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VERY Common Abbr.

Commonly Encountered Abbreviations P's

TermDefinition
P pulse, phosphorus
Pap papanicolaou (smear)
paren parenterally
Path pathology
PC, pc after meals
PD postprandial (after meals)
PE physical examination
Peds pediatrics
pH hydrogen ion concentration
PICU pulmonary intensive care unit; pediatric intensive care unit
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
PMP previous menstrual period
PO orally (per os)
postop, p/o after opertation
prep prepare
pp postprandial
preop before operation
pm as required
pt patient
PT physical therapy (or therapist)
PVC premature ventricular contraction
Created by: Jenni521