Pharm Abbreviations

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Pharm 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/ (1/2) NS
    dextrose 5% in water with 1/2 normal saline
  13. elix
    elixir
  14. et
    and
  15. fl or fld
    fluid
  16. g or gr
    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, or 0.9% NS
  39. os
    mouth
  40. oz
    once
  41. p
    after
  42. PB
    piggyback
  43. pc
    after meals
  44. per
    by
  45. po
    by mouth, orally
  46. PM
    afternoon or evening
  47. prn
    as needed or when necessary
  48. pt
    pint
  49. qh
    every hour
  50. q2h
    every 2 hours
  51. qid
    four times a day
  52. qt
    quart
  53. R
    rectal
  54. R/O
    rule out
  55. RX
    treatment
  56. s
    without
  57. SC
    subcutaneous(ly)
  58. SL
    sublingual (beneath the tongue)
  59. SQ
    subcutaneous(ly)
  60. stat
    immediate or at once
  61. supp
    suppository
  62. tab
    tablet
  63. tbs, tbsp, T
    tablespoon
  64. tid
    three times a day
  65. TKO
    to keep open
  66. tsp, t
    teaspoon
  67. 5 ml = __ tsp
    1 tsp
  68. 1 kg = __ lb
    2.2 lb
  69. 60 mg = __ gr
    1 gr
  70. 30 ml = __ oz
    1 oz

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