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Route of Administration Abbreviations | en Espańol

Below is an alphabetical list of the route abbreviations used in the VetGRAM lists.

Abbr Long Name and Definition
AU Auricular (Otic); administration to or by way of the ear
BUC Buccal; referring to the inside lining of the cheeks and is part of the lining mucosa
EPI Epidural; administration upon or over the dura mater
IA Intra-arterial; administration within an artery or arteries
IART Intra-articular; administration within a joint
ICAR Intracardiac; administration with the heart
IDUC Intraductal; administration within the duct of a gland
IFOL Intrafollicular; administered within the follicle
IGAS Intragastric; administration within the stomach
ILES Intralesional; administration within or introduced directly into a localized lesion
IM Intramuscular; administration within a muscle
IMM Intramammary; administered within the teat canal
IMRS Immersion; administered by immersing completely in solution
INF Infiltration; administered in a diffuse pattern to multiple sites
INH Respiratory (Inhalation); administration within the respiratory tract by inhaling orally or nasally for local or systemic effect
IP Intraperitoneal; administration within the peritoneal cavity
ISIN Intrasinal; administration within the nasal or periorbital sinuses
ISYN Intrasynovial; administration within the synovial cavity of a joint
IT Intrathecal; administration within the cerebrospinal fluid at any level of the cerebrospinal axis, including injection into the cerebral ventricles
ITES Intratesticular; administration within the testicle
ITU Intratumoral; direct injections into the tumor
IU Intrauterine; administration within the uterus
IV Intravenous; administration within or into a vein or veins
IVES Intravesical; administration within the bladder
NAS Nasal; administration to the nose; administered by way of the nose
NG Nasogastric; administration through the nose and into the stomach, usually by means of a tube
OU Ophthalmic; administration to the external eye
PAR Parenteral; administration by injection, infusion, or implantation
PNEU Perineural; administration surrounding a nerve or nerves
PO Oral; administration to or by way of the mouth
PV Vaginal; administration into the vagina
REC Rectal; administration to the rectum
SC Subcutaneous; administration beneath the skin; hypodermic (synonymous with the term SUBDERMAL)
SCi Subcutaneous Implant; administered by placing under the skin
SL Sublingual; administration beneath the tongue
TOP Topical; administration to a particular spot on the outer surface of the body
TOPp Topical, Pour On; administered to the skin by pouring liquid over the back
TD Transdermal; administered through the dermal layer of the skin