What does μg mean?

…medically related? Perhaps in a doctor’s orders.

Micrograms. Most people don’t want to be bothered to figure out how to properly type the Greek letter mu, so they use the Latin u instead. I see it a lot in electronics, too: uF, microfarads; uH, microhenries, etc.


Oh, that IS a mu in your title. cleans glasses Anyway, my post stands.

It stands for “micrograms.” The symbol mg was already taken for “miligrams.” A microgram is one-millionth of a gram.

A microgram is one millionth of a gram.

wow… thanks.

What about IVP until pulse > 60/min.

What does the > symbol mean? Is it 60 per minute? In this case is IVP intravenous pyelogram?

> means greater than. < means less than.

IVP has many meanings:

In Vitro Embryo Production
In Vitro Production
In Vitro-Produced
Infrared Video Pupillography
Intravenous Pitocin
Intravenous Push
Intravenous Pyelogram
Intravenous Pyelography
Intravenous Urography
Intraventricular Pressure
Intravesical Pressure
Here I’d guess it is intravenous push, pushing say, some atropine to try to increase an overly slow heart rate.

How the heck do you guys keep all that MFI straight? I have enough trouble with things like SPST and SPDT. :smiley:

They’re actually called TLAs.

When in doubt, I turn to the internet!

MFIs are Mother-Fucking Initialisms, I think.


*(Yet Another Damned Abbreviation ;))

Yeah, me too. But not at 15 bucks a year.

Here’s a free list of Medical Abbreviations

TLAs are Three Letter Acronyms.

We should do a whole thread about TLA Acronyms
I’ll go first, ATM Machine :cool:

My doctor keeps giving me drug prescriptions in units of mega-gravities (MG), but fortunately the pharmacist only dispenses in milligrammes (mg), or I’d be a black hole by now.

$15? It works for me for free. Much more flexible than the wiki listing, too

To the OP, we are encouraged to use mcg for microgram in our prescribing.

To Qadgop, see you in the next medically related thread.

Well, I see we have doctors in the house.

What is the medical term for vomitting?
(Fitting question for New Years)