nothing by mouth AMA style avoids use of this abbreviation (spell out ” nothing by mouth “) NS normal saline (0.9%) 1/2NS half-normal saline (0.45%) NTE not to exceed o 2 o 2 both eyes “O 2” usually means oxygen or oxygen therapy: o.d. omni die every day (once daily) (preferred to “qd” in the UK) o.d. oculus dexter right eye
Medical abbreviations are a shorthand way of writing and talking by medical professionals (people who work to help sick people) to hurry explanation of diseases (sickness) patients or medicines (drugs).. This shorthand can include shortening (making less lengthy) of longer disease names by cutting the word down to its base (the Latin or Greek part that makes it).
The main discussion of these abbreviations in the context of drug prescriptions and other medical prescriptions is at List of abbreviations used in medical prescriptions. Some of these abbreviations are best not used as marked and explained here. Abbrev. Mean…