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_a Before
a.c. Before Meals
ad.lib freely, as desired
AP Apical Pulse
ADL Activities of daily living
BID Twice a day
BMR Basic metabolic rate
BP Blood Pressure
BRP Bathroom privileges
C,c Cup
cap Capsule
_ c with
cc Cubic centimeter
cm centimeter
c/o complains of
CO2 Carbon Dioxide
CPR Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CXR Chest x-ray
dl, dL deciliter
elix elixir
ft feet
G, g Gram
gal gallon
gr grain
gtt drop
h hour
HS Hour of sleep
hrly hourly
I, i Roman numeral 1
I & O intake and output
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
IV intravenous
IVPB Intravenous piggyback
Kcal Kilo Calorie
Kg, kg kilogram
L,l Liter
LB, lb pound
M, m Meter
mcg Microgram
Mg, mg milligram
mL, ml milliliter
mm millimeter
NKDA No Known Drug allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
O2 oxygen
OOB out of bed
_P after
P pulse
p.c. after meals
per by
po by mouth
PRN as needed
pt pint
Q, q Every
qt quart
q2h every 2 hours
QID four times a day
R respirations
_s without
SL sublingual
sq subcutaneous
stat immediately
supp suppository
Susp Suspension
T Temperature, Tablespoon
tab tablet
t.i.d three times a day
TPR Temperature pulse respirations
Tr or tinct Tincture
tsp teaspoon
V, v roman numeral 5
wnl within normal limits
X, x Roman numeral 10
Created by: ajlett