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BM

bowel movements

CBC

complete blood count

CMP

comprehensive metabolic panel

FBS

fasting blood sugar

Hct

hematocrit

Hgb

hemoglobin

H/H

hemogloblin and hematocrit

Plat

platelets

WBC

white blood count

a.c.

before meals

Ad lib

as desired

a.m.

morning

BP

blood pressure

bid

twice a day

d/c

discontinue

H, hr

hour

hs

hour of sleep

IM

intramuscular

IV

intravenous

K

potassium

npo

nothing by mouth

pc

after meals

p.m.

afternoon

PO

oral or by mouth

prn

as needed

Q, q

every

qid

four times a day

qs

quantity sufficient

Rx

prescription

SC,SQ,Subq

subcutaneous

Sig

directions

SL

sublingual, under the tongue

STAT

immediately

Tab

tablet

tid

three times a day

TPR

temperature, pulse, respiration

VO

verbal order

VS

vital signs

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