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a
before
aa
of each
abd
abdomen
a c
before meals
ad
to, up to
ad lib
as freely as desired
amb
ambulatory
amp
ampule
amt
amount
Aq
water
Aq dest
distilled water
ax
axillary
b i d
two times a day
BRP
bathroom privileges
c with a line over it or c
with
caps
capsule
cc
cubic centimeter (use ml)
comp
compound
D5W
5% Dextrose in Water
DAT
diet as tolerated
dil
dilute
DOB
date of birth
Dx
diagnosis
elix
elixir
et.
and
ext
extract
fld or Fl
fluid
Ft
make
g,gm,Gm
gram
gr
grain
gtt
drop
H
hypodermic
h
hour
h s, HS
at bedtime (Hour of Sleep)
I M
intramuscularly
I.P.P.B.
intermittent positive pressure breathing
I V
intravenously
L
left, liter
L.L.Q.
left lower quadrant
L.U.Q
left upper quadrant
M
mix
u or min
minim
mcg
microgram
mEq
milliequivalent
mg
milligram
mist or mixt
mixture
ml
milliliter
NOC
at night
non repetat
do not repeat
N.P.O.
nothing by mouth
N/V
nausea and vomiting
NS
normal saline (0.9% sodium chloride)
1/2NS
0.45% sodium chloride
O
pint
O D
right eye
ol
oil
os
mouth
O S
left eye
OTC
over the counter
O U
each eye
oz
ounce
p with line over it
after
PB
piggy back
p c
after meals
per
through or by
P O
by mouth
P R N
when required (as needed)
qd
use "daily"
q h
every hour
q 2 h
every 2 hours
q 3 h
every 3 hours
q 4 h
every 4 hours
qid
four times a day
R
right, rectal, respiration
Rx
take thou
R/O
rule out
R.L.Q.
right lower quadrant
R.U.Q.
right upper quadrant
s or s with line over it
without
S or Sig
write (on the label)
Sub-Q, subQ
subcutaneously (formerly sc, sq)
S L
beneath the tongue
Sol
solution
ss or ss with line and two dots above it
one half
stat
immediately
Syr
syrup
TCDB
turn,cough,deep breath
tid
three times a day
TO
telephone order
T.P.R.
temperature, pulse, respiration
tr or tinct
tincture
U
unit (write out, not acceptable abbreviation)
ung
ointment
W/C
wheelchair
W/D
warm and dry
WNL
within normal limits
x
times
VO
verbal order
>
more than
<
less than
=
equal to
up arrow, slanted right arrow, down arrow, slanted left arrow
increase, increasing, decrease, decreasing change
dr.
dram