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tablet (tab)
oral
by mouth [per os (po)]
capsule (cap)
sublingual - under the tongue (SL)

buccal - in the cheek
suppository
vaginal - inserted in the vagina [per vagina (PV)]

rectal - inserted in the rectum [per rectum (PR)]
parenteral
by injection
intradermal (ID)
within the skin
intramuscular (IM)
within the muscle
intravenuous (IV)
within the vein
subcutaneous (SC or SQ)
under the skin
topical
applied to the surface of skin

cream, lotion, ointment
transdermal
absorption of drug through the unbroken skin
implant
a drug reservoir embedded in the body to provide continual infusion of a medication
a - ante
before
ac - ante cibum
before meals
am - ante meridiem
before noon
bid - bis in die
twice a day
h - hora
hour
hs - hora somni
at hour of sleep (bedtime)
noc - noctis
night
pp - post prandial
after meals
pc - post cibum
after meals
pm - post meridiem
after noon
prn - pro re nata
as needed
q - quaque
every
qd - quaque die
every day
qh - quaque hora
every hour
qid - quarter in die
four times a day
qod - quaque altera die
every other day
STAT - statium
immediately
tid - ter in die
three times a day
AD - auris dextra
right ear
AS - auris sinistra
left ear
AU - auris unitas
both ears
ad lib - ad libitum
as desired
amt
amount
aq - aqua
water
NPO - non per os
nothing by mouth
OD - oculus dexter
right eye
OS - oculus sinister
left eye
OU - oculus unitas
both eyes
per
by or through
po
per os (by mouth)
PR
per rectum - through rectum
PV
per vagina - through vagina
qns
quantity not sufficient
qs
quantity sufficient
Rx
recipe, prescription
Sig - signa
label; instructionto the patient
wa
while awake