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Intro to Pharm App B

Medical Dosage Calculations - Appendix B

ā before (abante)
ac before meals (ante cibum)
ad lib as desired (ad libitum)
A.M., am morning
amp ampule
aq aqueous water
b.i.d. two times a day
BP blood pressure
c ¯ with
C Celsiuus; centigrade
CBC complete blood count
cc cubic centimeter
CVP central venous pressure
d day
D/W dextrose in water
D5W or D5/W or D(subscript 5)W 5% dextrose in water
daw dispense as written
dr dram
Dx diagnosis
elix elixir
ER extended release
F Fahrenheit
g gram
gr grain
GT gastrostomy tube
gtt drop
h, hr hour
hs hour of sleep; bedtime (hora somni)
IC intracardiac
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
IV intravenous
USP United States Pharmacopeia
IVP intravenous push
IVPB intravenous piggyback
IVSS IV Soluset
kg kilogram
KVO keep vein open
L liter
LA long acting
lb pound
LIB left in bag; left in bottle
LOS length of stay
MAR medication administration record
mcg microgram
mcgtt, µgtt microdrop
mEq milliequivalent
mg milligram
min minute
mL milliliter
mU milliunit
n, noct night
NDC national drug code
NGT nasogastric tube
NKA no known allergies
NKDA no known drug allergies
NKFA no known food allergies
NPO nothing by mouth (per ora)
NS normal saline
NSAID nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
OTC over the counter
oz ounce
PEG percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube
P pulse
pc after meals (post cibum)
PEJ Percutaneous Endoscopic Jejunostomy
PICC peripherally inserted central catheter
P.M., pm afternoon, evening
PO by mouth (per os)
POST-OP after surgery
prn when require or whenever necessary
Pt patient
pt pint
q every (quaque)
qh every hour (quaque hora)
q2h every two hours
q3h every three hours
q4h every four hours
q6h every six hours
q8h every eight hours
q12h every 12 hours
q.i.d four times a day (quarter in die)
qn every night (quaque noct)
qs quantity sifficient or sufficient amounts (quantitas sufficiens)
R respiration
R/O rule out
Rx prescription, treatment
without (sine)
SIG directions to patient
SL sublingual
SR sustained release
stat immediately (statum)
subcut subcutaneous
supp suppository
susp suspension
T or tbs tablespoon
t or tsp teaspoon
T temperature
t.i.d. three times a day (ter in die)
tab tablet
TPN total parenteral nutrition
USP United States Pharmacopeia
V/S vital signs
wt weight
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