Medical Latin

We use Latin abbreviations all the time….. do you know the meanings of any of these terms?


T / F    PRN is the abbreviation for pro re nata which means “never actually given”

T / F    “stat” is short for statim which means “melodramatic”

T / F    “Q” (as in Q4H) is short for quaque, which means “every”

T / F    “PO” is the abbreviation for per os, meaning “through the mouth” – NOT “go away”

T / F    “TDS” (ter die sumendum) and “TID” (ter in die) are equally acceptable for “three times a day”


For those sitting the written exam on Tuesday – all the very best!!!