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MOD-F Unit 4

Chabner - Rx & Metric Abbreviations

a before
ad lib as desired
APAP Acetaminophen
aq aqueous "water"
AS Left Ear
bid twice a day
BM bowel movement
cap capsule
CNS Central Nervous System
dc discontinue
DS double strength
FDA Food & Drug Administration
gtt drops
hs half-strength
h.s. at bedtime
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
IV intravenous
po by mouth
OS left eye or mouth
OTC over the counter
pc after meals
prn as needed
qam every morning
qd every day or daily
qh every hour
qid four times a day
QNS insufficient quantity
qod every other day
tid three times a day
mcg microgram
ul unit liter
um units of measurement
m meters
mEq milliequivalent
mg milligrams
mL milliliter
mm millimeters
kg kilogram
km kilometer
g gram
F fahrenheit
C celsius or calories
cm centimeters
dL deciliter
dB decibel
IU international or immunizing unit
L liter
OTC over the counter
pc before meals
Created by: SHAALLEN