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aa
of each
(Latin: ana)
a.c.
before meals
ad
up to
AD
right ear (auris dextra)
ad lib
use as much as one desires; freely
(Latin: ad libitum)
AM, a.m.
morning
amt
amount
aq
water
AS
left ear (auris sinestra)
AU
both ears
b.i.d., BID
2x per day
bin
2x per night
c (with a line on top)
with
cap, caps
capsule
comp
compound
d
dispense
elix
elixir
hr
hour
h.s.
hour of sleep (bedtime)
IM
intramuscular
inj.
inject
IV
intravenous
liq.
liquid
mixt
mixture
mist
a mixture
noc., noct.
nocturnal/night
non rep
do not repeat,
no refills
NPO
nothing by mouth
(nulla per os)
O.D.
right eye
oint
ointment
O.S.
left eye
OU
both eyes, each eye
p.c.
after meals
per
through or by
p.m.
afternoon
p.o.
by mouth
p.r.
through (per) the rectum
p.r.n., PRN
as needed
p.v.
through the vagina
pulv
powder
q
every
q.d.
every day
q.h.
every hour
q2h
every 2 hours
q.i.d., QID
4x per day
qn
every night
q.o.d.
every other day
q.s., q.v.
as much as you wish
S (with a line on top)
without
sig.
label as such
sol.
solution
sp.
spirits
s.o.s.
if necessary
stat
immediately
supp.
suppository
(A small plug of medication designed to melt at body temperature within a body cavity other than the mouth, especially the rectum or vagina)
syr.
syrup
top.
topically
(of or applied to a localized area of the body or to the surface of a body part)
tab.
tablet
t.i.d., TID
3x per day
tr., tinct.
tincture
(An alcohol solution of a nonvolatile medicine: ex. tincture of iodine.)
u.d.
as directed
vo
verbal order
x
times