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a.c., ac

before meals

2

ad lib

freely, as desired

3

b.i.d., bid

two times a day

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/c

with

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Caps

capsules

6

cc

cubic centimeter

7

gm, g

gram

8

gtt

2 drops

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gt

1 drop

10

h

hour

11

h.s., hs

at bedtime

12

HRT

hormone replacement therapy

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IM

intramuscular (i.e. of parenteral administration)

14

IV

intravenous

15

mg

milligram

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ml, mL

milliliter

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NPO

nothing by mouth

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NSAID

nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug; i.e. Aspirin & ibuprofen

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/p

after (post)

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p.c., pc

after meals

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PO, p.o., po

by mouth

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p.r.n., prn

as needed; as necessary

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Pt

patient

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q

every

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q.h., qh

every hour

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q2h

every 2 hours

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q.i.d., qid

four times a day

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q.s., qs

sufficient quantity

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qAM

every morning

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qPM

every evening

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Rx

prescription

32

/s

without

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SL

sublingual

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subQ

subcutaneous

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tab

tablet

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t.i.d., tid

three times daily

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OCP

oral contraceptive

38

ung

ointment

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SERMs

Used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis and breast cancer. Selective estrogen receptor modulators have estrogen-like effects on bone (increase in bone density) and on lipid metabolism (decrease in cholesterol levels). However, they lack estrogenic effects on uterus and breast tissue.

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