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Medical Abbreviation

med abb needed for slcc med math class

AbbreviationMeaning
a before
aa of each
ac before meals
ad up to
ad lib as desired
am morning
amp ampule
Aq aqueous water
bi two
bid two times a day
c with
C Celsius Centrigrade
cap capsule
CVP central venous pressure
d day
DC dc discontinue
DW dextrose in H20
D5W dextrose 5% H20
Dx Diagnosis
elix elixer
F Farenheit
h hour
hs hour of sleep
IC intracardia
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
IV intraveneous
IVP intraveneous push
IVPB intraveneous piggy back
KVO keep vein open
LA long acting
LIB left in bag
Min minute
mU milli unit
n night
NPO nothing by mouth
NS normal saline
NSAID nonsterroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug
od everyday
OD right eye
OS left eye
OU both eyes
p after
pc after meals
PICC peripherally inserted central catheter
PM evening,night, afternoon
PO by mouth
postop after sx
preop before sx
prn as needed, as required
Pt patient
P pulse
q every
qd everyday
qh everyhour
q2h every 2 hours
q3h every 3 hours
q4h every 4 hours
qid 4 x a day
qod every other day
qn every night
qs quantity sufficient
R/O rule out
R respiration
s without
sc SC SQ subcuntaneous
sl, sL sublingual, under tongue
SR sustained release
ss one half
iss 1 and a half
iiss 2 and a half
viiss 7 and a half
stat immediately
supp suppository
susp suspension
tid, TID 3 x a day
TPN total parenteral nutrition
T temp
wt weight
> greater than
< less than
Created by: dione57