Common Pharmaceutical Abbreviations

Card Set Information

Author:
amandaleigh
ID:
280832
Filename:
Common Pharmaceutical Abbreviations
Updated:
2014-08-18 17:22:42
Tags:
abbreviations quiz pharmaceutical
Folders:
Pharmaceutical Calculations
Description:
Abbreviations needed for pharmaceutical skills class and for pharmaceutical calculations. This is also on the first calculations quiz.
Show Answers:

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview

The flashcards below were created by user amandaleigh on FreezingBlue Flashcards. What would you like to do?


  1. aa
    Of each
  2. ac
    Before meals
  3. ad
    Right ear
  4. am
    Morning
  5. amp
    ampule
  6. as
    Left ear
  7. au
    Each ear
  8. aq
    Water
  9. BID
    Twice daily
  10. BM
    Bowel movement
  11. BMP
    Basal metabolic panel
  12. BP
    Blood pressure
  13. BS/BG
    Blood sugar/blood glucose
  14. BSA
    Body surface area
  15. (w/)
    With
  16. cap
    Capsule
  17. CBC
    Complete blood count
  18. cc
    Cubic centimeter
  19. CHF
    Congestive heart failure
  20. D
    Day
  21. DAW
    Dispense as written
  22. D/C
    Discontinue
  23. dr
    Dram
  24. g
    Gram
  25. GERD
    Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  26. GI
    Gastrointestinal
  27. gr
    Grain
  28. gtt
    Drop
  29. HA
    Headache
  30. H (Hr)
    Hour
  31. HS
    At bedtime
  32. HTN
    Hypertension
  33. One, two, three
  34. ic
    In-between meals
  35. IU*
    International Unit
  36. INH
    Inhaled
  37. IM
    Intramuscular
  38. IN
    Intrathecal
  39. IOP
    Intraocular pressure
  40. IV
    Intravenous
  41. IVP
    IV Push
  42. IVPB
    IV piggy back
  43. lb
    Pound
  44. mEq
    Milliequivalent
  45. mg
    Milligram
  46. mL
    Milliliter
  47. mOsm
    Milliosmole
  48. NGT
    Nasogastric Tube
  49. NPO
    Nothing by mouth
  50. NKDA
    No known drug allergies
  51. OA
    Osteoarthritis
  52. od
    Right eye
  53. os
    Left ear
  54. ou
    Both eyes
  55. oz
    Ounce
  56. pc
    After meals
  57. pm
    Evening
  58. PO
    By mouth
  59. PRN
    As needed
  60. pt
    Patient
  61. N/V
    Nausea/vomiting
  62. Q
    Every (e.g. Q4H= every 4 hours)
  63. QD*
    Daily
  64. QID
    Four times daily
  65. QOD*
    Every other day
  66. QWK
    Every week
  67. qs
    Quantity sufficent
  68. PR
    Per rectum (rectally)
  69. Rx
    Prescription
  70.  (w/o)
    Without
  71. sig
    Directions for use
  72. SL
    Sublingual
  73. SOB
    Shortness of breath
  74. ss
    One-half
  75. STAT
    Immediately
  76. SubQ(SQ; SC)
    Subcutaneously
  77. susp
    Suspension
  78. supp
    Suppository
  79. tab
    Tablet
  80. tbsp
    Tablespoon (15mL)
  81. TID
    Three times a day
  82. TIW
    Three times a week
  83. top
    Topically
  84. TPN
    Total parenteral nutrition
  85. tsp
    Teaspoon (5mL)
  86. U*
    Unit
  87. ud
    As directed
  88. ung
    ointment
  89. URI
    Upper respiratory infection
  90. UTI
    Urinary tract infection
  91. PV
    Vaginally
  92. qsad
    Quantity sufficient to make
  93. WNL
    Within normal limits
  94. yo
    Years old

What would you like to do?

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview