Pharmacology- Symbols and Abbreviations

C, c
Cup

g
Gram

gr
grain

gtt
drop

kg
kilogram

L
liter

mcg
microgram

mEq
milliequivalent

mg
milligram

mL
milliliter

oz
ounce

pt
pint

qt
quart

T, tbs
tablespoon

t, tsp
teaspoon

aa
of each

ac
before meals

ad lib
as desired, freely

am
morning, before noon

amp
ampule

aq
aqueous, water

bid
twice a day

biw
twice a week

cap
capsule

CD
controlled dose

CR
controlled release

dil.
dilute

DS
double strength

EC
enteric coated

elix
elixir

fl, fld.
fluid

GT
gastrostomy tube

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.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

q.h., qh
every hour

q2h
every 2 hours

q4h
ever 4 hours

q6h
every 6 hours

q8h
every 8 hours

q12h
every 12 hours

q.i.d., qid
four times a day

q.s.
a suffiecient amount/ as much as needed

rect
rectum

sl, SL
sublingual

sol, soln
solution

s.o.s. , SOS
may be repeated once if necessary

SR
sustained released

S&S
swich and swallow

stat, STAT
immediately, at once

subcut
subcutaneous

supp
suppository

susp
suspension

syp, syr
syrup

tab
tablet

t.i.d., tid
three times a day

tr. , tinct
tincture

ung., oint
ointment

vag, v
vaginally

XL
long acting

XR
extended release

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