Health Science

Term Definition
prn whenever necessary, as needed
NPO nothing by mouth
Stat immediately, at once
po by mouth
quad four
cap capsule
cc cubic centimeter
OD right eye, occular dextra, doctor of optometry
OS left eye, occular sinistra
ml millimeter
AD right ear
AS left ear
AU both ears
ADL activities of daily living
OTC over the counter
TPR qid temperature, pulse, respiration, four times a say
2 gtts all bid two drops, each eye, twice a day
BP q 4h blood preasure every four hours
1 tap tid PC one tablet three times a day, after meals
NPO p mn nothing by mouth, after midnight