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Abbreviation

Ms. Birds Class

TermDefinition
a- before
ac before meals
AM,am,A.M morning
amp ampule
amt amount
aq aqueous/water
bid twice a day
c- with
cap capule
comaq tap water
dil dilute
disp dispense
dl,dL deciliter
ea each
elix elixir
et and
ext extract
fl,fld fluid
g gram
gt(t) drop(s)
HA headache
h,hr hour
hs,HS Hour of sleep
id,ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
IV intravenous
Kg kilogram
L,l liter
lb pound
mEq milliequivalent
ml,mL milliliter
NaCl sodium chloride
NKA/NKDA no known (drug) allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
NS normal saline
8oz full glass of water
OD right eye
OS Left eye
OU both eye
oz ounce
p- after
pc after meals
PM,pm,P.M afternoon or evening
po,PO by mouth
PT physical therapy
Pt patient
pt pint
prn,PRN whenever necessary
q every
qh every hour
q2h every 2 hours
q3h every 3 hours
qid four times a day
qs quantity sufficient
qt quart
R right, rectal
Rx take, prescribe
s- without
SC,subcu,S/Q,SQ subcutaneously
Sig: label
SL sublingual
stat, STAT immediately
supp suppository
susp suspension
syr syrup
tab tablet
T,tb,tbs,tbsp tablespoon
t,tsp teaspoon
tid three times a day
tine tincture
ung ointment
wk(s) week(s)
AD right ear
AS left ear
AU both ears
cc cubic centimeter
DC,disc,d/c discontinue
gr grain
mcg,lg microgram
qd every day
qod every other day
ss one half
u units
ad lib as desired
Created by: mercedescm