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ax, AX

axillary (armpit, method; axe deodorant)

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H2O

water

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IV

intravenous

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IVPB

intravenous piggy back (two sets of bags connected in one line going to patient)

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PCA

patient controlled analgesic (allows person in pain to manage their own pain relief)

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TKO

to keep open (relating to IV fluid administration)

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ID

intradermal (pertaining to within the layers of skin)

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IM

intramuscular (within the muscle)

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PR

per rectum

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SL

under the tongue (sublingual)

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SQ, SC, subq

subcutaneous (pertaining to below the skin)

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supp

suppository (solid, bullet shaped preparations designed for administration PR)

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top

topical (lotions, creams, ointments, eye drops; applied for local action)

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MRSA

methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (meth-i-SILL-in) (staf-il-o-kok-us)(or-e-ous) strains of bacterium that are resistant to powerful antibiotics; sometimes called a "super bug"; spread by contact; common among those with weak immune systems

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staph

staphylococcus ("staph infection"; group of bacteria that causes a multitude of diseases; boils, impetigo, food poisoning, and toxic shock syndrome are examples of diseases caused by staph; treated with topical, oral, or intravenous antibiotics, depending on type o infection) staphyl/o - grape like clusters; -coccus;-cocci: round-shaped bacteria; plural

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strep

streptococcus

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NKA

no known allergies

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NKDA

no known drug allergies