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ac
before meals
ad lib
freely
bid
twice a day
c
with
caps
capsule
clt
client
elix
elixir
g, gm
gram
gr
grain (60 milligrams)
gtt
drops
h, hr
hour
IM
intramuscular
IV
intravenous
IVPB
Secondary IV line
kg
kilogram, 2.2lbs
KVO
keep vein open, infuse slowly
L
liter
mcg
microgram 1 millionth of a gram
mg
milligram one thousandth of a gram
mEq
milliequivalent (the number of grams of solute dissolved in one mililiter of a normal solution
min or m
minim
ml, mL
mililter one thousandth of a liter
ng
nanogram (one bilionth of a liter)
o
no or none
os
mouth
OTC
over the counter
pc
after meals
PO
by mouth
prn
according to necessity
pt
patient
q
every
qh
every hour
q4h
ever 4 hours around the clock
qid
four times a day
qs
sufficient quantity
s
without
SL
under the tougue
(sub lingua)
SOS
if it is necessary, one dose only
stat
at once
subQ
subcutaneous
tbsp
tablespoon
tid
3 times a day
TO
telephone order
tsp
teaspoon
VO
verbal order