17 Abbreviations Used In Drugs Prescriptions

1. b.d or b.i.d.

The Latin origin: Bis in die

Means: Twice a day



2. gutt.

The Latin origin: Guttae

Means: Drops



3. i.m.

Means: Intramuscular or Intramuscularly



4. i.v.

Means: Intravenous or intravenously



5. o.d.

The Latin origin: Omni die

Means: Once daily



6. o.m.

The Latin origin: Omni mane

Means: Once every morning



7. o.n.

The Latin origin: Omni nocte

Means: Once every night



8. p.o.

The Latin origin: Per os

Means: By mouth



9. PR

The Latin origin: Per rectum

Means: Through the anus



 

10. p.r.n.

The Latin origin: Pro re nata

Means: Whenever required



11. PV

The Latin origin: Per vaginam

Means: Through the vagina



12. q.d.s.

The Latin origin: Quarter die sumendum

Means: Four times daily



13. q.i.d

The Latin origin: Quarter in die

Means: Four times daily



14. s.c.

Means: Subcutaneous or subcutanously



15. stat.

The Latin origin: Statim

Means: Immediately



16. t.d.s.

The Latin origin: Ter die sumendum

Means: Three times daily.



17. t.i.d.

The Latin origin: Ter in die

Means: Three times daily

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