med dosage quiz 1

a

before, prior to

ac

before meals, before eating

AM

morning

bid

twice a day, two times a day

c

with

cap

capsule

caps

capsules

cc

cubic cm

cc

1 mL

DC

discontinue

dr

dram

elix

elixir

fl

fluid

g

gram

gal

gallon

gr

grain

gtt

drop

gtts

drops

hr, h

hour

hs

hour of sleep, at bedtime, before bed

ID

intradermal

IM

intramuscular

IV

intravenous

IVPB

intravenous piggyback

kg

kilogram

KVO

keep vein open

L

liter

lb

pound

liq

liquid

m

minim

mcg, ug

microgram

ugtt

microdrop

mEq

milliequivalent

mg

milligram

min

minute

ml

milliliter

NPO

nothing by mouth

OD

right eye

OS

left eye

OU

both eyes

oz

ounce

p

after

pc

after meals, after eating

PM

afternoon, in the afternoon, evening

po

by mouth, oral, orally

prn

as necessary, when necessary, as needed

pt

pint

q

every

qd

every day, each day, daily, once a day

qid

four times a day

qod

every other day

qs

quantity sufficient

qt

quart

q2h

every 2 hours

q3h

every 3 hours

q4h

every 4 hours

q6h

every 6 hours

q8h

every 8 hours

q10h

every 10 hours

q12h

every 12 hours

s

without

SC, SQ, subq

subcutaneous

SL

sublingual, beneath the tongue, under the tongue

ss

half, 1/2, one half

stat

immediately, right away

supp

suppository

T, tbsp, tbs

tablespoon

t, tsp

teaspoon

tab

tablet

tabs

tablets

tid

three times a day, 3 times a day

tinct, tr

tincture