Med Math

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Med Math
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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
  24. ad lib.
    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
    intradermal
  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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