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1

mL

milliliter

2

n.p.o., NPO

nothing by mouth

3

O2

oxygen

4

OTC

over the counter (drugs that require no prescription)

5

oz

ounce

6

pā€“

after (the line is over the p)

7

p.c. or pc

after meals

8

PDR

Physicians' Desk Reference

9

PM

afternoon

10

p.o., po, PO

by mouth (per os)

11

p.r.n or prn

as needed

12

q

every

13

q. a.m.

every morning

14

q.h. or qh

every hour

15

q.2 h., q.3 h, ...

every 2 hours, every 3 hours

16

q.i.d. or qid

four times a day

17

q.s. or qs

quantity sufficient

18

Rx

take; treatment; prescription

19

s-

without (line is over the s)

20

sig

write on label (let it be labeled)

21

SL

sublingual

22

sos

if necessary

23

stat

immediately

24

subq

subcutaneous

25

supp

suppository

26

tab

tablet

27

t.i.d. or tid

three times a day

28

ung, oint.

ointment

29

USP/NF

United States Pharmacopeia/National Formulary

30

VO

verbal order

31

x

times, multiplied by

32

a.c.

before meals

33

ad lib

as desired

34

AM

morning

35

b.i.d.

twice a day

36

C

Celsius (centigrade)

37

c-

with (the line is above the c)

38

caps

capsule, capsules

39

cm

centimeter

40

DEA

Drug Enforcement Administration

41

elix

elixir

42

F

Fahrenheit

43

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

44

FDCA

Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

45

g

gram

46

gr, Gr

grain

47

gt., gtt

drop, drops

48

h, hr

hour

49

H2O

water

50

h.s.

hour of sleep (bedtime)

51

ID

intradermal

52

IM

intramuscular

53

ISMP

Institute for Safe Medication Practices

54

IV

intravenous

55

kg

kilogram

56

L

liter

57

lb

pound

58

mg

milligram

59

mEq

milliequivalent