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symbols and metric abbreviations week 4

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mcg
microgram
ul
micro-liter
um
micrometer
m
meter
mEq
milliequivalent
mg
milligram
mL
milliliter
mm
millimeter
kg
kilogram
km
kilometer
g
gram
gtt
drop or drops
F
Fahrenheit
C
Celsius
cm
centimeter
dL
deciliter
db
decilbel
IU
international unit
L
liter
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
aq
water
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