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Latin words and phrases used in prescriptions.

Abbreviation Latin English meaning
a.c. ante cibum  before meals
b.i.d. bis in die  twice a day
caps. capsula  capsule
d. dies  day
gtt. gutta  drop
h. hore  hour
h.s. hora somni  at bedtime
o.d. oculus dexter  right eye
o.h omni hora  every hour
o.s. oculus sinister  left eye
o.u. oculus uterque  each eye
p.c. post cibum  after meals
p.o. per os  by mouth
p.r.n. pro re nata  as needed
q. quaque  each, every
q.h. quaqqe hora  every hour
q.i.d. quater in die  four times a day
sig. signa  label
sol. solutio  solution
tab. tabella  tablet
t.i.d. ter in die  three times a day
ung. unguentum  ointment
ut dict. ut dictum  as directed
Common abbreviation is t meaning one, tt meaning two, ttt meaning three.
For example, ttt gtt. means three drops.

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