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aa

of each

2

ac

before meals

3

ad

to, up to

4

a.d.**

right ear

5

ad lib

at pleasure, freely

6

AM

morning

7

amp

ampule

8

APAP

acetaminophen

9

aq

Water

10

a.s.**

left ear

11

ASA

aspirin

12

ATC

around the clock

13

a.u.**

each ear

14

BCP

birth control pill

15

bid

two times a day

16

BM

bowel movement

17

BP

blood pressure

18

BPH

benign prostatic hypertrophy

19

BS

blood sugar

20

BSA

body surface area

21

C

with

22

CAD

coronary artery disease

23

CAP

community acquired pneumonia

24

caps

capsule

25

cc**

cubic centimeter [milliliter]

26

CHF

congestive heart failure

27

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

28

CP

chest pain

29

DAW

dispense as written

30

DC or D/C**

discontinue

31

disp

dispense

32

div

divide

33

DM

diabetes mellitus

34

DOB

date of birth

35

d.t.d.

give of such doses

36

Dx

diagnosis

37

elix

elixir

38

EtOH

ethanol

39

Ft

make, let it be made

40

g

gram

41

GERD

gastroesophageal reflux disease

42

GI

gastrointestinal

43

GU

genitourinary

44

gr

grain

45

gtt

a drop

46

h

hour

47

HA

headache

48

HCTZ**

hydrochlorothiazide

49

HR

heart rate

50

HRT

hormone replacement therapy

51

hs**

at bedtime

52

HTN

hypertension

53

inj

injection

54

IV

intravenous injection

55

IM

intramuscular injection

56

ID

intradermal injection

57

IU**

international units

58

kg

kilogram

59

L

liter

60

lb

pound

61

mcg

microgram

62

MDI

metered dose inhaler

63

mEq

milliequivalent

64

mg

milligram

65

mL

milliliter

66

mOsmol

milliosmole

67

MOM

milk of magnesia

68

MS**

morphine sulfate

69

MTX**

methotrexate

70

MVI

multivitamin

71

M

mix

72

N&V

nausea and vomiting

73

NKDA

no known drug allergies

74

NPO

nothing by mouth

75

NMT

no more than

76

non rep/NR

do not repeat

77

NS

normal saline

78

NSAID

non-steroidal anti-inflammatory

79

NTE

not to exceed

80

NTG

nitroglycerin

81

OA

osteoarthritis

82

OC

oral contraceptive

83

OCD

obsessive compulsive disorder

84

OJ**

orange juice

85

O2

oxygen

86

o.u.**

each eye

87

o.d.**

right eye

88

o.s.**

left eye

89

OTC

over-the-counter

90

oz; fl oz

ounce; fluid ounce

91

P

pulse

92

pc

after meals

93

PCN

penicillin

94

PM

evening

95

po

by mouth

96

post-op

after surgery

97

pr or rect

rectally

98

prn

when necessary

99

pulv

powder

100

pv or vag

vaginally

101

PVCs

premature ventricular contractions

102

PVD

peripheral vascular disease

103

q

every

104

qd**

every day

105

qid

four times daily

106

qod**

every other day

107

qs

a sufficient quantity

108

qs ad

a sufficient quantity up to

109

q __h

every ___ hour

110

RA

rheumatoid arthritis

111

ss

without

112

ss

one-half

113

SC,SQ,SubQ**

subcutaneous injection

114

Sig

write on label

115

SL

sublingual

116

SOB

shortness of breath

117

sol or soln

solution

118

sq m, m2

square meter

119

stat

immediately

120

supp

suppository

121

susp

suspension

122

Sx

symptom

123

syr

syrup

124

T

temperature

125

tab

tablet

126

TCN

tetracycline

127

TIA

transient ischemic attack

128

tid

three times a day

129

tiw**

three times a week

130

tbsp

tablespoon

131

TMP-SMX

trimethoprimsulfamethoxazole

132

tsp

teaspoon

133

top

topically

134

TUD

take as directed

135

Tx

treatment

136

U**

unit

137

UA

uric acid, urinalysis

138

UC

ulcerative colitis

139

ud or ut dict

as directed

140

ung

ointment

141

URTI

upper respiratory tract infection

142

UTI

urinary tract infection

143

WA

while awake

144

wk

week

145

y or yr

year

146

yo

years old