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  1. aq
    water
  2. NPO/n.p.o
    nothing by mouth
  3. ā / a-
    before
  4. p (line above p)
    after
  5. BP
    blood pressure
  6. q, q.
    every
  7. c (line above c)
    with
  8. qs
    quanitity sufficient
  9. d,c/ D/C
    discontinue
  10. s (line above s)
    without
  11. disp
    dispense
  12. sig. sig,
    write on label
  13. et
    and
  14. ss, ss(with line above ss)
    one-half
  15. iss, iss(with line above it)
    one and one-half
  16. sys
    systolic
  17. NKA
    no known allergies
  18. tbsp, tbs, T
    tablespoon
  19. NKDA
    no known drug allergies
  20. tsp, t
    teaspoon
  21. cap, caps
    capsule
  22. MDI
    metered-dose inhaler
  23. comp
    compound
  24. sol, soln.
    solution
  25. dil, dil.
    dilute
  26. SR
    slow-release, sustained-release
  27. EC
    enteric-coated
  28. supp, supp.
    suppository
  29. elix, elix.
    elixir
  30. susp, susp.
    suspension
  31. ext, ext.
    extract
  32. syr
    syrup
  33. fld. fl
    fluid
  34. syr
    syringe
  35. gt, gtt.
    drop, drops
  36. tab
    tablet
  37. LA
    long-acting
  38. tr, tinct, tinc.
    tincture
  39. liq
    liquid
  40. ung, oint
    ointment
  41. ad, A.D., AD
    right ear
  42. NG, NGT, ng
    nasogastric tube
  43. as, A.S., AS
    left ear
  44. NJ
    nasojejunal tube
  45. au, A.U., AU
    both ears
  46. od, O.D., OD
    right eye
  47. GT
    gastrostomy tube
  48. os, O.S., OS
    left eye
  49. ID
    intradermal
  50. o, O.U., OU
    both eyes
  51. IM, I.M.
    intramuscular
  52. per
    per, by, through
  53. IVPB
    intravenous piggyback
  54. po, p.o., PO, P.O.,
    by mouth, orally
  55. IVSS
    intravenous soluset
  56. P.R., p.r., PR, pr
    rectally
  57. IV, I.V.,
    intravenous
  58. subcut
    subcutaneous, beneath the skin
  59. IVP
    intravenous push
  60. SL, sl
    sublingual, under the tongue
  61. KVO, TKO,
    keep vein open, to keep open
  62. top, TOP
    topical, applied to skin surface
  63. a.c., ac, AC
    before meal
  64. p.r.n, prn, PRN
    when necessary, when required
  65. ad. lib., ad lib
    as desired, freely
  66. qam, q.a.m.
    every morning
  67. b.i.d., bid, BID
    twice a day
  68. qpm
    every night
  69. b.i.w.
    twice a week
  70. q.h., qh
    every hour
  71. h, hr
    hour
  72. q.____hrs, q___h
    every ____ hours
  73. h.s., hs, HS
    hour of sleep, at bedtime
  74. qhs, q.h.s.
    every night, at bedtime
  75. LOS
    lenght of the stay
  76. q.i.d., qid, QID
    4 times a day
  77. min
    minute
  78. rep
    repeat
  79. non rep
    do not repeat
  80. stat
    immediately
  81. noc, noct
    night
  82. t.i.d., tid. TID
    3 times a day
  83. p.c., pc, PC
    after meals
  84. t.i.w.
    3 times a week
  85. whats the conversion for F to C?
    ( F - 32)/1.8 = C
  86. what is the conversion for C to F?
    (C x 1.8) +32 = F
  87. what is the dosage calculation conversion
  88. 1 g = __ mg
    1 g = 60 mg
  89. 1 m = ___ gtts
    1 m = 1 gtts
  90. 1 mL= ___ gtts
    1 mL = 15 gtts
  91. How to convert gram to milligrams
    Multiply by 1000 or move decimal 3 places to RIGHT
  92. How to convert mg to g?
    DIVIDE by 1000 or move decimal 3 places to the LEFT
  93. How to convert mg to mcg
    Multiply by 1000 or move decimal 3 places to the RIGHT
  94. how to convert mcg to mg?
     DIVIDE by 1000 or move decimal 3 places to the LEFT
  95. Dimensional Analysis
  96. 1 kg = __ g
    1 kg = 1000 g
  97. 1 g = ___ mg
    1 g = 1000 mg
  98. 1 mg = ____ mcg
    1 mg = 1000 mcg
  99. 1 L = ___ mL
    1 L = 1000 mL
  100. 1 lb = ___ oz
    1 lb = 16 oz
  101. 1 cup =__ fl oz
    1 cup = 8 fl oz
  102. 1 pint = ___ fl oz
    1 pint = 16 fl oz
  103. 1 oz =  __ T
    1 oz = 2 T
  104. 1 T = ___ tsp
    1 T = 3 tsp
  105. 1 tsp = ___ * mL
    1 tsp = 5* mL
  106. 1 pint = ___ mL
    1 pint = 480 mL
  107. 1 kg = ___ lb
    1 kg = 2.2 lb
  108. 1 cup = ___ fl oz
    1 cup = 8 fl oz
  109. 1 T= ___* mL
    1 T= 15 * mL
  110. 1 lb = ___g
    1 lb = 454 g
  111. 1 oz = ___* g
    1 oz = 30* g
  112. 1 fl oz = ___ T
    1 fl oz = 2 T
  113. 1 fl oz = ___ * mL
    1 fl oz = 30* mL
  114. 1 gr = ___ * mg
    1 gr = 60* mg
  115. 15 gr = ___ * g
    15 gr = 1 * g
  116. 1 oz = ___ mL
    1 oz = 30 mL
  117. 1 m = ___ gtts
    1 m = 1 gtts
  118. 60 mg = ___ gr
    60 mg = 1 gr
  119. 1 mL = ___ gtts
    1 mL= 15 gtts
  120. abd 
    abdomen
  121. ADLs
    activities of daily living
  122. ad lib
    as needed
  123. adm. 
    admitted, admission
  124. amp.
    ampule
  125. ant. 
    anterior
  126. AP
    anterior-posterior
  127. ax. 
    axillary
  128. b.i.d.
    twice a day
  129. BR
    bed rest
  130. BRP
    bathroom privileges
  131. C
    Centigrade
  132. c- 
    with
  133. caps
    capsule
  134. C.C. 
    Chief complaint (do not use anymore) 
  135. cc
    cubic centimeters (do not use. same as mL ) 
  136. CVP
    central venous pressure
  137. c/o
    complains of 
  138. D/C
    discontinue ( do not use anymore)
  139. disch; DC
    discharge ( Do not use anymore) 
  140. drsg
    dressing
  141. dr 
    dram
  142. ext
    extract, external
  143. F
    fahrenheit
  144. fx.
    fracture, fractional
  145. gm
    gram
  146. gr
    grain
  147. gtt
    drop
  148. H, SC, or sub q
    hypodermic or subcutaneous
  149. hour
  150. HOB
    head of bed
  151. h.s. 
    bed time, hour of sleep (dont use anymore) 
  152. hx 
    history
  153. I&O
    intake and output
  154. IM
    intramuscular
  155. IV
    intravenous
  156. kg
    kilogram
  157. KVO
    keep vein open
  158. L
    left, liter
  159. lat 
    lateral
  160. MAE
    moves all extremities
  161. mg
    milligram
  162. ml, mL
    militers 
  163. NAD
    no apparent distress
  164. NG
    nasgastric
  165. noc
    night
  166. os
    mouth (dont not use anymore)
  167. OOB
    out of bed
  168. oz
    ounce
  169. p- 
    after
  170. p.c.
    after meals
  171. post
    posterior
  172. prep
    preparation
  173. prn
    when necessary
  174. q-, q 
    every
  175. q- (2,3,4,etc) hours
    every (2,3,4, etc) hours
  176. qd
    every day (dont use anymore) 
  177. qh
    every hour
  178. q.i.d.
    fours times a day (dont use anymore)
  179. q.o.d.
    evey other day
  180. q.s.
    quanitity sufficient
  181. R/O
    rule out
  182. ROM
    range of motion
  183. s- 
    without
  184. SBA
    stand by assistance
  185. SC
    subcutaneos (dont use anymore)
  186. SL
    sublingual
  187. SOB
    shortness of breath
  188. sol, soln
    solution
  189. spec
    specimen
  190. S/P
    status post
  191. sp. gr. 
    specific gravity
  192. S.S.E.
    soapsuds enema
  193. ss
    one half (dont use anymore)
  194. stat
    immediately
  195. tab
    tablet
  196. t.i.d.
    three times a day
  197. tinct. or tr
    tincture
  198. TKO
    to keep open
  199. TO
    telephone order
  200. TPN
    total parenteral nutrition
  201. TPR
    temperature, pulse, respiration
  202. TWE
    tap water enema
  203. VO
    verbal order
  204. VS
    vital signs
  205. VSS
    vital signs stable
  206. W/C
    wheelchair
  207. WNL
    within normal limits
  208. AKA
    above-knee amputation
  209. ASCVD
    arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease 
  210. ASHD
    arteriosclerotic heart disease
  211. BKA
    below-knee amputation
  212. ca
    cancer
  213. CCU
    critical care unit
  214. chest clear to A & P
    chest clear to auscultation and percussion
  215. CMS
    circulation movement sensation
  216. CNS
    central nervous system
  217. D5W
    5% dextrose in water
  218. DJD
    degenerative joint disease
  219. DOE
    dyspnea on exertion
  220. DTs
    delirium tremens
  221. FUO
    fever of unknown origin
  222. GB
    gallbladder
  223. GI
    gastrointestinal
  224. GYN
    gyneocology
  225. H2O2
    hydrogen peroxide
  226. HA
    hyperalimentation; headache
  227. HCVD
    hypertensive cardiovascular disease
  228. HEENT
    head, ear, eye, nose, throat
  229. HVD
    hypertensive vascular disease
  230. ICU
    intensive care unit
  231. I & D
    incision and drainage
  232. LE
    left lower extremity
  233. LLQ
    left lower quadrant
  234. LOC
    level of consciousness; laxatives of choice
  235. LMP
    last mentraul period
  236. LUE
    left upper extemity
  237. LUQ
    left upper quadrant
  238. MI
    myocardial infacrction
  239. Neuro
    neurology; nuerosurgery
  240. NS
    normal saline
  241. Nsy.
    nursery
  242. NWB
    non-weight bearing
  243. O.D.
    right eye (dont use anymore)
  244. O.S.
    left eye (dont use anymore)
  245. O.U.
    each eye (dont use anymore)
  246. OPD
    outpatient department
  247. ORIF
    open reduction internal fixation
  248. Ortho
    orthopedics
  249. OT
    occupational therapy
  250. PACU
    postanesthesia care unit
  251. PE
    physical examination
  252. PERRLA
    pupils equal, round, and react to light and accommodation
  253. PID
    pelvis inflammatory disease
  254. PI
    present illness
  255. PM & R
    physical medicine and rehabilitation
  256. Psych
    psychology; psychiatric
  257. PT
    physical therapy
  258. RL or (LR)
    Ringer's lactate ; lactated Ringer's 
  259. RLE
    right lower extremity
  260. RLQ
    right lower quadrant
  261. RR
    recovery room
  262. RUE
    right upper extremity
  263. RUQ
    right upper quadrant
  264. Rx 
    prescription
  265. STSG
    split-thickness skin graft
  266. Surg
    surgery, surgical
  267. T & A 
    tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
  268. THR, TJR
    total hip replacement, total joint replacement
  269. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  270. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  271. vag
    vaginal
  272. VD
    veneral disease
  273. WNWD
    well nourished, well developed
  274. BE
    barium enema
  275. B.M.R.
    basal metabolism rate
  276. CA++
    calcium
  277. CAT
    computed axial tomography
  278. CBC
    complete blood count
  279. Cl-
    chloride
  280. C & S 
    culture and sensitivity
  281. Dx
    diagnosis
  282. ECG, EKG
    electrocardiogram
  283. EEG
    electroencephalogram
  284. FBS
    fasting blood sugar
  285. hct
    hematocrit
  286. Hgb
    hemoglobin
  287. IVP
    intravenous pyelogram
  288. K+
    potassium
  289. LP
    lumbar puncture
  290. MRI
    magnetic resonance imaging
  291. Na+
    sodium
  292. RBC
    red blood cell
  293. UA
    urinalysis
  294. UGI
    upper gastrointestinal x-ray
  295. WBC
    white blood cell
  296. greater than
  297. less than
  298. equal to
  299. number or pound
  300. times
  301. F1
    first filial generation
  302. F2
    second filial generation
  303. PO2
    partial pressure of oxygen
  304. PCO2
    parital pressure of carbon dioxide
  305. ratio
  306. (three dots in triangle) 
    therefore
  307. 2o
    secondary to
  308. (triangle)
    change
  309. a or a. 
    before
  310. a.c.
    before meals
  311. DS
    double strength 
  312. kg 
    kilograms
  313. liters
  314. mEq
    milliequivilant
  315. no 
    number
  316. os* 
    mouth (but dont use ) 
  317. p or p.
    after
  318. per os, PO 
    by mouth
  319. R, or PR
    rectally

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