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COMMONLY USED MEDICAL ABBREVIATIONSTime of Administrationac----------before meals(ante cibum)q4h----------every 4 hourspc----------after meals(post cibum)q6h----------every 6hoursod----------daily/once a day(omni die)qd----------everyday(quaque die)bid----------two times daily/twiceStat---------- atonce/immediately(statim)Daily/2x a day (bis in die)prn---------- when necessary (pro renata)tid----------3x a dayAM---------- morning (antemeridiem)qid----------4x a dayPM---------- afternoon (postmeridiem)h(hr)--------- hour(hora)OM----------each morningqhs--------- at bed time(hora somni)Alt.---------- alternate days(quaque hora somni)Alt her ---------- alternate nightM et N ----------morning and nightAlt nect----------alternatenightsq----------every(quaque)QOD----------alternateday/ every other dayq1h----------every hourq2h----------every 2 hoursDosage and Applicationaa---------- of eachO.---------- pintCap---------- let him takeQ.S.---------- as much as sufficientContin.----------let be continuedRx----------takeDim----------one halfpo---------- by mouth(per orem)D. in p ----------divide in equal partsos---------- mouthDiv.----------divideC----------withS---------- withoutL----------let, or let them be madeAdd---------- add togm---------- gram, gramsAdd. Part Dol. -to painful partsgal----------gallonC----------Centigradegr----------grains, grainsOD----------right eye(oculus dexter)gtt----------drops (guttae)OS----------lefteye(oculus sinister);Grag---------- a gurgleoverdosekg---------- kilogram, a thousand gramsOU---------- both eyesL.----------a liter,IM---------- intramuscularLb----------poundID----------intradermalM---------- mixSC---------- subcutaneousm----------minimIV---------- intravenousmL----------milliliter, a thousandth literNPO (NBM) --- nothing by mouthN.b.---------- not wellKSS------------------KeepSetSterileNo. (#)----------numberKVO --------------- KeepVein Open1
Preparation of DrugsAgit------------shakeAmp ------------ampuleAmt ------------amountAq/H2O ----------- waterAq. Dest-------- distilled waterCap.-----------capsuleComp. ----------compoundConf. ------------confectiondc (disc)---------discontinueDil------------diluteDist. ------------distilledD.------------giveElix. ------------elixerEt.------------andExpir.------------expirationFld------------fluidInf.------------infusionLin.------------linimentLpt------------lotionMist------------mixtureOI------------oilPil------------pillPulv. ------------pulvuleS.fr.------------whiskySp------------spiritSvr---------alcoholSvg ---------brandytr/tinct.-----tinctureUng ---------ointmentVin---------wineS. or Sig. ----give the following directionsS.O.S.------if necessarySyr----------syrupTroch--------- lozengeQ.S----------as much as is sufficientRx----------takeNPO (NBM)-nothing by mouth (per ora)p.o.-----------by mouth (per os)os-----------mouthC-----------withS-----------withoutAdd-----------add toC-----------centigradeOD-----------right eye (oculus dexter)OS-----------left eye (oculus sinister);overdoseOU-----------both eyesIM-----------intramuscularID-----------intradermal (skin test)SC-----------subcutaneousIV-----------intravenousACCEPTABLE INITIALS AND ABBREVIATIONSAbort----------------abortionAdm-----------------admissionAbd.-----------------abdomenADL-----------------activities of dailylivingAd Lib---------------as desired (ad libitum)Amb-----------------ambulatoryapprox.-------------approximatelyAur. Fib------------AuricularFibrillationA2-------------------aortic second soundAFB----------------acid fast bacillusAj.------------------ankle jerkAP------------------anterior andposteriorAPL--------------anterior, posterior andlateralA-V---------------arteriovenousAccom.-----------accomodationAcid p’tase-------acid phosphataseBP-----------------blood pressureBR-----------------bed rest2
BRP---------------bathroom privilegesBSP----------------BromsuphalienBUN---------------Blood Urea NitrogenBaso---------------basophileBili.----------------bilirubinBl. Cult------------blood cultureBr. Sounds--------breath soundsCC------------------chief complaintC--------------------CelsiusCBC----------------complete blood countCl-------------------clientc/o-------------------complains ofCNS-----------------central nervoussystemCSF------------------cerebrospinal fluidCO2-----------------carbon dioxideCPC-------------clinicopathologicaldifferenceCa-------------------calciumCA------------------carcinoma or cancerFC/x Cath----------Foley CatheterCeph. Floc. ---------cephalen flocculationtestChol------------cholesterolChol. est----------cholesterol estimateCl-------------------chlorideCldy----------------cloudyDAT---------------diet as toleratedD & C-------------dilatation and curettageDL-----------------danger listDOA--------------dead on arrivalI & O--------------intake and outputLab----------------laboratoryLMP--------------last menstrual periodLt (L)--------------leftMeds--------------medicationMod---------------moderateNeg----------------negativenil (ō)-------------noneGU----------------genito-urinaryGyne--------------gynecologyGB----------------gall bladderUGIS--------------upper gastro-intestinalHpf-----------------high power fieldI & D---------------irrigation and drainageIVP-----------------intravenouspyelogramFract---------------fractureHypo--------------hypodermicKUB---------------kidney, ureter, bladder

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