Common Abbreviations (Table 1-13)

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  1. ABW
    actual body weight
  2. a.d.
    right ear
  3. am
    morning
  4. amp
    ampoule
  5. APAP
    Acetaminophen
  6. Aq.
    water
  7. a.s.
    left ear
  8. ASA
    Aspirin
  9. ATC
    around the clock
  10. a.u.
    each ear
  11. BM
    bowel movement
  12. BP
    blood pressure
  13. BS
    blood sugar
  14. BSA
    body surface area
  15. BW
    body weight
  16. cap.
    capsule
  17. Cc
    cubic centimeter (mL)
  18. CCT
    crude coal tar
  19. Chart
    powder or powder paper
  20. Chartulae
    powder of powder paper
  21. CMC
    carboxymethylcellulose
  22. collyr.
    eye lotion, eye wash
  23. comp.
    coumpound
  24. CPZ
    chlorpromazine
  25. CVD
    cardiovascular disease
  26. D.C.
    discontinue
  27. dil.
    dilute
  28. Disc
    discontinue
  29. div.
    divide
  30. dos.
    dose
  31. dur. dol.
    while pain lasts
  32. DW
    distilled water
  33. D5W
    Dextrose 5% in Water
  34. elix.
    elixir
  35. Ex aq.
    in water
  36. F
    make
  37. Ft
    make
  38. Fl
    fluid
  39. Fld
    fluid
  40. G
    gram
  41. Gm
    gram
  42. GI
    gastro-intestinal
  43. Gr
    grain
  44. H
    hypodermic
  45. H
    hour
  46. Hr
    hour
  47. HA
    headache
  48. HBP
    high blood pressure
  49. HPMC
    Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose
  50. HT
    hypertension
  51. ID
    intradermal
  52. IM
    intramuscular
  53. Inj.
    injection
  54. IV
    intravenous
  55. IVP
    intravenous push
  56. IVPB
    Intravenous Piggy Back
  57. L
    liter
  58. L
    left
  59. LCD
    coal tar solution
  60. LVP
    large volume parenteral
  61. m
    mix
  62. M
    mix
  63. m2 or M2
    square meter
  64. man. prim
    first thing in the morning
  65. mcg
    microgram
  66. m. dict
    as directed
  67. MDD
    manic-depressive disorder
  68. mEq
    milliequivalent
  69. mOsm
    milliosmol
  70. mOsmol
    milliosmol
  71. MR
    may repeat
  72. n
    nare
  73. N&V
    Nausea and Vomiting
  74. nebul
    a spray
  75. NG
    nasogastric
  76. NMT
    not more than
  77. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  78. NR
    do not repeat
  79. N.S. or NS
    normal saline
  80. 1/2 NS
    half strength normal saline
  81. NTG
    nitroglycerin
  82. O
    pint
  83. OD
    overdose
  84. o.d.
    right eye
  85. oint
    ointment
  86. o.l.
    left eye
  87. O2
    both eyes
  88. P
    after
  89. post
    after
  90. Pb
    phenobarbital
  91. Placebo
    I will satisfy, to please
  92. p.m.
    afternoon
  93. pm
    evening
  94. po
    by mouth
  95. pond
    heavy
  96. Pr
    rectally
  97. pro rat. aet.
    according to age
  98. pulv
    powder
  99. q
    every
  100. q.n.
    each nare (both nostrils)
  101. qs.ad
    a sufficient quantity to make
  102. r
    rectal
  103. R.L.
    Ringer's Lactate
  104. R/L
    Ringer's Lactate
  105. R/O
    rule out
  106. s.a.
    according to art
  107. sat
    saturated
  108. sc
    subcutaneously
  109. sesq
    one and one half
  110. SID
    once per day
  111. Sig.
    write on label
  112. SL
    sublingual
  113. SOB
    shortness of breath
  114. sol
    solution
  115. subc
    subcutaneous
  116. subq
    subcutaneous
  117. sup
    suppository
  118. susp
    suspension
  119. SVP
    small volume parenteral
  120. syr
    syrup
  121. tab
    tablet
  122. tal
    such
  123. tal. dos
    such doses
  124. tbsp
    tablespoon
  125. TCA
    Tricyclic Antidepressant
  126. TCN
    Tetracycline
  127. tid
    three times a day
  128. top
    topically
  129. TPN
    total parenteral nutrition
  130. tr.
    tincture
  131. tsp
    teaspoon
  132. u
    unit
  133. U
    unit
  134. u.d.
    as directed
  135. ung
    ointment
  136. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  137. vin
    wine
  138. VC
    vital sign
  139. W
    with
  140. WBC
    white blood cell count
  141. w/o
    without
  142. X
    times
  143. y.o.
    years old
  144. ZnO
    zinc oxide

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