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Ā

before
(ante)

1

a.c.

before meals
(ante cibum)

2

a.m.

before noon
(ante meridiem)

3

b.i.d.

twice a day
(bis in die)

4

d

day

5

h

hour
(hora)

6

h.s.

at bedtime [spell out bedtime]
(hora somni)

7

noc

night
(noctis)

8

p

after
(post)

9

p.c.

after meals
(post cibum)

10

p.m.

after noon
(post meridiem)

11

p.r.n.

as needed
(pro re nata)

12

q

every
(quaque)

13

q.d.

every day [always spell out every day]
(quaque dia)

14

qh

every hour
(quaque hora)

15

q2h

every 2 hours

16

q.i.d.

four times a day
(quarter in die)

17

q.o.d.

every other day [spell out every other day]
(quaque altera die)

18

STAT

immediately
(statium)

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t.i.d.

three times a day
(ter in die)

20

wk

week

21

yr

year

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AD

right ear [spell out right ear]
(auris dextra)

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ad lib.

as desired
(ad libitum)

24

amt

amount

25

aq

water
(aqua)

26

AS

left ear [spell out left ear]
(auris sinistra)

27

AU

both ears [spell out both ears]
(auris unitas)

28

c

with
(cum)

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NPO

nothing by mouth
(non per os)

30

OD

right eye [spell out right eye]
(oculus dexter)

31

OS

left eye [spell out left eye]
(oculus sinister)

32

OU

both eyes [spell out both eyes]
(oculi unitas)

33

per

by or through

34

p.o.

by mouth
(per os)

35

PR

through rectum
(per rectum)

36

PV

through vagina
(per vagina)

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Rx

recipe; perscription

38

s

without
(sine)

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Sig

label; instruction to the patient
(signa)

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ss

one-half [spell out one-half or 1/2]
(semis)

41

wa

while awake

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x

times or for; 6x means six times while x2d mean for two days

43

>

greater than [spell out greater than]

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<

less than [spell out less than]

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