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Pharmacology Abbr.-2

VETT 114 Pharmacology for Vet Techs

TermDefinition
mcg microgram
Mg milligram
MIC Minimal inhibitory concentration
ml milliliter
Na Sodium
NPO Nothing per mouth
NS Normal saline
OB Obstetrics
OD Right eye (oculus dexter)
OS Left eye (oculus sinister)
OU Both eyes (oculus unitas)
P Pulse
PCV Packed cell volume
PE Physical examination
po Orally (per os)
PG Prostaglandin
PNS Peripheral nervous system
PRN As needed
q every
q2h Every two hours
q6h Every six hours
qd Once a day
qh Every hour
qid 4 times daily (every 6 hours-divide 24 by 4)
qod Every other day
R or RT Right
RBC Red blood cell
Rx Prescription
Sc or SQ Subcutaneous
SNS Somatic nervous system
Stat Immediately (statim)
Sx Surgery
Tab Tablet
Tid Three times daily (every 8 hours-divide 24 by 3)
TP Total protein
TPR Temperature. pulse, resipiration
TSH Thyroid-stimulating hormone
Tx Treatment
T Tablespoon
tsp or t Teaspoon
UA Urinary analysis
URI Upper respiratory infection
VD Ventral-dorsal
WBC White blood cell
WNL Within normal limits
Created by: Taylor Miller