Med. Terms. Ch. 15

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Med. Terms. Ch. 15
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Abbreviations used in prescriptions and charting
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  1. a.c.
    • ante cibum, cibos
    • before a meal, meals
  2. p.c.
    • post cibum, cibos
    • after a meal, meals
  3. h.s.
    • hora somni
    • example: at bedtime
  4. m. et n.
    • mane et nocte
    • morning and night
  5. p. r. n.
    • pro re nata
    • as the occasion arises
  6. quotid.
    • quotidie
    • daily
  7. q.h.
    • quaque hora
    • every hour
  8. q.q.h.
    • quaque quarta hora
    • every four hours
  9. b.i.d.
    • bis in diem
    • twice a day
  10. t.i.d.
    • ter in diem
    • three times a day
  11. q.i.d.
    • quarter in diem
    • example: four times a day
  12. stat.
    • statim
    • example: immediately
  13. s.o.s.
    • si opus sit
    • example: if the need arises
  14. ut dict.
    • ut dictum
    • as directed
  15. aq. (dest.)
    • aqua (destillata)
    • (distilled) water
  16. sol.
    • solutio
    • solution
  17. i.m.
    • intra musculum
    • within a muscle
  18. i.v.
    • intra venam
    • within a vein
  19. O.D.
    • oculus dexter
    • right eye
  20. O.S.
    • oculus sinister
    • left eye
  21. O.U.
    • oculus uterque
    • each eye
  22. p.o.
    • per os
    • orally
  23. n.p.o.
    • nihil per os
    • nothing by mouth
  24. ad lib.
    • ad libitum
    • freely, at will
  25. c.
    ca.
    • circa
    • about

  26. c (with a line over it)
    • cum
    • with
  27. s (with a line above it)
    • sine
    • without
  28. ad
    • ad
    • to, up to
  29. ung.
    • unguentum
    • ointment
  30. ft.
    • fiat
    • let there be made
  31. n.b.
    • nota bene
    • note well
  32. solv.
    • solve
    • dissolve
  33. st.
    • stet
    • let it stand
  34. sum.
    • sume
    • take
  35. sig.
    • signetur
    • let it be labeled
  36. rep.
    • repetatur
    • let it be repeated
  37. non rep.
    • non repetatur
    • let it not be repeated
  38. AF
    atrial fibrillation
  39. AK
    above the knee
  40. a.m.a.
    against medical advice
  41. BK
    below the knee
  42. BP
    blood pressure
  43. BM
    bowel movement
  44. bpm
    beats per minute
  45. Bx
    biopsy
  46. cath.
    catheter
  47. CBC
    complete blood count
  48. CC
    cheif complaint
  49. CSF
    cerebrospinal fluid
  50. CV
    cardiovascular
  51. CVP
    central venous pressure
  52. dc
    discontinue
  53. DNR
    do not resuscitate
  54. DRG
    diagnosis-related group
  55. Dx
    diagnosis
  56. Fx
    fracture
  57. FUO
    fever of unknown origin
  58. GI
    gastrointestinal
  59. GU
    genitourinary
  60. Hct
    hematocrit
  61. hgb
    hemoglobin
  62. HTN
    hypertension
  63. Hx
    hx
    history
  64. I & O
    intake and output
  65. LLE
    RLE
    left, right lower extremity
  66. LLL
    RLL
    left, right lower lober
  67. LLQ
    RLQ
    left, right lower quadrant
  68. LUE
    RUE
    left, right upper extremity
  69. LUL
    RUL
    left, right upper lobe
  70. LUQ
    RUQ
    left, right upper quadrant
  71. lmp
    last menstrual period
  72. LOC
    loss of consciousness
  73. LP
    lumbar puncture
  74. MVA
    motor vehicle accident
  75. NG
    ng
    nasogastric
  76. NKA
    no known allergies
  77. NSR
    normal sinus rhythm
  78. N & V
    N/V
    nausea and vomiting
  79. OOB
    out of bed
  80. OT
    occupational therapy
  81. PCA
    patient controlled analgesia
  82. PEEP
    positive end-expiratory pressure
  83. PICC
    peripherally inserted central catheter
  84. RBC
    red blood cell, count
  85. REM
    rapid eye movement
  86. ROM
    range of motion
  87. RT
    radiation therapy
  88. sc
    SQ
    subcutaneous(ly)
  89. SOB
    shortness of breath
  90. Sx
    symptoms
  91. TPR
    temperature, pulse, respiration
  92. Tx
    treatment
  93. UA
    urinanalysis
  94. WBC
    white blood cell, count
  95. WNL
    within normal limits
  96. CS
    cesarean section
  97. CT
    computed tomography
  98. D & C
    dilatation/ dilation and curettage
  99. ECG
    EKG
    electrocardiogram
  100. ECT
    electroconvulsive therapy
  101. EEG
    electroencephalogram
  102. EMG
    electromyogram
  103. GTT
    glucose tolerance test
  104. MRA
    magnetic resonance angiography
  105. MRI
    magnetic resonance imaging
  106. NMR
    nuclear magnetic resonance
  107. PET
    positron emission tomography
  108. CCU
    coronary care unit, critical care unit
  109. ER
    emergency room
  110. ICU
    intensive care unit
  111. L & D
    labor and delivery
  112. OPD
    outpatient department
  113. OR
    operating room
  114. cap.
    • capsula
    • capsule
  115. gr.
    • granum
    • grain
  116. gt.
    • gutta
    • drop
  117. tab.
    • tabella
    • tablet
  118. 3
    • drachma
    • dram
  119. f3
    • fluidrachma
    • fluid dram
  120. -3
    • unica
    • ounce
  121. f-3
    • fluidunica
    • fluid ounce
  122. cc.
    • centimetrum cubicum
    • cubic centimeter
  123. gm.
    Gm.
    G.
    • gramma
    • gram
  124. kg.
    • kilogramma
    • kilogram
  125. mgm.
    mg.
    • milligramma
    • milligram
  126. l.
    L.
    • litra
    • liter
  127. ml.
    • millilitra
    • milliliter

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