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a

before

2

ac

before meals

3

ad lib

as desired

4

aq

water

5

bid

twice a day

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c [bar]

with

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cap

capsule

8

cc*

cubic centimeter
*(recommended dc)

9

cm

centimeter

10

DC, disc, dc

discontinue

11

EC

enteric-coated

12

fl, fld

fluid

13

gr

grain

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g, G, Gm

gram

15

gtt

drop

16

h, hr

hour

17

hs, HS*

at bedtime, at hour of sleep
*(recommended dc)

18

IM

intramuscularly

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IU*

International Unit
*(recommended dc)

20

IVPB

intravenous piggyback

21

kg, Kg

kilogram

22

L

liter

23

mEq

milliequivalent

24

μg*, mcg

microgram
*(recommended dc μg)

25

mg

milligram

26

ml, mL

milliliter

27

mm

millimeter

28

NaCl

sodium chloride

29

noc, noct, n

night

30

NPO, npo

nothing by mouth
(nil per os)

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OD*

right eye (oculus dexter) / overdose
*(recommended dc)

32

OS*

left eye (oculus sinister)
*(recommended dc)

33

os

mouth

34

OTC

over the counter

35

OU*

both eyes (oculus uterque)
*(recommended dc)

36

oz

ounce

37

pc

after meals

38

PM, pm

afternoon

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Po, PO

by mouth, orally (per os)

40

PRN, prn

whenever necessary (pro re nata)

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qd*

every day
*(recommended dc)

42

qh

every hour

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q2h

every 2 hours

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q3h

every 3 hours

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qid

four times a day

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QNS

quantity not sufficient

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qod*

every other day
*(recommended dc)

48

qs

quantity sufficient

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R

rectal

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Rx

prescription

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SC, subcu, subq

subcutaneously

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SL

sublingual

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sol

solution

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SR

sustained release

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stat

immediately

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supp

suppository

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syr

syrup

58

T

temperature

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tab

tablet

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Tbsp, T, Tbs

tablespoon

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tid

three times a day

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tinct, tr

tincture

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TO

telephone order

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TPR

temperature, pulse, respiration

65

Tsp, t, tsp

teaspoon

66

U*

unit
*(recommended dc)

67

ung

ointment

68

vag

vaginal

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VO

verbal orders