PHA 372: Medical Abbreviations Checkoff

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aa.

of each

2

ad

up to; to make

3

disp.

dispense

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ft

make

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M.

mix

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No.

number

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non rep. or NR

do not repeat

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q.s.

a sufficient qty

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q.s. ad

a sufficient qty to make

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Sig.

write (directions on label)

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BSA

body surface area

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cm3

cubic centimeter or milliliter

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f or fl

fluid

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g

gram

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gal

gallon

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gtt

drop

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I.U. or IU2

International Units

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lb

pound

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kg

kilogram

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L

liter

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m2 or M2

square meter

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mcg

microgram

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mEq

milliequivalent

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mg

milligram

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mg/kg

milligram per kilogram

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mg/m

milligram per square meter

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mIU or milli-IU

thousandth of an international unit

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mL

milliliter

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mL/h

milliliter per hour

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mOsm or mOsmol

milliosmoles

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oz.

ounce

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pt.

pint

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qt.

quart

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ss

one half

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tbsp.

tablespoonful

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Tsp.

teaspoonful

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a.c.

before meals

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ad lib

at pleasure, freely

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admin

administer

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am

morning

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aq.

water

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b.i.d.

twice a day

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c

with

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d

day

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et

and

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h or hr.

hour

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h.s.

at bedtime

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min.

minute

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N&V

nausea and vomiting

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noct.

night

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NPO

nothing by mouth

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p.c.

after meals

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pm

afternoon; evening

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p.o.

by mouth

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p.r.n

as needed

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q

every

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qAM

every morning

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q4h, q8h, etc

every ____ hours

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q.i.d.

four times a day

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s

without

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stat.

immediately

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t.i.d.

three times a day

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ut dict.

as directed

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wk.

week

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amp.

ampule

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cap.

capsule

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D5LR

dextrose 5% in lactated ringer

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D5NS

dextrose 5% in normal saline

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D5W

dextrose 5% in water

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elix.

elixir

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inj.

injection

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NS

normal saline

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oint

ointment

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pulv.

powder

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sol.

solution

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supp.

suppository

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susp.

suspension

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syr.

syrup

79

tab.

tablet

80

Afib

Atrial fibrillation

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ADR

Adverse drug reaction

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BP

blood pressure

83

CHF

Congestive Heart Failure

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CAD

coronary artery disease

85

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

86

GERD

gastroesophageal reflux disease

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CV

cardiovascular

88

ENT

ear, nose, throat

89

GI

gastrointestinal

90

GFR

glomerular filtration rate

91

GU

genitourinary

92

HR

heart rate

93

HTN

hypertension

94

IOP

intraocular pressure

95

MI

myocardial infarction

96

OA

osteoarthritis

97

Pt

patient

98

RA

rheumatoid arthritis

99

SOB

shortness of breath

100

TPN

total parenteral nutrition

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UA

Urine analysis

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URI

upper respiratory infection

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UTI

Urinary tract infection

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inj

injection

105

IM

intramuscular

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IT

intrathecal

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IV

intravenous

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IVB

intravenous bolus

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IV drip

intravenous infusion

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IVP

intravenous push

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IVPB

intravenous piggy back

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NGT

nasogastric tube

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rect.

rectal

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SL

sublingual

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SubQ or SC

subcutaneously

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Top.

topically

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V or PV

vaginally