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General Pharmacology Abbreviations

General Pharmacology Abbreviations

General Pharmacology Abbreviations

Abbreviation Derivation Meaning
alt. dieb.alternis diebuson alternate days
binbis in noctistwo times a night
bis i. d.bis in diemtwice a day
c.circaabout, approximately
ca.circaabout, approximately
cont. rem.continuantur remedialet the remedies be continued
d.dagive, administer
de d. in die in diemdaily
dieb. alt.diebus alternison alternate days
dil.dilue, dilutusdilute, dilutus
in p. aeq.dividiatur in partes aequalesdivide into equal parts
Dur. dolor.durante dolorewhile the pain lasts
FDA Food & Drug Administration
hor. som.hora somniat bedtime
h.s.hora somniat bedtime
in diesdaily
m. et n.mane et noctemorning and night
mg milligram
N.F. National Formulary
n.b.nota benemark well
noct. maneq.noct manequenight and morning
NPOnulla per osnothing by mouth
o.d.omni dieevery day
ohomni horaevery hour
omomni maneevery morning
omn. hor.omni horaevery hour
onomni nocteevery night
oz. ounce cibumafter meals
PDR Physicians Desk Reference
poper osby mouth
p.p.a.phiala prius agitatashake the bottle first re nataas occasion arises
q.h.quaque horaevery hour
q.l.quantum libetas much as desired
q.p.quantum placeatas much as you please
q.q.h.quaque quarta horaevery four hours
qq. hor.quaque horaevery hour
q.suff.quantum sufficitas much as suffices
q.s.quantum satisas much as suffices
si op. sitsi opus sitif necessary
st.stet, stentlet it stand, let them stand
subq subcutaneous injection
tab tablet
ter i. d.ter in diemthree times a day
U.S.P. United States Pharmacopeia
ut dict.ut dictumas directed

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