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Required Abbreviations Respiratory Care Pharmacology

Butte College RT 128 Required Respiratory Pharmacology Abbreviations
STUDY
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a
before
a.c.
before meals
ad lib.
as much as desired
b.i.d
twice a day
c
with
caps
capsule
dil
dilute
elix
elixir
et
and
fl or fld
fluid
Gm
gram
gtt
drop
h.s.
at bedtime
I.M.
intramuscular
I.V.
intravenous
I & O
intake & output
L
liter
liq
liquid, solution
m (lower case)
minim
ml
milliliter
nebul.
a spray (to nebulize)
noc
night
N.P.O.
nothing by mouth
p
after
p.c.
after meals
p.o.
by mouth
p.r.n.
as needed
q
every
q.h.
every hour
q.i.d
four times a day
q.2h
every 2 hours
q.3h
every 3 hours
q.4h
every 4 hours
q.s.
as much as required
s
without
sol.
solution
stat
immediatly
syr
syrup
tab
tablet
t.i.d.
three times a day