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Pharmacy Abbrv.

Pharmacy Abbreviations from Chapter 1

TermDefinition
IM intramuscularly
SC, SQ, subq subcutaneously
IV intravenously
ID intradermally
PO, po by mouth (per os in Latin)
SL, subling sublingually
q every
id number of times in a day (in die)
c food (cibus)
qweek every week
qmonth every month
qh every hour
q2h every 2 hours
q4h every 4 hours
q6h every 6 hours
bid twice a day
tid three times a day
qd everyday
qid four times a day
qod every other day
ac before meals
pc after meals
hs hours of sleep/bedtime
stat at once, immediately
tab tablet
cap capsule
gtt(s) drop(s)
fl, f fluid
Liq, liq liquid
Syr syrup
elix elixir
ung ointment
supp suppository
inj injectable
mg, MG milligram
ml, mL milliliter
G, g, gm gram
L, l liter
K, kg kilogram
mcg microgram
tsp, Tsp, t teaspoon
tbsp, Tbsp, T tablespoon
c, C cup
#, lb pound
", in inch
', ft foot
oz ounce
pt pint
qt quart
gr grain
dr, ʒ dram
oz. ℥ ounce
m, ♏︎ minim
__ ss one half
mEq milliequivalent
U unit
_ c with
_ s without
= equal to
not equal to
< less than
> greater than, more than
Rx prescription, treatment, take this drug
OTC over the counter
VO verbal order
TO telephone order
NKA no known allergies
NKDA no known drug allergies
_ a before
_ p after
ad lib as desired
prn as needed
__ aa of each
higher than, increase
lower than, decrease
non rep do not repeat
NPO, npo nothing by mouth (nil per os in Latin)
noc night
au both ears
ad right ear
as left ear
od right eye
os left eye
ou both eyes
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