Medical abbreviations P

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Medical abbreviations P
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  1. P
    • 1. phosphorus
    • 2. pulse
  2. PA
    • 1. posteroanterior
    • 2. pernicious anemia
    • 3. pulmonary artery
    • 4. physician assistant
  3. PAC
    premature atrial contraction
  4. Pap
    papanicolau (test)
  5. para 1, 2, 3 and so on
    unipara, bipara, tripara (number of viable births)
  6. PAT
    paroxysmal atrial tachycardia
  7. PBI
    protein-bound iodine
  8. pc, p.c.*
    after meals
  9. PCL
    posterior crucial ligament
  10. PCNL
    percutaneous nephrolithotomy
  11. Pco2
    partial pressure carbon dioxide
  12. PCP
    • 1. pneumocystis pneumonia
    • 2. primary care physician
    • 3. phencyclidine (hallucinogen)
  13. PE
    • 1. physical examination
    • 2. pulmonary embolism
    • 3. pressure-equalizing
  14. PERRLA
    pupils equal, round, and reactive to light and accommodation
  15. PET
    positron emission tomography
  16. PFT
    pulmonary function test
  17. PGH
    pituitary growth hormone
  18. pH
    symbol for degree of acidity or alkalinity
  19. PID
    pelvic inflammatory disease
  20. PIH
    pregnancy-induced hypertension
  21. PKD
    polycistic kidney disease
  22. PMH
    past medical history
  23. PMI
    point of maximum impulse
  24. PMN, PMNL
    polymorphonuclear leukocyte
  25. PMP
    previous menstrual period
  26. PMS
    premenstrual period
  27. PND
    paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
  28. PNS
    peripheral nervous system
  29. p.o.*
    by mouth
  30. Po2
    partial pressure of oxygen
  31. poly
    polymorphonuclear leukocyte
  32. post
    posterior
  33. p.r.n.*
    as required
  34. PSA
    prostate-specific-antigen
  35. pt
    patient
  36. PT
    • 1. prothrombin time
    • 2. physical therapy
  37. PTCA
    percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
  38. PTH
    parathyroid hormone
  39. PTHC
    percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography
  40. PTT
    partial thromboplastin time
  41. PUD
    peptic ulcer disease
  42. PVC
    premature ventricular contraction

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