Latin term and Abbreviation commonly used in prescription writing

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Latin term AbbreviationMeaning
 adadto, up to
  ad lib.at pleasure
 addeaddadd (thou)
 agitaagitshake, stir
 alternis horisalt. h.every other hour
 anaa.a. or aaof each
 antea.before
 ante cibuma.c.before food, before meals
 ante meridiena.m.morning
  amp.ampule
 aquaaq.water
 aqua adaq. ad.water up to
  ag. dest; aqua dist.distilled water
 aurisaur.; aear
 auris dextera.d.right ear
 aurix laevusa.l.left ear
 auris sinistera.s.left ear
 auris utroa.u.each ear
 auristillaeauristear-drops
  a.t.c.around the clock
 bisb.twice
 bis in dieb.i.d.twice a day
 brachiumbrach.the arm
  BSAbody surface area
 capsulacapsa capsule
  c.c.cubic centimeter
 chartulaechartspowder papers; divided powders
 cibuscib.; c.food
 collunariumcolluna nose wash
 collutoriumcollut.a mouthwash
 collyriumcollyr.an eyewash
 composituscomp.compound
 congiuscong.; C.gallon
 cumc or c.with
 cum cibusc.c.with food; with meals
 denturd.give (thou); let be given
 dentur tales dosesd.t.d.give of such doses
 dexterd.right
 diebus alternisdieb. alt.every other day
 dilutusdil.dilute, diluted
  disp.dispense
  div.divide
  DWdistilled water
  elix.elixir
 emulsumemuls.emulsion
 etetand
 ex modo prescriptoe.m.p.in the manner prescribed; as directed
 fac, fiat, fiantf.; ft.let it be made; make
  f.; fl.fluid
  g.; G.; gm.gram
 granumgr.grain
 guttaegtt.a drop
 horahat the hour of
 hora somnih.s.at bedtime
  i.m.intramuscular
 injectioinj.injection
  i.v.; IVintravenous
  i.v.p.; IVPintravenous push
  IVPBintravenous piggyback
 laevusl.left
 linimentumlin.liniment
 liquorliq.a solution
  lot.lotion
 minimummin; Mxminim
 miscem.; Mmix
  mcg.microgram
  mEq.milliequivalent
  mg.milligram
  ml.milliliter
 nocten.at night
 naristillaenarist.nasal drops
 nebuleneb.a spray
  N.F.National Formulary
 non repetaturnon.rep.do not repeat
  NSnormal saline
 octariusO.pint
 oculentumocculent.eye ointment
 oculuso.eye
 oculus dextero.d.right eye
 oculus laevuso.l.left eye
 oculus sinistero.s.left eye
 oculus utroo.u.both eyes, each eye
 omni maneo.m.every morning
 parti affectae applicandusp.a.a.to be applied to affected part
 per osp.o.by mouth
 post cibump.c.after meals
  p.r.per rectum
 pro re natap.r.n.as needed
 pulvispulv.powder
 quater in dieq.i.d.four times a day
 quaqueq.each, every
 quaque dieq.d.every day
 quaque horaq.h.every hour
 quantum sufficiatq.s.a sufficient quantity
 quantum sufficiat adq.s. ada sufficient quantity to make
 secundum artems.a.according to the art
  S.C.; subc; subqsubcutaneously
 semisssone-half
 signaSig.write, label
 sineswithout
 si opus sits.o.s.if necessary
  sol.solution
 statimstat.immediately
 suppositorumsupp.suppository
 syrupussyr.syrup
 tabellatab.tablet
  tbsp.tablespoonful
 ter in diet.i.d.three times a day
  tinc.; tr.tincture
 trochiscustrochelozenge
 tussistuss.a cough
 ungentumung.an ointment
 ut dictumut dict.; u.d.as directed
Latin term & Abbreviation used in prescription

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