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Latin Medical Abbreviations

Abbreviations for Latin
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aa (ana)
of each
ad (ad)
up to
a.c. (ante cibum)
before meals
a.d. (auris dextra)
right ear
ad lib. (ad libitum)
use as much as one desires; freely
admov. (admove)
apply
agit (agita)
stir/shake
alt. h. (alternis horis)
every other hour
a.m. (ante meridiem)
morning, before noon
aq (aqua)
water
a.l., a.s. (auris laeva, auris sinistra)
left ear
a.u. (auris utraque)
both ears
bis (bis)
twice
b.d./b.i.d. (bis)
in die twice daily
bol. (bolus)
as a large single dose (usually intravenously)
BUCC (bucca)
inside cheek
cap., caps. (capsula)
capsule
c, c. (cum)
with (usually written with a bar on top of the "c")
cib. (cibus)
food
cc (cum cibo)
with food
dieb. alt. (diebus alternis)
every other day
d.t.d. (dentur tales)
doses give of such doses
e.m.p. (ex modo prescripto)
as directed
emuls. (emulsum)
emulsion
et (et)
and
ex aq (ex aqua)
in water
ft. (fiat)
make; let it be made
gtt(s) (gutta(e))
drop(s)
h, hr (hora)
hour
h.s. (hora somni)
at bedtime
IJ, inj (injectio)
injection
lin (linimentum)
liniment
liq (liquor)
solution
mane (mane)
in the morning
M. (misce)
mix
m, min (minimum)
a minimum
m.d.u. (more dicto utendus)
to be used as directed
mist. (mistura)
mix
mitte (mitte)
send
narist. (naristillae)
Nasal drops
nebul (nebula)
a spray
noct. (nocte)
at night
non rep. (non repetatur)
no repeats
od (omne in die)
every day/once daily
od (oculus dexter)
right eye
om (omne mane)
every morning
on (omne nocte)
every night
o.s. (oculus sinister)
left eye
o.u. (oculus uterque)
both eyes
per (per)
by or through
p.c. (post cibum)
after meals
pig./pigm. (pigmentum)
paint
p.m. (post meridiem)
evening or afternoon
p.o. (per os)
by mouth or orally
PRN, prn (pro re nata)
as needed
pulv. (pulvis)
powder
q (quaque)
every
q.a.d. (quoque alternis die)
every other day
q.a.m. (quaque die ante meridiem)
every day before noon
q.d.s. (quater die sumendus)
four times a day can
q.p.m. (quaque die post meridiem)
every day after noon
q.h. (quaque hora)
every hour
q.h.s. (quaque hora somni)
every night at bedtime
q.1h, q.1° (quaque 1 hora)
every 1 hour (can replace "1" with other numbers)
q.d., q1d (quaque die)
every day
q.i.d. (quater in die)
four times a day
qqh (quater quaque hora)
every four hours
q.s. (quantum sufficiat)
a sufficient quantity
rep., rept. (repetatur)
repeats
s (sine)
without
s.a. (secundum artum)
use your judgment
Sig. or S. (signa)
Write on the label
SL. Sublingual (sub linguam)
under the tongue
sol (solutio)
solution
s.o.s., si op. sit (si opus sit)
if there is a need
ss (semis)
one half or sliding scale
stat (statim)
immediately
supp (suppositorium)
suppository
syr (syrupus)
syrup
tab (tabella)
tablet
tal., t (talus)
such
troche (trochiscus)
lozenge
t.d.s. (ter die sumendum)
three times a day
t.i.d. (ter in die)
three times a day
u.d., ut. dict. (ut dictum)
as directed
ung. (unguentum)
ointment
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