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Language of Medicine Chapter 21- Abbreviations

chanbner's Language of Medicine, 9th edition. Abbreviations for Chapter 21- pharamacology.
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a.c. (ac)
before meals (ante cibum)
ACE
Angiotensin-converting enzyme
ad lib
freely as desired (ad libitum)
APAP
Tylenol / acetaminophen
b.i.d. (bid)
two times a day (bis in die)
ARB
Angiotensin II receptor blocker
c
with
Caps
capsule
cc
cubic centimeter
FDA
US Food and Drug Administration
gm (g)
gram
gtt
drops (guttae)
h
hour (hora)
h.s. (hs)
at bedtime (hora somni)
H2 blocker
histamine H2 receptor antagonist
HRT
hormone replacement therapy
IM
intramuscular
INH
isoniazid- antituberculosis agent
IV
intravenous
MAOI
monomine oxidase inhibitor; an antidepressant
mg
milligram
ml (mL)
milliliter
NPO
nothing by mouth (nil per os)
NSAID
non steriodal anti inflammatory drug
p
after (post
p.c. (pc)
after meals (post cibum)
PCA
patient-controlled analgesia
PDR
Physicians' Desk Reference
PO (p.o. or, po)
by mouth (per os)
p.r.n. (prn)
as needed; as necessary; (pro re nata, as the occasion arises)
Pt
patient
q
every (quaque)
q.h. (qh)
every hour (quaque hora)
q2h
ever 2 hours
q.i.d. (qid)
four times a day (quater in die
q.s. (qs)
sufficient quantity (quantum satis)
qAM
every morning
qPM
every evening
Rx
prescription
s
without (sine)
SERM
selective estrogen receptor modulator
Sig.
directions - how to take medication
SL
sublingual
s.o.s.
if it is necessary (si opus sit)
SSRI
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (antidepressant drug)
SQ
subcutaneous
tab
tablet
TCA
tricyclic antidepressant
t.i.d. (tid)
three times a day (ter in die)