Nursing Arts

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Nursing Arts
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  1. ā
    before
  2. āā
    equal parts of each
  3. ac
    before meals
  4. ad lib
    as desired
  5. AM or am
    before noon (morning)
  6. AMP or amp
    ampule
  7. amt
    amount
  8. aq
    water
  9. ASA
    acetylsalicylic acid or aspirin
  10. BID or bid
    twice a day
  11. c with line above
    with
  12. cap
    capsule
  13. cc
    cubic centimeter
  14. comp
    compound
  15. D/C or d/c
    discontinue
  16. DIG
    Digoxin
  17. dil
    dilute
  18. dr
    dram
  19. elx
    elixir
  20. Gm; G; gm
    gram
  21. gr
    grain
  22. gtt(s)
    drop(s)
  23. H; hr
    hour
  24. HS or hs
    at bedtime
  25. ID
    intradermal
  26. inj
    injection
  27. IM
    intramuscular
  28. IV
    intravenous
  29. IVPB
    IV piggyback
  30. kg
    kilogram
  31. L with circle around it
    left
  32. L
    liter
  33. M(s) or m(s)
    minim(s) = to a drop
  34. mcg
    microgram
  35. mEq or meq
    milliequivalents
  36. mg
    milligram
  37. ml or mL
    milliliter
  38. MOM
    Milk of Magnesia
  39. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  40. NTG
    Nitroglycerin
  41. O2
    oxygen
  42. oint; ung
    ointment
  43. oz:
    ounce
  44. pc
    after meals
  45. PM
    afternoon
  46. po
    by mount (per os)
  47. PRN or prn
    as required or necessary
  48. q
    every
  49. Daily
    everyday
  50. qh
    every hour
  51. q2h
    every two hours
  52. q3h
    every three hours
  53. QID or qid
    four times a day
  54. QNS
    quantity not sufficient
  55. qhs
    every night at bedtime
  56. R with circle around it
    right
  57. Rx
    prescription
  58. s with line above it
    without
  59. SC; subq; SQ
    subcutaneous
  60. sol
    solution
  61. STAT or stat
    immediately
  62. supp
    suppository
  63. tab
    tablet
  64. tbs, T
    tablespoonful
  65. TID or tid
    three times a day
  66. TO
    telephone order
  67. tr or tinct
    tincture
  68. tsp, t
    teaspoonful
  69. ss with line above it
    one half
  70. SL
    sublingual
  71. Unit
    unit

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