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aa.
of each
a.c.
before meals
ad
up to
a.d.
right ear
ad lib.
at pleasure, freely
AIDS
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
a.m.
morning
AMI
acute myocardial infarction
amp.
ampul
ANS
autonomic nervous system
aq.
water
a.s.
left ear
ASA
asperin
ATC
around the clock
a.u.
each ear
b.i.d.
two times a day
BM
boel movement
BP
blood pressure
BS
blood sugar
BSA
body surface area
c.
with
CA
cancer
cap.
capsule
cc. or cc
cubic centimeter
CHF
congestie heart failure
comp.
compound
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CV
cardiovascular
CVA
cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
DI
diabetes insipidus
ml.
milliliter
mOsm or mOsmol
milliosmoles
noct.
night
non rep. or N.R.
do not repeat
NPO
nothing by mouth
N.S. or NS
normal saline = 0.9% NaCl
1/2 NS
1/2 strength NS = 0.45% NaCl
NTG
nitroglycerin
O.
pint
o.d.
right eye
oint.
ointment
o.l.
left eye
o.s.
left eye
o.u.
each eye
o2
both eyes
p.c.
after meals
p.m.
afternoon, evening
p.o.
by mouth
p.r.n.
when required
PUD
peptic ulcer disease
pulv.
powder
q.d.
every day
q.h.
every hour
q.i.d.
four times a day
q.o.d.
every other day
q.s. or q.s. ad
a sufficient quantity
q wk
every wekk
R., rect
rectal
RBC
red blood cell
R.L. or R/L
Ringer's Lactate
dil.
dilute
disc or D.C.
discontinue
disp.
dispense
div.
divide
DOB
date of birth
DW
distilled water
DX
diagnosis
D5W
dexrose 5% in water
ECG or EKG
electrocardiogram
elix.
elixir
e.m.p.
as directed
et
and
ex aq.
in water
ext
extract
fl or fld
fluid
ft.
make
g or Gm
g or gram
GERD
gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI
gastrointestinal
gr. or gr
grain
gtt.
drop
H
hypodermic
h. or hr.
hour
HA
headache
HBP
high blood pressure
HC
hydrocortisone
HDL
high density lipoprotein
HI
infectious hepatitis
HIV
human immunodeficiency virus
h.s.
at bedtime
HT
hypertension
IC
intracardiac
ID
intradermal
IH
infectious hepatitis
IM
intramuscular
inj.
injection
IO, I/O
fluid intake, and output
IT
intrathecal
IV
intravenous
IVP
intravenous push
IVPB
intravenous piggy back
M2
square meter
mcg
microgram
mEq
milliequivalent
mg. or mg
milligram
MI
myocardial infarction
s.
without
Sig.
write on label
SL
sublingual
SOB
sortness of breath
sol.
solution
s.o.s.
if there is need
ss.
1/2, one-half
stat.
immediately
subc or subq or s.c.
subcutaneously
sup.
suppository
syr.
syrup
T
temperature
tab.
tablet
tal.
such
tal. dos.
such doses
TB
tuberculosis
tbsp.
tablespoonful
t.i.d.
three times a day
tinct.
tincture
t.i.w.
three times a week.
top
topically
TPN
total parenteral nutrition
tr.
tincture
tsp.
teaspoonful
U or u
unit
u.d.
as directed
ung.
ointment
URI
upper respiratory infection
USP
United States Pharmacopeia
UTI
urinary tract infection
VD
venereal disease
WBC
white blood cell count or
white blood cell
WT
weight
XX
female sex chromosome
XY
male sex chromosome