symbols and metric abbreviations week 4

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mcg

microgram

ul

micro-liter

um

micrometer

mEq

milliequivalent

mg

milligram

mL

milliliter

mm

millimeter

kg

kilogram

km

kilometer

gtt

drop or drops

F

Fahrenheit

cm

centimeter

dL

deciliter

db

decilbel

IU

international unit

change symbol

a triangle

left symbol

L with a cicirle

right symbol

R with a circle

greater than symbol

>

less than symbol

<

number, pound symbol

#

times symobl

x

ad lib

as desired

APAP

acetyl-para-aminophenol

AS

aortic stenosis right ear

bid

twice a day

BM

bowel movement

cap

capsule

CNS

central nervous system

dc

discontinue

FDA

us food and drug adminstration

hs

half strenght or hour of sleep

ID

intradermal

IM

intramuscular

IV

intravenous

OS

opening

OTC

over the counter

pc

after meals

po

by mouth

prn

as needed

qam

every morning

qd

every day

qh

every hour

qid

four times a day

QNS

quantity not sufficient

qod

every other day

tid

three times a day

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