3.1.7 Abbreviations

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Ad lib

freely, as desired

a.c.

before meals

amp

ampule

b.i.d./ B.I.D.

twice a day

c

with

c/o

complains

gtt/gtts

drops

h.s.

at bedtime or hours of sleep

KVO

keep vein open

ID

intradermal

IM

intramuscularly

NPO

nothing by mouth

right eye

OD

left eye

OS

OU

both eyes

p

after

p.c.

after meals

by mouth

P.O.

pr

per rectum

PRN

as needed, requested

q.i.d.

four times a day

q

every

qh

every hour

Roman numerals

used to designate number of pills, ounces, capsules, etc

Rx

prescription

STAT

immediately

S.L.

sublingual

t.i.d.

three times a day

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