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ā

before, ante

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a.c.

before meals, ante cibum

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a.m.

before noon, ante meridiem

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b.i.d

twice a day, bis in die

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d

day

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h

hour, hora

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h.s.

at hour of sleep (bedtime), hora somni

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noc.

night, noctis

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p with a line over it

after, post

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p.c.

after meals, post cibum

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p.m.

after noon, post meridiem

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p.r.n.

as needed, pro re nata

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q

every, quaque

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q d

every day, quaque die

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q h

every hour, quaque hora

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q 2 h

every two hours

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q.i.d

four times a day, quarter in die

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q.o.d.

every other day, quaque altera die

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STAT

immediately, statim

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t.i.d

three times a day, ter in die

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wk

week

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yr

year

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AD

right ear, auris dextra

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AS

left ear, auris sinistra

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AU

both ears, aures unitas

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ad lib.

as desired, ad libitum

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amt

amount

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aq

water, aqua

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B with a circle around it

bilateral

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C

Celsius, centigrade

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c with a line over it

with, cum

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F

Fahrenheit

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m with a circle around it

murmur

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NPO

nothing by mouth, non per os

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OD

right eye, oculus dexter

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OS

left eye, oculus sinster

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OU

both eyes, oculi unitas

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per

by or through

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p.o.

by mouth, per os

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PR

through rectum, per rectum

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PV

through vagina, per vagina

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q.n.s.

quantity not sufficient

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q.s.

quantity sufficient

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Rx

recipe, prescription

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Sig:

label; instruction to patient, signa

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s with a line over it

without, sine

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ss with a line over it

one-half, semis

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w.a.

while awake

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X

times for (x6= six times)

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>

greater than

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less than