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.