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  1. 1/2 NS
    half-strength normal saline
  2. AA
    of each
  3. AC
    before meals
  4. ACEI
    angiotension coverting enzyme inhibitor
  5. AD (verb)
    up to; to make
  6. AD
    right ear
  7. ad lib
    at pleasure; freely
  8. ADHD
    attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  9. admin
    administer
  10. AM
    morning
  11. amp
    ampule
  12. APAP
    acetaminophen
  13. aq
    water
  14. ARB
    Angiotension Receptor Blocker
  15. AS
    left ear
  16. ASA
    Aspirin
  17. ATC
    around the clock
  18. AU
    both ears
  19. BB
    beta blocker
  20. BG
    blood glucose
  21. BID
    twice daily
  22. BIW
    twice a week
  23. BM
    bowel movement
  24. BP
    blood pressure
  25. BPH
    Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
  26. BS
    blood sugar
  27. BSA
    body surface area
  28. c
    with
  29. cap
    capsule
  30. CHD
    coronary heart disease
  31. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  32. CIVI
    continuous intravenous infusion
  33. cm3
    cubic centimeter
  34. CNS
    central nervous system
  35. comp
    compound
  36. COPD
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  37. CXR
    Chest X-Ray
  38. d
    day
  39. D10W
    Dextrose 10% in water
  40. D5LR
    Dextrose 5% in lactated Ringer's
  41. D5NS
    Dextrose 5% in normal saline
  42. D5W
    Dextrose 5% in water
  43. DC, d/c
    discontinue
  44. dil
    dilute
  45. Disp
    Dispense
  46. Div
    Divide
  47. DKA
    Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  48. DM
    Diabetes Mellitus
  49. DM1
    Diabetes Mellitus , Type 1
  50. DM2
    Diabetes Mellitus , Type 2
  51. DR
    Delayed-Release
  52. DS
    double strength
  53. d.t.d
    give of such doses
  54. DVT
    deep vein thrombosis
  55. Dx
    Diagnosis
  56. ECG, EKG
    electrocardiogram
  57. EES
    erythromycin ethylsuccinate
  58. elix
    elixir
  59. ENT
    Ear, Nose, Throat
  60. ER
    Extended-Release
  61. et
    and
  62. EtOH
    Ethanol (alcohol)
  63. f or fl
    fluid
  64. FBS
    Fasting Blood Sugar
  65. ft
    make
  66. g
    gram
  67. GAD
    General Anxiety Disorder
  68. gal
    gallon
  69. GERD
    Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  70. GFR
    glomerular filtration rate
  71. GI
    gastrointestinal
  72. GTT
    drop
  73. GU
    genitourinary
  74. GYN
    gynecology
  75. HA
    headache
  76. HBP
    high blood pressure
  77. HC
    hydrocortisone
  78. HCT
    hematocrit
  79. HCTZ
    hydrochlorothiazide
  80. HEENT
    head, eyes, ears, nose, throat
  81. HF
    heart failure
  82. HGB, Hgb
    hemoglobin
  83. HRT
    hormone replacement therapy
  84. HS
    hour of sleep , bedtime
  85. HTN
    hypertension
  86. ic
    between meals
  87. ID
    intradermal
  88. IM
    intramuscular
  89. inj
    injection
  90. IOP
    intraocular pressure
  91. IR
    immediate release
  92. IT
    intrathecal
  93. IV
    intravenous
  94. IV drip
    intravenous infusion
  95. IVB
    intravenous bolus
  96. IVP
    intravenous push
  97. IVPB
    intravenous piggy back
  98. kg
    kilogram
  99. L
    liter
  100. LA
    long-acting
  101. lb
    pound
  102. M
    mix
  103. m&n
    morning and night
  104. m2
    square meter
  105. mcg
    microgram
  106. mEq
    milliequivalent
  107. mg
    milligram
  108. mg/kg
    milligram per kilogram of body weight
  109. mg/m2
    milligram per meter squared
  110. MI
    myocardial infarction
  111. min
    minute
  112. mL
    milliliter
  113. mOsmol
    milliosmoles
  114. MR
    may repeat
  115. MTX
    methotrexate
  116. n&v
    nausea and vomiting
  117. NGT
    nasogastric tube
  118. NKA
    no known allergy
  119. NKDA
    no known drug allergy
  120. No.
    number
  121. noct
    night
  122. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  123. NR
    no refills
  124. NS
    normal saline
  125. NSAID
    non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
  126. NTG
    nitroglycerin
  127. OA
    osteoarthritis
  128. OCD
    obsessive compulsive disorder
  129. OD
    right eye
  130. oint or ung
    ointment
  131. OS
    left eye
  132. OU
    both eyes, each eye
  133. PC
    after meals
  134. PCN
    penicillin
  135. PM
    afternoon;evening
  136. PO
    by mouth
  137. PPM
    parts per million
  138. PPB
    parts per billion
  139. PR
    per rectum
  140. PRN
    as needed
  141. pt
    pint
  142. pt
    patient
  143. PUD
    peptic ulcer disease
  144. pulv
    powder
  145. PV
    per vagina
  146. Q
    every
  147. q.s. ad
    a sufficient quantity to make
  148. Q_H
    every _ hours
  149. qam
    every morning
  150. QD
    every day, daily
  151. QID
    Four times daily
  152. QOD
    every other day
  153. QPM
    every evening
  154. QS
    quantity sufficient
  155. qt
    quart
  156. RBC
    red blood cell count
  157. rect
    rectal or rectum
  158. rep
    repeat
  159. RL
    Ringer's lactate or lactated Ringer's
  160. s
    without
  161. SAD
    seasonal affective disorder
  162. SC
    subcutaneous
  163. sid
    once a day
  164. Sig
    write; intstruction to patient
  165. SL
    sublingually, under the tongue
  166. SOB
    shortness of breath
  167. sol
    solution
  168. sos
    if there is a need; as needed
  169. SQ
    subcutaneous
  170. SR
    sustained release
  171. ss
    half, single strength
  172. SSRI
    selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
  173. STAT
    immediately
  174. STD, STI
    sexually transmitted disease/infection
  175. subQ
    subcutaneous
  176. SUPP, suppose
    suppository
  177. susp
    suspension
  178. Sx
    symptoms
  179. Syr
    syrup, syringe
  180. tab
    tablet
  181. TB
    tuberculosis
  182. tbsp
    tablespoon
  183. TCN
    tetracycline
  184. TID
    three times daily
  185. TIW
    three times a week
  186. top
    topically
  187. TPN
    total parenteral nutrition
  188. tsp
    teaspoonful
  189. Tx
    treatment
  190. UA
    urinalysis
  191. ung
    ointment
  192. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  193. ut dict or ud
    use as directed
  194. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  195. V or PV
    vaginally
  196. wa
    while awake
  197. WBC
    white blood cell
  198. wk
    week
  199. WNL
    within normal limits
  200. Wt
    weight
  201. XR
    extended release
  202. yo, y/o
    year old

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