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abbreviations

TermDefinition
aa of each
ac before meals
amp ampule
ASA aspirin
bid twice a day
- c with
D/C discharge
cap capsule
gm, g gram
hs at bedtime
HTN hypertension
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
inj injection
IV intravenous
kg kilogram
L liter
lb pound
mcg microgram
med medicine
mEq milliequivalent
mg milligram
mL milliter
mn midnight
noct at night
NPO nothing by mouth
OTC over-the-counter (drugs)
oz ounce
pc after meals
pm afternoon
po by mouth
pr per rectum
prn as needed
pt patient
qh every hour
q2h every 2 hours
q3h every 3 hours
q4h every 4 hours
qid four times a day
qm every morning
qn every night
qt quart
R rectal
- s or w/o without
SC, SQ, subQ subcutaneous
- ss one-half
stat immediately
T, tbs tablespoon
t, tsp teaspoon
tab tablet
tid three times a day
ung ointment
x times
U (unit)
Created by: Ma class