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Abbreviations

STUDY
PLAY
aa
of each
ad
up to
i
one
ii
two
iii
three
iv
four
v
five
x
ten
L
fifty (50)
C
one hundred (100)
D
five hundred (500)
M
one thousand (1000)
qs
quantity sufficient or to make
qs ad
enough to make a specific quantity
ss
one half (1/2)
oz
ounce
tsp, t, tea
teaspoonful (5 ml)
tbsp, tbl, tblsp
tablespoonful (15 ml)
cap
capsule
cr
cream
ER
enteric coated
el
elixir
except
expectorant
fl
fluid
lot
lotion
ophth
ophthalmic
otic
ear
sol
solution
supp
suppository
susp
suspension
syr
syrup
tab
tablet
tinc
tincture
ung, oint
ointment
cc
cubic centimeter
fl oz
fluid ounce
g, gm
gram
gr
grain
gtt (s)
drop (s)
mcg
microgram
mg
milligram
kg
kilogram
mEq
milliequivalent
L
liter
mL
milliliter
oz
ounce
ped
pediatric
ad
right ear
as
left ear
au
both ears
od
right eye
os
left eye
ou
both eyes
app
apply
IM
intramuscular
IV
intravenous
loc
locally
oj
in orange juice
po
per oral; orally; by mouth
pr
rectally
SC, SQ, SubQ
Subcutaneously
sl
sublingual
UD
as directed
vag
vaginally
ac
before meals
AM
morning
ASAP
as soon as possible
bid
twice a day
c
with
hr
hour
d
day
hs
bedtime; at hour of sleep
noc
night
p
after
PM
evening
prn
as needed
q
every
qh
every hour
qd
everyday
q hs
every night at bedtime
q4h
every 4 hours
qid
four times a day
qod
every other day
s
without
stat
now
tid
three times a day
ud
as directed
w, wk
week
prnp
as needed for pain
aq
WATER
AAA
apply to affected area
NKDA
no known drug allergies
SOB
shortness of breath
DS
quantity sufficient
HA
headache
HTN
hypertension
MI
myocardial infarction
BC
birth control
BP
blood pressure
ANX
for anxiety
N/V
nausea and vomiting
USP/NF
United States Pharmacopeia / National Formulary
AMP
Ampicillin
APAP
Acetaminophen
ASA
Asprin
Ca
Calcium
CDPX
Chlordiazepoxide
DC65
Darvon Compound 65
DCN100
Darvocet N-100
DES
Diethylstibesterol
EES
Erythromycin ethylsuccinate
EPI
Epinephrine
F
Fluoride
FA
Folic acid
Fe
Iron
FeSO4
Ferrous sulfate
HCTZ
Hydrochlorothiazide
INH
Isonazid
K
Potassium
KCI
Potassium chloride
KI
Potassium Iodide
MOM
Milk of Magnesia
Naf
Sodium fluoride
NSAID
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
NTG
Nitroglycerin
PEN, PCN
Penicillin
PB, Pb
Phenobarbital
SMZ/TMP
Sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim
T3
Tylenol #3
APAP #3
Acetaminophen #3
TCN
Tetracycline
FDA
Food and Drug Administration
DEA
Drug Enforcement Agency
CPSC
Consumer Product Safety Commission
PTCB
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
PHI
Patient Health Information
DAW
Dispense as Written
ROA
Route of Admin
CNS
Central Nervous System; Brain and Spinal Cord
PNS
Peripheral Nervous System; Cranial and Spinal nerves
ADH
Anti-diuretic Hormone
NE
Norepinephrine
EPI
Epinephrine
SX
Symptoms
DX
Diagnosis
TX
Treatment
HX
History
ED50
Effective does 50% desired effect
LD50
Lethal dose 50% dies
RBC
Red Blood Cells
WBC
White Blood Cells
A, D, M, E
Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion
IH
Inhalation
MD
physician
DDS, DMD
Dentist
DVN
Veterinarians
DPM
Podiatrist
OD
optometrist