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Abbreviations. Do you know these?. LOL. 2NTE. brb. LTD. OMG. L8R. LBAY. LMBO. How about these?. cwt. lbs. ml. tsp. hd. STAT. min. hr. qt. Importance of Abbreviations. From Latin brevis , meaning "short” Is a shortened form of a word or phrase.

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Abbreviations


Do you know these?

LOL

2NTE

brb

LTD

OMG

L8R

LBAY

LMBO


How about these?

cwt

lbs

ml

tsp

hd

STAT

min

hr

qt


Importance of Abbreviations

  • From Latin brevis, meaning "short”

  • Is a shortened form of a word or phrase.

  • Usually, but not always, it consists of a letter or group of letters taken from the word or phrase.

  • For example, the word abbreviation can itself be represented by the abbreviation abbr. or abbrev.

  • To shorten directions or ideas.


Common Abbreviations

  • ad lib.

  • As much as desired

  • sid

  • One time daily

  • bid

  • Two times daily

  • tid

  • Three times daily

  • qid

  • Four times daily


  • qh

  • Every hour

  • qd

  • Every day

  • w/o

  • Without

  • Stat

  • Immediately

  • N

  • Normal


  • DSH

  • Domestic Short Hair (cat)

  • DLH

  • Domestic Long Hair (cat)

  • Dx

  • Diagnosis


  • Hx

  • History

  • Rx

  • Prescription

  • Sx

  • Surgery

  • FeLV

  • Feline leukemia virus

  • FIA

  • Feline infectious anemia


  • FIP

  • Feline infectious peritonitis

  • ECG

  • Electrocardiogram

  • ICU

  • Intensive care unit

  • cc

  • Cubic centimeter, mL

  • ml

  • Milliliter


  • wt

  • Weight

  • HR

  • Heart rate

  • PCV

  • Packed cell volume

  • sg

  • Specific gravity

  • TPR

  • Temperature, pulse, respiration


  • UA,U/A

  • Urinalysis

  • IM

  • Intramuscular

  • IP

  • Intraperitoneal

  • IV

  • Intravenous

  • Sub-Q

  • Subcutaneous


  • rbc

  • Red blood cell

  • wbc

  • White blood cell

  • DVM

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

  • CNS

  • Central Nervous System

  • GI

  • Gastrointestinal


  • DOA

  • Dead on Arrival

  • DOB

  • Date of Birth 

  • Female 

  • Male


Practice – Sample Rx (Prescription)

  • Administer 2cc per 10lbs, bid

  • Rx: 6mL IM qid

  • Vaccinate for FIA, FeLV and FIP.


Activity - Abbreviations

  • Complete the activity sheet, using your notes.

  • Be prepared for a quiz upon completion.


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