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Medical Terminology
Appenidix A Discontinued Abbreviations
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Nursing
05/15/2012

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Term

Discontinued abbreviation: AD

mistaken for AS, AU, OD, OS, OU

Definition
Write: right ear
Term

Discontinued abbreviation: AS

mistaken for AD, AU, OD, OS, OU

Definition
Write: left ear
Term

Discontinued abbreviation: AU

mistaken for U (units)

Definition
Write: both ears
Term

Discontinued abbreviation: cc

mistaken for U (units)

Definition
Write: ml
Term

Discontinued abbreviation: dc, DC, D/C

mistaken for each other (discharge/discontinue)

Definition
Write: discharge or discontinued
Term

Discontinued abbreviation: IU

mistaken for IV

Definition
Write: international unit
Term

Discontinued abbreviation: MgSO4

mistaken for MSO4

Definition
Write: magnesium sulfate
Term

Discontinued abbreviation: MS, MSO4

mistaken for MgSO4

Definition
 Write: morphine sulfate
Term

Discontinued abbreviation: OD

Mistaken for AD, AS, AU, OS, OU

Definition
Write: right eye
Term

Discontinued abbreviation: OS

Mistaken for AD, AS, AU, OD, OU

Definition
Write: left eye
Term

Discontinued abbreviation: OU

Mistaken for AD, AS, AU, OD, OS

Definition
Write: both eyes
Term

Discontinued abbreviation: qd

Mistaken for: qod

Definition
Write: daily
Term

Discontinued abbreviation: qod

Mistaken for: qd, qid

Definition
Write: every other day
Term

Discontinued abbreviation: SC, SQ

Mistaken for: SL or 5 every...

Definition
Write: subcut or subcutaneously, SubQ or Sub-Q
Term

Discontinued abbreviation: SS

Mistaken for: 55

Definition
Write: sliding scale
Term

Discontinued abbreviation: u

Mistaken for: 0, 4 or cc

Definition
Write: unit
Term

Discontinued abbreviation: μg

Mistaken for: mg

Definition
Write: mcg
Term

Discontinued abbreviation: ‹ (less than) or › (greater than)

Mistaken for each other (less than or greater than)

Definition
Write: less than or greater than
Term

Discontinued abbreviation: decimal point following number (eg 4.0 or 51.0)

Mistaken for 40 or 510

Definition
Write: the number without the following decimal point and zero
Term

Discontinued abbreviation: starting a number with a decimal point (eg .41 or .5)

Mistaken for 41 or 5

Definition
Write: always place a zero before the decimal point