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a
before
abd
abdomen
ac
before meals
ad lib
as desired
Adm
admission
AM
morning, before noon
amb
ambulation, walking
ASA
acetylsalicylic acid/Aspirin
AD
Right ear
AS
Left ear
AU
both ears
BID/bid/B.I.D
twice a day
BR
bed rest
BM
bowel movement
BP-B/P
blood pressure
BRP
bathroom privileges
BSA
body surface area
C
Celsius
c
with
c
cup
c.c.
cubic centimeter
Ca++
Calcium
CaCl
Calcium Chloride
Cl-
Chlorine
cm
centimeter
c/o-C/O
complaint or complains of
CR
Controlled release
cap
capsule
DC, D/C, d/c
dishcharge or discontinue
D.O.
doctor's order
DS
double strength
DX, dx, Dx
diagnosis
D5W
5% dextrose in water
D5NS
5% dextrose in 0.9% Normal Saline
dil
dilute
ER/ED
Emergency room/Emergency Dept.
elix
elixer
et
and
ext.
external, extract
F
Fahrenheit
FeSO4
Iron sulfate
fl/fld
fluid
g
gram
gal
gallon
GI
gastrointestinal
gr
grain
gtt
drop
GYN
gynecology
H or h
hour
H2O
water
H2O2
Hydrogen Peroxide
HS or hs
bedtime (hora somni)
HT or ht
height
hypo-
below, low
ICU
Intensive Care Unit
ID
Intradermal
IM
Intramuscular
IV
Intravenous
IVPB
Intravenous piggyback
IVSS
Intravenous Soluset
inj
injection
IU
International unit
kg
kilogram
KVO
keep vein open
K
Potassium
kL
kiloliter
L, l
liter
L, lf
left
LA
long-acting
lb, #
pound
liq
liquid
M, m
meter
mcg
microgram
mEq
milliequivalent
mg
milligram
mL
milliliter
mm
millimeter
Mg+
Magnesium
Na+
Sodium
NaCl
Sodium Chloride
NaHCO3
Sodium Bicarbonate
NG
nasogastric
NGT
nasogastric tube
NKA, NKDA
No known allergies
No known drug allergies
NPO, npo
nothing by mouth or orally
noct
night
1/2 NS
one-half Normal Saline or 0.45% Normal Saline
1/4 NS
one-fourth Normal Saline or 0.25% Normal Saline
O2
oxygen
OB
obstetrics
OD
right eye
OOB
out of bed
OR
Operating Room
OS
left eye
OT
Occupational Therapy
OTC
Over the counter
OU
both eyes
oz
ounce
p
after
pc
after meals
po
by mouth or orally
PRN, prn
as needed
pt
pint
pr
per rectum
per, /
by
PM
after noon
Q, q
every
QD, qd
everyday/daily
QH, qh
every hour
Q2h, q2h
every 2 hours
Q4h, q4h
every 4 hours
QID, qid
four times a day
QOD, qod
every other day
Q AM, q am
every morning
Q PM, q pm
every afternoon, evening
QHS, qhs
every bedtime
qt
quart
qs
quanity sufficient
R
rectal, per rectum
R, rt
right
Rx
prescription, treatment
ROM
range of motion
s
without
ss
half
SC, SQ, sc, sq
subcutaneous
Sig
write
Soln
solution
SR
sustained release
stat
immediately
supp
suppository
spec
specimen
susp
suspension
syr
syrup
tab
tablet
tbs, T
tablespoon
tsp, t
teaspoon
TID, tid
three times a day
tinct
tincture
TKO
to keep open
TPR, BP
Temperature, Pulse, Respirations, Blood Pressure
U/A, UA
urinalysis
U/u/ut
unit
UD
unit dose
vag
vagina
VO, V.O.
verbal order
VS
vital signs
WC, W/C
wheelchair
WNL, wnl
within normal limits
WT, wt, Wt
weight
Y.O., y.o., yo
years old
X
times
>
greater than
<
less than
~
approximately
=
equal