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BID twice a day
TID three times a day
QID four times a day
QD everyday
Q4h, q6h,q8h, and so on every "x" hours
HS at bedtime (hour of sleep)
AC before meals
PC after meals
PRN as needed
ASAP as soon as possible
STAT immediately
IM intramuscular
IV intravenous
SQ/SC subcutaneous
PR rectally (per rectum)
PO by mouth
NPO nothing by mouth
Gtt (s) drop or drops
AD right ear (auris dexter)
AS left ear (auris sinister)
AU both ears (auris uterque)
OD right eye (oculo dexter)
OS left eye (oculo sinister)
OU both eyes (oculo uterque)
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease)
ADR adverse drug reaction
CA cancer
SF cystic fibrosis
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
DNR do not resuscitate
HTN hypertension (high blood pressure)
HA headache
Fx fracture
MI myocardial infarction (heart attack)
RA rheumatoid arthritis
Created by: rbw



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