Pharmacy

 

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Abbreviations
ABG   Arterial blood gas
AC   before meals 
ACE    angiotensin-converting enzyme 
ACTH   adrenocorticotopic hormone
AD   right ear
ADH   antidiuretic hormone
AER   aerosol  
AIDS    acquired immunodeficiency Syndrome
ALT   alanine aminotrasferase, serum 
ANA   antinuclear antibody 
AS   left ear
AST    aspartate aminotransferase, serum
AU    each ear
AUC   area under curve 
AV   atrioventricular
BID    twice daily 
Ca   Calcium
CAD   coronary artery disease
CAP    capsule
CATH    catheterize
CBC   complete blood count 
CC   cubic centimeter
CHF   congestive heart failure
Cl   chloride
CMV   cytomegalovirus 
CNS   central nervous system
COPD   chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPK   creatine phosphokinase
CrCl    creatinine clearance 
CSF   cerebral spinal fluid
CV   cardiovascular
CVA   cardiovascular accident 
CVP    central venous pressure
CXR    chest x-ray
D5W   5% dextrose in water
D50W   50% dextrose in water
DNA    deoxyribonucleic acid 
DUB   dysfunctional uterine bleeding 
ECG    electrocardiogram 
EEG    electroencephalogram 
EENT   eye, ear, nose, throat 
EKG   electrocardiogram
ELIX   elixir 
ESR   erythocyte sedimentation rate
ET   via endotracheal tube 
FSH    Follicle stimulating hormone
  gram 
G6PD   glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase
GI   gastrointestinal 
GTT   drop 
H2   histamine 2
HCT   hematocrit
HCG    human chorionic gonadotropin
HEME   hematologic
HGB   hemoglobin   
HMG CoA   3-hydroxy 3-methyl-glutaryl coenzyme A
HR   hour
HS   at bedtime
HSV   herpes simplex virus
IgG    immunoglobulin G
IM   intramuscular 
INF    infusion 
INH   inhalation 
INJ   injection 
IV   intravenous 
  potassium 
KG   kilogram 
L   liter 
LDL   low density lipoprotein
LH   luteinizing hormone 
LIQ   liquid 
LOZ   lozenge 
M   meter 
MAOI   monoamine oxidase inhibitor
mcg   microgram
MDI   metered dose inhaler
mEq    milliequivalent 
mg    milligram 
Mg    magnesium 
MI   myocardial infarction
MIN    minute 
ml   milliliter 
mm   millimeter
mmol   millimole
MS    musculoskeletal
MS   morphine sulfate
Na   sodium 
NEB   nebulizer 
NPO   nothing by mouth 
NS    normal saline 
NSAID   nonsteroidal
OD   right eye
OINT   ointment
OS   left eye
OTC   over the counter
OU   each eye
oz   ounce
PC   after meals
PO   by mouth
PR   per rectum
PRN   as needed
PT   prothrombin time
PTH   parathyroid hormone
PTT   partial thromboplastin time
PVC   premature ventricular contractions
Q   every
QAM   every morning
QD   every day
QH   every hour
Q4H   every 4 hours
QID   4 times a day
QOD   every other day
QPM   every evening
RBC   red blood cell
RESP   respiratory
RNA   ribonucleic acid
SC    subcutaneous (beneath the skin)
SL   sublingual (beneath the tongue
SOL   Solution
SS   one half
SUPP   suppository
SUSP   suspension
SUST   sustained
SYR   syrup
T3   triiodothyronine
T4   thyroxine
TAB   tablet
TID   three times a day
TINC   tincture
TRANS   transdermal
TSH   thyroid stimulating hormone
TT   thrombin time
U   unit
UA   urinalysis
URI   upper respiratory infection
UV   ultraviolet
VAG   vaginal
VOL   volume
VS   vital signs
WBC   white blood count
WK   week
YR   year

 

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Source: Operational Medicine 2001,  Health Care in Military Settings, NAVMED P-5139, May 1, 2001, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Department of the Navy, 2300 E Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20372-5300


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