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Activity Sheet No.1

Abbrev. Terms

PRN As Needed
mEq milliequivalent
mg milligram
PC after meals
PR by rectum
PPD purified protein derivative
q every
QOD every other day
q4h every 4 hours; every 6 hours etc
AC before eating
ASAP as soon as possible
BID twice a day
CHF congestive heart failure
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR cardiopulmonary resusciation
FUO fever of unknown origin
gtt drops
gr grain; 1 grain=65 mg therefore vgr=325 mg
HS at bedtime
IM intramuscular
MAO monoamine oxidase
MRSA methicillian resistant staph aureus
MVI multivitamin injection
NKDA no known drug allergies
OD overdose or right eye
NPO nothing by mouth
OS left eye
PO by mouth
R/O rule out
sl sublingual
suppos suppository
T tablespoonful
TCN tetracycline
ung. ointment
HCTZ hydrochorothiazide
IV intravenously
W/O without
Tsp teaspoon
cap capsule
i one
i-ii one to two
NTG nitrogylcerin
TID three times a day
QID four times a day
MR1X may repeat dose
MOM milk of magnesia
NTE not to exceed
NSAID non-sterodial anti-flammatory drug
NPO nothing by mouth
PCN penicillin
PC After eating
AD right ear
wt weight
TPN total parental nutrition
Syr syrup
Sol solution
ou each eye
NR no refill
inj injection
hs at bedtime; hour of sleep
gtt drops
fl. oz fluid ounce
EtOH alcohol
dr dram
cc cubic centimeter
chol cholesterol
BP blood pressure
au both ears
ad right ear
fl. dr. fluid dram
q4h every four hours
ung ointment
MRx1 or MRX1 MRX1 may repeat times one or one time
APAP Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
ASA Aspirin
BM bowel movement
H & H hemoglobin and hematocrit
CP Chest pain
DAW dispense as written
FA folic acid
MS morphine sulfate
MSO4 morphine sulfate
Dig digxin
FE or Fe or FeSO4 ferrous sulfate
HL Heparin Lock
K or K+ potassium chloride
LR lactated ringers solution
LA long acting
ER extended release
SR sustained release
CR controlled release
MVI multivitamin
NTG nitroglycerin
WA While awake
ECT enteric coated tablet
SCT sugar coated tablet
MPF Methyl-Paraben Free (preservative free)
EPI or epi epinephrine
DSS Docusate Sodium (colace)
DS double strength
^ change
DC or D/C or d/c discontinue or discharge
D5 dextrose 5%
D5W dextrose 5% on water
NS Normal Saline (0.9% sodium chloride)
DAI Daily
IT intrathecally
CR cream
HA headache
OM otitis media
Inf infection
sm2-tmp sulfatamethoxole and trimethoprim
IVPB intravenous piggy back
C With
BC Birth control
Dex dextose
amp ampule
mtx methotrexate
q.s. quantity sufficent
oc oral contraceptive
DNS do not substitute
HTN hypertension
TAC triacinolone
aa effective area
SOB short of breath
SQ subcutaneously
COD codine
GI Tube gastrointestinal tube.
Created by: Kerry_D1945