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Pharmacy Technician Routes of Administration
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PO


Mouth


IV


Intravenous (quickest onset)


IM


Intramuscular (flu shots)


SC


Subcutaneous (under the skin; TB shot)



PR


Rectally



PV


Vaginally


IT


Intrathecal (Spine)


IA


Intraarterial


Top


Topical (skin)


NPO


Nothing by mouth


Buccal


Between the cheek and gum


SL


Sublingual (under the tongue)


Nose, Eye and Ear


Nose, Eye and Ear