Common Medical Abbreviations Essay

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COMMON DOSAGE FORM ABBREVIATIONS: AQ; H2O = WATER AQUA DIST = DISTILLED WATER CAPS = CAPSULES DPI = DRY POWDER INHALER DW = DISTILLED WATER D5W = DEXTROSE 5% IN WATER ELIX = ELIXIR GTT = DROP LIQ = LIQUID MDI = METERED DOSE INHALER NS = NORMAL SALINE SOLN; SOL = SOLUTION SUPP = SUPPOSITORY SUSP = SUSPENSION SYR = SYRUP TAB = TABLET TR; TINCT = TINCTURE U = UNIT UD = UNIT DOSE UNG; μ = OINTMENT COMMON DRUG ABBREVIATIONS: APAP = ACETAMINOPHEN ASA = ASPIRIN ASP = ASPARTIC ACID BZD = BENZODIAZEPINE Ca = CALCIUM Cl = CHLORIDE CO2 = CARBON DIOXIDE COD = CODEINE Cu = COPPER F = FLORIDE Fe = IRON FeSO4 = FERROUS SULFATE FRU = FRUCTOSE GLY = GLYCINE H2 = HISTAMINE H2O = WATER HC = HYDROCORTISONE HCl = HYDROCHLORIC ACID HCTZ = HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE Hg = MERCURY I = IODINE INH = ISONIAZIDE K = POTASSIUM LYS = LYSINE Mg = MAGNESIUM MPA = MEDROXYPROGESTERONE MS; MSo4 = MORPHINE SULFATE MTX = METHOTREXATE Na = SODIUM NTG = NITROGLYCERIN O = OXYGEN P = PHOSPHORUS PABA = PARA-AMINOBENZOIC ACID PAS = PARA-AMINOSALICYLIC ACID PEG = POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL Phe = PHENYLALANINE Se = SELENIUM SMZ = SULFAMETHOXAZOLE T3 = TYLENOL WITH CODEINE 300MG/30MG T3 = TRIIODOTHYRONINE T4 = THYROXINE TAC = TRIAMCINOLONE TCN = TETRACYCLINE TMP = TRIMETHOPRIM Zn = ZINC COMMON MEASUREMENT ABBREVIATIONS: AA = OF EACH AD = TO; UP TO AQ. AD = ADD WATER UP TO C; C 0 = CELSIUS CM = CENTIMETER DIL = DILUTE DIV = DIVIDE F; F 0 = FAHRENHEIT F; FL; = FLUID G; g; Gm = GRAM Gr = GRAIN GTTS = DROPS GTT = DROP HT;ht = HEIGHT Kg = KILOGRAM L = LITER LB; lb = POUND m2 = SQUARE METER MCG = MICROGRAM mEq = MILLIEQUIVALENT MG;mg = MILLIGRAM ml; mL = MILLILITER mm = MILLIMETER No;

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