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Table 4.1

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aaof each
ad up to; to make
aa of each
disp. dispense
div. divide
d.t.d. give of such doses
ft make
M. mix
No. number
non rep. or NR do not repeat
q.s. a sufficient quantity
q.s. ad a sufficient quantity to make
Sig. write (directions on label)
BSA body surface area
cm3 cubic centimeter
f or fl fluid
fl3 or f3 fluid dram (~teaspoonful, 5mL)
fl3ss or f3ss half-fluidounce (~tablespoonful, 15 mL)
g gram
gal gallon
gtt drop
lb pound
kg kilogram
L liter
m2 or M2 square meter
mcg microgram
mEq milliequivalent
mg milligram
mg/Kg milligrams (of drug) per square meter (of body weight)
mg/m2 milligrams (of drug) per square meter (of body surface area)
mL milliliter
mL/h milliliters (of drug administered) per our (as throug intravenous administration)
mOsm or mOsmol milliosmoles
oz. ounce
pt. pint
qt. quart
ss or ss (with a line over it) one-half
tbsp. tablespoon
tsp. teaspoon
a.c. before meals
ad lib. at pleasure, freely
admin administer
A.M. morning
aq. water
ATC around the clock
b.i.d. twice a day
c or c (with a line over it) with
d day
dil. dilute
et and
h. or hr. hour
h.s. at bedtime
i.c. between meals
min. minute
m&n morning and night
N&V nausea and vomiting
noct. night
NPO nothing by mouth
p.c. after meals
P.M. afternoon, evening
p.o. by mouth (orally)
p.r.n. as needed
q every
qAM every morning
qn every night
q4h. q8h., etc. every _ hours
q.i.d. four times a day
rep. repeat
s without
s.i.d. once a day
s.o.s. if there is need; as needed
stat. immediately
t.i.d. three times a day
ut dict. as directed
wk. week
APAP acetaminophen
ASA aspirin
AZT zdovudine
EES erythromycin ethylsuccinate
HC hydrocortisone
HCTZ hydrochlorothiazide
MTX methotrexate
NTG nitroglycerin
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BS blood sugar
CHD coronary heart disease
CHF congestive heart failure
GERD gastrointestinal reflux disease
GI gastrointestinal
GFR glomerular filtration rate
GU genitourinary
HA headache
HBP high blood pressure
HRT hormone replacement therapy
HT or HTN hypertension
IOP intraocular pressure
MI myocardial ischemia/infarction
OA osteoarthritis
Pt patient
SOB shortness of breath
TPN total parenteral nutrition
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
amp. ampul
cap. capsule
D5LR dextrose 5% in lactated Ringer's
D5NS dextrose 5% in normal saline (0.9% sodium chloride)
D5W dextrose 5% in water
D10W dextrose 10% in water
elix. elixir
inj. injection
NS normal saline
1/2NS half-strength normal saline
oint ur ungt. ointment
pulv. powder
RL, R/L, or LR Ringer's Lactate or Lactated Ringer's
sol. solution
supp. suppository
susp. suspension
syr. syrup
tab. tablet
CIVI continuous (24 hour) intravenous infusion
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
IT intrathecal
IV intravenous
IVB intravenous bolus
IV Drip intravenous infusion
IVP intravenous push
IVPB intravenous piggy back
NGT nasogastric tube
p.o. or PO by mouth
rect. rectal or rectum
SL sublingual
SubQ subcutaneously
Top. topically
V or PV vaginally
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