tid medical abbreviation means three times a day. It is an abbreviation of “ter in die” which in Latin means three times a day. Abbreviation t.i.d. is sometimes written without a dot in small letters as “tid” or in uppercase letters as “TID”. However, it is written, it is one of the many sacred abbreviations of Latin terms that were traditionally used in prescriptions to determine the frequency with which to take medication.
Other examples are:
q.d. (QD or QD) is once a day; q.d. means “quaque die” (which means, in Latin, once a day).
offer. (or bid or BID) is twice a day; offer. means “bis in die” (in Latin, twice a day).
q.i.d. (or qid or QID) is four times a day; q.i.d. means “quarter in die” (in Latin, 4 times a day).
q_h: If the drug is to be taken every few hours, “q_h” is written; “q” means “quaque” and “h” means the number of hours. For example, “2 caps q4h” means “take 2 capsules every 4 hours”.
Medical abbreviations: what do they mean?
Have you ever wondered why you can not read a doctor’s note or prescription numbers? Health professionals often quickly write notes with important medical information that they would like the patient to refer to in relation to the type of current or recently diagnosed disease, syndrome or other health condition. Have you ever seen a doctor’s notes in your medical history and found peculiar abbreviations and jargon? Do you wonder what letters and numbers mean on your prescriptions or other items related to the disease, syndrome or disorder?
Doctors and other health professionals often use a list of abbreviations, acronyms and other medical terminology as a reference for quick search and accurate record of patient information and instructions. There is no standard or approved list in which healthcare professionals look for medical acronyms or abbreviations. Therefore, it is important to understand the context in which the abbreviation or term was used.
Abbreviations, acronyms and medical terminology are used in many situations and instructions for medicines prescribed by a doctor. This is a short list of common abbreviations you may have seen in the doctor’s notebook; a package of prescription drugs or a bottle; laboratory or other test results; or in your doctor’s notes.
ALL: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
AMI: Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack)
B-ALL: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia from B cells
FSH: follicle stimulating hormone. Blood test for follicle-stimulating hormone, which is used to assess fertility in women.
HAPE: High pulmonary edema
HPS: Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. A type of contagious, infectious disease transmitted by rats infected with the virus.
IBS: irritable bowel syndrome (a medical disorder involving the digestive tract)
IDDM: insulin-dependent diabetes. Type 1 diabetes.
MDS: the dysplastic team of the mobuza
NBCCS: Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome
PE: Pulmonary embolism. The type of a blood clot in the lungs.
SIDS: sudden infant death syndrome
TSH: thyroid stimulating hormone. Blood test for TSH is used to diagnose thyroid disease.
Use this list as a source of popular abbreviations and acronyms used in the healthcare community to quickly find and answer questions about those letters and numbers of medicines prescribed by your doctor or other comments from your doctor or other healthcare professionals.
A – Medical abbreviations
a.c.: Before meals. As with taking the drug before meals.
Ratio a / g: a ratio of albumin to globulin.
ACL: frontal cruciate ligament. ACL lesions are one of the most common injuries of the knee joint and ACL can be twisted or completely detached from trauma and/or degeneration.
Adlib: At liberty. For example, a patient may be allowed to leave the bed freely, and thus the orders will be allocated for ad-hoc activity.
AFR: acute renal failure
ADHD: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
ADR: Adverse drug reaction. If you are taking a prescription medicine to treat high blood pressure
AIDS: acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AKA: Above the knee amputation.
Anuric: Does not produce urine. A person with armlessness is often critical and may require dialysis.
AND: There are no signs of disease. The patient came to the ER alive without any symptoms of the disease.
ADH: antidiuretic hormone
ARDS: Acute respiratory distress syndrome.
ARF: Acute renal failure (kidney)
ASCVD: Arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease. A form of heart disease.
B – Medical abbreviations
B.D.: twice a day. As with taking the drug twice a day.
error: Blood. Blood was visible on the patient’s scalp.
Bandemia: Slang for elevated levels of white blood cell banding.
Bibasilar: At the base of both lungs. For example, a person with pneumonia in both lungs may have abnormal bipolar
BKA: Below the knee amputation.
BMP: basic metabolic panel. Electrolytes (potassium, sodium, carbon dioxide and chloride) as well as creatinine and glucose.
BP: blood pressure. Blood pressure is recorded as part of a physical examination. This is one of the “life signs”.
BPD: borderline personality disorder. Personality disorder.
BSO: Bilateral salpingo-oviduct. BSO is the removal of both ovaries and adjacent fallopian tubes and is often performed as part of the total hysterectomy of the cavity