Latin medical abbreviations

Over 300 Latin medical abbreviations & Latin medical terms with English translations to explore.
Abscessus.  -  Abscess.
Accessio.  -  Seizure.
Adstante febri. (Ads. febr)  -  While fever is present.
Aeger.  -  Sick.
Ante cibum. (AC)  -  Before meals.
Ante prandium. (AP)  -  Before a meal.
Apoplexia.  -  Apoplexy, Stroke.
Aqua pura. (Aq. pur)  -  Pure water. (Filtered, not distilled.)
Baccalaureus Medicinae. (BM)  -  Bachelor of Medicine.
Balneum tepidum. (BT)  -  A tepid bath.
Bis in die. (bid)  -  Twice a day.
Capiatur. (Capr)  -  Let it be taken.
Colaturas.  -  About to strain. (Sufficient to strain.)
Colica.  -  Colic.
Collutorium. (Collut)  -  A mouth-wash.
Collyrium. (Collyr)  -  An eye-lotion.
Constipatio.  -  Constipation.
Convulsio.  -  Convulsions.
Coque secundum artem. (Coq. SA)  -  Boil according to art.
Coup.  -  Stroke.
Crampmus.  -  Cramps.
Cras mane. (CM)  -  Tomorrow morning.
Cras mane sumendus. (CMS)  -  To be taken tomorrow morning.
Cras nocte. (CN)  -  Tomorrow night.
Crastinus. (Crast)  -  For tomorrow.
Cura te ipsum.  -  Physician, heal thyself!
Cyathus aqua. (C. aq)  -  A glass of water.
Da, signa. (DS)  -  Give and sign.
Deaurentur pilulae. (Deaur. pil)  -  Let the pills be gilt.
Debilitas.  -  Debility, Illness, Weakness.
Debita spissitudine. (D, spiss)  -  With a proper consistence.
Decessus.  -  Died, Death.
Decubitus. (Decub)  -  Lying down.
Deglutiatur. (Deglut)  -  Let it be swallowed.
Delirium tremens.  -  Alcoholic distress; delusions and trembling.
Dementia a potu.  -  Insanity from drinking.
Dentur ad scatulam. (Dent. ad scat)  -  Let them be put in a box.
Dentur tales doses. (DTD)  -  Let such doses be given.
Detur. (Det)  -  Let it be given.
Detur in duplo. (D. in dup)  -  Let twice as much be given.
Detur, signetur.  -  Let it be given and signed.
Dextro lateri. (Dext. lat)  -  To the right side.
Dicbus alternis. (Dicb, altern)  -  Every other day.
Die sequente. (D. seq)  -  On the following day.
Diluculo. (Diluc)  -  At break of day.
Directione propria. (DP)  -  With a proper direction.
Divide in partes aequales. (D. in px)  -  Divide into equal parts.
Dosi pedetentim crescente. (DPC)  -  The dose gradually increasing.
Dysenteria.  -  Dysentery.
E gelatina vituli. (E gel vit)  -  In calf's foot jelly.
E paulo aquae. (E paul. aq)  -  In a little water.
E quolibet vehiculo idoneo. (E quol. vehic, idon)  -  In any suitable vehicle.
Eadem. (Ead)  -  The same.
Ecclampsia.  -  Convulsions.
Ejusdem. (Ejusd)  -  Of the same.
Electuarium. (Elect)  -  An electuary.
Emeticum. (Emet)  -  An emetic.
Empicus.  -  Lung disease.
Emplastrum. (Emp)  -  A plaster.
Emplastrum lyttx. (Emp. lytt)  -  A blister.
Epilepsia.  -  Epilepsy.
Evacuatio. (Evac)  -  A motion.
Ex aqua. (Ex aq)  -  In water.
Exhaustio.  -  Exhaustion.
Exhibeatur. (Exhib)  -  Let it be exhibited.
Extemplo. (Estempl)  -  To at once, immediately.
Extende super alutam mollem. (Ext. sup. alut. moll)  -  Spread it on soft leather.
Extractum. (Ext)  -  An extract.
Feber. (Febris)  -  Fever.
Febri durunte. (Feb. dur)  -  During the fever.
Febris Adenomeningea.  -  Adenomeningeal Fever.
Febris Africana.  -  African Fever.
Febris Angina.  -  Angina.
Febris Castrensis.  -  Camp Fever.
Febris Enterica.  -  Enteric Fever.
Febris Flava.  -  Yellow Fever.
Febris Intermittens.  -  Intermittent Fever.
Febris Militarius.  -  War Fever.
Febris Nervosa.  -  Nervous Fever.
Febris Petechialis.  -  Spotted Fever.
Febris Puerperalis.  -  Puerperal Fever.
Febris Remittens.  -  Remittent Fever.
Febris Rubra.  -  Scarlet Fever.
Febris Scorbutica.  -  Scorbutic Fever.
Febris Verminosa.  -  Verminous Fever.
Femoribus internis. (Fem. intern)  -  To the inner part of the thighs.
Fiant pilulae. (Ft. pil)  -  Let the pills, be made.
Fiat haustus. (Ft. haust)  -  Let a draught be made.
Fiat lege artis. (FLA)  -  Let it be made according to rule.
Fiat mistura. (FM., ft. mist)  -  Let a mixture be made.
Fiat pilula. (Ft. pil)  -  Let a pill be made.
Fiat secundum artem. (FSA)  -  Let it be made according to art.
Filtrum. (Filtr)  -  A filter.
Frustillatim. (Frust)  -  Little by little.
Frustum. (Frust)  -  A little bit.
Gelatina quavis. (Gel. quav)  -  In any kind of jelly.
Gutturi applicandus. (Guttur. appl)  -  To be applied to the throat.
Harum pilulae tres sumantur. (Har. pil. iij. s)  -  Let three of these pills be taken.
Haustus ter de die sumendus. (Ht. TDDS)  -  The draught to be taken three times a day.
Hebdomada. (Hebdom)  -  For a week.
Hora somni. (HS)  -  At bedtime. (At the hour of sleep.)
Horae unius spatio. (Hor. un. spat)  -  At the expiration of one hour.
Horis intermediis. (Hor, interm)  -  In the intermediate hours.
Hujus formae. (HF)  -  Of this shape. (emplast)
Impetu effervescentiae. (Impet. efferv)  -  During effervescence.
In decocto hordei. (In decoct. hord)  -  In barley water.
In dies. (In d)  -  From day to day.
In folio argenti volvendas. (In fol. arg. vol)  -  Rolled in silver leaf.
In fusum. (Inf)  -  An infusion.
In partes aequales. (In p. aeq)  -  Into equal parts.
In pulmento. (In pulm)  -  In gruel.
Infectio.  -  Infection.
Inflammatio.  -  Inflammation.
Infricetur. (Infric)  -  Let it be rubbed in.
Infunde. (Infund)  -  Pour in.
Injectio. (Inj)  -  An injection.
Injectio hypodermica. (Inj. hyp)  -  An hypodermic injection.
Injiciatur enema. (Inj. enem)  -  Let an enema be administered.
Inspissare. (Insp)  -  To thicken.
Lateri dolcnti. (Lat. dol)  -  To the affected side.
Linfricandus.  -  To be rubbed in.
Linimentum parti affectre infricandum. (Lin. p. a. infr)  -  The liniment to be rubbed on the affected part.
Luce prima. (Luc. p)  -  Early in the morning, dawn.
Mane et vespere. (M. et. v)  -  Morning and evening.
Mane primo. (MP)  -  Early in the morning.
Marasmus.  -  Weakness.
Massa pilularum. (MP)  -  A pill mass.
Medicinae Doctor. (MD)  -  Doctor of Medicine.
Mica panis. (Mic. pan)  -  A crumb of bread.
Misce, fiat mistura. (M. ft. mist)  -  Mix, and let a mixture be made.
Mittantur in phialam. (Mittr. in phial)  -  Let them be put into a phial.
Mittatur, mittantur. (Mittr)  -  Let it (let them) be sent.
Mitte quantitatem duplicem. (M. q. dx)  -  Send double quantity.
Morbus Hungaricus.  -  Epidemic Typhus.
Morbus.  -  Disease.
More dicto utendus. (MDU)  -  To be used as directed.
More dictor. (M. Dict)  -  As directed.
More solito. (MS)  -  In the usual manner.
Mors.  -  Death.
Musculus latissimus dorsi.  -  The widest muscle of the back.
Natus Mortuus.  -  Stillborn.
Nihil per os. (NPO)  -  Nothing by mouth.
Obitus.  -  Death, Died.
Omni bidou. (Omn. bid)  -  Every two days.
Ope penicilli.  -  With a Camel-hair pencil.
Partes aequales. (P. AE)  -  Equal parts.
Parti affectae. (Part. affect)  -  To the affected part.
Parti affectae applicandus. (PAA)  -  To be applied to the affected part.
Partitis vicibus. (Part. vic)  -  In divided doses.
Per deliquium. (PD)  -  By deliquescence.
Per os. (PO)  -  Through the mouth; By mouth.
Per rectum. (PR)  -  Through the rectum.
Peracta operatione emetic. (or, emetica) (Peract. op. emet)  -  When the operation of the emetic is finished.
Pestis.  -  Plague.
Phiala prius agitata. (PPA)  -  The bottle having been previously shaken.
Placebo.  -  I will please. (Medical expression for remedies with no medical effect, which improve one's medical condition only because one believes they do.)
Post cibum. (PC)  -  After meals.
Post jentaculum. (Post jentac)  -  After breakfast.
Post prandium. (Post prand)  -  After dinner.
Post quamque evacuationem. (Post qq. evac)  -  After each motion.
Post singulas sedes liquidas. (Post sing, sed. liq)  -  After each liquid motion.
Primum est non nocere.  -  First of all, do no harm. (Hippocrates; The maxim has become an ethical guiding principle in medical profession.)
Pro dosi. (PD)  -  For a dose.
Pro potu sumendus. (Pro pot. s)  -  To be taken as a drink.
Pro ratione aetatis. (Pro. rat. wt)  -  According to age.
Pro re nata. (PRN)  -  As needed: As the occasion arises.
Proxima luce. (Prox. luc)  -  On the next day.
Pulvinar humuli. (Pulv, hum)  -  A hop pillow.
Quantitas duplex. (Q. dx)  -  A double quantity.
Quantum libet. (QL)  -  As much as pleases. (As much as you wish.)
Quantum sufficit. (QS)  -  As much as suffices.
Quantum vis. (QV)  -  As much as you wish.
Quaque die. (QD)  -  Every day.
Quaque hora. (QH)  -  Every hour.
Quaque mane. (QM)  -  Every morning.
Quaque nocte. (QN)  -  Every night.
Quater die. (QD)  -  Four times a day.
Quater in die. (QID)  -  Take four times a day.
Quoque alternis die. (QAD)  -  Every other day.
Redactus in pulverem. (R. in pulv)  -  Reduced to powder.
Redigatur in pulverem. (Redig. in pulv)  -  Let it be reduced to powder.
Rememdium.  -  Cure, remedy, nostrum, medicine.
Repetat. (Rep., Repet)  -  Let him repeat.
Sanguisugae sex. (Sanguisug. vj)  -  Six leeches.
Semidrachma. (Semidr)  -  Half a drachm.
Sequenti luce. (Seq. luc)  -  The following day.
Sermihora. (Semih)  -  Half an hour.
Sesquihora. (Sesquih)  -  An hour and a half.
Sesuncia. (Sesunc)  -  Apt ounce and a half.
Si vires permittant. (Si vir. perm)  -  If the strength permit.
Signa, signetur, signentur. (Sig)  -  Let it be signed, sign.
Signetur. (Sig.) or (S/)  -  Let it be labeled.
Singulis aurosis. (Sing. auror)  -  Every morning.
Singulis horae quadrantibus. (Sing. hor. quad)  -  Every quarter of an hour.
Solve, dissolve. (Solv)  -  Soluble tablets.
Spasmus.  -  Cramps.
Spiritus vini rectificatus. (SVR)  -  Rectified spirit.
Spiritus vini tenuior. (SVT)  -  Proof spirit.
Statim. (stat)  -  Immediately.
Statu effervescentiae. (Stat. eff)  -  Whilst effervescing.
Stratum super stratum. (SSS)  -  Layer upon layer.
Sub finem coctionis. (Sub fin. coct)  -  When sufficiently boiled down.
Sumat talem. (Sum. tal)  -  Let the patient take one (or more) such.
Tempori dextro. (Temp. dext)  -  To the right temple.
Ter in die. (TID)  -  Thrice a day.
Tere simul. (Ter. sim)  -  Rub together.
Tinctura. (Tr)  -  A tincture.
Tussi urgente. (Tuss. urg)  -  If the cough is troublesome.
Tussis.  -  Cough.
Typhus.  -  Typhoid fever.
Ubi pus, ibi evacua.  -  Where there is pus, (there) evacuate it.
Variola.  -  Smallpox.
Vermis.  -  Worms.