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Abbreviations

abbreviations

TermDefinition
#, lb Pounds
⬇️ Lower than
npo Nothing by mouth
⬆️ Higher than
gtt Drops
qid 4 times a day
q4h Every 4 hours
mL Milliliter
hs Hours of sleep
fl Fluid
Tbsp, T Tablespoon
mcg Microgram
U Unit
Cap(s) Capsules
gr Grain
noc Night
OTC Over the counter
Non rep Do not repeat
bid Twice a day
qh Every hour
q2h Every 2 hours
Kg Kilogram
IM Intramuscularly
IV Intravenously
an lib As desire
Px Prescription
tid 3 times a day
qod Every other day
rep Repeat
qs Sufficient quantity
prn Insufficient quantity
tab Tablet
ung Ointment
syr Syrup
inj Injectables
supp Suppository
elix Elixir
āā Of each
§ Ounce
3 Dram
qam Every morning
tsp, t Teaspoon
po By mouth
/p Before
ā After
qpm Every night
stat At once
q12h Every 12 hours
qd Everyday
/ss One half
TO Telephone order
q Every
/s Without
/c With
SL Subling-sublingually
qweek Every week
qmonth Every month
q6h Every 6 hours
ac Before meals
pc After meals
Liq Liquid
mg Milligram
g Gram
c, C Cup
“, in Inch
‘, ft Foot
oz Ounce
pt Pint
qt Quart
m Minim
mEq Milliequivalent
= Equal
Not equal to
< Less than
> Greater than
VO Verbal order
NKA No known allergies
NKDA No known during allergies
SC, SQ, Subq Subcutaneously
ID Intradermally
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