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O/P/Q Abbreviations

Medical Terminology for high school students

O2 oxygen
od overdose
OOB out of bed
OR operating room
OD right eye
OS left eye
OSHA Occupational Safety & Health Administration
OT occupational therapist
OTC over the counter
p after
P pulse
PA physician's assistant
PCT patient care technician
PM afternoon
po by mouth
post-op post-operative (after an operation)
PPE personal protective equipment
pre-op pre-operative (before an operation)
prn whenever necessary, as needed
pt patient
PT physical therapist
q every
qd every day
qod every other day
qid four times a day
Created by: bjsmith