Abbreviations

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Abbreviations
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  1. _
    a
    before
  2. ac
    before meals
  3. ad lib
    as desired, freely
  4. AM
    in the morning, before noon
  5. bid
    twice a day
  6. _
    c
    with
  7. cap or caps
    capsule
  8. cm
    centimeter
  9. dr
    dram
  10. DX
    diagnosis
  11. D5W
    dextrose 5% in water
  12. D5/1/2NS
    dextrose 5% in water with 1/2 normal saline
  13. elix
    elixir
  14. et
    and
  15. fl or fld
    fluid
  16. g or gm
    gram
  17. gal
    gallon
  18. gr
    grain
  19. gtt
    drop
  20. h or hr
    hour
  21. IM
    intramuscular(ly)
  22. IV
    intravenous(ly)
  23. IVPB
    intravenous piggyback
  24. kg
    kilogram
  25. KCl
    potassium chloride
  26. KVO
    keep vein open
  27. L
    liter
  28. lb
    pound
  29. liq
    liquid
  30. m
    meter
  31. M
    minim
  32. mcg
    microgram
  33. mEq
    milliequivalent
  34. mg
    milligram
  35. min
    minute
  36. mL
    milliliter
  37. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  38. NS
    normal saline, sodium chloride or 0.9% NS
  39. os
    mouth
  40. oz
    ounce
  41. _
    p
    after
  42. p
    per
  43. PB
    piggyback
  44. pc
    after meals
  45. per
    by
  46. po
    by mouth, orally
  47. PM
    afternoon or evening
  48. prn
    as needed or when necessary
  49. pt
    pint
  50. qh
    every hour
  51. q2h
    every 2 hours
  52. q3h
    every 3 hours
  53. q4h
    every 4 hours
  54. q6h
    every 6 hours
  55. q8h
    every 8 hours
  56. qid
    four times a day
  57. qt
    quart
  58. R
    rectal
  59. R/O
    rule out
  60. RX
    treatment
  61. _
    s
    without
  62. SC
    subcutaneous(ly)
  63. SL
    sublingual (beneath the tongue)
  64. SQ
    subcutaneous(ly)
  65. stat
    immediately or at once
  66. supp
    suppository
  67. tab
    tablet
  68. tbs, tbsp, T
    tablespoon
  69. tid
    three times a day
  70. TKO
    to keep open
  71. tsp, t
    teaspoon

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