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Flashcards in Prescription Abbreviations and Symbols Deck (50):
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ā

before

2

a.c.

before meals

3

a.m.

before noon

4

b.i.d.

twice a day

5

d

day

6

h

hour

7

h.s.

at the hour of sleep (bedtime)

8

noc.

night

9

p (with a line over it)

after

10

p.c.

after meals

11

p.m.

after noon

12

p.r.n.

as needed

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q

every

14

q.d.

every day

15

qh

every hour

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q2h

every 2 hours

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q.i.d.

four times a day

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q.o.d.

every other day

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STAT

immediately

20

t.i.d.

three times a day

21

wk

week

22

yr

year

23

AD

right ear

24

ad lib.

as desired

25

amt

amount

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aq

water

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AS

left ear

28

AU

both ears

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c (with a line over it)

with

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NPO

nothing by mouth

31

OD

right eye

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OS

left eye

33

OU

both eyes

34

per

by or through

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p.o.

by mouth

36

PR

through rectum

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PV

through vagina

38

Rx

prescription; recipe

39

s (with a line over it)

without

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Sig

label; instruction to patient

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ss (with a line over it)

one-half

42

wa

while awake

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x

times or for

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>

greater than

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less than

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i

one

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ii

two

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iii

three

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iv

four

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