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PHM 311 1.6

The inscription - Abbr in the prescription formula

aa. or aa of each (items present in the same amount)
Agit. shake
Alb. white
APAP acetaminophen (analgesic)
ASA aspirin (analgesic)
aq., aqua water, drinking water. never used in making prescriptions
aq. dest distilled water, deionized water used in prescriptions. Prepared by distillation
aq. pur. purified water USP, an official deionized water used in prescription compounding
q.s. a sufficient quantity. calculate and addthe appropriate quantity to make the prescription
q.s. ad a sufficient quantity up to. add a sufficient quantity to achieve a specified total weight or volume
aa q.s. ad a sufficient quantity of each up to
D5W Dextrose Injection USP (sterile isotonic IV Fluid 5% dextrose in water)
HC hydrocortisone, a steroid hormone
inj. injection
IOP in original packaging
MDI metered dose inhaler
MS, MSO(subscript)4 Morphine sulfate. narcotic analgesic (abbr not recommended)
MOM Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide suspension, an antacid)
NF National Formulary (ingredient should conform to standards in the official NF compendium)
NS, N.S. Normal saline. 0.9% sodium chloride solution USP (sterile isotonic IV fluid)
1/2 NS 0.45% Sodium chloride for injection, half-normal saline (a sterile IV fluid)
hs, HS half strength (dont confuse with a bedtime)
NTG Nitroglycerin, treats angina pectoris and cardiovascular disturbances
TPN total parenteral nutrition (IV feeding fluid with carbohydrates, amino acids, electrolytes and sometimes lipids)
USP United States Pharmacopeia , (ingredient should conform to standards as prescribed in the official USP compendium)
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