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Ch. 3 Pharmacology

Abbreviations

QuestionAnswer
a: before
ac: before meals
ad lib: as desired
AM: morning
bid: twice a day
c: (with a bar over it) with
d: daily, day
h: hr: hour
noct: night
pc: after meals
PM: evening , nighttime
PRN: whenever necessary
q: every
qam: every morning
q4h: every 4 hours
qid: 4 times a day
stat: immediatly
ut dict: as directed
Agit: shake, stir
aq: water
ASA: aspirin
cmpd: compound
DAW: dispense as written
dil: dilute
disp: dispense
eq: equivalent
ext: extract
Fe: iron
gen: generic
H2O: water
K: potassium
MDI: metered-dose inhaler
med: medicine
MO: mineral oil
neb: nebulizer
NKA: no known allergies
NPO: nothing by mouth
N/V: nausea/vomiting
nr: no refills
OTC: over the counter
O2: oxygen
per: by means of, through
qs: sufficient amount
rept: repeat
rf: refill (s)
rx: prescription, treatment
s: (with a bar over it) without
sig: write on the label
susp: suspension
sx: symptoms
tinc: tincture
TO: telephone order
tx: treatment
VO: verbal order
Created by: sam21alvarado