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  1. amp.
    • ampoule
    • Dosage form
  2. cap. or caps.
    • capsule
    • Dosage form
  3. cr. or crm.
    • cream 
    • Dosage form
  4. elix.
    • elixir 
    • Dosage form
  5. emuls.
    • emulsion
    • Dosage form
  6. ex aq
    • in water
    • Dosage form
  7. in aq
    • with water
    • Dosage form
  8. fl. or fld.
    • fluid
    • Dosage form
  9. gtt. or gtts.
    drop (s)
  10. inj.
    injection
  11. lin
    • liniment
    • Dosage form
  12. liq
    • liquid
    • Dosage form
  13. lot.
    • lotion
    • Dosage form
  14. loz.
    • lozenge
    • Dosage form
  15. MDI
    • metered dose inhaler
    • Dosage form
  16. nebs.
    • solution for nebulization
    • Dosage form
  17. oint.
    • ointment
    • Dosage form
  18. ung.
    • ointment
    • Dosage form
  19. ovu
    • ovule
    • Dosage form
  20. pulv.
    • powder
    • Dosage form
  21. pwd.
    • powder
    • Dosage form
  22. sol.
    • solution
    • Dosage form
  23. soln.
    • solution
    • Dosage form
  24. shamp.
    • shampoo
    • Dosage form
  25. sp.
    • spirit
    • Dosage form
  26. spr.
    • spray
    • Dosage form
  27. nebul.
    • spray
    • Dosage form
  28. susp.
    • suspension
    • Dosage form
  29. supp.
    • suppository
    • Dosage form
  30. syr.
    • syrup
    • Dosage form
  31. tab. or tabs.
    • tablet (s)
    • Dosage form
  32. tr.
    • tincture
    • Dosage form
  33. tinc.
    • tincture 
    • Dosage form
  34. tinct.
    • tincture
    • Dosage form
  35. a.c.
    • before meals
    • Time of administration
  36. cc
    • with meals
    • Time of administration
  37. b.i.d. or bid
    • twice a day
    • Time of administration
  38. h.s.
    • at bedtime
    • Time of administration
  39. non rep.
    • do not repeat
    • Time of administration
  40. NR
    • do not repeat
    • Time of administration
  41. od
    • once daily
    • Time of administration
  42. p.c.
    • after meals
    • Time of administration
  43. p.r.n.
    • as needed
    • Time of administration
  44. qam
    • every morning
    • Time of administration
  45. qd
    • every day
    • Time of administration
  46. qhs
    • every bedtime
    • Time of administration
  47. q.h.
    • every hour
    • Time of administration
  48. qod
    • every other day
    • Time of administration
  49. q2d
    q3d
    • every 2nd/3rd day
    • Time of administration
  50. q.i.d., qid
    • four times a day
    • Time of administration
  51. q.3.h.
    • every 3 hours
    • Time of administration
  52. q6h, q.6.h.
    • every 6 hours
    • Time of administration
  53. stat.
    • immediately
    • Time of administration
  54. t.i.d., tid
    • three times a day
    • Time of administration
  55. ad or ar
    • right ear
    • Route of Administration
  56. as, al
    • left ear
    • Route of Administration
  57. au
    • both ears
    • Route of Administration
  58. ID
    • intradermal
    • Route of Administration
  59. I.M. or IM
    • intramuscular
    • Route of Administration
  60. O.D. or or
    • right eye
    • Route of Administration
  61. o.s., O.S., ol
    • left eye
    • Route of Administration
  62. O.U.
    • both eyes
    • Route of Administration
  63. ophth or opht
    • ophthalmic
    • Route of Administration
  64. os
    • mouth
    • Route of Administration
  65. otic
    • otic (ear)
    • Route of Administration
  66. p.o.
    • by mouth, orally, or swallowed
    • Route of Administration
  67. pr or PR
    • rectally
    • Route of Administration
  68. pv
    • vaginally
    • Route of Administration
  69. s.c. or s.q.
    • subcutaneously
    • Route of Administration
  70. sl or SL
    • sublingually
    • Route of Administration
  71. top
    • topically
    • Route of Administration
  72. aa
    • of each
    • Other
  73. ad
    • up to 
    • Other
  74. ad lib
    • freely, at pleasure
    • Other
  75. a
    • before
    • Other
  76. C
    • with
    • Other
  77. disp.
    • dispense
    • Other
  78. et
    • and
    • Other
  79. ft.
    • make
    • Other
  80. h. or hor.
    hour
  81. IU or I.U.
    • international units
    • Other
  82. mist.
    • mixture
    • Other
  83. m.d.u.
    • use as directed
    • Other
  84. non rep.
    • do not repeat
    • Other
  85. q.
    • every
    • Other
  86. q.h. or omn. hor.
    • every hour
    • Other
  87. q.s.
    • sufficient quantity
    • Other
  88. qs. ad.
    • a sufficient quantity to make
    • Other
  89. rep or rept.
    • let it be repeated
    • Other
  90. Rx
    • take thou
    • Other
  91. sig.
    • write, label
    • Other
  92. s (with a line on top)
    • without
    • Other
  93. solv.
    • dissolve
    • Other
  94. ut dict. or ud
    • as directed
    • Other
  95. uf, UF
    until finished
  96. u or U
    unit

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