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aa.
of each
ad
up to; to make
disp.
dispense
div.
divide
d.t.d.
give of such doses
ft
make
M.
mix
No.
number
non rep. or NR
do not repeat
q.s.
a sufficient quantity
q.s. ad
a sufficient quantity to make
Sig.
write (directions on label)
BSA
body surface area
cm^3
cubic centimeter or milliliter (mL)
f or fl
fluid
fl3 or f3
fluid dram = 1 tsp. = 5 mL
fl3ss or f3ss
half-fluidounce = 1 tbsp. = 15 mL
g
gram
gal
gallon
gtt
drop
lb
pound
kg
kilogram
L
liter
m^2
square meter
mcg
microgram
mEq
milliequivalent
mg
milligram
mg/kg
milligrams (drug) per kilogram (of body weight)
mg/m^2
milligrams (drug) per square meter (of body surface area)
mL
milliliter
mL/h
milliliters (drug) per hour
mOsm or mOsmol
milliosmoles
oz.
ounce
pt.
pint
qt.
quart
ss
one-half
tbsp.
tablespoonful
tsp.
teaspoonful
a.c.
before meals
ad lib
at pleasure, freely
admin
administer
A.M.
morning
aq.
water
ATC
around the clock
b.i.d.
twice a day
c
with
d
day
dil.
dilute
et
and
h. or hr.
hour
i.c.
between meals
min.
minute
m&n
morning and night
N&V
nausea and vomiting
noct.
night
NPO
nothing by mouth
p.c.
after meals
P.M.
afternoon or evening
p.o.
by mouth
p.r.n.
as needed
q
every
qAM
every morning
qn
every night
q_h
every_hours
q.i.d.
four times a day
rep.
repeat
s
without
s.i.d.
once a day
s.o.s.
if there is need; as needed
stat.
immediately
t.i.d.
three times a day
ut dict.
as directed
wk.
week
amp.
ampul
cap.
capsule
elix.
elixir
inj.
injection
oint or ungt.
ointment
pulv.
powder
sol.
solution
supp.
suppository
susp.
suspension
syr.
syrup
tab.
tablet
IM
intramuscular
IV
intravenous
p.o.
by mouth
rect.
rectal or rectum
SL
sublingual
SubQ of S.Q.
subcutaneously
Top.
topically
h.s.
at bedtime
RX symbol meaning take thou, you take, or recipe
Superscription
Medication prescribed
Inscription
Dispensing instructions to pharmacist
Subscription
Directions to the patient
Signa
Less than 37 weeks gestation
Premature
Newborn to 1 month (4 weeks)
Neonate
1 month to 1 year
Infant
1 year to 5 years
Early childhood
6 years to 12 years
Late childhood
13 years to 17 years
Adolescent