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Thursday, February 18, 2010

A MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST MUST KNOW THESE ABBREVIATIONS - LESSON 169


Now let us common we would learn some Abbreviations. Every medical transcriptionist must know these abbreviations while doing the live dictations from hospitals. These represent the ide of when a drug should be given to a patient in hospital or home by others or taken by the patient himself in a chronological order.
1. ac - before meals
2. ad lib - freely as desired
3. b.i.d. - two times a day
4. PDR - Physician's Desk Reference
5. po - by mouth; (per os)
6. p.r.n. - when requested; (pro re nata)
7. c^ - with
8. caps - capsule
9. cc - cubic centimeter
10. FDA - Food and Drug Administration
11. gm - gram
12. gt, gtt - drops
13. h - hour
14. IM - intramuscular
15. IV - intravenous
16. mg - milligram
17. NPO - nothing by mouth
18. NSAID - nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug
19. os - mouth
20. oz - ounce
21. pc - after meals
22. Q(q) - every
23. q.a.m. - every morning
24. q.d. - every day
25. q.h. - every hour
26. q.h.s. - at bedtime
27. q.i.d. - four times a day
28. q.n.s. - quantity not sufficient
29. q.o.d. - every other day
30. q.p.m. - every evening
31. g - without
32. subq - subcutaneous injection
33. sig - let it be labelled
34. sos - if necessary (si opus sit)
35. tab - tablet
36. t.i.d. - three times a day

This lesson concludes Pharmacology. From the next lesson we will start Psychiatry. Okay.

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