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Medical abbreviation

Medical abbreviations

APAP acetaminophen
ASA asprin
AC before eating
ASAP as soon as possible
au each ear
ad right ear
BP blood pressure
BID twice a day
/\ (triangle) change
dagger with a weird 3 one ounce
two daggers with a weird 3 two ounces
three daggers with a regular 3 three drams or drachm
CHF congestive heart failure
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
cap. capsule
c with a line over it with
CR controlled release
CP chest pain or cerebral palsy
cc cubic centimeter
chol cholesterol
dr dram
DSS docusate sodium sulfasuccinate
D5W dextrose 5% in water
Dig. digoxin
non.rep. do not repeat
suppos. suppository
tbsp tablespoon
sig. label
ung. ointment
IV intravenously
w/o without
tsp. teaspoon
t.i.d. three times a day
qid four times a day
PRN as needed
mEq milliequivalent
mM millimole
PC after eating
PR by rectum
PPD purified protein derivative
q every
QOd every other day
q4h every 4 hrs
FUO fear of unknown orgin
gtt glucose tolerance test
gr grain
HS at bedtime
IM intramuscular
MAO momoamine oxidase
MRSA methicillin resistant staph aures
MVI multivitamin injection
NKDA no known drug allergies
OD over dose or right eye
NPO nothing by mouth
os left eye
PO by mouth
R/O rule out
sl sublingual (tounge)
wt weight
TPN total parenternal nutrition
Syr. syrup
sol solution
q.d. everyday
ou both eyes
NR no refill
inj injection
gtt a drop or drops
fl.oz. fluid ounce
fl.dr. fluid dram
EtOH alcohol
NS normal saline
EPI epinephrine
LA long acting
NTG nitroglycerin
ECT enteric coated tablet
Fe or FeSO4 iron or iron sulfate
K or K+ potassium or kilogram
MRX1 may repeat times one or one time
MSO4 morphine sulfate
WA while awake
FA folic acid
LR lactated ringers soultion
HL heparin lock
MPF methyl-daraben free
Created by: sprender



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