General Pharmacology Abbreviations

General Pharmacology Abbreviations

AbbreviationDerivationMeaning
alt. dieb.alternis diebuson alternate days
aq.aquawater
binbis in noctistwo times a night
bis i. d.bis in diemtwice a day
c.circaabout, approximately
ca.circaabout, approximately
compcomposituscompound
cont. rem.continuantur remedialet the remedies be continued
d.dagive, administer
de d. in d.de 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
FDAFood & Drug Administration
grad.gradatimgradually
gtguttadrops
hhorahour
hor. som.hora somniat bedtime
h.s.hora somniat bedtime
in d.in diesdaily
m.miscemix
m. et n.mane et noctemorning and night
mgmilligram
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
ololeumoil
omomni maneevery morning
omn. hor.omni horaevery hour
onomni nocteevery night
ososmouth
oz.ounce
p.c.post cibumafter meals
PDRPhysicians Desk Reference
poper osby mouth
p.p.a.phiala prius agitatashake the bottle first
p.r.n.pro re nataas occasion arises
Q(q)quaqueevery
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
quotid.quotidiedaily
R/recipetake
si op. sitsi opus sitif necessary
solv.solvedissolve
st.stet, stentlet it stand, let them stand
subqsubcutaneous injection
sum.sumetake
syrsyrupussyrup
tabtablet
tal.talissuch
ter i. d.ter in diemthree times a day
ungungentumointment
U.S.P.United States Pharmacopeia
ut dict.ut dictumas directed