Prescription Abbreviations

Here's a list of abbreviations related to the Prescription terminology and jargon:



1/121 Month
1/2NShalf normal saline (0.45%)
1/521 Week
1/7One Day
10dten day
30dthirty day
4HRXFour Hour Prescription
5-FU5-Fluorouracil (anti cancer drug)
90dninety day
abefore (from Latin ante)
A.C.Ante Cibum (before meals)
A.C.after food (ante cibum) [Lat.]
A.M.Ante Meridiem (take before noon)
AAAmino Acid
AAOf each (Ana)
aaequal quantities of each ingredient
AAAApply to Affected Area
AAAD,KJAAn Apple A Day, Keeps Jen Away
ABVDAdriamycin, Bleomycin, Vinblatine and Dacarbazine
ACD (solution)citric acid, sodium citrate & dextrose
ACEIAngiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor
ACIPAdvisory Committee on Immunization Practices
ACMDAdvisory Council of Many Drugs