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PharmTech Acron.

TermDefinition
aa or a. a. of each
AAA apply to affected area
a.c. before meals
a.d. right ear
ad lib. as much as desired; freely
am morning; before noon
amp. ampule
amt. amount
APEP acetaminophen
aq. water
a.s. left ear
ACT around the clock
a.u. both ears
bib. drink
BP Blood Pressure
bucc. inside cheek
c. with
cc cubic centimeter (cm3)
cap. capsule
cm centimeter
d. day
DAW dispense as written
d.c./ d/c D.C. disc. discontinue
dil. dilute
disp. dispense
div. divide
dL deciliter
DR delayed-release
EC enteric coated
EOD every other day
ER;XR extended release
et and
f, ft. make; let it be made
fl. fluid
FXD for 10 days
g, gm or Gm gram
gal gallon
gr. grain
gtt. drop
h., hr., hor hour
HCT; HCTZ hydrochlorothiazide
h.s. at bedtime
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
IN intranasal
inf infusion
inh. inhalation
inj. injection
IR immediate-release
IU international unit
IV intravenous
K Potassium
kg kilogram
L or l liter
lb pound
liq. liquid
lot. lotion
m meter
max. maxiumum
mcg; u (mu) g microgram
mg milligram
MDP medrol Dosepak (pre-dosed packaging of methylprednisolone) reduces inflammation
mg milligram
min. minimum
mL milliliter
mm millimeter
neb. nebulizer
NSAID nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (motrin)
o.d. right eye
ODT oral disintegrating tablet
oint. ointment
o.s. or o.l. left eye
OTC over the counter
o.u. both eyes
oz ounce
PA prior authorization
p.c. after meals
p.m. evening; after noon
p.o. by mouth; orally
p.r. rectally
p.r.n. as needed
pt pint
p.v. vaginally
q every, per
q12; q. 12 h; q12(degrees symbol) every 12 hours (can be any number)
q1-2; q. 1-2 h; q1-2(degrees symbol) every 1 to 2 hours
q.a.d.;q.o.d. every other day
q.a.m. every morning, every day before noon
q.d. every day
q.h.s. every day at bedtime
q.i.d. 4 times a day
qt quart
qty. quantity
q.p.m. every evening; every day after noon
q.s. a sufficient quantity
q.w. every week
Rx prescription
s. without
SX;SQ; SubQ;s.c. SUBCUTANEOUS
SIG. write; label (write on label)
SL; s.l. siblingually; under the toungue
SOB shortness of breath
sol. solution
SSRI selective serotonin re uptake inhibitor
stat. immediately
supp. supository
susp. suspension
syr. syrup
tab. tablet
TAD take as directed
tbsp tablespoon
t.i.d 3times a day
top topical
troch. lozenge
tsp teaspoon
U unit
u.d., ut. dict. as directed
ung. ointment
w. with
w/f with good; with meals
w/o without
CD controlled diffusion
CR continuous-or controlled release tabled
CRT controlled-release tablet
LA long acting
SA sustained action
SR sustained or slow release
TD timed delay
TR time release
XL extra long
XR extended release
Nano one billionth of the basic unit (meter, gram, or liter)
Micro one millionth of the basic unit (meter, gram, or liter)
Milli one thousandth of the basic unit (meter, gram, or liter)
Centi one hundredth of the basic unit (meter, gram, or liter)
Deci one tenth of the basic unit (meter, gram, or liter)
Deka 10 times the basic unit (meter, gram, or liter)
Hecto 100 times the basic unit (meter, gram, or liter)
Kilo 1000 times the basic unit (meter, gram, or liter)
2.2 lb 1kg
5ml 1 teaspoon (tsp)
15ML 3 tsp 1 tbsp
2 tbsp 1 fluid ounce (fl oz)
8 fl oz 1 cup
2 cups 1 pint (pt)
2 pt 1 quart (qt)
4 qt 1 gallon (gal)
20 grains (gr) 1 scrupe
3 scruples 1 dram
8 drams 1 ounce
12 ounces 1 pound
60 minims 1 fluid dram
8 fluid drams 1 fl oz
16 fl oz 1 pint
2 pints 1 quart
4 quarts 1 gallon
16.23 minims 1 mL
1fl dram 5mL
1 fl oz 29.57 mL (30mL)
1 pt 473 mL (480 mL)
1 gal 3784 mL (3840 mL
1g 15.432 gr
1gr 60 or 65 mg
1lb (avoirdupois) 454 g
1 oz apothecary 31.1 g
1oz (avoirdupois) 28.35g
Tot TOTAL
Qty Quantity
Des desired
a before
ante before
b.i.d twice a day
IVP intravenous push
IVPB intravenous piggyback
mEq millieuivalent
non rep. do not repeat
NPO nothing by mouth
non rep. do not repeat
NR no refill
p after
q every
qod every other day
qs ad a sufficent quantity to make
tr. tinct. tincture (concentrated herbal extract)
CL chloride
D5NS 5% dextrose in 0.9% sodium chloride
D5RL 5% dextrose in Ringer's lactate
D5W 5% dextrose in water
GI gastrointestinal
K+ potassium
KCL potassium chlroide
LR lactated Ringer's
MG magnesium
NS normal saline (0.9% sodium chloride)
NTG nitroglycerin
RL Ringer's lactate
SSKI saturated solution of potassium iodide
TPN total parenteral nutrition
Created by: jwltr
 

 



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