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Sig Codes PCT

Sig Codes and Abbreviations for the PCT Test

QuestionAnswer
aa of each
abd abdomen,adominal
a.c. before meals
a.d. right ear
ADR adverse drug reaction
a.m. morning, before noon
amp ampule
ANS autonomic nervous system
aq water
ASA acetylsalicyclic acid (asprin)
ASAP as soon as possible
a.t.c. around the clock
a.u. both ears
AWP average wholesale price
bc birth control
bcp birth control pills
BM bowel movement
bp blood pressure
bs blood sugar
c with
ca carcinoma (cancer)
cap capsule
cath catheter
cc cubic centimeter
CCU coronary care unit
CHF congestive heart failure
Cm centimeter
CNS central nervous system
conc concentrate
CVA cerebral vascular accident (stroke)
DAW dispense as written (can't substitute generic)
dc discontinue
d/c discontinue
DEA drug enforcement agency
dx diagnosis
diag diagnosis
disp dispense
ds double strength
DTD dispense of such a dose
DUR drug utilization review
D5W dextrose 5% in water (used as IV to feed thru veins
ec enteric coated
ECG electrocardiogram (records electrical activity in the heart)
EKG electrocardiogram (records electrical activity in the heart)
EEG electroencephalogram (records the electrical activity in the brain)
el elixir
elix elixir
EtOH alcohol
OH alcohol
FBS fasting blood sugar
g gram
gm gram
GI gastrointestinal (pertaining to the stomach and intestines)
gr grain
gtt drop
GU genitourinary (pertaining to genital and urinary organs)
h hour
hr hour
HA headache
HC hydrocortisone
h.s. at bedtime
ICU intensive care unit
IPPB intermittent positive pressure breathing
IV intravenous
IVP intravenous push (usually given in a few minutes)
IVPB intravenous piggyback
Kg kilogram (1000 grams)
Lb pound (16 ounces)
LCD coal tar solution
MAC maximum allowable cost
mcg microgram (1 millionth of a gram)
MDI metered dose inhaler
mEq milliequivalent
mg milligram (1 thousandth of a gram)
ml milliliter (1 thousandth of a liter)
mm millimeter
MS morphine sulfate
n&v nausea and vomiting
NR no repeat - no refill
NPO nothing by mouth
N.S. normal saline (0.9% sodium chloride)
NSAID nonsteriodal anti-inflammatory drugs (asa, ibuprofen)
ntg nitroglycerine
o.d. right eye
OD over dose
o.j. orange juice
oph ophthalmic (relating to eye, ocular)
opth ophthalmic (relating to eye, ocular)
o.s left eye
o.u. both eyes
OTC over the counter
oz ounce (30ml)
p.c. after meals
pcn penicillin
pm afternoon, evening
po by mouth, orally
PPO preferred provider organization
PPI patient package insert
PR per rectum, to be placed (inserted) in rectum
prn as needed, only if needed
q. every
q.d. every day
q.h. every hour
q.hs. at bedtime
q.i.d four times a day
q.o.d every other day
qs quantity sufficient
Rx take (perscription)
s without
sat saturated
s.q. subcutaneous (inject under the skin)
SC subcutaneous (inject under the skin)
s.l. sublingual (under the tongue)
sol solution
ss one half (Roman Numeral for 1/2)
stat at once, immediately
sub-q subcutaneous (inject under the skin)
supp suppository
susp suspension
tbsp tablespoonful (15ml or 3 teaspoonfuls)
t.i.d three time a day
TPA tissue plasminogen activator (clot busting drug)
tr. tincture
tsp teaspoonful (5ml)
tx treatment
ugt ointment
ung ointment
USP United State Phramcopeia
Ut: dict as directed
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
Vag vaginal
Vit vitamin
w week
wk week
Created by: rpusbach