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  1. c
    cup
  2. cc
    cubic centimeters
  3. cm
    centimeters
  4. dr
    drams
  5. dss
    2 teaspoons
  6. fl
    fluid
  7. ft
    foot
  8. g
    grams
  9. gal
    gallon
  10. gl
    glass
  11. gr
    grains
  12. gt
    drop
  13. gtt
    drops
  14. in
    inches
  15. kg
    kilograms
  16. L
    liters
  17. lb
    pound
  18. m
    meters
  19. mcg
    micrograms
  20. mEq
    milliquivalents
  21. mg
    miligrams
  22. mL
    milliliters
  23. mm
    millimeters
  24. oz
    ounce
  25. pt
    pint
  26. qt
    quart
  27. tbsp
    tablespoons
  28. tsp
    teaspoons
  29. U
    unit
  30. a
    before (ante)
  31. ABG
    arterial blood gas
  32. ABT
    antibiotic therapy
  33. ac
    before meals (ante cibum)
  34. AD
    right ear (auricula dexter)
  35. ADH
    antidiuretic hormone
  36. ad lib
    as desired
  37. ADA
    American Diabetes Association
  38. am
    before noon (ante meridian)
  39. AMA
    against medical advice
  40. aq
    water
  41. AS
    left ear (auricula sinister)
  42. AU
    both ears (auriculi utro)
  43. bid
    twice a day (0900, 1700)
  44. BP
    blood pressure
  45. BUN
    blood urine nitrogen
  46. c
    with
  47. cap
    capsule
  48. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  49. CAT
    computerized axial tomography
  50. CBC
    complete blood count
  51. CF
    cystic fibrosis
  52. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  53. CNS
    central nerovus system
  54. CO
    cardiac output
  55. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  56. CPK
    creatinine phosphokinase
  57. CSF
    cerebrospinal fluid
  58. CVA
    cerebrovascular accident
  59. CVP
    central venous pressure
  60. EC
    enteric coated
  61. ECG
    electrocardiogram
  62. EEG
    elctroencephalogram
  63. elix
    elixer
  64. ext
    extract
  65. GFR
    glomerulofiltration rate
  66. GT
    gastrostomy
  67. h
    hour
  68. hct
    hematocrit
  69. hgb
    hemoglobin
  70. hs
    hour of sleep, bedtime (2100)
  71. ID
    intradermal
  72. ICP
    intracranial pressure
  73. IM
    intramuscular
  74. IV
    intravenous
  75. IVP
    intravenous push/pyelogram
  76. IVPB
    intravenous piggyback
  77. KVO
    keep vein open
  78. MI
    myocardial infarction
  79. NG
    nasogastric
  80. NJ
    nasojejunal
  81. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  82. NS
    normal saline
  83. OD
    right eye (oculus dexter)
  84. oint
    ointment
  85. OTC
    over the counter
  86. OS
    left eye (oculus sinister)
  87. OU
    both eyes (oculus utro)
  88. p
    after (post)
  89. pc
    after meals (post cibum)
  90. per
    by
  91. pm
    after noon (post meridian)
  92. po
    by mouth (per os)
  93. pr
    per rectal
  94. prn
    whenever necessary
  95. PT
    prothrombin time
  96. PTT
    partial prothrombin time
  97. q
    every
  98. q1h
    every 1 hour
  99. q2h
    every 2 hours
  100. q2h
    every 3 hours
  101. q4h
    every 4 hours (0900, 1300, 1700, . . . 0500)
  102. q6h
    every 6 hours (2400, 0600, 1200, 1800)
  103. q8h
    every 8 hours (0600, 1400, 2200)
  104. qd
    every day (0900)
  105. qh
    every hour
  106. qid
    four times a day (0900, 1300, 1700, 2100)
  107. qod
    every other day
  108. qs
    quantity sufficient
  109. RBC
    red blood count
  110. ROM
    range of motion
  111. s
    without
  112. sc
    subcutaneous
  113. sl
    sublingual
  114. sol
    solution
  115. sq
    subcutaneous
  116. SR
    sustained release
  117. ss
    one half
  118. S/S
    signs and symptoms
  119. stat
    immediately
  120. supp
    suppository
  121. susp
    suspension
  122. syr
    syrup
  123. tab
    tablet
  124. tid
    three times a day (0900, 1300, 1700)
  125. TO
    telephone order
  126. tr
    tincture
  127. ung
    ointment
  128. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  129. VO
    verbal order
  130. VS
    vital signs
  131. WBC
    white blood count
  132. WNL
    withing normal limits

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