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Tincture

tinct, tr.

aa or aa with line

of each

a.c., ac

before meals

ad lib.

as desired, freely

a.m., AM

morning before noon

amp

ampule

aq

aqueous, water

b.i.d., bid

twice a day

b.i.w.

twice a week

c with line

with

caps, caps

capsule

CD

controlled dose

CR

controlled release

dil.

dilute

DS

double strength

EC

enteric coated

elix.

elixir

fl, fld.

fluid

GT

gastrostomy tube

h, hr.

hour

ID

intradermal

IM

intramuscular

IV

intravenous

IVPB

intravenous piggy back

IVSS

intravenous soluset

KVO

keep vein open

XL, LA

long acting

LOS

length of stay

min

minute

mix

mixture

NAS

intranasal

NG, NGT

nasogastric tube

noc, noct

at night

n.p.o, NPO

nothing by mouth

NS, N/S

normal saline

p with line

after

p.c.

after meals

per

through or by

p.m., PM

afternoon

p.o.

by mouth, oral

p.r.

by rectum

p.r.n.

when necessary/required, as needed

q.a.m.

each morning

q.h., qh

every hour

q4h, q6h, q8h, etc

every four hours, every 6 hours, every 8 hours, etc.

q.i.d., qid

four times a day

q.s.

a sufficient amount/as much as needed

rect

rectum

s with line

without

sl, SL

sublingual

sol, soln

solution

s.o.s., SOS

may be repeated once if necessary

SR

sustained release

S&S

swish and swallow

stat, STAT

immediately

subcut

subcutaneous

supp

suppository

susp

suspension

syp, syr

syrup

tab

tablet

t.i.d., tid

three times a day

ung., oint

ointment

vag, v

vaginally

XR

extended release

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