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Pharmacy Abbr

TermDefinition
a.a./aa of each
a.c. before meals
a.d. up to
a.m. morning
a.s. left ear
a.u. each ear
aq water
BSA body surface area
bid twice a day
c with
caps capsules
per g per gastric button
dil. dilute
disp. dispense
per ngt per nasogastric tube
D5W dextrose 5% in water
elix. elixir
f/fl. fluid
g./G./gm. gram
gtt drop
h. hour
h.s. at bedtime
i.m./IM intramuscular
i.v./IV intravenous
i.v.p./IVP intravenous push
NR no refills
IVPD intravenous piggyback
l/L liter
liq. liquid
mcg microgram
mEq milliequivalent
mg milligram
ml milliliter
NR no refill
NS normal saline
o.d. right eye
o.s. left eye
o.u. each eye
p.c. after meals
per neb by mebulizer
p.o. by mouth
prn as needed
q every
q4h every 4 hours
q6h every 6 hours
qid four times a day
q.s. a sufficient quantity
qsad add sufficient quantity to make
_ s without
SC subcutaneously
ss one-half
sig. write, label
stat. immediately
supp. suppository
syr. syrup
tid. three times a day
tab. tablets
top. topically
ung. ointment
u.d. as directed
DAW dispense as written
p.r. rectally, into the rectum
p.v. vaginally, into the vagina
cm cream
Created by: Lynnhaven