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3.1.7 Abbreviations

STUDY
PLAY
Ad lib
freely, as desired
a.c.
before meals
amp
ampule
b.i.d./ B.I.D.
twice a day
c
with
c/o
complains
gtt/gtts
drops
h.s.
at bedtime or hours of sleep
KVO
keep vein open
ID
intradermal
IM
intramuscularly
NPO
nothing by mouth
right eye
OD
left eye
OS
OU
both eyes
p
after
p.c.
after meals
by mouth
P.O.
pr
per rectum
PRN
as needed, requested
q.i.d.
four times a day
q
every
qh
every hour
Roman numerals
used to designate number of pills, ounces, capsules, etc
Rx
prescription
STAT
immediately
S.L.
sublingual
t.i.d.
three times a day

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