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Medication Manual flashcards.txt
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Common abbreviations for notes, prescriptions, and orders in the Medical Profession.
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  1. a
    before
  2. ac
    before meals
  3. ad
    right ear
  4. ad lib
    freely, as desired
  5. am
    before noon, morning
  6. aq
    water (eg dilute in water)
  7. as
    left ear
  8. au
    both ears
  9. ASA, asa
    aspirin
  10. ASAP
    as soon as possible
  11. BID, bid
    twice a day (in a 24 hour period)
  12. c or w/
    with
  13. cap or caps
    capsule(s)
  14. cath
    catheter
  15. cc (ml)
    cubic centimeter
  16. c/o
    complains of
  17. d
    day or daily
  18. D/C or disc
    discontinue
  19. dil
    dilute or dissolve
  20. dx
    diagnosis
  21. elix
    elixir
  22. exp
    expiration
  23. F
    Fahrenheit
  24. fld
    fluid
  25. Gl
    gastrointestinal
  26. GM or gm or g
    gram
  27. GR or gr
    grain
  28. GTT or gtts
    drops
  29. GU
    genitourinary
  30. h
    hour
  31. ha
    headache
  32. hs
    hour of sleep
  33. IM
    intramuscular
  34. lb
    pound
  35. mg or mgm
    milligram
  36. ml (cc)
    milliliter
  37. NPO or npo
    nothing by mouth
  38. NR
    no refill
  39. oz
    ounce
  40. od
    right eye
  41. os
    left eye
  42. ou
    both eyes
  43. otic
    pertaining to the ear
  44. oint
    ointment
  45. p
    after (post)
  46. pc
    after meals
  47. per
    by
  48. pm
    afternoon
  49. po
    per os, by mouth
  50. pr
    per rectum
  51. PRN or prn
    as needed (as circumstances require)
  52. q
    every
  53. qd
    every day (not a recommended abbreviation)
  54. qh
    every hour
  55. q2h
    every 2 hours (any # can be used)
  56. qhs
    every bedtime
  57. qam/qpm
    every morning/every afternoon
  58. qid
    four times a day
  59. qod
    every other day
  60. Rx1
    refill once
  61. s
    without
  62. sol
    solution
  63. STAT
    immediately
  64. sc
    subcutaneously
  65. sig
    signatura which means directions
  66. SL, subling
    sublingual
  67. Supp
    suppository
  68. tab
    tablet
  69. T/tbsp
    tablespoon
  70. tsp
    teaspoon
  71. tid
    three times a day
  72. TPR
    temperature, pulse, respiration
  73. ud
    as directed
  74. u (iu)
    unit (international unit)
  75. ung or oint
    ointment
  76. wa
    while awake
  77. w/o
    without
  78. x
    times
  79. 5cc
    one teaspoonful
  80. #
    number
  81. i, ii, iii
    one, two, three
  82. 1 teaspoonful
    5 ml
  83. 1 tablespoonful
    15 ml
  84. 1 measuring cupful
    240 ml
  85. 1 pint
    480 ml
  86. 1 quart
    960 ml
  87. 1 ounce
    30 ml
  88. Fe
    Iron
  89. HCI
    Hydrochloric Acid
  90. H20
    Water
  91. H202
    Hydrogen Peroxide
  92. KCI
    Potassium Chloride
  93. KI
    Potassium Iodide
  94. MOM
    Milk of Magnesia
  95. NA
    Sodium
  96. NaCl
    Sodium Chloride

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