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Medical codes


ad right ear
as left ear
au both ears
npo nothing by mouth
od right eye
os left eye
ou each eye
a before
ac before food, meals
am before noon, morning
n at night
p after
pm afternoon, evening
prn as needed
q every
qd every day
qh every hour
qid 4 times a day
qod every other day
stat immediately
tid 3 times a day
aq water, aqueous
aqua dist distilled water
DW distilled water
elix elixir
lot lotion
MDI metered dose inhaler
sol, soln solution
supp suppository
susp suspension
syr syrup
tinc, tr tincture
troche lozenge
pulv powder
ung ointment
aa of each
ad add quantity up to
ad aq add water up to
dil dilute
dis dissolve
div divide
et and
f, ft make, let it be made
M mix
M and ft mix and make
Qs A sufficient quantity
qs ad add sufficient quantity
sos if needed
APAP acetaminophen
ASA asprin
KCI potassium chloride
NaC1 sodium chloride
NS normal saline
IV intravenous
inj injection
IA intra-arteria
IC intracardiac
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
IT intrathecal
IVP intravenous push
IVPB intravenous piggyback
pr per rectum, rectally
SL sublingual
SC, SQ subcutaneous
top topical
cc cubic centimeter
dr dram
fl fluid
g, G, gm gram
gal gallon
gr grain
gtt drop
kg kilogram
L liter
lb pound
mcg microgram
mEq milliequivalent
mg milligram
ml milliliter
oz ounce
pt pint
qt quart
ss one half
tbsp tablespoon
tsp teaspoon
U unit
c with
d give
DAW dispense as written
d/c discontinue
disp dispense
dtd give of such dose
dx diagnosis
hx history
kvo keep vein open
nka no known allergies
non rep do not repeat
n/v nausea/vomiting
NR no refill
Rx prescription
s without
sig directions, write, lab
tko to keep open
tx treatment
ut, dict, ud as directed
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