule
d day
D/C discharge
d/c discontinue
det give
dict as directed
dil dilute
disp dispense
EC Entric Coated
elix elixer
emul emulsion
ext extract
gtt drops
hs bedtime; hour of sleep
IM intramuscular
ing injection
IT intrathecal
IV intravenous
noc in the night
Non Do not repeat; no refills
rep refills
non rep do not repeat
NPO nothing by mouth
OD right eye
oint ointment
OS left eye
OU each eye
p after
pc after meals
per by
PM afternoon
po by mouth
pr per rectum
prn whenever necessary
pulv powder
q every
q12h every 12 hours
q2h every 2 hours
q4h every 4 hours
q6h every 6 hours
q8h every 8 hours
qam every morning
qd every day
qh every hour
qhs every bedtime
qid 4 times daily
qod every other day
Qs ad a sufficient quantity to make
qs quantity sufficient
rep repeat
Rx prescription only; take; receipt
s without
SC, sq subcutaneous
subQ subcutaneous
sig label, let it be printed
sl, subling sublingual
sol solution
solv dissolve
stat immediatly
supp suppository
syr syrup
tabs tablets
tbsp tablespoon
tid three times daily
tr, tinc tincture
u.d., u.dict as directed
ud unit dose
ung ointment
vag vaginal
VO verbal order
wa while awake
Ca calcium
Cl chlorine
CO2 carbon dioxide
DNA deoxyribonucleic acid
Etoh alcohol
Fe iron
FeSO4 ferrous sulfate
H2O water
HCI hydrochloric acid
K potassium
KCI potassium chloride
MgS4 magnesium sulfate
Mn magnesium
MVI multivitamin
Na sodium
NaCl sodium chloride
NaCHo3 sodium bicarbonate
NS normal saline
O2 oxygen
RPh registered pharmacist
PharmD doctor of pharmacy
PPI patient package insert
PPO preferred provider organization
Se selenium
SWI sterile water for injection
Zn zinc
ab abortion
ABGs arterial blood gases
ACLS advanced cardiac life support
ADE advance drug experience
ADR adverse drug reaction
BBB bundle-branch block
Bid twice a day
bm bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BSN bachelor of science in nursing
BUN blood urea nitrogen
c/o complaint of
CBC complete blood count
CNS central nervous system
comp compound
CS cesarean section
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
ct computed tomography
DNR do not resuscitate
DO doctor of osteopathy
DP doctor of podiatry
DPN doctor of podiatry medicine
DR, MD doctor; doctor of medicine
DVM doctor of veterinary medicine
Dx diagnosis
ECG electrocardiogram
EENT ears eyes nose and throat
exp expired
GI gastrointestinal
Hx history
LPN licensed practical nurse
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
n nausea and vomiting
neg negative
NKA no known allergies
NKDA no know drug allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
OD right eye
OR operating room
OTC over the counter
PCA patient-controlled analgesia
pt prothrombin time; physical therapy
R/O rule out
RN registered nurse
RR recovery room
S signs and symptoms
sat saturated
SOB shortness of breath
syr syringe
UTI urinary track infection
vs vital signs
Created by: kstarcher



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