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pharmaceutics Latin terms and abbreviations

These latin will assist student’s ability to write well and impress prescription . Thus, here is a list of some Latin phrases that student should try to use and commit to memorize. Latin is more than a dead language; it is access to a better understanding to terms that are used in daily academics.

Latin terms and abbreviations used in prescriptions:-

Latin
Abbreviation
English
Recipe 
Rx
Take
Ante cibum
a.c.
Before food
Post cibum
p.c
After food
Inter cibos
i.c.
Between meals
Ante meridien
a.m.
Before noon
Post meridiem
p.m.
Afternoon
Aqua
Aq.
Water
Destillatus
Dest.
Distilled
Ex aqua
Ex.eq.
In water
Concentratus
Conc.
Concentrated
Dilutus
Dil.
Diluted
Semisse
ss.
Half
Hora
h.
At the hour of
Hora sommi
h.s.
At bedtime
Mane
m.
In the morning
Nocte
n.
At night
Nomen proprium
n.et m.
Night and morning
Omni die
o.d.
Every day
Omni mane
o.m.
Every morning
Omni nocte
o.n.
Every night
Si opus sit
s.o.s.
If necessary
Pro re nata
p.r.n.
When required
Bis die
b.i.d. or b.d
Twice daily
Ter de die 
t.d.d.   or   t.d.s.
To taken 3 times daily
Quarter die 
q.d.s
To be taken 4 times 
Quaquue
qq.
Every
Quaque hora
qq.h.
Every hour
Quantum sufficiat
q.s.
Sufficient



Fiat
Ft.
Let it be made
Signa
Sig.
Label
Compositus
Co.
Compound
Mitte
Mitt.
Send
Misce
m.
Mix,let it be mixed
Misce fiat mistura
m.ft.m.
Mix to make a mixture
Divide
div.
Divide


Dosis


Dos.


Dose

tsp
teaspoonful
Statim
Stat
Immediately
Cum
c.
With
Dexter
Dext.
Right
Laevus
Laev.
Left
Auri
Auri
To the ear

linimentum
lin
liniment
liquor
liq
solution

lot. 
lotion

Pulv.
powder
capsula
cap., caps.
capsule

cr., crm 
cream

elix.
elixir
emulsum
emuls.
emulsion
gutta(e)
gtt(s)
drop(s)
injectio
inj.
injection
suppositorium
supp

susp
suspension
syrupus
syr
syrup
Taletta.
tab
tablet



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