Abbreviations used in prescriptions

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Abbreviations used in prescriptions
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  1. ss
    one-half
  2. ac
    before meals
  3. pc
    after meals
  4. gtt, gtts
    drop, drops
  5. au
    each ear (auris uterque)
  6. as
    left ear (auris sinister)
  7. ad
    right ear (auris dexter)
  8. ATC
    around the clock
  9. hs
    at bedtime
  10. bid
    twice a day
  11. tid
    three times a day
  12. qid
    four times a day
  13. biw
    two times a week
  14. tiw
    three times a week
  15. os
    left eye (oculus sinister)
  16. od
    right eye (oculus dexter)
  17. ou
    each eye (oculus uterque)
  18. qs
    sufficient quantity
  19. qs ad
    a sufficient quantity to make
  20. NR
    no refills
  21. c or w/
    with
  22. s or w/o
    without
  23. inj
    injection
  24. X
    times
  25. mL
    milliliter
  26. NTE
    not to exceed
  27. MDI
    metered-dose inhaler
  28. MDI
    metered-dose inhaler
  29. q
    every
  30. qd
    every day
  31. qod
    every other day
  32. PO
    by mouth or orally
  33. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  34. intravenous
    IV
  35. IVP
    intravenous push
  36. IVPB
    intravenous piggy back
  37. ID
    intradermal
  38. IM
    intramuscular
  39. subc, subq, SC, SQ
    subcutaneous
  40. ung
    ointment
  41. top
    topically
  42. WA
    while awake
  43. prn
    as needed
  44. stat
    immediately
  45. SL
    sublingual
  46. sup or supp
    suppository
  47. PR
    per rectum
  48. BM
    bowel movement
  49. N/V or N & V
    nausea and vomiting

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