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  1. aa

    Latin: ana
    of each
  2. ad

    Latin: ad
    up to
  3. a.c.

    Latin: ante cibum
    before meals
  4. a.d.
    auris dextra
    right ear
  5. ad lib.
    ad libitum
    use as much as one desires; freely
  6. admov.


    admove
    apply
  7. agit


    agita
    stir/shake
  8. alt. h.


    alternis horis
    every other hour
  9. a.m.m.


    ad manu medicae
    at doctors hand
  10. a.m.


    ante merideim
    morning, before noon
  11. amp
    ampule
  12. amt
    amount
  13. aq


    aqua
    water
  14. a.l.,

    a.s.


    auris laeva
    , auris sinistrar
    left ear
  15. A.T.C.
    around the clock
  16. a.u.

    auris utraque
    both ears
  17. bis

    bis
    twice
  18. b.d./b.i.d.


    bis in die
    twice daily
  19. B.M.
    bowel movement
  20. BNF
    British National Formulary
  21. bol.

    bolus
    as a large single dose, usually intravenously
  22. B.S.
    Blood sugar
  23. B.S.A.
    Body surface areas
  24. b.t.
    bedtime
  25. cap.
    caps.


    capsula
    capsule
  26. BUCC


    bucca
    inside cheek
  27. c, c.


    cum cibo
    with food, (but also cubic centimetre)
  28. cf
    with food
  29. comp.
    compound
  30. cr., crm
    cream
  31. CST
    Continue same treatment
  32. D5W
    dextrose 5% solution (sometimes written as D5W)
  33. D5NS
    dextrose 5% in normal saline (0.9%)
  34. D.A.W.
    dispense as written (i.e., no generic substitution)
  35. dc, D/C, Disc
    discontinue or dicharge

    ambiguouse meaning
  36. dieb.alt.


    diebus alternis
    every other day
  37. dil.
    dilute
  38. disp.
    dispersible or dispense
  39. div.
    divide
  40. d.t.d.

    dentur tales doses
    give of such doses
  41. D.W.
    distilled water
  42. elix.
    elixir
  43. e.m.p.

    ex modo prescripto
    as directed
  44. emuls.
    emulsum
    emulsion
  45. et
    and
  46. eod
    every other day
  47. ex aq
    ex aqua
    in water
  48. fl., fld
    fluid
  49. ft.
    fiat
    make; let it be made
  50. g
    gram
  51. gr
    grain
  52. gtt(s)
    gutta(e)
    drop(s)
  53. H
    hypodermic
  54. h, hr
    hora
    hour
  55. h.s.
    hora somni
    at bedtime
  56. h.s.
    hour sleep or half-strength
  57. ID
    intradermal
  58. IJ, inj
    injection
  59. IM
    intramuscular (with respect to injection)
  60. IN
    intranasal
  61. IP
    intraperitoneal
  62. IU
    International unit
  63. IV
    Intravenous
  64. IVP
    intravenous push
  65. IVPB
    intravenous piggyback
  66. L.A.S.
    label as such
  67. LCD
    coal tar solution
  68. lin
    linimentum
    liniment
  69. liq
    liquor
    solution
  70. lot.
    lotion
  71. mane
    mane
    in the morning
  72. M.
    misce
    mix
  73. m, min
    minimum
    a minimum
  74. mcg
    microgram
  75. m.d.u.
    more dicto utendus
    to be used as directed
  76. mEq
    milliequivalent
  77. mg
    millilgram
  78. MgSO4
    magnesium sulfate
  79. mist.
    mistura
    mix
  80. mL
    millilitre
  81. MS
    morphine sulfate or magnesium sulfate
  82. MSO4
    morphine sulfate
  83. nebul

    nebula
    a spray
  84. N.M.T
    not more than
  85. noct
    nocte
    at night
  86. non rep.
    non repetatur
    no repeats
  87. NS
    normal saline 0.9%
  88. 1/2NS
    half normal saline (0.45%)
  89. N.T.E.
    not to exceed
  90. 0_2
    both eyes, sometimes written as O2
  91. od
    omne in die
    every day/once daily (preferred to qd in the UK)
  92. od
    oculus dexter
    right eye
  93. om
    omne mane
    every morning
  94. o.p.d.
    once per day
  95. o.s.
    oculus sinister
    left eye
  96. ou
    oculus sinister
    left eye
  97. o.u.
    oculus uterque
    both eyes
  98. oz
    ounce
  99. per
    by or though
  100. p.c.
    post cibum
    after meals
  101. pig./pigm
    pigmentum
    paint
  102. p.m.
    post merideim
    evening or afternoon
  103. p.o.
    per os
    by mouth or orally
  104. p.r.
    per rectum
    by retum
  105. PRN, prn
    pro re nata
    as needed
  106. pulv.
    pulvis
    powder
  107. PV
    per vaginam
    via the vagina
  108. q
    quaque
    every
  109. q.a.d.
    quoque alternis die
    every other day
  110. q.a.m.
    quaque die ante meridiem
    every day befor noon

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