ABBREVIATIONS

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  1. a.d.
    RIGHT EAR
  2. a.s.
    LEFT EAR
  3. a.u.
    BOTH EARS
  4. o.d.
    RIGHT EYE
  5. o.s.
    LEFT EYE
  6. o.u.
    BOTH EYES
  7. q.d.
    ONCE DAILY
  8. q.o.d.
    EVERY OTHER DAY
  9. q.h.s.
    AT BEDTIME
  10. u.d.
    AS DIRECTED
  11. ASA
    ASPIRIN
  12. APAP
    ACETAMINOPHEN
  13. aa.
    OF EACH
  14. ad
    UP TO; TO MAKE
  15. disp.
    DISPENSE
  16. div.
    DIVIDE
  17. d.t.d.
    GIVE OF SUCH DOSES
  18. ft
    MAKE
  19. M.
    MIX
  20. No.
    NUMBER
  21. non rep. or NR
    DO NOT REPEAT
  22. q.s.
    a sufficient quantity
  23. q.s ad
    A SUFFICIENT QUANTITY TO MAKE
  24. Sig.
    WRITE (DIRECTIONS ON LABEL)
  25. BSA
    BODY SURFACE AREA
  26. cm3
    CUBIC CENTIMETER OR MILLILITER
  27. f or fl
    FLUID
  28. fl3 or f3
    FLUID DRAM (APPROX. TEASPOONFUL, 5 mL)
  29. g
    GRAM
  30. gal
    GALLON
  31. gtt
    DROP
  32. lb
    POUND
  33. kg
    KILOGRAM
  34. L
    LITER
  35. m2 or M2
    SQUARE METER
  36. mcg
    MICROGRAM
  37. mEq
    MILLIEQUIVALENT
  38. mg/kg
    MILLIGRAMS (OF DRUG) PER KILOGRAM (OF BODY WEIGHT)
  39. mg
    MILLIGRAM
  40. mg/m2
    MILLIGRAMS (OF DRUG) PER SQUARE METER (OF BODY SURFACE AREA)
  41. mL
    MILLILITER
  42. mL/h
    MILLILITERS (OF DRUG ADMINISTER) PER HOUR (AS THROUGH INTRAVENOUS ADMINISTRATION)
  43. mOsm or mOsmol
    MILLIOSMOLES
  44. oz.
    OUNCE
  45. pt.
    PINT
  46. qt.
    QUART
  47. ss
    ONE HALF
  48. tbsp.
    TABLESPOON
  49. tsp.
    TEASPOON
  50. a.c.
    BEFORE MEALS
  51. ad lib.
    AT PLEASURE, FREELY ADMINISTER
  52. admin
    administer
  53. A.M.
    MORNING
  54. aq.
    WATER
  55. ATC
    AROUND THE CLOCK
  56. b.i.d.
    TWICE A DAY
  57. c
    WITH
  58. d
    DAY
  59. dil.
    DILUTE
  60. et
    AND
  61. h. or hr.
    HOUR
  62. h.s.
    AT BEDTIME
  63. i.c.
    BETWEEN MEALS
  64. min.
    MINUTE
  65. m&n
    MORNING & NIGHT
  66. N&V
    NAUSEA & VOMITING
  67. noct.
    NIGHT
  68. NPO
    NOTHING BY MOUTH
  69. p.c.
    AFTER MEALS
  70. P.M.
    AFTERNOON/EVENING
  71. p.o.
    BY MOUTH (ORALLY)
  72. p.r.n.
    AS NEEDED
  73. q
    EVERY
  74. qAM
    EVERY MORNING
  75. q4h, q8h, etc.
    EVERY __ HOURS
  76. q.i.d.
    4 TIMES A DAY
  77. rep.
    REPEAT
  78. s
    WITHOUT
  79. s.i.d.
    ONCE A DAY
  80. s.o.s.
    IF THERE IS A NEED; AS NEEDED
  81. t.i.d.
    3 TIMES A DAY
  82. ut dict.
    AS DIRECTED
  83. APAP
    ACETAMINOPHEN
  84. ASA
    ASPIRIN
  85. AZT
    ZIDOVUDINE
  86. EES
    ERYTHROMYCIN ETHYLSUCCINATE
  87. HC
    HYDROCORTISONE
  88. HCTZ
    HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE
  89. MTX
    METHOTREXATE
  90. NTG
    NITROGLYCERIN
  91. BM
    BOWEL MOVEMENT
  92. BP
    BLOOD PRESSURE
  93. BS
    BLOOD SUGAR
  94. CHD
    CORONARY HEART DISEASE
  95. CHF
    CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE
  96. GERD
    GASTRONINTESTINAL REFLUX DISEASE
  97. GI
    GASTRONINTESTINAL
  98. GFR
    GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATE
  99. GU
    GENITOURINARY
  100. HA
    HEADACHE
  101. HBP
    HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
  102. HRT
    HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
  103. HT OR HTN
    HYPERTENSION
  104. IOP
    INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE
  105. MI
    MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA/INFARCTION
  106. OA
    OSTEOARTHRITIS
  107. Pt
    PATIENT
  108. SOB
    SHORTNESS OF BREATH
  109. TPN
    TOTAL PARENTERAL NUTRITION
  110. URI
    UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION
  111. UTI
    URINARY TRACT INFECTION
  112. amp.
    AMPUL
  113. cap.
    CAPSULE
  114. D5LR
    DEXTROSE 5% IN LACTATED RINGER'S
  115. D5NS
    DEXTROSE 5% IN NORMAL SALINE (0.9% SODIUM CHLORIDE)
  116. D5W
    DEXTROSE 5% IN WATER
  117. D10W
    DEXTROSE 10% IN WATER
  118. elix.
    ELIXIR
  119. inj.
    INJECTION
  120. NS
    NORMAL SALINE
  121. 1/2NS
    HALF-STRENGTH NORMAL SALINE
  122. oint or ungt.
    OINTMENT
  123. pulv.
    POWDER
  124. RL, R/L OR LR
    RINGER'S LACTATE OR LACTATED RINGER'S
  125. sol.
    SOLUTION
  126. supp.
    SUPPOSITORY
  127. susp.
    SUSPENSION
  128. syr.
    SYRUP
  129. tab.
    TABLET
  130. CIVI
    CONTINUOUS (24 HOUR) INTRAVENOUS INFUSION
  131. ID
    INTRADERMAL
  132. IM
    INTRAMUSCULAR
  133. IT
    INTRATHECAL
  134. IV
    INTRAVENOUS
  135. IVB
    INTRAVENOUS BOLUS
  136. IVP
    INTRAVENOUS PUSH
  137. IVPB
    INTRAVENOUS PIGGY BACK
  138. NGT
    NASOGASTRIC TUBE
  139. p.o. or PO
    BY MOUTH
  140. rect.
    RECTAL OR RECTUM
  141. SL
    SUBLINGUAL
  142. SubQ
    SUBCUTANEOUSLY
  143. Top.
    TOPICALLY
  144. V or PV
    VAGINALLY

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