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What does this mean: 1 gtt OU bid

Discussion in 'Allopathic' started by BellKicker, Apr 9, 2003.

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  1. BellKicker

    BellKicker Twisted Miler

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    I'm thinking it means a drop in both eyes. bid I can't figure out. How about tid/qid?

    I'm sorry, it's probably a stupid question but if someone tells me I'll never ask again.

    Thanks.
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    Both eyes twice a day.

    tid-3X
    qid-4X
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    I don't know about the beginning but bid means twice a day.
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    BellKicker Twisted Miler

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    Thanks a lot.

    I thought it had to be something like that. I know guttatum is latin for drop so gtt=drop makes sense.

    How's OU both eyes? Oculi Universalis or something?

    BID/TID/QID I won't even think about. At least I know.

    Thanks again.
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    o.d. -- oculus dexter, right eye
    o.s. -- oculus sinister, left eye
    o.u. -- oculus uterque, each eye

    My orgo professor said that anyone who is left-handed must be sinister, and since then I've never had a problem remembering o.d./o.s. ;)
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    b.i.d. = bis in die (Latin meaning twice a day)
    t.i.d. = ter in die (latin for 3 times a day)
    q.i.d. = quater in die (latin for 4 times a day)
    q.d. = quaque die latin meaning every day
    hope this helps!

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