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Glossary of Pharmacy Technician: Common Abbreviations CLASS MAIN

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Cap
capsule
Comp
compound
Cr
cream
Elix
elixir
Syr
syrup
oint
ointment
soln
solution
supp
suppository
susp
suspension
pulv
powder
tinct
tincture
tr
tincture
tab
tablet
liq
liquid
ung
ointment
CC
cubic centimeter
Gm
gram
Gr
grain
Gtt (s)
drop (s)
L
liter
mcg
migrogram
mEq
milliequivalent
mg
milligram
ml
milliliter
oz
ounce
SS/ or with line
one half
tbl
tablespoonful
tsp
teaspoonful
u
unit
C
100
Ac
before meals
Am
morning
ASAP
as soon as possible
Bid
2 times a day
D
day
H, hr
hour
Hs
bedtime
MRx1
may repeat 1 time
p
after
pc
after meals
pm
evening
prn
as needed
q
every
qam
every morning
qd
every day
qhs
very bedtime
q_h
every__hour
qnoc
every night
qod
every other day
qid
four times a day
stat
immediately
tid
three times a day
ud
as directed
w/a
while awake
DAW
dispense as written
AD
right ear
AS
left ear
AU
both ears
Bolus
intravenous push, one time injection
ID
intradermal
IM
intramuscular
IV
intravenous
IVP
intravenous push
LVPB
large volume piggyback
O
orally
OD
right eye
OS
left eye
OU
both eye
po
orally by mouth
NPO
nothing by mouth
pr
rectally (into rectum)
sc
subcutaneous
sl
sublingual
sq
subcutaneous
Sub Q
subcutaneous
top
topical
vag
vaginal
pv
into vagina
Bp
blood pressure
C-with line
with
DC
discharge/discont
DX
diagnosis
NKA
no known allergies
USP
U.S. Pharmacopeia
H/P
heart pain
H/A
headache
N/V
nausea and vomiting
qs
sufficient quantity
RX
take, prescription
S or with line
without
NG
naso-gastric
d.t.d.
give of such doses
TKO
to keep open
TRA
to run at
U.D.
unit dose, take
NR
no refill, don't repeat
SOB
shortness of breath
S.O.S.
if there is any need

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