viernes, 6 de agosto de 2010

significado de stat y prn en medicina

p.r.n.: Abbreviation meaning "when necessary" (from the Latin "pro re nata", for an occasion that has arisen, as circumstances require, as needed). One of a number of hallowed abbreviations of Latin terms that have traditionally been used in prescriptions.

Some others:

* a.c. = before meals (from "ante cibum", before meals)
* b.i.d. = twice a day (from "bis in die", twice a day)
* gtt. = drops (from "guttae", drops)
* p.c. = after meals (from "post cibum", after meals)
* p.o. = by mouth, orally (from "per os", by mouth)
* q.d. = once a day (from "quaque die", once a day)
* q.i.d. = four times a day (from "quater in die", 4 times a day)
* q._h.: If a medicine is to be taken every so-many hours (from "quaque", every and the "h" indicating the number of hours)
* q.h. = every hour
* q.2h. = every 2 hours
* q.3h. = every 3 hours
* q.4h. = every 4 hours
* t.i.d. = three times a day (from "ter in die", 3 times a day)
* ut dict. = as directed (from "ut dictum", as directed)

abbreviation for the Latin word statim, "immediately."
Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 8th edition. © 2009, Elsevier.
Stat! Clinical medicine adverb Fast, quickly, immediately, schnell, vite Lab medicine noun A specimen, often from the ICU or ER, which is given priority in a lab to measure analytes with immediate potential impact on Pt management; 'stats' include serum glucose, hematocrit, WBC count, certain enzymes, PT, PTT, BUN, creatinine. Cf 'Stats' Medtalk Jocularly, Some Time After Tomorrow, the likelihood of having an event occur in the desired timeframe Neurology A clinical trial–Stroke Treatment with Ancrod Trial.

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