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ac
meaning:before meals

latin:ante cibum
english for spanish antes. english for spanish comida
a
meaning:before
english for spanish antes.
aa
meaning: of each

latin:ana
ad
meaning:right ear
as
meaning:left ear
am
meaning:before noon (per book), (most time will translate as meaning: morning)
au
meaning:both ears
bid
meaning:twice daily, twice a day
c
meaning:with
dtd
meaning: dispense of such doses
gtt
meaning:drop
noct
meaning:night
non rep, nr
meaning: no refills
od
meaning: right eye
os
meaning: left eye
ou
meaning: both eyes
p
meaning: after
use example:lomotil tab, dir:1 tab p each loose bm
pc
meaning: after meals
po
meaning: by mouth
use example: prilosec 20mg, 1 "po" qd
pm
meaning: after noon (per book), may see most often translated as meaning: evening
pr
meaning: rectally
prn
meaning: as needed
q
meaning: every
qd
meaning: every day
qod
meaning: every other day
q2h
meaning: every 2 hours
qid
meaning: 4 times daily
qs
meaning: add to the amount needed
ss
meaning: 1/2
sig
meaning: directions
stat
meaning: immediately
hear in tv er movies; hope that nurse follows Drs order when he says stat
tid
meaning: 3 times daily
ut dict, ud
meaning: as directed
hs
meaning: at bedtime
ad lib
meaning: as much as desired
M ft.
meaning: Mix + make
2 separate abbreviations: M + ft.
per
meaning: by
cap
meaning:capsule
elix
meaning:elixir
EC
meaning:enteric coated
soln
meaning:solution
supp
meaning:suppository
syr
meaning:syrup
tab
meaning:tablet
tr
meaning:tincture
ung
meaning:ointment
CR
meaning:controlled release
LA
meaning:long-acting
SR
meaning:sustained release
susp
meaning:suspension
DAW
meaning:Dispense as Written
route of parenteral administration
SC,SQ
meaning:subcutaneously (means "under the skin")
route of parenteral administration
IM
meaning:intramuscular (means "into the muscle")
route of parenteral administration
IV
meaning:intravenous (means "into the vein")
a)What does an IV solution labeled "NS" mean? b)What is ?%NaCl?
meaning: normal saline- is 0.9%NaCl
DEA
meaning:Drug Enforcement Administration
FDA
meaning:Food and Drug Administration
NDC
meaning:National Drug Code
OBRA
meaning:omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (of 1990)
OSHA
meaning:Occupational Safety and HEalth Administration
PPI
meaning:Patient Package Insert
DUR
meaning:Drug Utilization Review
NPO
meaning:nothing bby mouth
TX
meaning:treatment
URI
meaning:upper respiratory infection
UTI
meaning:urinary tract infection
n&v
meaning:nausea and vomiting
DX
meaning:diagnosis
BP
meaning:blood pressure
BM
meaning: bowel movement
NSAID
meaning:nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
PCN
meaning:penicillin
TCN
meaning: tetracycline
TPN
Total parenteral nutrition
MDI
(ex Albuterol MDI)
meaning:meter dosed inhaler
INH
this is a drug
meaning:isoniazid
NTG
meaning:nitroglycerin
OJ
meaning:orange juice
etoh
meaning:ethyl alcohol, ethanol (usually when tranlated use only seen as "alcohol")
HC
this is a drug
ex. HC 1% cream
meaning:hydrocortisone
apap
this is a drug
ex. apap 500mg
meaning:acetaminophen
(generic name, brand name example would be Tylenol)
asa
this is a drug
ex. asa 325mg
acetylsalicylic acid
(example would be aspirin)
kcl
this is a drug
meaning:potassium chloride
NaHCO3
this is a drug
meaning:sodium bicarbonate
FeSO4
this is a drug
meaning:ferrous sulfate