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Med. Abbrev. (con't)

Stack covers through the all the P's you are responsible for

p after
P pulse
P & A percussion and auscultation
PAC premature atrial contraction
palp palpation
pc after meals
pCO2 partial pressure of carbon dioxide
PE physical exam or pulmonary embolism
PEDS pediatrics
per by or through
PERL pupils equal and reactive to light (and accommodation)
PET positron emission tomography
PH past history
pH hydrogen ion concentration
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
PKU phenylketonuria
pm between noon and midnight
PN —peripheral nervous system
po by mouth
PostOp postoperative
pp (p.p.) postprandial (after eating)
pO2 partial pressure of oxygen
PPD purified protein derivative (TB test)
preop PreOp—before surgery
prn—as needed whenever necessary
pro time—prothrombin time
pt patient
PT physical therapy
PTT partial prothrombaplastin time
PVC premature ventricular contraction
Px physical exam
Created by: kwiles
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