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MA 205 abbreviations

medical assisting abreviations chapter 9

ac before meals
ad lib as desired
AM, am, A.M. morning
amp ampule
amt amount
aq aqueous
bid twice a day
c (with a line over the "c") with
cap capsule
disp dispense
dl, dL deciliter
elix elixir
et and
ext extract
fl, fld fluid
g, gm gram
gt(t) drop(s)
h, hr hour
hs, HS hour of sleep
Id, ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
IV intravenous
Kg kilogram
L, l liter
Lb pound
mEq milliequivalent
ml, mL milliliter
NaCl Sodium Chloride
NKA no known allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
NS normal saline
OD right eye
OS left eye
OU both eyes
oz ounce
p after
pc after meals
PM, pm, P.M. afternoon or evening
po, PO by mouth
prn, PRN whenever necessary
q every
qh every hour
q2h every 2 hours
q3h every 3 hours
qid four times a day
qs quantity sufficient
qt quart
R right, rectal
Rx take, prescribe
s (with line above the "s") without
SC, subcu, S/Q, SQ subcutaneously
Sig label
SL sublingual
ss one-half
stat, STAT immediately
supp suppository
syr syrup
tab tablet
T, tb, tbs, tbsp tablespoon
t, tsp teaspoon
tid three times a day
tinc tincture
ung ointment
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