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IU

International unit

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IV

Intravenous(ly)

3

IVB

Intravenous bolus

4

IV drip

Intravenous drip

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IVP

Intravenous push

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IVPB

Intravenous piggy back

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ID

intradermal

8

IT

Intrathecal

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K+

Potassium

10

kg

Kilogram

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KVO

Keep vein open

12

L

Liter

13

lb

Pound

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LDL

Low density lipoprotein

15

m

Meter or mix

16

μg, mcg

Microgram

17

mg

Milligram

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mEq

Milliequivalent

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mL

Milliliter

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MI

Myocardial infarction

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min

minute

22

m&n

Morning & night

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ml/h

Millileters (drug) per hour
(as through IV administration)

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mOsm or mOsmol

milliosmoles

25

MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging

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mm Hg

Millimeters of mercury

27

MRSA

Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus

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MSSA

Methicillin-sensitive
staphylococcus aureus

29

mg/kg

Milligrams (drug) per kilogram
(body weight)

30

mg/m2

Milligrams (drug) per square meter (of body surface)

31

Na+

Sodium

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NKDA

no known drug allergies

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NPO

Nothing by mouth

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N/V/D

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

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No.

Number

36

non rep or NR

Do not repeat

37

NSAID(s)

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug(s)

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N/V, N&V, n&v

Nausea and vomiting

39

noct.

night

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NS

Normal saline

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oz

Ounce

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OD

Right eye

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OS

Left eye

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OTC

Over-the-counter

45

OU

Both eyes

46

P

Pulse

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pc

After meals

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PERRLA

Pupils equal, regular, react to light and accommodation

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Plt(s)

Platelet(s)

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PICC

Peripherally inserted central catheter

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PMH

Past medical history

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po

By mouth

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PM

Afternoon/evening

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pt

Pint

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prn

As needed

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pulv.

powder

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QD

Once a day

58

qt

quart

59

qAM

Every morning

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Q.O.D

Every other day

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q_h

Every ____ hours

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qh

Every hour

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qs

Quantity sufficient

64

Q.I.D.

Four times per day

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R

Respiration

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ROS

Review of systems

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rep.

repeat

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rect.

Rectal or rectum

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RBC

Red blood cell

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RL, R/L or LR

Ringer’s lactate or lactated ringer’s

71

s, w/o

Without

72

sol

Solution

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SC, SQ, subcu.

Subcutaneous(ly)

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sl

Sublingual(ly)

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sig

Write (directions on label)

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sid

Once a day (veterinary)

77

s.o.s.

If there is need; as needed

78

susp

Suspension

79

SCr

Serum creatinine

80

ss

Half

81

STAT

Immediately

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supp

Suppository

83

T

Temperature

84

TG

Triglycerides

85

tab

Tablet

86

TC

Total cholesterol

87

tinct

tincture

88

T.I.D.

Three times per day

89

tsp

Teaspoonful

90

tbsp

Tablespoonful

91

T1DM
T2DM

Type 1 diabetes mellitus
Type 2 diabetes mellitus

92

top

Topical(ly)

93

UTI

Urinary tract infection

94

UD, UAD or ut dict.

Use as directed

95

U

Units

96

Ung, ungt or oint.

Ointment

97

USP

United States Pharmacopeia

98

V or PV

Vaginally

99

VS

Vital signs

100

WBC

White blood cells

101

WNL

Within normal limits

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x

times