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1

aa

of each

2

a.c.

before meals

3

a.d.

right ear

4

ab lib

as desired

5

a.l.

left ear

6

AM

morning

7

amt

amount

8

aq.

water, aqueous

9

a.u.

each ear

10

b.i.d.

twice a day

11

B.P.

blood pressure

12

cap

capsule

13

cath

catheter - A flexible tube inserted through a narrow opening into a body cavity, particularly the bladder, for removing fluid.

14

C.B.C.

complete blood count

15

cc.

cubic centimeter

16

chol

cholesterol

17

cm

centimeter

18

c/o

complains of

19

comp

compounded of

20

CV

cardiovascular

21

dil

dilute

22

disch

discharge

23

disp

dispensary

24

dr

dram

25

Dx

diagnosis

26

E.E.N.T.

eye, ear, nose & throat

27

etc.

and so on

28

exp

expired

29

ext

extract, external

30

fl. dr.

fluid dram

31

fl. oz.

fluid ounce

32

ft.

let there be made

33

F.U.O.

fever of unknown origin

34

gm., g

gram

35

gr.

grain

36

gtt.

a drop or drops

37

hr.

hour

38

h.s.

at bedtime

39

hypo

hypodermic syringe or injection

40

H2O

water

41

inj

injection

42

I.V.

intravenous

43

k

kilogram

44

L

liter, left, put left first

45

lb.

pound

46

mcg.

micro-gram

47

mEq.

milliequivalent

48

mg.

milligram

49

ml., mL

milliliter

50

mm.

millimeter

51

No.

number

52

Noct.

night

53

NR

no refill

54

o.d.

right eye

55

o.s.

left eye

56

o.u.

each eye

57

oz.

ounce

58

P

pulse, pint

59

p.c.

after meals

60

PM

afternoon, evening

61

P.O.

by mouth

62

p.r.n.

as needed

63

pt

patient, pint

64

pulv.

powder

65

q4h

every 4 hours

66

q.d.

every day

67

q.h.

every hour

68

q.i.d

four times a day

69

q.o.d

every other day

70

qt.

quart

71

Rx

a prescription

72

sol.

solution

73

solv.

dissolve

74

s.o.s.

if necessary or required

75

stat

immediately

76

syr.

syrup

77

tab

tablet

78

tbsp.

tablespoonful

79

t.i.d.

three times a day

80

TPN.

total parenteral nutrition

81

tsp.

teaspoonful

82

ung.

ointment

83

vol.

volume

84

wt

weight