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aa

of each

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Abd

abdomen

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ac

before meals

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ad

to, up to

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a.d.

right ear

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ad lib

at pleasure, freely

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AM

morning

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Amp

Ampul of medication

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Aq

water

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ASA

aspirin

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ATC

around the clock

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ARC

around the clock

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BMI

Body mass index (lbs X 703/height in inches squared)

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BID

twice a day

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BM

bowel movement

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BP

Blood pressure

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BPH

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (hypertrophy)

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BS

blood sugar

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BSA

body surface area

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c

with

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Ca

calcium, cancer

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CAD

coronary artery disease

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Caps

capsule

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cc

cubic centimeter [milliliter]

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CHF

congestive heart failure

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COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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CP

chest pain

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DC or D/C

discontinue

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Disp

dispense

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DJD

degenerative joint disease

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DM

diabetes mellitus

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DO

doctor of osteopathy

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D5W

5% Dextrose in water (isotonic)

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Dx

diagnosis

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Elix

elixir

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EtOH

ethanol, alcohol

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g

gram

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GERD

gastroesophageal reflux disease

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GI

gastrointestinal

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GU

genitourinary

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gr

grain

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gtt

a drop

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HA

headache

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HBP

high blood pressure

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HCTZ

hydrochlorothiazide

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HR

heart rate

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HRT

hormone replacement therapy

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HS

at bedtime

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HTN

hypertension

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Inj

at injection

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IV

Intravenous injection

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IM

Intramuscular injection

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ID

Intradermal injection, infectious disease

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IU

International Units

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KCl

Potassium Chloride

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Kg

Kilogram

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LOC

Laxative of choice, level of consciousness

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L

Liter, (1000 cc)

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mcg

microgram

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mEq

milliequivalent

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mg

milligram

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mg/kg

milligrams per kilogram

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mg/m2

milligrams per square meter

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mL

milliliter ( = cc)

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mOsmol

milliosmole

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m or min

minim (approx. a drop)

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MOM

milk of magnesia

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N & V

nausea and vomiting

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non rep/NR

do not repeat

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noct

at night

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N S

normal saline

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N TG

nitroglycerin

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OA

osteoarthritis

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OCD

obsessive compulsive disorder

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OJ

orange juice

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O2

oxygen

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OOB

out of bed

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od

right eye, every day

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os

left eye

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P

pulse

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PC

after eating, after meals

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PEFR

peak expiratory flow rate

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p.m.

evening

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po

by mouth

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post op

after surgery

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pr

rectally

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prn

when necessary

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pulv

a powder

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PVCs

premature ventricular contraction

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PVD

peripheral vascular disease

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q

every

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qd

every day

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qid

four times daily

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qod

every other day

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qs

as much as is sufficient

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QOL

quality of life

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qh

every hour

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RA

rheumatoid arthritis

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RN

registered nurse

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Rect (PR)

use rectally

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s

without

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ss

one half

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SC

subcutaneous injection

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Sig

write on label, instructions

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SL

sublingual

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SLE

systemic lupus erythematosus

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SOB

shortness of breath

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SOL

solution

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SQ or Sub Q

subcutaneous injection

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sq m, m2

square meter

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stat

immediately

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supp

suppository

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Susp

suspension

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Sx

symptom

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syr

syrup

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T

temperature

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tab

tablet

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TB

tuberculosis

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TCN

tetracycline

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TED

thromboembolic disease

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TIA

transient ischemic attack

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TID

three times a day

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TIW

three times a week

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tbsp

tablespoonful (15cc), 1/2 fluid ounce

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tmp-smx

trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole

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tsp

teaspoonful (5cc)

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top

(use) topically

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Tx

treatment

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U, IU

unit

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UA

uric acid, urinalysis

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UC

ulcerative colitis

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ud

as directed

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UTI

urinary tract infection

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URI

upper respiratory infection

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H

hour

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M&N

Morning and night

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PV

vaginally

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SOS

as needed

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Ut dict

as directed

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Mo

month

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Wk

week

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GM

gram

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GFR

glomerular filtration rate

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IOP

intraocular pressure

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AU

each ear

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i.d.

once daily

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OD (tablet)

one tablet

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iiss

2.5