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Abbreviations

QuestionAnswer
PRN as needed
mEq milliequivalent
mg milligram
PC after meals
PR per rectum
PPD purified protein derivative of tuberculin
q every
QOD every other day
q4h every 4 hours
AC before meals or food
ASAP As soon as possible
BID 2 times a day, twice daily
CHF Congestive heart failure
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR cardio pulmonary resuscitation
FUO fever of unknown origin
gtt a drop
gr grain
HS at bedtime
IM intramuscular
MAO monoamine oxidase
MRSA methicillian-resistant staphylococcus aureus
MVI multivitamin
NKDA no known drug allergies
OD overdose
NPO nothing by mouth
OS left eye
PO by mouth, orally
R/O rule out
sl sublingual (ly)
TCN tetracycline
ung ointment
HCTA hydrochlorothiazide
IV intravenous
AC before meals
without w/o
teaspoon t
T tablespoon
cap capsule
one i
i-ii one to two
NTG nitroglycerin
TID 3 times daily
QID 4 times daily
MR1X May repeat 1 time
MOM Milk of magnesia
NTE Not to exceed
meq milliequivalent
ac before meals or food
NSAID non-steroidal anti inflammatory drug
NPO nothing by mouth
PCN penicillin
PC after meals
ad right ear
wt weight
TPN total parenteral nutrition
Syr syrup
sol solution
q.o.d. every other day
q.d. every day
PO by mouth
ou each eye
NR No refills
mEq milliequivalent
inj injection
hs at bedtime
gtt a drop
fl oz fluid ounce
EtOH alcohol (ethyl)
cc cubic centimeter
BP blood pressure
au both ears
ad right ear
os left eye
NS normal saline
DSS Docustate Sodium (Colace)
EPI epinephrine
MOM Milk of Magnesia
LA long acting
NTG nitroglycerin
Supp suppository
ECT enteric coated tablet
SCT sugar coated tablet
FE or Fe or FESO4 ferrous sulfate
MRx1 May repeat times 1 or one time
K or K+ potassium
KCL potassium chloride
MSO4 morphine sulfate
D5W Dextrose 5% water
WA while awake
FA folic acid
CR controlled release
LR lactated ringer solution
HL hepain lock
DIG. digoxin
APAP acetaminophen
ASA aspirin
MPF Methyl-Paraben Free (preservative free)
CP chest pain
BM bowel movement
H&H hemoglobin and hematocrit
DAW dispense as written
SR sustained release
DC or D/C or d/c discontinue or discharge
D5 dextrose 5%
NS normal saline (0.9% sodium chloride)
stat immediately; now
Created by: tammygrace