Appendix A - Discontinued Abbreviations

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AD

Write: right ear

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AS

Write: left ear

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AU

Write: both ears

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cc: cubic centimeter

Write: ml

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dc, DC, D/C

Write: discharge or discontinue

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IU

Write: international unit

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MgSO4

Write: magnesium sulfate

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MS, MSO4

Write: morphine sulfate

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OD

Write: right eye

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OS

Write: left eye

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OU

Write: both eyes

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qd

Write: daily

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qod

Write: every other day

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SC, SQ

Write: subcut. or subcutaneously, SubQ, or Sub-Q

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ss

Write: sliding scale

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u

Write: unit

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microgram

Write: mcg

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< , >

Write: less than or greater than

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trailing zero (4.0 mg)

Never write an unnecessary zero after a decimal point

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lack of leading zero ( .4mg)

Always use a zero before a decimal point to indicate its presence
(0.4mg)