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pharm abbrevs

Orange module pharmacology abbreviations

QuestionAnswer
aa ; a.a. of each, affected area
ad up to
a.c., ac before meals
a.d right ear
ad lib use as much as one desires, freely
app (admov) apply
agit stir/shake
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
alt. h. every other hour
a.m. in the morning; before noon
amp amuple
amt amount
antidepressant (class of) monoamine oxidase selective serotonin
app apply
aq water
a.l., a.s., AS left ear
ASAP as soon as possible
A.T.C around the clock
a.u. both ears
bcp birth control pills
bis twice
b.i.d, bid twice daily
BM bowel movement
bol. as a large single dose
B.S blood sugar
B.S.A body surface area
cap., caps. capsule
c with (usually with a line above the "C")
c food
cc (in mL) cubic centimeters; with food
cf with fluid
coal tar liquid carbonis detergens
comp. compound
CPS Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties
cr., crm cream
D5W dextrose 5% solution
D5NS dextrose 5% in normal saline
D.A.W dispense as written
dc, D/C, disc discontinue
dieb. alt. every other day
dil dilute
disp. dispense
Diss. dissolve
div. divide
d.t.d give of such doses
D.W distilled water
EEG electroencephalogram (graphy)
ECG, EKG electrocardiogram (graphy)
elix. elixir
e.m.p as directed
emuls. emulsion
et and
ex, aq. / ex aq. in water
f for
fl., fld. fluid
ft. make; let it be made
f (#) d for (number) of days
g gram; give
gr grain
gtt (s) drops
H hypodermic
h, hr hour
h.s; hs at bedtime
ic inbetween meals
ID intradermal
i, ii one, two
IM intramuscular
inj injection
instill. instillation
IP intraperitoneal
IT intrathecal
IV intravenous
IVP intravenous push
IVPB intravenous piggy back
L.A.S label as such
LCD coal tar solution
lin liniment
liq solution
lot. lotion
M. mix
md as directed
m, min a minimum
mcg micrograms
mEq milliequivalent
mg milligram
mist. mix
mitte send, give
mL. ml millilitre
nebul a spray
N.M.T not more than
NPO; npo; n.p.o nothing by mouth
noct. at night
non rep. no repeat
NS normal saline
NSAIDS non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
1/2NS half normal saline
N.T.E not to exceed
n/v nausea & vomiting
ODB Ontario Drug Benefit
o_2 both eyes
od once daily
o.d right eye
oint ointment
o.s. left eye
OTC over the counter
o.u both eyes
oz ounce
p.a. pain
per by or through
p.c.; pc after meals
p.m. in the evening or afternoon
prn as needed or required
p.o. by mouth or orally
p.r. by rectum
pulv powder
q every
q.a.d every other day
q.a.m every day before noon
q_h every __ hours
q.h. every hour
q.h.s.; qhs every night at bedtime
q.1.h every 1 hour
q.d. QD every day
q.i.d four times a day
q.o.d, q.a.d every other day
q.p.m every night
qqh every 4 hours
q.s. a sufficient quantity
R rectal
rep. rept. repeats
RL, R/L Ringers lacate
Rx prescription therapy
s without
s.a. use your judgement
SC; subc; subq; subcut; SQ subcutaneous
scr. scruple (twenty grains = 1.296 g)
SERM selective estrogen receptor modulator
sig write on label
SL, sl sublingual, under the tongue
sol solution
s.o.s., si op. sit if there is a need
sp sparingly
ss one half
stat, STAT immediately, at once
supp suppository
susp suspension
syr syrup
tab tablet
T take
tal., t such
tbsp (Tb;T) tablespoon
troche lozenge
tsp teaspoon
t.i.d.; tid; t.d.s three times a day
t.i.w three times a week
top topical
T.P.N total parenteral nutrition
tr, tinc, tinct. tincture
tuss for cough
tx treatment
u.d., ud, ut. dict as directed
uf until finished
ug microgram
ung. ointment
U.S.P United States Pharmacopoeia
vag vaginally
w with
w/o without
X times
Y.O years old
cc cubic centimeter; with food
ss tsp 2.5 mL
3/4 tsp 3.75mL
1 tsp 5 mL
1 1/2 tsp 7.5 mL
1 tbsp 15 mL
2 tbsp 30mL
1/7 one day
1/12 one month supply
1/26 biweekly supply
1/52 1 week supply
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