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Medical Terms P

- P after
P pulse, phosphorus
PA physician's assistant
PAC premature atrial contraction
PAP papanicolau test
para number of pregnancies
path pathology
Pb lead
PBI protein bound iodine
PCA patient controlled analgesia
pc after meals
PCC poison control center
PCP patient care plan
PCT patient/ personal care technician
PDR Physicians Desk Reference
PE physical exam, pumlonary edema
Peds pediatrics
per by, through
PET positron emission tomography
pH measure of acidity/ alkalinity
Pharm pharmacy
PI present illness
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
PKU phenylketonuria
PM, pm after noon
PMC postmortem care
PNS peripheral nervous system
po by mouth
PO phone order
post posterior,after
post-op after an operation
PP postpartum
PPE personal protective equipment
pre-op before and operation
PPO preferred provider organization
prep prepare
prn whenever necessary, as needed
Psy psychology
pt patient, pint
Pt prothrombin time
PT Physical therapy
PTT partial thromboplastin time
PVC premature ventricular contraction
PVD peripheral vascular disease
Px prognosis, physical exam
Created by: dalynnb