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a, ante
before
aa
of equal parts
ac
before meals
ad(*)
right ear
ad lib
as much as desired
ADI
American Drug Index
adm
admission
ADR
adverse drug reaction
Af, a fib
atrial fibrilation; rapid, ineffectual atrial heart rate
AHFS
American Hospital Formulary Service
AIDS
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
alb
albumin
am
morning
amb
ambulatory
amt
amount
anabolism
protein synthesis
anaphylaxis
hypersensitivity reaction
ANDA
Abbreviated New Drug Application
antitussive
cough reliever
APAP
acetaminophen
APT
Association of Pharmacy Technicians
APHA
American Pharmacists Association
ARC
AIDS-related complex
aq
aqueous
as(*)
left ear
ASA
aspirin
ASHP
American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists
au(*)
both ears
AZT
azidothymidine, zidovudine
BBVD
bloodborne viral disease
bid
twice daily
biw
twice weekly
BM
bowel movement
BMR
basal metabolic rate
BP
blood pressure
BUN
blood urea nitrogen; a kidney function test
c
with
Ca
calcium
CAD
coronary artery disease
caps
capsules
CAT
computerized axial tomography
cath
catheter
CBC
complete blood count
CC
chief complaint
cc(*)
cubic centimeter (millimeter)
CCU
coronary care unit
CDC
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
CHF
congestive heart failure
Cl
chloride
cm
centimeter
CNS
central nervous system
CO2
carbine dioxide
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
C&S
culture and sensitivity
CQI
continuing quality improvement
CSF
cerebral fluid
CTU
cardiac transition unit
CV
cardiovascular
CVA
cerebral vascular event (stroke)
CVP
central venous pressure
dc, d/c (*)
discontinue
DEA
Drug Enforcement Agency
decubitus
bedsore
DIC
Drug Information Center
diag
diagnosis
Disp
dispense
DTD
let such doses be given
DM
diabetes mellitus; disease affecting carbohydrate metabolism
DME
durable medical equipment
DNA
deoxyribonucleic acid
DO
doctor of osteopathy
DPT
diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus vaccine
DRG
diagnosis related group
D5W
dextrose 5% in water
D5/0.33
dextrose 5% in 0.33% sodium chloride
D5/0.45
dextrose 5% in 0.45% sodium chloride
D5/0.9
dextrose 5% in 0.9% sodium chloride
DRL
dextrose 5% in Ringer's lactate
DR
delivery room
dx
diagnosis
ECG or EKG
electocardiogram
ECT or EST
electroconvulsive therapy
EEG
eletroencephalogram
embolism
traveling blood clot
ENT
ear, nose and throat
ER
emergency room
FBS
fasting
FDA
Food and Drug Administration
febrile
elevated body temperature
fuo
fever of unknown origin
g, gm
gram
GI
gastrointestinal
gr
grain
gtt
drop
GU
genitourinary
GYN
gynecology
h, hr
hour
H20
water
Hct
hematocrit
Hgb
hemoglobin
HIV
human immunodeficiency virus
H&P
history and physical
hs (*)
hours of sleep, bedtime
hx
history
ICU
intensive care unit
ILL
international unit
IM
intramuscular
IND
investigational new drug
INH
isoniazid
I&O
intake and output
IV
intravenous
IVPB
intravenous piggyback; small volume parenteral
IVSS
intravenous soluset; small volume parenteral
JCAHO
Joint Commission for Acreditation of Healthcare Organizations
K
potassium
KCl
potassium chloride
kg
kilogram
kvo
keep vein open
l
liter
lb
pound
LPN
licensed practical nurse
LR
lactated Ringer's solution
mcg, ug
microgram
MD
medical doctor
mEq
milliequivalent
Mg
magnesium
MI
myocardial infarction
ml
milliliter
MOM
milk of magnesia
ms
morphine sulfate, multiple
mvi
multivitamin
NARD
National Association of Retail Druggists
Na
sodium
NDA
new drug application
NF
National Formulary
ngt
nasogastric tube
non rep (nr)
do not repeat
NPH
neutral protamine Hagedorn insulin
npo
nothing by mouth
NS
normal saline; 0.9% sodium chloride
NSAID
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
NTG
nitroglycerin
n/v
nausea & vomiting
O2
oxygen
OB
obsterics
od (*)
right eye
oob
out of bed
OPD
outpatient department
OR
operating room
os
left eye
ostomy
surgical opening
ou
both eyes
p
after
PA
physicians assistant
PACU
post anethesia care unit
pathogen
disease-causing organism
pb
piggyback
pc
after meals
PDR
physicians desk reference
pH
hydrogen ion concentration
PharmD
doctor of pharmacy
PID
pelvic inflammatory disease
pm
afternoon, evening
PMU
pain mamagement unit
po
by mouth
PPD
purified protein derivative
premi
premature
prep
prepare for
prn
as needed
PT
physical therapy
PVC
premature ventricular contraction
PZI
protaimine zinc insulin
q
every, each
QA
quality assurance
qam
every morning
qd (*)
daily
q_h
every_hour(s)
qhs (*)
every bedtime
qid (*)
four times a day
qod (*)
every other day
qs
quantity sufficient
rbc
red blood cell
RL
Ringer's lactate
RN
registered nurse
r/o
rule out
rt, R
right
Rx
prescription
s
without
sc, sub Q (*)
subcutaneous
SDS
same day surgery
sig
let it be printed, label
sl
sublingual
sos
if necessary
ss
half, sliding scale
SSE
soap suds enema
SSKI
saturated solution of potassium iodide
stat
immediately and once only
STD
sexually transmitted disease
syncope
fainting
tab(s)
tablets
TB
tuberculosis
tid
three times daily
tiw (*)
three times weekly
thrombus
blood clot
t.o.
telephone order
TPN
total parenteral nutrition
tr
tincture
TWE
tap water enema
U (*)
unit
ug (*)
microgram
ung
ointment
USP
United States Pharmacopoeia
USPDI
United States Pharmacopoeia Drug Information
ut, dict,ud
as directed
UTI
urinary tract infection
VA
Veteran's Administration
V fib
ventricular fibrillation
vertigo
dizziness
vs
vital signs
vss
vital signs stable
WBC
white blood cell count; leukocyte
WDWN
well-developed,well-nourished