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/P

post, after

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p

pulse

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P

Phosphorous

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PA

posteroanterior

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P&A

percussion and auscultation

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PAC

Premature auricular contractions

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PaO2

Partial arterial oxygen tension

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PAP

Pulmonary artery pressure

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Pap

papnicolaou smear

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PARA I, PARA II

primipara, secundipara, etc. indicating a woman of so many children

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PAWP

pulmonary artery wedge pressure

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pc

after meals

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P.C.S

premature contractions

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PCN

penicillin

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P.C.P

(angel dust) phynyleyelidine

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PDA

patent ductus arteriousus

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PE

pulmonary adema/pulmonary embolus

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PED

pediatrics

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PEEP

positive end-expiratory pressure

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PERRLA

pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation

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P.F

plantar flexion

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PFT

pulmonary function test

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Pgx

prognosis

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pH

hydrogen ion concentration

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PI

present illness

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PID

pelvic inflammatory disease

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PKU

phenylketonuria

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plts, plates

platelets

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PM, *p.m

afternoon or evening

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pn

pneumonia

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po

by mouth

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PO

post operative

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pos

positive

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post

posterior

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post op

post operative

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PP

post partum

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pp

post prandial

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PPD

purified protein derivative

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p.r

per rectum

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P.R

pulse rate

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prep

prepare as for surgery

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prn

as often as necessary

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PROM.

premature rupture of membranes

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pro. time

prothrombin time

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PS

pyloric stenosis
Narrowing of the opening of the stomach to the small intestine

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pt.

patient

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P.T

physiotherapy

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PT

prothrombin time

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PTT

partial thromboplastin time

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PTX

pneumothorax

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PUD

peptic ulcer disease

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pul

pulmonary

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OVC

premature ventricular contraction

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PVD

peripheral vascular disease

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Px

prognosis

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q.

every

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qa.m

each morning

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q.h

every hour

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qhs

every hour of sleep

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QID/qid

four times daily

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q2,3,4h

every 2,3,4 hours

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q.n.s

quantity not sufficient