Pharmacology: Chapter 3 Abbreviations

Ac
before meals

ad lib
as desired

a.m.
morning

AM
morning

amt
amount

aq
water

bid
twice a day

BID
twice a day

cap
capsule

caps
capsule

comp
compound

d
day

dil
dilute

disp
dispense

elix
elixir

hr
hour

IM
intramuscular

inj
inject

INJ
inject

IV
intravenous

liq
liquid

non rep
do not repeat, no refills

NPO
nothing by mouth

oint
ointment

pc
after meals

per
through or by

p.m.
afternoon

PM
afternoon

po
by mouth

PO
by mouth

PR
through the rectum

prn
as needed

PRN
as needed

PULV
powder

q
every

q2h
every 2 hours

qh
every hour

qid
four times a day

QID
four times a day

QN
every night

s (with straight line above)
without

SIG
write on label

sol
solution

stat
immediately

supp
suppository

syr
syrup

tab
tablet

tid
three times a day

top
topically

tr
tincture

tinct
tincture

vo
verbal order

X
multiplied by

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