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a
before
aa
of each
a.c., ac
before meals
ad lib
as desired, freely
am, AM
morning before noon
amp
ampule
aq
aqueous, water
b.i.d., bid
twice a day
b.i.w.
twice a week
_
c
with
c, C
Cup
cap, caps
capsule
CD
controlled dose
CR
Controlled release
dil
dilute
DS
double strength
EC
enteric coated
elix.
elixer
fl, fld.
fluid
GT
gastrostomy tube
gtt
drop
h, hr
hour
ID
intradermal
IM
intramuscular
IV
intravenous
IVPB
intravenous piggyback
IVSS
intravenous Soluset
KVO
Keep vein open (a very slow infusion rate)
LA
long acting
LOS
length of stay
min
minute
mix
mixture
NAS
intranasal
NG, NGT
nasogastric tube
noc, noct
at night
n.p.o., NPO
nothing by mouth
NS, N/S
normal saline
_
p
after
p.c., pc
after meals
per
through or by
pm, PM
evening, before midnight
p.o.
by mouth, oral
p.r.
by rectum
p.r.n., prn
when necessary/ required, as needed
q
every
q.a.m.
every morning
q2h
every 2 hours
q.i.d., qid
four times a day
q.s.
a sufficient amount/ as much as needed
rect
rectum
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