Commonly Used Abbreviations Nursing Pharmacology 3a

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Appendix C Pharmacology for Nursing Care Lehne
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  1. Ac
    before meals (ante cibumO
  2. ACE
    angiotensin-converting enzyme
  3. ACh
    acetylcholine
  4. ad lib
    freely as desired (ad libitum)
  5. ADHD
    attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  6. ADLs
    activities of daily living
  7. ADP
    adenosine diphosphate
  8. AED
    antiepileptic drug
  9. AIDS
    acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  10. ALT
    alanine aminotransferase (formerly known as SGPT)
  11. AMI
    acute myocardial infarction
  12. AMP
    adenosine monophosphate
  13. ANA
    antinuclear antibodies
  14. ARB
    angiotensin II receptor blocker
  15. ARC
    AIDS-related complex
  16. ASA
    acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin)
  17. AST
    aspartate aminotransferase (formerly known as SGOT)
  18. ATP
    adenosine triphosphate
  19. AV
    atrioventricular
  20. AZT
    zidovudine (azidothymidine)
  21. bid
    two times a day (bis in die)
  22. bin
    two times a night (bis in nocte)
  23. bol
    bolus
  24. BP
    blood pressure
  25. BPH
    benign prostatic hyperplasia
  26. BUN
    blood urea nitrogen
  27. C
    Celsius (centigrade)
  28. CABG
    coronary artery bypass graft
  29. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  30. cAMP
    cyclic adenosine 3',5'-monophosphate
  31. CAT
    computed axial tompgraphy
  32. CBC
    complete blood count
  33. cc
    cubic centimeter (milliliter)
  34. CCB
    calcium channel blocker
  35. CDC
    Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  36. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  37. CMV
    cytomegalovirus
  38. CNS
    central nervous system
  39. COMT
    catechol-O-methyltransferase
  40. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  41. COX
    cyclooxygenase
  42. CPK
    creatine phosphokinase
  43. CPZ
    compazine
  44. CSF
    cerebrospinal fluid
  45. CT
    computed tomography
  46. CTZ
    chemoreceptor trigger zone
  47. CVA
    cerebrovascular accident
  48. DBP
    diastolic blood pressure
  49. DC
    direct current
  50. DKA
    diabetic ketoacidosis
  51. dL
    deciliter (100 mL)
  52. DMARD
    disease-modifying antirheumatic drug
  53. DNA
    deoxyribonucleic acid
  54. DPI
    dry-powder inhaler
  55. DS
    double strength
  56. ECG, EKG
    electrocardiogram
  57. ECT
    electroconvulsive therapy
  58. EEG
    electroencephalogram
  59. F
    Fahrenheit
  60. FDA
    Food and Drug Administration
  61. FEV
    forced expiratory volume
  62. FFA
    free fatty acid
  63. g, gm
    gram
  64. G6PD
    glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase
  65. GABA
    gamma-aminobutyric acid
  66. GERD
    gastroesophageal reflux disease
  67. GFR
    glomerular filtration rate
  68. GU
    genitourinry
  69. h, hr
    hour
  70. H2RA
    histamine2-receptor antagonist
  71. HAART
    highly active antiretroviral therapy
  72. HBGM
    home blood glucose monitoring
  73. HDL
    high-density lipoprotein
  74. HF
    heart failure
  75. HIV
    human immunodeficiency virus
  76. HRT
    hormone replacement therapy
  77. H.S.
    half strength; at bedtime
  78. hs
    at bedtime (hour of sleep; hora somni)
  79. HSV
    herpes simplex virus
  80. HT
    hormone therapy
  81. IBD
    inflammatory bowel disease
  82. ICP
    intracranial pressure
  83. IM
    intramuscular, intramuscularly
  84. IN
    intranasal
  85. INR
    international normalized ratio
  86. IOP
    intraocular pressure
  87. IPV
    inactivated polio vaccine
  88. ISA
    intrinsic sympathomimetic activity
  89. IU
    international unit
  90. IUD
    intrauterine device
  91. IV
    intravenous, intravenously
  92. kg
    kilogram
  93. KVO
    keep vein open
  94. L
    liter
  95. LD
    lethal dose
  96. LDL
    low-density lipoprotein
  97. LGV
    lymphogranuloma venereum
  98. LSD
    D-lysergic acid diethylamide
  99. m
    minim
  100. MAC
    minimum alveolar concentration; Mycobacterium avium complex
  101. MAO
    monoamine oxidase
  102. MAOI
    monoamine oxidase inhibitor
  103. MAP
    mean arterial pressure
  104. MBC
    minimum bactericidal concentration
  105. mcg
    microgram
  106. MDI
    metered-dose inhaler
  107. MEC
    minimum effective concentration
  108. mEq
    milliequivalent
  109. mg
    milligram
  110. MgSO4
    magnesium sulfate
  111. MHC
    major histocompatibility complex
  112. MI
    myocardial infarction
  113. MIC
    minimum inhibitory concentration
  114. mL
    milliliter
  115. mM
    millimolar
  116. mmol
    millimole
  117. MMR
    measles, mumps, rubella
  118. mOsm
    milliosmole
  119. MRI
    magnetic resonance imaging
  120. MS
    morphine sulfate
  121. MSO4
    morphine sulfate
  122. MTX
    methotrexate
  123. ng
    nanogram
  124. NGU
    nongonococcal urethritis
  125. NNRTI
    non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor
  126. NPO
    nothing by mouth (nil per os)
  127. NRTI
    nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor
  128. NSAID
    nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
  129. OC
    oral contraceptive
  130. OD
    right eye (oculus dexter)
  131. OPV
    oral polio vacine
  132. OS
    left eye (oculus sinister)
  133. OTC
    over-the-counter
  134. OU
    both eyes
  135. PABA
    para-aminobenzoic acid
  136. pc
    after meals (post cibum)
  137. PCP
    Pneumocystis pneumonia
  138. PEFR
    peak expiratory flow rate
  139. PET
    positron emission tomography
  140. pg
    picogram
  141. PG
    prostaglandin
  142. PID
    pelvic inflammatory disease
  143. PMS
    premenstrual syndrome
  144. PO
    by mouth (per os)
  145. PPD
    purified protein derivative (tuberculin)
  146. PPI
    proton pump inhibitor
  147. PR
    by the rectum (per rectum)
  148. PRN
    as needed (pro re nata)
  149. PT
    prothrombin time
  150. PTCA
    percutaneous transluminal coronary angoplasty
  151. PTT
    partial thromboplastin time
  152. PVC
    premature ventricular contraction
  153. qd
    every day (quaque die)
  154. qh
    every hour (quaque hora)
  155. qid
    four times a day (quater in die)
  156. qod
    every other day
  157. RA
    rheumatoid arthritis
  158. RBC
    ed blood cell (erythrocyte)
  159. RDA
    recommended dietary allowance
  160. REM
    rapid eye movement
  161. RNA
    ribonucleic acid
  162. SA
    sinoatrial
  163. SAARD
    slow-acting antirheumatic drug
  164. SBP
    systolic blood pressure
  165. SGOT
    serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase (not known as AST)
  166. SGPT
    serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (now known as ALT)
  167. sl
    sublingual
  168. SLE
    systemic lupus erythematosus
  169. SPF
    sun protection factor
  170. SR
    sarcoplasmic reticulum; sustained release
  171. SSRI
    selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
  172. stat
    immediately
  173. STD
    sexually transmitted disease
  174. subQ, SC, SQ
    subcutaneous, subcutaneously
  175. SVT
    supraventricular tachycardia
  176. TIA
    transient ischemic attack
  177. tid
    three times daily (ter in die)
  178. U
    unit
  179. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  180. VLDL
    very-low-density lipoprotein
  181. VSM
    vascular smooth muscle
  182. WBC
    white blood cell (leukocyte)
  183. cap
    capsule
  184. elix.
    elixir
  185. ext
    extract
  186. nightly
    every night at bedtime
  187. NS (N/S)
    normal saline
  188. p.c.
    after meals
  189. per
    by
  190. soln.
    solution
  191. supp.
    suppository
  192. subcut.
    subcutaneous
  193. susp.
    suspension
  194. syp.
    syrup
  195. tab.
    tablet
  196. tr. or tinct.
    tincture
  197. ung
    ointment

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