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ABBREVIATIONS, ACRONYMS, AND SYMBOLS USED IN PRESCRIPTIONS AND MEDICATION ORDERS

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Prescription Filling Directions

Question Answer
aa.of each
adto make
disp.dispense
d.t.dgive such doses
ftmake
M.mix
No.number
non rep.Do not repeat
q.sa sufficient quantity
q.s ada sufficient quantity to make
Sig.write
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Quantities and Measurement

Question Answer
BSABody Surface Area
ssone half
tbsp.Tablespoonful
tspTeaspoonful
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Signa/Patient Instructions

Question Answer
a.cbefore meals
ad lib.freely
A.Mmorning
aq.water
ATCaround the clock
b.i.d.twice a day
cwith
etand
dday
h. or hr.hour
h.s.at bedtime
i.c.between meals
m&n morning and night
N & Vnausea and vommiting
noct. night
NPOnothing by mouth
p.cafter meals
P.Mafternoon; evening
p.oby mouth (orally)
p.r.n.as needed
qevery
qAMevery morning
q4h,q8h.......every_hours
q.i.d.four times a day
reprepeat
swithout
s.i.d.once a day
s.o.sas needed
stat.immediately
t.i.d.three times a day
ut dict.as directed
wk. week
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Medications

Question Answer
APAPacetaminophen
ASAaspirin
AZTzidovudine
EESerythromycin ethylsuccinate
HChydrocortisone
HCTZhydroclorothiazide
NTGnitroglycerin
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Clinical

Question Answer
BMbowel movement
BPblood pressure
BSblood sugar
CHDcoronary heart disease
CHFcoronary heart failure
GERDgastrointestinal reflux disease
HAheadache
HBPhigh blood pressure
HThypertension
MImyocardial infarction
OAosteoarthritis
Ptpatient
URIupper respiratory infection
UTIurinary tract infection
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Dosage Forms/Vehicles

Question Answer
amp.ampul
cap.capsule
inj.injection
NSnormal saline
ungt.ointment
pulv.powder
LR or RLLactated Ringer's
solsolution
supp.suppository
susp.suspension
syr.syrup
tab.tablet
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Routes of Administration

Question Answer
CIVIcontinuous intravenous infusion
IDintradermal
IMintramuscular
IVintravenous
NGTnasogastric tube
p.oby mouth
rect.rectal
SLsublingual
SubQ.subcutaneously
Top.topically
V or PV vaginally
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