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Pharmacy Calculations conversions & abbreviations
From Midwestern Univerity's pharmacy calculations class
136
Pharmacology
09/13/2009

Term
 1 mcg = ? mg
Definition
 1 mcg = 0.001 mg
Term
 1 mg = ? mcg
Definition
 1 mg = 1000 mcg
Term
 1 g = ? mg
Definition
 1 g = 1000 mg
Term
 1 kg = ? g
Definition
 1 kg = 1000 g
Term
 1 mL = ? mcL
Definition
 1 mL = 1000 mcL
Term
 100 mL = ? dL
Definition
 100 mL = 1 dL
Term
 1 L = ? mL
Definition
 1 L = 1000 mL
Term
 1 T = ? tsp
Definition
 1 T = 3 tsp
Term
 1 fl oz = ? C
Definition
 1 fl oz = 1/8 C
Term
 1 fl oz = ? T
Definition
 1 fl oz = 2 T
Term
 1 fl oz = ? mL
Definition
 1 fl oz = 30 mL
Term
 1 pt = ? mL
Definition
 1 pt = 473 mL = 16 fl.oz.
Term
 1 quart = ? mL
Definition
 1 quart = 946 mL= 32 fl oz
Term
 1 gallon = ? mL
Definition
 1 gallon = 3785 mL= 128 fl oz
Term
 1 fluid dram (ろ) = ? mL
Definition
 1 ろ = 5 mL
Term
 1 fluid dram (ろ) = ? tsp
Definition
 1 ろ = 1 tsp
Term
 1 grain (gr) = ? mg
Definition
 1 gr = 65 mg
Term
 1 oz = ? g
Definition
 1 oz = 28.4 g
Term
 1 lb = ? g
Definition
 1 lb = 454 g
Term
 1 kg = ? lbs
Definition
 1 kg = 2.2 lbs
Term
 1 in = ? cm
Definition
 1 in = 2.54 cm
Term
 What is the roman numeral for one half?
Definition
 ss
Term
 Compounding instruction:aa stands for?
Definition
 of each
Term
Definition
 up to(Compounding instruction)
Term
 aq
Definition
 water(Compounding instruction)
Term
 dtd
Definition
 give of such doses(Compounding instruction)
Term
 div
Definition
 divide(Compounding instruction)
Term
 et
Definition
 and(compounding instruction)
Term
 ft
Definition
 make(compounding instruction)
Term
 M
Definition
 mix(compounding instuction)
Term
 qs
Definition
 enough; sufficient quantity(compounding instruction)
Term
 amp
Definition
 ampule (dosage form)
Term
 cap or caps
Definition
 Capsules (dosage form)
Term
 chart
Definition
 powder paper (dosage form)
Term
 crm
Definition
 cream (dosage form)
Term
 elix
Definition
 elixir (dosage form)
Term
 gtt, gtts
Definition
 drops (dosage form)
Term
 MDI
Definition
 Metered Dose Inhaler (dosage form)
Term
 nebs
Definition
 solution for nebulization (dosage form)
Term
 NPO
Definition
 nothing by mouth (not a dosage form but means pt should not be administered medications orally)
Term
 oint
Definition
 ointment (dosage form)
Term
 po
Definition
 by mouth, orally or swallowed (dosage form)
Term
 pr
Definition
 suppository (when written after drug name) (dosage form)
Term
 pulv
Definition
 powder (dosage form)
Term
 sl
Definition
 sublingual form (dosage form)
Term
 sol or soln
Definition
 solution (dosage form)
Term
 supp
Definition
 suppository (dosage form)
Term
 susp
Definition
 suspension (dosage form)
Term
 SVN
Definition
 small volume nebulizer (dosage form)
Term
 syr
Definition
 syrup (caution-also used for syringe; dosage form)
Term
 tab
Definition
 tablets (dosage form)
Term
 ung
Definition
 ointment (dosage form)
Term
 aa (route)
Definition
 affected area (route)
Term
Definition
 right ear (route)
Term
 as
Definition
 left ear (route)
Term
 au
Definition
 each ear/both ears (route)
Term
 H
Definition
 hypodermic (route)
Term
 ID
Definition
Term
 IM
Definition
 intramuscularly (route)
Term
 inj
Definition
 injection (route)
Term
 IV
Definition
 intravenously (route)
Term
 IVPB
Definition
 intravenous piggyback (route)
Term
 od
Definition
 right eye (route)
Term
 os
Definition
 left eye (route)
Term
 ou
Definition
 both eyes (route)
Term
 po
Definition
 by mouth OR orally (route)
Term
 pr
Definition
 rectally OR into the rectum (route)
Term
 pv
Definition
 vaginally OR into the vagina (route)
Term
 SC, SQ, or subq
Definition
 subcutaneously (route)
Term
 S/S
Definition
 swish and spit OR swish and swallow (route)
Term
 top
Definition
 topically (route)
Term
 @
Definition
 at
Term
 alt
Definition
 alternating
Term
 am
Definition
 morning
Term
 bid
Definition
 twice daily
Term
 biw
Definition
 twice weekly
Term
 cid
Definition
 5 times a day
Term
 h
Definition
 hour
Term
 hs
Definition
 bedtime
Term
 min
Definition
 minute
Term
 noc
Definition
 night
Term
 pm
Definition
 evening; night
Term
 q
Definition
 every
Term
 qam
Definition
 every morning
Term
 qd
Definition
 every day
Term
 qhs
Definition
 Bedtime or daily at bedtime
Term
 qid
Definition
 4 times a day
Term
 qod
Definition
 every other day
Term
 qpm
Definition
 every evening
Term
 qweek
Definition
 every week
Term
 sid
Definition
 once daily (vets)
Term
 tid
Definition
 three times daily
Term
 tiw
Definition
 three times weekly
Term
 wk
Definition
 week (w for week only in compound forms like biw)
Term
 Δ
Definition
 change
Term
 ā
Definition
 before
Term
 ac
Definition
 before meals
Term
Definition
 freely
Term
 ASAP
Definition
 as soon as possible
Term
 ATC
Definition
 around the clock
Term
 BS, FBG
Definition
 Blood sugar, fasting blood glucose
Term
 c (bar)
Definition
 with
Term
 max
Definition
 maximum
Term
 min
Definition
 minimum
Term
 MR
Definition
 may repeat
Term
 non rep
Definition
 do not repeat OR no refills
Term
 NTE
Definition
 not to exceed
Term
 OTC
Definition
 over the counter
Term
 p (bar)
Definition
 after
Term
 pc
Definition
 after meals
Term
 prn
Definition
 as needed
Term
 rep
Definition
 repeat
Term
 s (bar)
Definition
 without
Term
 stat
Definition
 immediately
Term
 ut dict or ud
Definition
 as directed
Term
 WA
Definition
 while awake
Term
 x (bar)
Definition
 except
Term
 x
Definition
 times
Term
 x1
Definition
 one time
Term
 x2
Definition
 two times
Term
 x3
Definition
 three times
Term
 BM
Definition
 bowel movement
Term
 BP
Definition
 blood pressure
Term
 CHF
Definition
 congestive heart failure
Term
 COPD
Definition
 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Term
 CP
Definition
 chest pain
Term
 HA, H/A
Definition
Term
 HTN, HBP
Definition
 hypertension, high blood pressure
Term
 HR
Definition
 heart rate
Term
 MI
Definition
 myocardial infarction
Term
 N/V
Definition
 nausea/vomiting
Term
 Temp
Definition
 temperature
Term
 RR
Definition
 respiratory rate
Term
 SOB
Definition
 shortness of breath
Term
 sz
Definition
 seizures
Term
 UTI
Definition
 urinary tract infection
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