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Medical Abbreviation

Common medical abbreviations

IM intramuscular
IV intravenous
IV PB intravenous piggyback
SC subcutaneous
SL sublingual-under the tongue
ID intradermal
GT gastrostomy tube
NG nasogastric tube
NJ nasojejunal tube
p.o. by mouth, orally
p.r. per rectum, rectally
O.D. right eye
O.S. left eye
O.U. both eyes
A.D. right ear
A.S. left ear
A.U. both ears
a.c. before meals
p.c. after meals
ad. lib. as desired, freely
p.r.n. when necessary
q.i.d. four times a day
min minute
h hour
q.h every hour
q.2h every two hours
q.3h every three hourse
q.4h every four hours
q.6h every six hours
q.8h every eight hours
q.12h every eight hours
q.12h every twelve hours
q every
qs quantity sufficient
aq water
NPO nothing by mouth
SS one-half
gtt drop
tab tablet
h.s. hour of sleep, at bedtime
stat immediately, at once
b.i.d. twice a day
t.i.d. three times a day
cap capsule
et and
noct night
Created by: bazemoretc