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DRUG ABBREVIATIONS

STUDY
PLAY
a.c.
before meals
ad lib
as desired
b.i.d.
two times a day
dil
dilute
elix
elixir
h
hour
h.s.
at bedtime
IM
intramuscular
IV
intravenous
NS (N/S)
normal saline
p (line over p)
after
p.c.
after meals
per
by
p.o.; per os
by mouth
p.r.n.
when necessary; required
q.
every
q.a.m.
every morning
q.d.
every day
q.h.
every hour
q.2.h.
every 2 hours
q.3.h.
every three hours; etc.
q.h.s.
every night at bedtime
q.i.d.
four times a day
q.o.d.
every other day
q.s.
as much as required
s (with a line over top)
without
s.o.s.
as necessary
soln.
solution
stat.
at once; immediately
s.q.; s.c.
sub cutaneous
t.i.d.
three times a day