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Drug Directions & Dosages Abbreviations

AbbreviationDerivationMeaning
aaanaof each
adadup to
ad libad libitumas much as desired
bbistwice
C centigrade
ccumwith
cc cubic centimeter
capscapsulacapsule
Gmgramgram, grams
grgranum,granagrain, grains
gttguttadrop, drops
(h)hypodermicunder the skin
IM intramuscular
IV intravenous
kgkilogramthousand grams
lliterliter
LB., lblibrapound
mlmilliliterthousandth of a liter
oculoculusthe eye
o.d.oculo dextroin right eye
o.s.oculo sinistroin left eye
o.u.oculus uterquein each eye
p.o.per osby mouth
q.s.quantum sufficita sufficient quantity
Rrecipetake
ssinewithout
s.c., sub cutsub cutemsubcutaneous
sigsignalabel, let it be labeled
s.o.s.si opus sitif necessary
sssemisone-half
tab tablet
tspteaspoonteaspoonful
tbsptablespoontablespoonful















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