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What does aa mean? Of each
How would a prescriber write 'of each'? aa
what does a.c. mean? Before meals
How would a prescriber write 'before meals'? a.c.
what does a.d. mean? right ear
How would a prescriber write 'right ear'? a.d.
What does ad lib mean? as desired
how would a prescriber write 'as desired'? ad lib
what does a.s.(a.l.) mean? left ear
How would a prescriber write 'left ear'? a.s.(a.l.)
What does AM mean? Morning
How would prescriber write 'morning'? AM
What is amt? Amount
How would a prescriber write 'amount'? amt
What is aq? water, aqueous
How would a prescriber write aqueous(water)? aq
What is AU? Both ears
How would a prescriber write 'both ears'? AU
What is b.i.d.? Twice a day
How would a prescriber write 'twice a day'? b.i.d.
What is B.p.? Blood Pressure
How would a prescriber write 'blood pressure'? B.p.
what is cap? capsule
How would prescriber write capsule? cap
What is cath? catheter
what is cbc? complete blood count
What is c.c.? cubic centimeter (with food)
What is chol? Cholesterol
What is cm? centimeter
What is E.E.N.T.? eye, ear, nose, & throat
What is etc.? and so on
What is gm., g? gram
What is gr? grain
How would a prescriber write 'gram'? gm
How would a prescriber write 'grain'? gr
what is gtt.? drops
What is h.r.? Hour
what is h.s.? at bedtime
INJ injection
I.V. intravenous
k kilogram
L liter or left
lb. pound
mcg. Microgram
mEq. milliwquivalent
milligram mg
ml, mL milliliter
mm. millimeter
No. number
Noc. night
NR no refill
o.d. right eye
o.s. left eye
o.u. both eyes
oz ounce
p.c. after meals
PM afternoon or evening
P.O. by mouth
powd. powder
P.R.N. as needed
q4h every for hours
q.d. every day
q.h. every hour
q.i.d. four times a day
q.o.d. every other day
Rx prescription
sol. solution
stat immediately
syr. syrup
tab. tablet
tbsp tablespoonful 15ml
tid three times a day
tsp. teaspoonful 5ml
TPN. Total parenteral nutrition
ung/oint ointment
wt weight
vol volume
WHAT IS ATC? Around the clock
Around the clock? ATC
AA Affected area
Affected area AA
A Apply to
Apply to A
dil dilute
Dilute dil
susp suspension
suspension susp
sup suppository
SOS, s.o.s. if necessary or required
If necessary or required sos, SOS
QS quantity sufficient
Quantity sufficient QS
SSRI Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor
Created by: awierman20