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1. Milligrams to Grains (gr)
60 mg = 1 gr
2. Micro-
0.000001 one millionth
3. Milli-
0.001 one thousandth
4. Centi
0.01 one hunderedth
5. Kilo-
1.000 one thousand times
6. mcg
Microgram
7. cup to mL
1 c = 240 mL
8. mL to tbs
15 mL = 1 tbs
9. mL to tsp
5 mL = 1 tsp
10. kg to lbs
1 kg = 2.2 lbs
11. drams to mL
1 dram = 4 mL
12. mL to oz
30 mL = 1 oz
13. gtt
drop
14. mEq
milliequivalent (electrolytes)
15. pt
pint
16. qt
quart
17. approximately
18. Δ
change
19. F to C
F-32/1.8=C
20. C to F
C*1.8+32=F
21. a with a line over it
before
22. aa, or aa with line over it
of each
23. ac or a.c.
before meals
as desired, freely
25. am or a.m.
morning before noon
26. amp
ampule
27. aq
aqueous, water
28. b.i.d. or bid
twice a day
29. b.i.w.
twice a week
30. c with line over it
with
31. cap, caps
capsule
32. CD
controlled dose
33. CR
Controlled release
34. dil.
dilute
35. DS
double strength
36. EC
enteric coated
37. elix.
elixir
38. fl, fld.
fluid
39. GT
gastrostomy tube
40. h, hr
hour
41. ID
42. IM
intramuscular
43. IV
intravenous
44. IVPB
intravenous piggyback
45. IVSS
Intravenous Soluset
46. KVO
keep vein open (a very slow infusion rate)
47. LA
long acting
48. LOS
length of stay
49. min
minute
50. mix
mixture
51. NAS
intranasal
52. NG, NGT
nasogastric tube
53. noc, noct
at night
54. n.p.o. NPO
nothing by mouth
55. NS, N/S
normal saline
56. p with line over it
after
57. p.c.
after meals
58. per
through or by
59. pm, p.m.
evening, before midnight
60. p.o.
by mouth, oral
61. p.r.
by rectum
62. p.r.n.
when necessary/required, as needed
63. q.
every, each
64. q.a.m.
every morning
65. q.h., qh
every hour
66. q_h ex q4h
every _ hours
67. qid, q.i.d.
four times a day
68. q.s.
a sufficient amount/as much as needed
69. rect
rectum
70. s with line over it
without
71. sl, SL
sublingual
72. sol, soln
solution
73. s.o.s. SOS
may be repeated once if necessary
74. SR
sustained release
75. S&S
swish and swallow
76. stat STAT
immediately, at once
77. subcut
subcutaneous
78. supp
suppository
79. susp
suspension
80. syp, syr
syrup
81. tab
tablet
82. tid t.i.d.
three times a day
83. tr. tinct
tincture
84. ung. oint
ointment
85. vag, v
vaginally
86. XL
long acting
87. XR
extended release
88. in to cm
1 in = 2.5 cm

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 Author: Beth1516 ID: 36297 Filename: Med Math Updated: 2010-09-23 02:19:05 Tags: math conversions metric Folders: Description: metric/US Conversions and terms Show Answers:

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