1G - ABBREVIATION LIST

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ABBREVIATION LIST
q
qd
bid
tid
qid
qod
qh
h
hr
q4°
q6°
PRN
STAT
am
pm
ad
ud
hs
ASAP
ac
pc
biw
tiw
w
qw
qow
TIME
every
every day or daily
twice a day
three times a day
four times a day
every other day
every hour
hour
hour
every4 hours
every 6 hours
as needed
now
morning
evening
as directed
as directed
at bedtime
as soon as possible
before meals
after meals
2 times a week
3 times a week
Week
every week
every other week
<
>
cc
cm
g, gm
gr
iu
kg
L
lb
max
mcg
mEq
mg
min
ml
mm
oz
qs
ss
ug
MEASUREMENT
less than
greater than
cubic centimeter
centimeter
gram
grain
international unit
kilogram
liter
pound
maximum
microgram
milliequivalent
milligram
minimum
milliliter
millimeter
ounce
“up to”
half
microgram
IV
IM
ID
SQ
PV
ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION
intravenously
intramuscularly
intradermally
subcutaneously
per vaginal or vaginally
IVP
AD
AS
AU
OD
OS
OU
PR
SL
PO
TOP
AA
IV push
right ear
left ear
both ears
right eye
left eye
both eyes
per rectum or rectally
sublingually
by mouth, orally
topical
affected area
Amp
App
Aq
Bot
Cap
Chew
Cmpd
Crm
Elix
Emul
Gtt
Gtts
Inh
Inj
Liq
Lot
Mdi
Neb
Oint
Sol
Supp, sup
Syr
Tab
Tbsp
Tinct
Tsp
FORM
Ampule
Applicator
water
Bottle
Capsule
Chewable
Compound
Cream
Elixir
Emulsion
a drop
Drops
Inhaler
Injection
Liquid
Lotion
Multi dose inhaler
Nebulizer
Ointment
Solution
Suppository
Syrup
Tablet
tablespoonful
Tincture
Teaspoonful
I
V
X
L
C
D
M
ROMAN NUMERALS
1
5
10
50
100
500
1000
Roman Numerals
C&S
CBC
VO
NPO
bm
bp
x2
d&c
NKDA
H/A
qty
amt
d/c
Sx
sig
disp
Rx
LM
x3
H2O
rf
DAW
eq
U/A
ds
rep
cont
K
Ca
PKU
HCG
RBC
WBC
UTI
U/C
Vol
UV

a
p
c
s
rxn
dx
dz
tx


MISCELLANEOUS
culture & sensitivity
complete blood count
verbal order
nothing by mouth
bowel movement
blood pressure
times 2
dilation & curettage
No Known Drug Allergies
headache
quanty
amount
discharge, discontinue
symptoms
directions
dispense
prescription
left message
times 3
water
refill
dispense as written
equivalent
urinalysis
double strength
repeat
continue
potassium
calcium
phenylketonuria
human chorionic gonadotropin
red blood cells
white blood cells
urinary tract infection
urinary culture
volume
urinary volume
change
before
after
with
without
reaction
diagnosis
disease
therapy, or treatment
increase
decrease
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