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Sig Codes

abbreviationmeaning
aa.of each
adto make
disp.dispense
div.divide
d.t.d.give of such doses
ftmake
M.mix
No.number
non rep. or NRdo not repeat
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abbreviationmeaning
q.s.a sufficient quantity
q.s. ada sufficient quantity to make
Sig.write(directions on label)
BSAbody surface area
cm3cubic centimeter or mL
f or flfluid
fl3 or f3fluid dram (teaspoonful, 5mL)
fl3ss or f3sshalf-fluidounce (tablespoonful, 15mL)
ggram
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abbreviationmeaning
galgallon
gttdrop
lbpound
kgkilogram
Lliter
m2 or M2square meter
mcgmicrogram
mEqmilliequivalent
mgmilligram
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abbreviationmeaning
mg/kgmilligrams of drug per kilo body weight
mg/m2milligram of drug per square meter of body surface area
mLmilliliter
mL/hmilliliters of drug per hour
mOsm or mOsmolmilliosmoles
oz.ounce
pt.pint
qt.quart
ssone half
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abbreviationmeaning
tbsp.tablespoonful
tsp.teaspoonful
a.c.before meals
ad lib.freely administer
adminadminister
A.M.morning
aq.water
ATCaround the clock
b.i.d.twice a day
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abbreviationmeaning
cwith
dday
dil.dilute
etand
h. or hr.hour
h.s.at bedtime
i.c.between meals
min.minute
m&nmorning and night
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abbreviationmeaning
N&Vnausea and vomiting
noct.night
NPOnothing by mouth
p.c.after meals
P.M.afternoon; evening
p.o.by mouth
p.r.n.as needed
qevery
qAMevery morning
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abbreviationmeaning
qnevery night
q4hevery 4 hours
q.i.d.four times a day
rep.repeat
swithout
s.i.d.once a day
s.o.s.as needed
stat.immediately
t.i.d.three times a day
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abbreviationmeaning
ut dict.as directed
wk.week
APAPacetaminophen
ASAaspirin
AZTzidovudine
EESErythromycin ethylsuccinate
HChydrocortisone
HCTZhydrocholorthiazide
MTXmethotrexate
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abbreviationmeaning
NTGnitroglycerin
BMbowel movement
BPblood pressure
BSblood sugar
CHDcorinary heart disease
CHFcongestive heart failure
GERDgastrointestinal reflux disease
GIgastrointestinal
GFRglomerular filtration rate
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abbreviationmeaning
GUgenitourinary
HAheadache
HBPhigh blood pressure
HRThormone replacement therapy
HT or HTNhypertension
IOPintraocular pressure
MImiocardial infarction
OAosteoarthritis
Ptpatient
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SOBshortness of breath
TPNtotal parenteral nutrition
URIupper respiratory infection
UTIurinary tract infection
amp.ampul
cap.capsul
D5LRdextrose 5% in lactated Ringer's
D5NSdextrose 5% in normal saline(0.9% sodium chloride)
D5Wdextrose 5% in water
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abbreviationmeaning
D10Wdextrose 10%
elix.exilir
inj.injection
NSnormal saline
1/2NShalf-strength normal saline
oint or ungt.ointment
pulv.powder
RL, R/L or LRRinger's Lactate
sol.solution
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abbreviationmeaning
supp.suppository
susp.suspension
syr.syrup
tab.tablet
CIVIcontinuous intravenous infusion
IDintradermal
IMintramuscular
ITintrathecal
IVintravenous
IVBintravenous bolus
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abbreviationmeaning
IV Dripintravenous infusion
IVPintravenous push
IVPBintravenous piggy back
NGTnasogastric tube
p.o. or POby mouth
rect.rectal
SLsublingual
SubQsubcutaneously
Top.topically
V or VPvaginal
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