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Chapter 8, Drugs: Abbreviations

AB
APAPacetaminophen
ASAacetylsalicylic acid
capcapsule
elixelixir
FDAFood and Drug Administration
INHisoniazid (anti-tubercular drug)
MED(s)medicine(s), medication(s)
NSAID(s)nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug(s)
OTCover-the-counter
PDRPhysicians' Desk Reference
Rxprescription
suppsuppository
suspsuspension
tabtablet
tincttincture
USPUnited States Pharmacopeia
ungointment
acbefore meals (ante cibum)
ad libas desired (ad libitum)
aqwater (aqua)
bidtwice a day (bis in die)
dcdiscontinue
gt(t)drop(s) (gutta)
hsat bedtime (hora somni)
IMintramuscular(ly)
IUinternational unit
IVintravenous(ly)
IVPBIV piggyback
NSnormal saline
pafter, post
pcafter meals (post cibum)
poby mouth (per os)
pppostprandial (following a meal)
prnas needed (pro re nata)
qdevery day (quaque die)
qhevery hour (quaque hora)
q______hevery_____hours
qidfour times a day (quater in die)
qmevery morning (quaque matin)
qnevery night (quaque nox)
qodevery other day (quaque [other]die)
SC, subcusubcutaneous(ly)
tidthree times a day (ter in die)
Uunit(s)
xtimes


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