Here are the results for the letter p

p
para

p
pathological

P
periarteriolar lymphocyte sheath (about spleen)

p
phosphorus

p
poise

p
polishing of tooth

P
product

P
proline

p
properdin

p
pulse

P
pulse/plan

p barb
pentobarbital

P Conj
palpebral conjunctiva

p elongatum
plasmodium elongatum

p fuliginosa
periplaneta fuliginosa

p gallinaceum
plasmodium gallinaceum

p haemolytica
pasteurella haemolytica

p patulum
penicillium patulum

p s
subglottic pressure

p sativum
pisum sativum

P-A
posteroanterior

p-anca
perinuclear anti neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody

p-ANCA
perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies

P-PST-1
phenol-sulfating form of sulfotransferases

P:
plan

P:
pupil

P.A.S.
para-aminosalicylic

P.A.T.
paroxysmal atrial tachycardia

P.B.I.
protein bound iodine

P.D.:
interpupillary distance

P.E.
physical examination

P.M.
post-mortem

p.o.
by mouth

p.o.
by mouth, orally (from "per os," by mouth)

p.o.
per/os by mouth (Lat per oris)

p.o.d.
postoperative day

p.p.
postprandial

p.r.
per rectum

P.R.I.C.E.
Protect, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation

p.r.n.
as often as necessary (Lat pro re nata)

p.r.n.
pro re nata (as needed)

p.r.n.
when necessary (from "pro re nata," for an occasion that has arisen, as circumstances require, as needed)

P(a-ET)CO2
arterial-end tidal PCO2 difference (should be less than 7 mmHg)

p/c
presenting complaint

p/n
shared care

p/s
peripheral smear

P&A
percussion and auscultation

p&n
psychiatry and neurology

p&pd
percussion and postural drainage

P&S
permanent and stationary

p&v
percussion and vibration

p&v
pyloroplasty and vagotomy

p01
program project grant

p01
research program projects

P02
pressure of oxygen

p2
pulmonary component of second heart sound

p2
pulmonic second heart sound

p30
core center grants

p32
phosphorus 32

p41
biotechnology resource grant program

p53
p53 tumor suppressor

p53
p53 tumor suppressor genes

pa
panic attack

pa
pantothenic acid

pa
paranoia

pa
pascal

pa
pathologist

pa
penetrated posteroanterior

pa
perianal

pa
periapical

pa
periodic acid

pa
peripheral arteriosclerosis

pa
pernicious anemia

PA
phagocytic activity

pa
phenylalkylamine

pa
phosphatidic acid

pa
phosphoarginine

pa
photoallergy

pa
phthalic anhydride

PA
physician assistant

PA
physician s assistant

pa
plasminogen activator

pa
platelet aggregation

PA
polyactive

pa
polyamine

PA
posteroanterior (view in X-rays)

pa
prealbumin

pa
primary aldosteronism

pa
primary amenorrhea

pa
proanthocyanidin

pa
procainamide

pa
program announcement

pa
propionic acid

pa
protactinium

pa
protrusio acetabuli

pa
psoriatic arthritis

pa
psychoanalyst

pa
pulmonary artery

pa
pulmonary atresia

pa
puromycin aminonucleoside

pa
pyrrolizidine alkaloid

pa
pyruvic acid

PA
view posterioranterior view on x-ray

PA(S)P
pulmonary artery (systolic) pressure

pab
para aminobenzoate

PAB
PBS/bovine serum albumin/azide buffer

pab
premature atrial beat

paba
para aminobenzoic acid

PABA
para-aminobenzoic acid

pac
paroxysmal atrial contractions

pac
penicillin acylase

pac
penicillin g acylase

pac
pericarditis arthropathy camptodactyly syndrome

pac
platinol, adriamycin, cyclophosphamide

PAC
porous apatite ceramics

pac
premature atrial contraction

PAC
premature atrial contractions

PAC
premature atrial, auricular contraction

pac
pressure area care

PACAP
Pituitary adenylate-cyclase-activating polypeptide

pace
platinol, adriamycin, cyclophosphamide, etoposide

pachg
program advisory committee on the human genome

paci
partial anterior cerebral circulation infarction

PACO2
arterial carbon dioxide pressure

PaCO2
arterial carbon dioxide tension pressure

paco2
partial pressure of carbon dioxide in arterial blood

PaCO2 (kPa)
carbon dioxyde partial pressure in arterial blood

pacs
picture archiving and communications system

pact
papillary carcinoma of thyroid

pact
partners in augmentative communication training

pacu
post anesthesia care unit

pad
palmar adductors

PAD
Peripheral arterial disease

PAD
peripheral arteriosclerotic disease

PAD
preliminary anatomic diagnosis

pad
pulmonary artery diastolic

padgem
platelet activation dependent granule external membrane protein

padl
performance test of activities of daily living

padl
personal activities of daily living

padp
phenylacetic dipalmitate

padp
pulmonary artery diastolic pressure

paeb
procainamide ethobromide

PAEDP
pulmonary artery end-diastolic pressure (normal range 4-13 mmHg)

paf
paroxysmal atrial fibrillation

paf
platelet activating factor

PAF
platelet-activating factor

pafc
pulmonary artery flotation catheter

page
polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis

PAH
p-aminohippuric acid

pah
para aminohippurate

pah
phenylalanine hydroxylase deficiency

pah
polyaromatic hydrocarbon

PAH
polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon

paha
para aminohippuric acid

paho
pan american health organization

PAI
physical activity index

pais
psychological adjustment to illness scale

paiv
pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum

pak
p21 activated kinase

pal
peripheral alimentation line

PAL
posterior axillary line

pala
n phosphonoacetyl l aspartate

pala
n phosphonoacetyl l aspartate

palc
percutaneous anterolateral cordotomy

palp
palpate, palpated, palpable

Palp
Palpation

palp.
palpable

palp.
palpate

palp.
palpated

palpa
psycholinguistic assess of language proc in aphasia

palpa
psycholinguistic assessments of language processing in aphasia

pals
papillon lefevre syndrome

PALS
pediatric advanced life support (training course)

pals
pediatric advanced life support training course

PALS
periarteriolar lymphocyte sheath

pam
phenylalanine mustard

pam
postauricular myogenic response

PAM
Potential Acuity Meter

pam
primary acquired melanosis

pam
primary amebic meningoencephalitis

pam
profession allied to medicine

pam
pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis

pame
pre anesthesia medical exam

pamut
pasteurella multocida toxin

pan
periarteritis nodosa

PAN
polyarteritis nodosa

panas
positive and negative affect schedule

panendo
panendoscopy

panin
pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia

panss
positive and negative syndrome scale

pao
peak gastric acid output

PAO
periarticular ossification

PAO2
alveolar oxygen pressure

PaO2
arterial oxygen pressure

PaO2
partial pressure of oxygen in arterial blood

paod
peripheral arterial occlusive disease

PAOP
pulmonary artery occluded pressure

paop
pulmonary artery occlusion pressure

PAOP
pulmonary artery occlusive pressure (akaPCWP)

pap
papanicolaou

PAP
Papanicolaou smear

Pap
Papanicolaou test (pap smear)

pap
peroxidase antiperoxidase

pap
positive airway pressure

pap
primary atypical pneumonia

pap
prostatic acid phosphatase

pap
pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

pap
pulmonary artery pressure

PAP
pulmonary artery pressure (normal mean 9-19 mmHg)

papb
polyaminopropylbiguanide

pappa
pregnancy associated plasma protein a

papsc
pyrrole aldehyde phenyl semicarbazone

papvc
partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection

papvd
partial anomalous pulmonary venous drainage

papvr
partial anomalous pulmonary venous return

PAR
perennial allergic rhinitis

para
number of pregnancies

Para
paraplegic

Para
prior births

Para 0000
parity (full term, premature abortion, living children

para 1, 2, etc.
primipara, secundipara (indicates a women of so many children)

parc
poikiloderma, alopecia, retrognathism, and cleft palate

paren
parenterally

pares.
paresthesias

parox
paroxysmal

PARP
poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase

PARQ
Parent-Adolescent Relationship Questionnaire

PARQ
Parental Acceptance/Rejection Questionnaire

PARQ
Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire

PARQ
physical activity recall questionnaire

parr
post anesthesia recovery room

paru
post anesthesia recovery unit

PAS
p-aminosalicylic acid

pas
para aminosalicylic acid

pas
paraaminosalicylic acid

pas
periodic acid schiff

pas
peripheral anterior synechia

PAS
primosome assembly site

pas
pulmonary artery stenosis

pas
pulmonary artery systolic

PAS
pulmonary artery systolic pressure

pas reaction
periodic acid schiff reaction

pasat
paced auditory stimulation test

pasd
periodic acid schiff with diastase

pasg
pneumatic antishock garment

PASG
pneumatic anti-shock garment

PASI
psoriasis area and severity index (scoring of erythema

pat
paroxysm atrial tachycardia

pat
pregnancy at term

PAT
pulseless atrial tachycardia

patco
prednisone, ara c, thioguanine, cyclophosphamide, oncovin

path
pathology

patsat
patient satisfaction score

pau
postmenopausal atrophic urethritis

pau
pstmenop atroph urethrts

pavsd
pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect

pawp
pulmonary artery wedge pressure

pb
lead

pb
paul bunnell test

pb
peripheral blood

pb
petrous bone

pb
phenobarbitol

pbam
primary bile acid malabsorption

PBB
polybrominated biphenyls (intoxication cause disorders of immune function)

pbc
primary biliary cirrhosis

pbch
polyclonal polymorphic b cell hyperplasia

pbcl
monoclonal/oligoclonal polymorphic b cell lymphoma

pbd
bronchopulmonary dysplasia

PBD
Pick body dementia

pbd
proliferative breast disease

pbde
pentabromodiphenyl ether

pbf
pulmonary blood flow

pbg
porphobilinogen

pbi
penile brachial index

pbk
pseudophakia bullous keratopathy

pbl
peripheral blood lymphocyte

PBL
primary brain lymphoma

PBL
problem-based learning

pbli
peripheral blood labeling index

pbm
phytobacteriomycin

pbma
polybutyl methacrylate

pbmc
patient s peripheral blood mononuclear cells

PBMC
peripheral blood mononuclear cells

pbmpf
pyrenebutylmethylphosphonofluoridate

pbn
phenylbutylnitrone

PBN
phenyl-N-tert-butyl nitrone

pBNP
porcine brain natriuretic peptide

PBO
placebo

PBOSRF
Palm Beach Orthopaedic and Spinal Research Foundation

PBP
penicillin binding protein

pbp
progressive bulbar palsy

pbpc
peripheral blood progenitor cells

PBPs
Penicillin-binding Proteins

pbr
post birthing room

PBS
phosphate buffered saline

PBS
postprandial bood sugar

pbsc
peripheral blood stem cell

PBSC
Peripheral Blood Stem Cell (see PBSCT)

PBSCH
Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Harvest

PBSCR
Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Rescue (transplant)

PBSCT
Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplant

PBT
persistent

pbt
piebald trait

pbv
platinol, bleomycin, vinblastine

pbx
punch biopsy

pc
correction of pectus carinatum

pc
correctn pectus carinatum

pc
pericard acupunct points

pc
pericardium acupuncture points

pc
personal computer

pc
personal computer, usually reserved for ibm pc s and their clones

PC
phone call

pc
phosphatidyl choline

pc
piece

PC
plasma cells

pc
platelet concentrate

pc
platelet count

pc
portal cirrhosis

pc
post cenam

pc
post cibum

pc
post crown

pc
postcricoid

PC
posterior cervical

PC
posterior chamber

pc
posterior colporrhaphy

pc
potential complication

PC
present complaint

PC
Professional component

pc
professional corporation

pc
pus cells

pc
pyruvate carboxylase

pc deficiency
pyruvate carboxylase deficiency

pca
parachloroamphetamine

pca
passive cutaneous anaphylaxis

pca
patient cancelled appointment

pca
patient controlled analgesia

PCA
patient controlled anesthesia

PCA
patient controlled anesthesia pump

pca
percutaneous angioplasty

pca
postanesthesia care unit

PCA
posterior cerebral artery

pca
principal component analysis

pcb
polychlorinated biphenyl

pcb
postcoital bleeding

PCB
prepared childbirth

PCB
production cell bank

PCBA
printed circuit board assembled

pcbs
polychlorinated biphenyls

pcc
pheochromocytoma

pcc
poison control center

PCC
primary care clinic

PCC
primary cell culture

pcc
propionyl coa carboxylase deficiency

PCCE
pseudostratified ciliated columnar epithelium

PCD
percutaneous catheter drainage

pcd
primary ciliary dyskinesia

PCD
programmed cell death

pcdd
polychlorinated dibenzodioxin

pce
platinol, cyclophosphamide, eldisine

PCF
Patient compensation fund

PCF
posterior cervical fusion

pcf
posterior cranial fossa

PCF
precorneal film

pcfr
polycationic ferritin receptor

PCG
pancreatico-cholangiography

PCG
paracervical ganglion

PCG
phonocardiogram

PCG
preventive care group

PCG
primate chorionic gonadotropin

PCG
pubococcygeus

pch
paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria

PCI
parturition to conception interval

PCI
percutaneous coronary intervention

pci
pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis

pci
protein c inhibitor

pciol
posterior chamber intraocular lens

PCKD
all parameters rechecked

pcl
percutaneous lithotripsy of renal calculus

pcl
plasma cell leukaemia

pcl
plasma cell leukemia

PCL
Posterior Cruciate Ligament

PCL
primary cerebral lymphoma

pcl
primary congenital lymphedema

PCL
primary cutaneous lymphoma

pcld
polycystic liver disease

PCLI
bone marrow plasma cell labeling index

pcm
protein calorie malnutrition

pcmb
parachloromercuribenzoate

pcmx
parachlorometaxylenol

PCN
penicillin/posterior cervical nodes

pcn
percutaneous nephrostomy

pcn
primary care nurse

pcna
peripheral cell nuclear antigen

pcna
proliferating cell nuclear antigen

pcnb
pentachloronitrobenzene

pcnl
percutaneous nephrolithotomy

PCNSL
primary central nervous system lymphoma

pcnsl
primary cns lymphoma

pco
polycystic ovaries

PCO
PolyCystic Ovary

PCO2
carbon dioxide concentration

pco2
carbon dioxide partial pressure

PCO2
carbon dioxide pressure

PCO2
partial pressure of carbon dioxide

pcod
polycystic ovarian disease

pcom
posterior communicating artery

pcos
polycystic ovarian syndrome

pcp
pentachlorophenol

pcp
phencyclidine

PCP
phencyclidine piperdine

pcp
pneumocystis carinii pneumonia

pcp
posterior colpoperineorrhaphy

pcp
primary care physician

pcpa
p chlorophenylalanine

pcpa
parachlorophenylalanine

pcr
phosphocreatine

pcr
plasma creatinine

PCR
polymerase chain reaction

pcr
protein catabolic rate

pcs
pieces

pcs
portacaval shunt

PCS
precordial stethoscope

pct
papillary thyroid carcinoma

pct
photochemotherapy

pct
porphyria cutanea tarda

pct
prism cover test

PCT
procalcitonin

PCT
proximal convoluted tubule

pcta
pentachlorothioanisole

pctfe
polychlorotrifluoroethylene

pctl
percutaneous transluminal

pctsib
pediatric clinical test of sensory integration

PCU
Policy Coordination Unit

pcv
packed cell volume

PCV
packed cell volume (hematocrit)

PCV
packed cell volume (of blood)

pcv
parietal cell vagotomy

pcv
polycythemia vera

pcv
postcapillary venule

PCV
posterior cortical vacuoles

pcv
pressure controlled ventilation

pcvc
percutaneous venous catheter

pcwp
pulmonary capillary wedge pressure

PCWP
pulmonary capillary wedge pressure; normal range: 5 to 12 mmHg

pcxr
portable chest x ray

pcy
plastocyanin

PD
Paget disease

pd
palladium

pd
pancreatic duct

PD
Parkinson s Disease

PD
per diem

pd
perceptive deafness

pd
peritoneal dialysis

pd
police department

pd
postural drainage

PD
presenile dementia (Alzheimer)

pd
progressive disease

PD
pupillary distance

pd
pupillary distance, peritoneal dialysis

PD50

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PDA
patent ductus arteriosus

pda
persistent developmental avoidance

pda
personal digital assistant

pda
post descending artery

pda
posterior descending artery

PDAg
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

PDAT
pre-senile dementia of Alzheimer type

pdb
paget disease of bone

pdb
paradichlorobenzene

pdc
paroxysmal dystonic choreoathetosis

pdd
pervasive development disorder

PDD
pervasive developmental delay

pdd
pervasive developmental disorder

pddr
pseudovit d def rickets

pddr
pseudovitamin d deficiency rickets

pde
phosphodiesterase

pde
pulsed doppler echocardiography

pdf
prostate derived factor

pdgf
platelet derived growth factor

PDH
pigment-dispersing hormone

pdh
pyruvate dehydrogenase

pdh
pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency

pdhc
pyruvate dehydrogenase complex

pdhc deficiency
pyruvate dehydrogenase complex deficiency

PDL
periodontal ligament

pdl
poorly differentiated lymphocytic lymphoma

pdl
pulsed dye laser

PDLL-D
diffuse poorly-differentiated lymphocytic lymphomas

PDLL-N
nodular poorly-differentiated lymphocytic lymphomas

PDLL-N
nodular poorly-differentiated lymphocytic lymphomas

PDLL-N
nodular poorly-differentiated lymphocytic lymphomas

PDLLA
poly D

PDMM
poorly differentiated malignant mesothelioma

pdmpa
pinacolyl dimethylphosphinate

pdms
patient data management system

PDMS
polydimethylsiloxane

pdn
private duty nurse

PDO
personality disorder

PDOH
Pennsylvania Department of Health

pdp
pachydermoperiostosis

PDPC
poorly differentiated papillary carcinomas of papillary thyroid carcinomas

pdph
post dural puncture headache

PDQ
Parkinson s disease questionnaire

pdq
physician data query

pdq
physician data query information from national cancer institute

PDQ
Physician s Data Query (CancerNet)

pdr
physician s desk reference

pdr
pigmentary disorder, reticulate, with systemic manifestations

pdr
post delivery recovery

PDR
proliferative diabetic retinopathy

pds
polydiaxanone sutures

PDS
polydioxanone

PDS
poly-p-dioxanone or polydioxanone suture (commercial synthetic absorbable suture)

PDS
Progressive Deterioration Scale

pdt
photodynamic therapy

pdtc
pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate

pdv
patent ductus venosus

pdw
platelet distribution width

pe
correction of pectus excavatum

pe
dolichol acyltransferase

PE
Edinburgh Pharmacopoeia

PE
Norway s electrical inspection agency

PE
Norway s electrical inspection agency

PE
pancreatic extract

PE
paper electrophoresis

pe
paralysis agitans

PE
partial epilepsy

PE
pelvic examination

PE
penile erection

PE
pericardial effusion

PE
peritoneal exudate

PE
personal edition

PE
pharyngoesophageal

PE
phase encoded

PE
phenylephrine

PE
phenylethylamine

PE
phenytoin equivalent

pe
phosphatidylethanolamine

PE
photographic effect

PE
phycoerythrin (fluorescent dye used in flow cytometry)

PE
physical education

PE
physical engineering

pe
physical exam

PE
physical exercise

PE
physician extender

PE
physiological ecology

PE
pigmented epithelium

PE
pilocarpine epinephrine

PE
placental extract

PE
plant engineering

pe
plasma exchange

PE
plating efficiencies

PE
platinum etoposide

pe
pleural effusion

pe
poached egg

PE
polyethylene

PE
post-exponential (growth)

PE
potential energy

PE
powdered extract

pe
pre eclampsia

PE
preeclampsia

PE
preexcitation

PE
present evaluation

PE
pressure equalization

Pe
pressure on expiration

PE
presumptive eligibility

PE
prior to exposure

PE
probable error

PE
professional engineer

PE
program evaluation

PE
proportional error

PE
pseudoexfoliation

PE
Pseudomonas exotoxin

pe
pulmonary edema

pe
pulmonary embolectomy

PE
Pulmonary Embolism

PE
pulmonary embolus

PE
pulmonary embolus/embolism

PE
pyrogenic exotoxin

PE tubes
pressure equalization tubes

PEA
pelvic examination under anesthesia

PEA
phenylethyl alcohol

PEA
polysaccharide egg antigen

pea
pulseless electrical activity

PEA
pulseless electrical activity (cardiac)

PEAC
Pharmaceutical Education Advisory Committee

PEAC
Practice Expense Advisory Committee

PEAP
positive end airway pressure

PEAR
phase encoded artifact reduction

PEARL
Personnel Expertise and Resource Listing

pearl
pupils equal and reacting to light

PEARL
pupils equal and reactive to light

peb
platinol, etoposide, bleomycin

PEC
peritoneal exudate cells

PEC
Petri Enteropathogen Count (plate)

pec
platinol, etoposide, cyclophosphamide

pecam
platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule

PECAM-1
platelet endothelial cell adhesion molecule (CD-31)

peco2
expired partial pressure of carbon dioxide

Ped
pediatric

ped
pigment epithelial detachment

peds
pediatrics

PEE
punctate epthelial erosions

PEEK
polyetheretherketone

PEEP
positive and expiratory pressure pelvic measurements

peep
positive end expiratory pressure

PEEP
positive end-expiratory pressure

peepo
papular eruption with elimination of papillary edema

pef
peak expiratory flow

pefr
peak expiratory flow rate

PEFR
peek expiratory flow rate

peg
percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy

peg
pneumoencephalogram

peg
pneumoencephalography

peg
polyethylene glycol

PEG-PE
poly(ethylene glycol)-modified phosphatidylethanolamine

pei
polyethyleneimine

pej
percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy

pel
permissible exposure level

PEL
permissible exposure limit

pel
primary effusion lymphoma

pem
polymorphic epithelial mucin

pem
protein energy malnutrition

PEM
protein-energy malnutrition

pemt
phosphatidylethanolamine methyltransferase

pen
penicillin

pep
parietal epithelial cell

pep
phosphoenolpyruvate

PEP
phosphoenol-pyruvate

pep
polymorphic eruption of pregnancy

pep
positive expiratory pressure

PEP
postexposure prophylaxis

PEP
primer-extension preamplification

pep
procytox, epipodophyllotoxin derivative, prednisolone

pep
protein electrophoresis

PEP A
peptidase A isozyme

PEP B
peptidase B isozyme

PEP C
peptidase C isozyme

pep carboxykinase
phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase

PEP D
peptidase D isozyme

pep M24
pepsin extract of type-24 M protein

PEP S
peptidase S isozyme

PEP/ET
preejection to ejection time

pepck
phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase deficiency

PEPEC
pig enteropathogenic Ecoli

PEPP
Payment Error Prevention Program

per
by

per
by way of

per
through

PerCP
peridinin chlorophyll A protein (fluorescent dye used in flow cytometry)

percut
percutaneous

perfusn
perfusion

perg
pattern electroretinography

Peri
around or about (eg perirenal = around the kidney)

peri
perineal

peri
perineum

periph
peripheral

perl
practical extraction report language

perl
pupils equal, react to light

PERLA
pupils equal

PERLA
pupils equal and responding to light & accomodation

PERLA
pupils equal react to light and accommodation

perla
pupils equal, react to light & accommodation

perla
pupils equal, react to light and accommodation

perm
permanent

perm sect
permanent section

perrl
pupils equal, round, and reactive to light

PERRL
pupils equally round and reactive to light

PERRLA
pupils equal in size, round and reactive to light and accomodation

perrla
pupils equal, round, and reactive to light and accomodation

PERRLA
pupils equal, round, react to light & accommodation

PERRLA
pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation (normal)

PERRLA
pupils equally round and reactive to light and accommodation

PES
pediactric emergency service

PES
prenatal environmental stress

pes
programmed electrical stimulation

pesa
percutaneous sperm aspiration

pesis
prejudicial evaluation and social interaction scale

pess
post enucleation socket syndrome

PET
Pancreatic Endocrine Tumor

pet
peritoneal equilibration test

PET
positron emission tomography

PET
Positron Emmission Tomography- a scan after a small radioactive injection

pet
pre eclamptic toxemia

PET
psychosocially enhanced treatment program

pf
palpebral fissure

pf
pemphigus foliaceous

PF
Plantar Flexion

pf
posterior fontanelle

pf
pred forte

pf
pulmonary fibrosis

PF
Purkinje fibers

pf
push fluids

PF4
platelet factor 4

pfa
profunda femoris artery

pfbbr
pentafluorobenzyl bromide

pfboa
pentafluorobenzyloxylamine

pfc
perfluorocarbon

pfc
persistent fetal circulation

pfct
cooper personalized fluency control therapy

PFCx
prefrontal cortex

pfd
polyostotic fibrous dysplasia

pfe
pelvic floor exercises

pffd
proximal femoral focal deficiency

PFFD
proximal femoral focal deficiency (virtual support group)

pffin
pseudo free field speech in noise test

pfge
pulsed field gel electrophoresis

pfge
pulsed field gel electrophresis

pfj
patellofemoral joint

pfk
muscle phosphofructokinase deficiency

pfk
phosphofructokinase

pfl
platinum, 5 fluorouracil, leucovorin calcium

pfm
peak flow meter

PFM
porcelain fused to metal

pfo
patent foram ovale

pfo
patent foramen ovale

pfob
perfluoroctylbromide

PFOLA
Prescription Foot Orthotic Laboratory Association

pfosa
perfluorooctane sulfonic acid

pfp
partial fundoplication

pfp
pore forming protein

pfphfa
perfluoroperhydrofluoranthene

PFPS
patellofemoral pain syndrom

pfr
peak flow rate

pfr
pelvic floor repair

pfr
prism fusion range

PFS
Patellofemoral Syndrome

PFS
Physician Fee Schedule

PFS
Progression Free Survival

pft
phenylalanine mustard, 5 fluorouracil, tamoxifen

PFT
pulmonary function test

PFT
pulmonary function tests

PFT
pulmunary function test

pftt
pediatric failure to thrive

PFW:
palpebral fissure width

pg
pentagastrin

pg
pepsinogen

pg
peptidoglycan

PG
phosphate yeast glucose (a broth used in microbiology)

pg
phosphatidylglycerol

pg
phosphoglyceride

pg
picogram

pg
picogram - 0000000000001 gram

pg
plant genome

pg
pregnant

pg
prostaglandin

PG
proteoglycan

PG
pseudogout (chondrocalcinosis)

pg
pyogenic granuloma

pg1
pepsinogen 1

pga
pepsinogen a

pga
polyglandular autoimmune syndrome

pga
polyglandular autoimmune syndrome type ii

PGA
polyglycolic acid

pga
prostaglandin a

pga
pteroylglutamic acid

pgae
propylene glycol alginate ester

pgbx
prostaglandin bx

PGC
pregastricin; primordial germ cell

pgcg
peripheral giant cell granuloma

pgcmk
pyroglutamic acid chloromethyl ketone

pgcms
philadelphia geriatric center morale scale

PGD2
endoperoxide-D-isomerase

pgd2
prostaglandin d2

pgdmk
pyroglutamyl diazomethyl ketone

pge
prostaglandin e

pge1
prostaglandin e1

PGE2
endoperoxide-E-isomerase

pge2
prostaglandin e2

pge2 azidophenacyl ester
prostaglandin e2 azidophenacyl ester

PGF
paternal grandfather

pgf
prostaglandin f

PGF2
endoperoxide-F-isomerase

pgf2
prostaglandin f2

pgf2 alpha
prostaglandin f2 alpha

pgg2
prostaglandin g2

pggp
poly

pgh
pituitary growth hormone

pgh2
prostaglandin h2

pgi2
prostacyclin

pgi2
prostaglandin i2

pgk
phosphoglycerokinase

pgl
persistent generalized lymphadenopathy

PGM
paternal grandmother

pgm
prostaglandin m

pgme
propylene glycol methyl ether

pgn
proliferative glomerulonephritis

pgoa
primary generalised osteoarthritis

pgp
prepaid group practice

PGP
progressive general paralysis

pgpase
phosphatidylglycerophosphatase

pgpms
polyglycidoxy propyl methyl siloxane

pgr
progesterone receptor

pgr
pulse generated run off

pgv
proximal gastric vagotomy

pgx
epoprostenol

pgy
postgraduate year

pH
hydrogen ion concentration

pH
hydrogen-ion concentration - acid / alkaline

ph
partial hepatectomy

PH
Past History

ph
peliosis hepatis

ph
per hydrion

ph
personal history

ph
pharmacopeia

ph
philadelphia

ph
phone/telephone

ph
pinhole

PH
plasmactytic hyperplasia

pH
potential of hydrogen

ph
prostatic hyertrophy

PH
pulomnary hypertension

Ph1
Philadelphia chromosome

pha
phytohemagglutinin

pha depolymerase
polyhydroxyalkanoate depolymerase

phaa
pseudohypoaldosteronism

PHAKO
phakoemulsification

phar
pharmacy

pharma
pharmacy industry

phc
primary health care

phca
polyhexyl cyanoacrylate

phct
refer to member of primary healthcare team

PhD
Doctor in Philosophy

phd
doctor of philosophy

phd
pulmonary heart disease

phe
phenylalanine

phep
posterior helical ear pits

phf
paired helical filament

phhi
persistent hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycemia of infancy

phhi
persistent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia of infancy

PHI
peptide histidine isoleucine

phk
hepatic phosphorylase kinase deficiency

phls
public health laboratory service

phm
partial hydatidiform mole

PHM
peptide histidine methionine

phmgu
polyhexamethyleneguanidine

PHN
(phenyl)hydroxy-naftopidil

PHN
(phenyl)hydroxy-naftopidil

PHN
(phenyl)hydroxy-naftopidil

PHN
headphone

pHn
nutrient pH

PHN
papillary Hurthle cell neoplasms

PHN
paraventricular hypothalamic nucleus

PHN
passive Heymann nephritis

PHN
pelvic hematoma necessitans

PHN
perihypoglossal nucleus

PHN
periventricularis hypothalami

pHn
pH values measured by NMR

PhN
pharyngeal branch of the vagus nerve

PHN
phenacetin

PHN
phenanthrene

Phn
phenazinium

PHN
phentolamine

PHN
phenylisothiocyanate

PhN
phenylnitrene

pHn
photoreceptors

PHN
p-hydroxynefazodone

PHN
p-hydroxynorephedrine

PHn
pleckstrin homology

PHN
poly-3-hydroxynonanoate

phn
post herpetic neuralgia

PHN
post-herpetic neuralgia

PHN
post-herpetic neuralgin

PHN
preferred Health Network

phn
public health nurse

PHN
Public Health Nursing

PHN
Public Health Nutrition

PHNs
public health nurses

pho
photographer

phos
phosphate

Photo DSC
photo differential scanning calorimeter

php
partial hospitalization

php
pseudohypoparathyroidism

PHPT
primary hyperparathyroidism

phpv
persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous

PHPV
poly(-3-hydroxy-5-phenylvalerate

phpx
panhypopituitarism, x linked

phrt
procarbazine, hydroxyurea, radiotherapy

phs
pallister hall syndrome

PHS
phenytoin hypersensitivity syndrome

phs
public health service

PHSA
Public Health Services Act

PHSC
pluripotential hematopoietic stem cell

pht
phenytoin

pht
portal hypertension

pht
pulmonary hypertension

PHTLS
prehospital trauma life support

phy
physostigmine

phy
phytane isoprenoid

phylum arthropoda
arthropods

phys
physical

phys
physician

PHYS.
physiology

pi
peripheral iridectomy

PI
permanently implantable

PI
personal injury

pi
phosphoinositol

PI
positive indices

pi
present illness

PI
present illness/peripheral iridectomy

pi
propidium iodide

PI
protease inhibitor

pi
pulmonary infarction

PI
pulmonary insufficiency

pi
pulmonic insufficiency

pi
pulsatility index

PIA
performance incentive award

pia
platinol, ifosfamide, adriamycin

PIA
posterior interosseous artery

PIAA
Physician Insurers Association of America

PIBIDS syndrome
photosensitivity brittle hair

PIC
peripherally inserted catheter

PIC
products of incomplete combustion

PICA
posterior inferior cerebellar artery

PICA
posterior inferior coronary artery

PICA
postero-inferior cerebellar artery

picc
peripherally inserted central catheter

PICC
peripherially inserted central catheter

picl
pinacolyl methylphosphonochloridate

pico2
inspired partial pressure of carbon dioxide

picp
procollagen type i carboxylpropeptide

PICU
pediactric ICU

picu
pulmonary intensive care unit

PICVA
percutaneous in situ coronary venous arterialization

PID
pelvic inflammatory disease

PID
pelvic inflammatory disease (CDC documentation)

PiD
Pick’s disease

pid
pro lapsed intervertebral disc

pids
primary immunodeficiencies

pie
perinatal pulmonary interstitial emphysema

PIE
Practical Incidence Estimators

PIE
Problem-Intervention-Evaluation (system)

pie
pulmonary infiltration eosinophilia

PIE
pulmonary infiltration with eosinophilia

pif
prolactin inhibiting factor

pif
proliferation inhibitory factor

PIG-A
phosphatidylinositol glycan-class A (gene)

PIG-A
phosphatydilinositolglycan A

PIH
pregnancy induced hypertension

PIH
pregnancy-induced hypertension

PIH
pyridoxal isonicotinoyl hydrazone

pihca
polyisohexylcyanoacrylate

piis
posterior inferior iliac spine

pil
peripheral intravenous line

pim
post infective malabsorption

PIM
pre-installation maintenance

pin
penile intraepithelial neoplasia

PIN
posterior interosseous nerve

pin
pressure induced nystagmus

pin
prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia

PIN
Provider identification number

PIP
proximal interpalangeal

PIP
proximal interphalangeal

PIP
proximal interphalangeal (joint)

pip
proximal interphalangeal joint

PIP
Proximal Interphangeal Phalanx

PIP2
phosphatidylinositol-4

PIPC
piperacillin

PIPJ
proximal interpalangeal joint

piplc
phosphoinositol specific phospholipase c

pir
protein information resource

PIV
peripheral intravenous (line)

piv
peripheral iv

pivd
prolapsed intervertebral disc

PIVM
Passive Intervertebral Motion

pj
pancreaticojejunostomy

pjc
porcelain jacket crown

pjc
premature junctional complex

PJC
premature junctional contraction

pjrt
permanent junctional reciprocating tachycardia

pjs
peutz jehgers syndrome

PK
pain killer

pk
pericardial knock

pk
pharmacokinetic

pk
pneumoconiosis

pk
protein kinase

pk
pyruvate kinase

pka
protein kinase a

pkc
paroxysmal kinesigenic choreoathetosis

pkc
protein kinase c

pkd
polycystic kidney disease

pkdl
post kala azar dermal leishmanioid

pkdts
polycystic kidney disease, infantile severe, with tuberous sclerosis

pkhd
polycystic kidney and hepatic disease

pkig
protein kinase inhibitor gamma

pkip
protein kinase inhibitor peptide

PKP
penetrating keratoplasty

PKU
phenylkentonuria

pku
phenylketonurea

PKU
phenylketonuria

PL
palmaris longus

pl
partial lower

pl
pediatric level

pl
phospholipid

pl
posterolateral

pl
preferential looking test

PLA
phospholipases

pla
pityriasis lichenoides acuta

pla
plasma cell

PLA
polylactic acid

plac
placenta

PLAP
placental alkaline phosphatase

PLB
Primary Lymphoma of Bone

plb
pursed lip breathing

plc
phospholipase c

plc
pityriasis lichenoides chronica

pld
phospholipase d

pld
polymorphic lymphoproliferative disorder

ple
polymorphic light eruption

ple
protein losing enteropathy

pled
periodic lateralized electrical discharge

pleds
periodic lateralised epileptiform discharges

PLEDs
periodic lateralized epileptiform discharges

pleva
pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta

plf
placental isoferritin

plf
posterior lumbar fusion

plg
plasminogen

PLGA
polylactic/glycolic acid

PLI
Professional liability insurance

plif
posterolateral interbody fusion

pll
prolymphocytic leukaemia

pll
prolymphocytic leukemia

plnd
pelvic lymph node dissection

plnr
perilobular nephrogenic rests

PLNs
peripheral lymph nodes

plo
perceives light only

PLO-SL
polycystic lipomembranous osteodysplasia with sclerosing leukoencephalopathy (Nasu-Hakola syndrome)

PLR
pupillary light reflex

pls
phantom limb pain syndrome

pls
primary lateral sclerosis

plt
paucity of lymph node T cell mutation

PLT
platelet

PLT
post-liver transplantation

PLT
primary lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma

PLT
primed lymphocyte tests

PLT
psittacosis-lymphogranuloma-trachoma group viruses

plts.
platelets

pm
evening/afternoon

pm
passive movements

pm
petit mal

pm
poliomyelitis

pm
polymyositis

pm
post meridian

PM
post meridian (afternoon)

pm
posterior malleolus

pm
posteromedial

PM
postmitotic cells

pm
postmortem

PM
post-nasal

pm
prednimustine

pm&r
physical medicine and rehabilitation

PMA
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association

pma
phenylmercuric acetate

pma
phorbol myristate acetate

pma
phosphomolybdic acid

PMA
positive mental attitude; progressive muscular atrophy

pma
progressive muscular atrophy

PMA
psychomotor agitation

pmaa
polymethacrylic acid

pmax
peak inspiratory pressure

pmb
parahydroxymercuribenzoate

pmb
platinol, methotrexate, bleomycin

pmb
polymyxin b

PMB
post menopausal bleeding

pmb
postmenopausal bleeding

PMBL
primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma

pmbn
polymyxin b nonapeptide

pmc
pseudomembranous colitis

pmd
pelizaeus merzbacher disease

PMD
personal/private medical doctor

PMD
primary medical doctor

pmd
private medical doctor

pmd
progressive muscular dystrophy

PMDD
premenstrual dysphoric disorder

pmdnt
pasteurella multocida dermonecrotic toxin

pme
progressive myoclonic epilepsy

pmf
phenylalanine mustard, methotrexate, 5 fluorouracil

pmf
progressive massive fibrosis

pmfac
prednisone, methotrexate, 5 fluorouracil, adriamycin, cyclophosphamide

PMH
past medical history

PMHx
Previous Medical History (Hx)

PMI
maxillary primary incisors

pMI
mitotic index of proliferating cell population

PMI
pacemaker implantation

PMI
pain management index

PMI
Pain Management Inventory

PMI
painless myocardial infarction

PMI
panoramic mandibular index

PMI
past medical illness

PMI
paternal meiosis I

PMI
perioperative myocardial infarction

PMI
phosphomannose isomerase

PMI
placental membrane inflammation

PMI
plasma membrane integrity

PMI
point of maximal impulse

PMI
point of maximum impact

PMI
pollen mitosis one

pmi
posterior myocardial infarction

PMI
posterior myocardial infarctions

PMI
postmortem interval

PMI
power motion imaging

PMI
Pressure Management Indicator

PMI
Prevention Marketing Initiative

pMI
previous myocardial infarction

PMI
prolonged mechanical inspiration

PMI
prostate malignancy index

PMI
psoas minor muscle

PMII
paternal meiosis II

PMK
primary monkey kidney

pml
posterior mitral leaflet

pml
premature labor

PML
premature labor/progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

pml
promyelocytic leukemia

PML
promyelocytic leukemia and its gene on chromosome 15 (previously named myl)

PML
promyelocytic leukemia protein

pmle
polymorphous light eruption

pmle
progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

PMMA
polymethylmethacrylate

PMN
polymorphonuclear

pmn
polymorphonuclear leukocyte

PMN
polymorphonuclear neutrophil

pmol
picomole

PMP
post menopausal

PMP
previous menstrual period

pmp
pseudosarcomatous myofibroblastic proliferations

PMP22
Peripheral myelin protein 22

pmpa
pinacolyl methylphosphonic acid

pmr
palmomental reflex

PMR
polymyalgia rheumatica

PMR
proportionate mortality rate

PMR
protonic magnetic resonance (analysis)

PMR
psychomotor retardation

PMS
premenstrual syndrome

PMS
premenstrual tension syndrome (late luteal phase dysphoric disorder)

pmt
pacemaker mediated tachycardia

PMT
point of maximal tenderness

pmt
premenstrual tension

pmv
paramyxovirus

pmv
prolapsed mitral valve

pn
pain

pn
parenteral nutrition

pn
peripheral nerve

pn
phrenic nerve

pn
poorly nourished

pn
positional nystagmus

pn
postnatal

pn
practical nurse

pn
primary nurse

pn
progress note

pn
pyelonephritis

pn
pyridine nucleotide

pna
partial nail avulsion

pna
peanut agglutinin

PNA
protein equivalent of total nitrogen appearance

pnc
postnecrotic cirrhosis

PNC
postnecrotic liver cirrhosis

PNC
premature nodal contraction

PNC
prenatal care

PNC
prenatal clinic

pnc
prenatal clinic, premature nodal contraction

pnd
paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea

PND
paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea/post nasal drip

pnd
perinatal death

PND
post nasal drip

pnd
postnasal drip

PND
postnatal day

pne
peripheral neuroepithelioma

pnem
paraneoplastic encephalomyelitis antigen

PNET
Peripheral neuroectodermal tumour Context: Bone tumours - see Ewing s tu

pnet
primitive neuroectodermal tumor

PNET
Primitive neuroectodermal tumour Context: CNS tumours

Pneu
pneumonia

pneu.
pneumo

pneumo
pneumothorax

PNF
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Faciliation

PNF
proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation

pnf
proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation technique

pnh
paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria

pni
peripheral nerve injury

pnkd
paroxysmal nonkinesigenic dyskinesia

PNMT
phenylethanolamine-N-methyl-transferase

pnnl
pacific northwest national laboratory

pnoc
prepronociceptin

pnp
para nitrophenol

pnp
pediatric nurse practitioner

pnp
peripheral neuropathy

pnp
polyneuropathy

PNP
pooled normal plasma

pnp
purine nucleoside phosphorylase

pns
carcinoma in situ of postnasal space

pns
parasympathetic nervous system

PNS
peripheral nerve stimulator

pns
peripheral nervous system

PNS
Peripheral nervous system - nervous system outside the brain and spine

pnuts
putative protein phosphatase 1 nuclear

pnv
prenatal vitamin

PNV
pre-natal vitamins

PO
(per os) orally

PO
(per os) orally

PO
(per os) orally

po
parietal operculum

PO
parole officer

po
per oral

PO
per os (by mouth)

po
period of onset

PO
postoperative

PO
post-operative

PO
postovulatory

PO sus rel
PO (by mouth) sustained release

po2
oxygen partial pressure

PO2
oxygen pressure

PO2
oxygen pressure (or tension)

po2
partial pressure of oxygen

poa
pancreatic oncofetal antigen

poa
preoptic area

poa
primary optic atrophy

poad
premature occlusive arterial disease

poag
primary open angle glaucoma

POC
plan of care

POC
point-of-care

POC
product of conception

poc
products of conception

poca
prednisone, oncovin, cytarabine, adriamycin

pocc
procarbazine, oncovin, cyclophosphamide, ccnu

pod
perioral dermatitis

POD
post operative day

POD
post-op day

POD
postovulatory day

pod
pouch of douglas

pods
probability of death score

poe
point of entry

poea
polyoxyethyleneamine

POEM
patient oriented evidence that matters

poems
polyneuropathy organomegaly endocrinopathy monoclonal and skin changes

POEMS
polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy syndrome

poems
programmable oto acoustic emissions

pof
pillow on face

pof
premature ovarian failure

pog
pediatric oncology group

POG
Pediatric Oncology Group (USA)

pohs
presumed oc histo syndr

POHS
presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome

poi
post operative instructions

poj
pharyngo esophageal junction

poj
pharyngo oesophageal junction

pol
inaccurate projection

pol
perception of light

pol
polish

pol
politician

pol
premature onset of labor

polip
polyneuropathy, ophthalmoplegia, leukoencephalopathy, and intestinal pseudoobstruction

polst
physician s orders for life sustaining treatment

poly
prefix for multiple

polydmo
polydecamethylene oxide

polyhmo
polyhexamethylene oxide

polyomo
polyoctamethylene oxide

polys
polymorphonuclear cells

polys
polymorphonuclear leukocytes

polytmo
polytetramethylene oxide

POMe
median preoptic nucleus

POME
persistent otitis media with effusion

pomp
prednisone, oncovin, methotrexate, purinethol

POMR
problem oriented medical record

poms
profile of mood states

pon
paraoxonase

PONF
Paediatric Oncology Nurses Forum (UK)

ponv
postoperative nausea and vomiting

pop
applying plaster of paris

pop
Pain on Palpation

pop
persistent occipitoposterior position

pop
plaster of paris

pop
popliteal

Pop
popliteus tendon

popd
phenylephrine oxazolidine prodrug

por
patient oriented research

porp
partial ossicular replacement prosthesis

POS
Piedmont Orthopaedic Society

pos
positive

POS
Prosthetics, orthotics and supplies

POSI
Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India

posit
positional

posn
position

POSNA
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (AAOS Specialty Societies)

poss.
possible

post
peritoneal ovum and sperm transfer

post
post mortem

post
posterior

Post P
posterior pole

post-op
post-operative(ly)

POSTS
positive occipital sharp transients of sleep

pot.
K potassium

potas
potassium

POTS
postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome

POX
point of exit

POX
pulse oximetry

pp
pancreatic polypeptide

pp
paper point for endodontic treatment

PP
per protocol

PP
Peyer s patches

PP
phosphoprotein phosphatase

pp
placenta praevia

PP
positive pressure

pp
post partum

pp
post prandial

pp
postpartum

PP
postpartum/pinprick

pp
presenting part

PP
presenting problem

PP
private physician

PP-MT
passive physiologic movement testing

ppa
pepsin a

ppa
phenylpropanolamine

ppa
phenylpyruvic acid

ppa
polyphosphoric acid

ppa
postpartum amenorrhea

ppa
postpill amenorrhea

PPA
primary progressive aphasia

ppac
arthropathy, progressive pseudorheumatoid, of childhood

ppar
peroxisome proliferator activated receptor

PPARalpha
peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-alpha

ppb
parts per billion

ppbs
post prandial blood sugar

ppc
primary peritoneal carcinoma

ppcra
pigmented paravenous chorioretinal atrophy

PPD
pack per day

ppd
packs per day

ppd
paraphenylenediamine

PPD
percussion and postural drainage/post partum day (Obstetrics)

PPD
permanent partial disability

ppd
pervasive devel disorder

ppd
postpartum day

ppd
purified protein derivative

PPD
purified protein derivative (of tuberculin)

PPD
purified protein derivative (tuberculosis test)

PPE
personal protective equipment

ppe
postpartum endometritis

ppecs
pragmatics profile of early communication skills

ppf
plasma protein fraction

ppf
protein plasma fractional

PPG
peristomal pyoderma gangrenosum

ppg
photoplethysmography

PPG
portosystemic pressure gradient

pph
parts per hundred

PPH
past pertinent history

PPH
post partum hemorrhage

pph
postpartum hemorrhage

PPH
post-partum hemorrhage

pphn
persistent pulmonary hypertension in newborn

PPHN
persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn

ppht
primary pulm hyperten

ppht
primary pulmonary hypertension

ppi
obs present pain intens

ppi
observation of present pain intensity

PPI
Producer price index

ppiep
phosphatidylinositol exchange protein

pplo
pleuropneumonia like organism

PPLO
pleuropneumonia-like organisms

ppm
parts per million

PPMC
physician practice management companies

ppmd
posterior polymorphous dystrophy

PPMS
primary progressive multiple sclerosis

ppn
parenteral peripheral nutrition

PPN
peripheral parenteral nutrition

ppn
peripheral vein parenteral nutrition

ppnad
primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease

PPND
pallido-ponto-nigral degeneration

ppng
penicillinase producing neisseria gonorrheae

ppng
penicillinase producing neisseria gonorrhoeae

ppo
preferred provider organization

ppp
human pancreatic polypeptide

ppp
palatopharyngoplasty

ppp
palmoplantar pustulosis

ppp
pentose phosphate pathway

PPP
peripheral pulses palpable

ppp
platelet poor plasma

PPP
pregnancy-prevention program

ppp
primary proliferative polycythaemia

ppp
primary proliferative polycythemia

PPPE
persistent pigmented purpuric eruption

pppg
post prandial plasma glucose

pppp
pneumococcal purpura producing principle

pppp
porokeratosis punctata palmaris et plantaris

PPRF
paramedian pontine reticular formation

PPROM
preterm premature rupture of membrane

pprom
prolonged premature rupture of membranes

PPS
pachyman polysaccharides

pps
pelvic pain syndrome

PPS
pentosan polysulfate

pps
peripheral pulmonary stenosis

PPs
peroxisome proliferators

PPS
Personal Preference Scale

pps
phosphoenolpyruvate synthase gene

PPs
phosphoprotein phosphatases

PPS
plasma protein solution

PPS
plasminogen-plasmin system

PPS
polyvalent pneumococcal polysaccharide

PPS
poor progesterone surge (cycles)

pps
popliteal pterygium syndrome

PPS
postpartum psychiatric syndromes

PPS
postpartum sterilization

PPS
postperfusion syndrome

PPS
postpericardiotomy syndrome

PPS
post-polio syndrome

pps
postpump syndrome

PPS
potentiating paired stimulation

PPS
prenatal psychological stress

PPS
preputial separation

PPS
primary acquired preleukemic syndrome

PPS
professional practice standards

PPS
Prospective payment system

PPS
prospective pricing system

PPS
protein plasma substitute

PPS
pulse per second

PPS/PCO
pelvic pain syndrome/polycystic ovaries

PPSH
pseudovaginal perineoscrotal hypopospadias

ppsh
pseudovaginal perineoscrotal hypospadias

ppt
part per trillion

PPT
Physical Performance Test

PPT
plasma pregnancy test

ppt
pneumoperitoneum

PPT
postpartum thyroiditis

ppt
precipitation

ppt
prolonged prothrombin time

PPT-B
Preprotachykinin B

pptb
polypyrimidine tract binding protein

pptl
postpartum tubal ligation

ppv
pars plana vitrectomy

ppv
patent processus vaginalis

ppv
peripheral positional vertigo

ppv
pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine

PPV
positive predicitive value

ppv
positive pressure ventilation

ppvl
prosthetic paravalvular leak

ppvt
peabody picture vocabulary test

PQRI
Physicians Quality Reporting Initiative

PR
Partial Responce / Partial Remission

pr
partial response

PR
partial response / partial remission

PR
perirenal (adipose tissue)

PR
pityriasis rosea

pr
plantar reflex

pr
praseodymium

PR
Proctology

PR
progress record

pr
pulmonary regurgitation

pr
pulse rate

pr-3
proteinase 3 antibody

pr1
parity 1

pr2
parity 2

pr3
parity 3

PR3
proteinase 3

pr4
parity 4

pr5
parity 5

pr6
parity 6

PRA
Paperwork Reduction Act

pra
patient record architecture

pra
phosphoribosylamine

PRA
plasma/peripheral renin activity

PRA
positive relative accommodation

PRAMS
Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System

PRAS
prereduced anaerobically sterilized (media)

prb
rectal bleeding

prbc
packed #000066 blood cells

PRBC
packed red blood cells

PRC
proximal row carpectomy

PRCA
pure red cell aplasia

prdl
prednisolone

prds
pitt rogers danks syndrome

PRE
progressive resistance exercises

PRE
Progressive Resistive Exercise

PRE
progressive resistive exercises

pre-op
pre-operative(ly)

pred
prednisone

prem
premature

prembp
premaltose binding protein

premie
premature (infant)

preop
preoperative

prep
preparation

prep
prepare as

prep
prepare for

prep.
prepare for/as

preprovip
preprovasoactive intestinal peptide

preprovp
preprovasopressin

pres
presentation

pres
pressure

prev
previous

prf
pontine reticular formation

prf
prolactin releasing factor

prg
progesterone

Pri
isopropanol

PRI
PACAP receptor I

PRI
Pain Rating Index

PRI
patient review instrument

PRI
Pediatric Risk Index

PRI
performance rating instrument

PRI
perinatal respiratory insufficiency

PRI
Pharyngeal Retention Index

PRI
phenol red impurity

PRI
phosphate reabsorption index

PRI
phosphoribose isomerase

PRI
phosrestin I

PRI
photochemical reflectance index

PRI
placental ribonuclease inhibitor

PRI
placental RNase inhibitor

PRI
platelet reactivity index

PRI
point of respiratory inversion

PRI
post recurrence induction

PRI
postpartum resumption interval

PRI
post-radiosurgical imaging

PRI
post-remission intensification

PRI
power ratio index

PrI
preinoculation

PRI
premarital residential independence

PRI
pre-response interval

PRI
preservation-reperfusion injury

PRI
pressure relief index

PRI
primates

PRI
primidone

PRI
prinedil

pri
pristane isoprenoid

PRI
Pristinamycin

PRI
ProFile Ni-Ti rotary instruments

PRI
progressive renal insufficiency

PRI
proliferation rate index

PRI
protease inhibitors

PRI
protein intake

PRI
proximal promoter region I

PRI
Psychopathy Resemblance Index

pRi
root-inducing plasmids

PRI-100
Personal Reaction Inventory

PRI(S)
pain rating intensity score

PRIAS
Packard Radioimmunoassay System

PRICE
protection ice

PRICE
protection, relative rest, ice, compression, elevation

PRICES
physician modalities injections

PRIDE
Parents Resource Institute for Drug Education

PRIH
prolactin release inhibiting hormone

PRII
proximal promoter region II

prim
primary

PRIM
primase

prim&r
public responsibility in medicine & research

PRIME
plankton reactivity in the marine environment

prime
procarbazine, ifosfamide, methotrexate

PRIME-MD
Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders

PRIMEX
primary care extender

primip
first pregnancy

Primip
primipara/primiparity

primip
primiparous

PRIMOS
prime operating system

primr
public responsibility in medicine and research

PRINCE
projects in controlled environments (UK)

PRIND
prolonged reversible ischemic neurologic deficit

PRION
proteinaceous infectious particle

prism
pediatric risk of mortality

prism
profile in semantics

PRIST
paper radioimmunosorbent test

prk
photorefractive keratectomy

prkn
prone kneeling

prl
prolactin

PRN
as necessary

prn
as needed

prn
as required

prn
pro re nata - as required

PRN
whenever necessary

prn
whenever necessary (pro re nata)

pro
professional

Pro
Pronation

pro
prothrombin

pro-time/PT
prothrombin time

pro.
time prothrombin time

Pro. Dec
prolixin decanoate

proanf
proatrial natriuretic factor

prob
problem

probe
primer oligo base extension

proc
procedure

procto
proctoscopy

prod
productive

prog
program

prolif
proliferative

PROM
Passive Range of Motion

PROM
passive range of motion/premature rupture of membranes (Obstetrics)

prom
premature rupture of membranes

PROM
prolonged rupture of membrane

pron
pronator

propionyl coa carboxylase
propionyl coenzyme a carboxylase

pros
prostate

pros.
prostatic

prost
pronuclear stage transfer

prost
pronuclear stage tubal transfer

prosth
prosthesis

prosth
prosthetic/prosthesis

prot
protein

prot
protein, protestant

prot
protocol

prot.
Protestant

PRP
penicillase-resistant penicillin

PRP
Personnel Reliability Program/panretinal photocoagulation

prp
pityriasis rubra pilaris

prp
platelet rich plasma

prp
prion protein

PRRE
pupils round

prre
pupils round regular equal

Prss14
protease

prstn
performance reception speech threshold in noise test

PRT
patient refused test

prt
prism reflection test

pru
peripheral resistance unit

PRUJ
proximal radioulnar joint

PRUL
proximal radioulnar ligament

prv
polycythaemia rubra vera

prv
polycythemia rubra vera

ps
paradoxical sleep

PS
parasegment

PS
paraspinous

PS
pathologic stage

ps
phosphatidylserine

PS
physical status

ps
plastic surgery

PS
posterior synechia

ps
posterior synechiae

PS
present symptoms

ps
pressure support

ps
psychotic

ps
pubic symphysis

ps
pulmonary stenosis

ps
pyloric stenosis

PSA
Physician scarcity area

PSA
polysubstance abuse

psa
posterior superior alveolar

PSA
Posterior Superior Alveolar (oral injection site)

PSA
prostate serum antigen

PSA
prostate specific antigen

PSA
prostate-specific antigen

PSA
prostate-specific antigen - PSA test used in screening for prostate cancer

psap
prostate specific acid phosphatase

psap
prostatic specific acid phosphatase

psarp
posterior sagittal anorectoplasty

psbg
pregnancy specific beta 1 glycoprotein

psbo
partial small bowel obstruction

psc
posterior subcapsular cataract

PSC
posterior subcapsular vacuoles

psc
primary sclerosing cholangitis

pscc
post semicircular canal

pscc
posterior semicircular canal

psclo
posterior subcapsular lens opacities

pscp
papillary serous carcinoma of the peritoneum

pscr
peripheral stem cell rescue

psct
peripheral stem cell transplant

PSD
passive sampling devices

psdb
posterior superior dental nerve block

pse
portosystemic encephalopathy

PSE
Present State Examination

PSEF
Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation

psek
progressive symmetric erythrokeratodermia

PSF
peak scatter factor

psf
posterior spinal fusion

PSF
post-sophomore fellow

psf
ptb splicing factor

PSG
progressive subcortical gliosis

psgag
polysulfated glycosaminoglycan

psgn
post streptococcal glomerulonephritis

psgn
post streptococcal gn

psh
past surgical history

psi
perceptions of stuttering inventory

psi
pounds per square inch

psis
post super iliac spine

PSIS
posterior iliac spine

PSIS
Posterior Superior Iliac Spine

PSK
punctate subcapsular vacuoles

psl
parasternal line

psm
pansystolic murmur

psm
presystolic murmur

psma
progressive spinal muscular atrophy

psp
paralytic shellfish poisoning

psp
parathyroid secretory protein

PSP
phenolsulfonphthalein

PSP
phenylsulfonphthalein test

psp
phosphoserine phosphatase

PSP
posterior spinous process

psp
prednisolone sodium phosphate

psp
progressive supranuclear palsy

psp
pseudopregnancy

pss
perceived stress scale

PSS
progressive systemic sclerosis

PSSV
pre-study site visit

PST
palmar skin temperature

Pst
phosphate-specific transporter

pST
porcine somatotropin

pst
primary, secondary, and tertiary

PST
problem-solving therapy

PST
proximal straight tubule

PST
proximal straight tubules

PST
pulse separation time

PSTH
poststimulus time histograms

psti
pancreatic secretory trypsin inhibitor

PSTT
placental site trophoblastic tumor

PSUD
polysubstance use disorder

PSUR
periodic safety update report

PSV
peak systolic velocity

PSV
posterior subcapsular vacuoles/pressure support ventilation

PSV
pressure support ventilation

psvs
portosystemic venous shunt

psvt
paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia

PSW
positive sharp waves

psw
psychiatric social worker

Psy
psychiatry

psych
psychology

PsyD
Doctor in Psychiatry

pt
paroxysmal tachycardia

pt
part

pt
partial thickness

pt
patch test

pt
payment

PT
permanent and total

pt
phage type

PT
Physical Therapist

PT
physical therapy

pt
physical therapy, posterior tibial artery pulse

pt
physiotherapist

pt
physiotherapy

pt
port

PT
posterier tibialis

pt
posterior tibial

pt
pregnancy test

pt
pulmonary trunk

pt-lpd
post transplantation lymphoproliferative disorders

pt.
patient

Pt. Ed.
patient education

pta
factor 11

pta
percutaneous transluminal angioplasty

PTA
percutaneous, transluminal angioplasty

pta
persistent truncus arteriosus

PTA
phosphotungstic acid

PTA
Physical therapist assistant

PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant

pta
plasma thromboplastin antecedent

pta
post traumatic amnesia

pta
posterior tibial artery

PTA
prior to admission

PTA
prior to admission/arrival

pta
pure tone audiometry

PTA Medication
prior to admission medication

ptafr
platelet activating factor receptor

PTAH
phosphotungstic acid hematoxylin

ptan
palmitoyl tuberactinamine n

ptb
patellar tendon bearing

ptb
pulmonary tuberculosis

ptc
factor 9 complex

ptc
percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography

PTC
percutaneous transhepatic, cholangiography

ptc
plasma thromboplastin component

ptc
post tetanic count

ptca
percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram

PTCA
percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty

PTCA
percutaneous transluminal coronary, angioplasty (balloon angioplasty)

ptcaf
phenylthiocarbamylaminofluorescein

PTD
permanent total disability

ptd
prior to delivery

ptdins
phosphatidylinositol

ptdins
phosphoinositide

pte
post traumatic epilepsy

pte
private

pte
pulmonary thromboembolism

ptf
patient treatment file is a national inpatient discharge

ptfe
polytetrafluoroethylene

ptfe
polytetrafluoroethylene sheet

ptgc
progressive transformation of germinal centers

PTGC
progressively transformed germinal centers

PTH
parathyroid hormone

PTH
phenylthiohydantoin

PTHc
C-terminal parathyroid hormone

PTHC
posttransfusion hepatitis C

pthrp
parathyroid hormone related protein

PTHrP
parathyroid hormone-related peptide

PTK
protein tyrosine kinases

ptl
preterm labor

ptld
post transplant lymphoproliferative disorder

PTLD
post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder

ptma
phenyltrimethylammonium

PTMC
Percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy

PTMR
percutaneous transmyocardial revascularization

pto
patent and trade office

PTO
portal triad occlusion

PTP
Professional Team Physicians

ptpase
protein tyrosine phosphatase

PTPP
Physical therapists in private practice

PTR
patellar tendon reflex

ptrn
patron

PTS
phosphotransferase system

ptsd
posttraumatic stress disorder

PTSD
post-traumatic stress disorder

PTSD
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (National Center for PTSD)

ptt
part thromboplastin time

PTT
partial prothrombin time

PTT:
partial thromboplastin time

pttg
pituitary tumor transforming gene

PTTK
partial thromboplastin time with kaolin

ptu
propylthiouracil

PTU
propylthiourcil (antithyroid drug)

ptv
planning target volume

PTW
Play-the-Winner

Ptx
Pelvic Traction

ptx
pentoxifylline

ptx
picrotoxinin

pu
partial upper denture

pu
peptic ulcer

pu
plutonium

pu
pregnancy urine

pu
prostatic urethra

pu
purine

pubs
percut umb bl sampling

pubs
percutaneous umbilical blood sampling

PUD
peptic ulcer disease

PUD
Peri-Urethral Diathermy (associated with superficial bladder cancer)

pud
pulmonary disease

puf
high polyunsaturated fat diet

puf
low polyunsaturated fat diet

puf
polyunsaturated fat intake

puf
polyunsaturated fat requirement

puf
polyunsaturated fat supplementation

puf
recommended polyunsaturated fat intake

pufa
polyunsaturated fatty acid

PUFA
polyunsaturated fatty acids

puj
pelviureteric junction

pujo
pelviureteric junction obstruction

pulm
pulmonic

pulmon
pulmonary

Pulv
pulvinar

PuLv
ventral part of the lateral pulvinar

Pulv-LP
pulvinar-posterior-lateral complex

PuM
medial pulvinar

puo
pelviureteric obstruction

puo
pyrexia of unknown origin

PUPPP
pruritic urticarial papules & plaques of pregnancy

PUPPP
pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy

puppp
prurutic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy

pur
polyurethane

pur
purple

pur
purulent

puv
posterior urethral valve

puva
psoralen plus ultraviolet light a

PUVA
psoralen ultraviolet A

puva therapy
psoralen ultraviolet a therapy

PV
bleed per vagina bleed

PV
paravertebral

pv
parvovirus

pv
pemphigus vulgaris

PV
per vagina

pv
per vaginam

PV
peripheral vascular

pv
pityriasis versicolor

pv
plasma viscosity

PV
plasma volume

pv
plasma volume, peripheral vascular

pv
portal vein

pv
pulmonary valve

pv
pulmonary valvotomy

pv
pulmonary vein

PV bleed
per vagina bleed

pva
polyvinyl acetate

pva
polyvinyl alcohol

PVA
polyvinyl alcohol fixative

PVASI
pelvic vascular injury

PVB
paravertebral block

pvb
platinol, vinblastine, bleomycin

pvb
premature ventricular beat

PVB19
parvovirus B19

pvc
polyvinyl chloride

PVC
premature ventral contraction

pvc
premature ventricular complex

PVC
premature ventricular contraction

PVC
pulmonary venous congestion

pvcs
premature ventricular complexes

pvd
peripheral vascular disease

PVD
peripheral vascular disease/posterior vitreous detachment

pvd
post vagotomy diarrhea

pvd
post vagotomy diarrhoea

pvd
post vitreous detachment

PVD
posterior vitreous detachment

PVD
pre-senile vascular dementia

pvd
pulmonary valve disease

pvd
pulmonary vascular disease

pvda
prednisone, vincristine, daunorubicin, asparaginase

pvdf
polyvinylidene difluoride

pve
prosth valv endocarditis

pve
prosthetic valve endocarditis

pvep
pattern visual evoked potentials

pver
pattern vis evok respon

pver
pattern visual evoked responses

pvfs
postviral fatigue syndrome

pvi
peripheral vascular insufficiency

pvl
periventricular leukomalacia

PVL
postoperative visual loss

PVM
paravertebral mass

pvn
paraventricular nucleus

pvns
pigmented villonodular synovitis

PvO2
mixed venous oxygen tension

pvp
platinol vp 16

pvp
pulmonary valvuloplasty

pvp i
povidone iodine

pvr
peripheral vascular resistance

pvr
post void residual

PVR
post-void residual

pvr
proliferative vitreal retinopathy

pvr
pulmonary valve regurgitation

pvr
pulmonary valve replacement

pvr
pulmonary vascular resistance

pvr
pulse volume record

PVR
pulse volume recorder

PVR
pulse volume recording

pvri
pulmonary vascular resistance index

pvrr
pulmonary valve re replacement

pvs
perivascular space

pvs
persistent vegetative state

pvs
premature ventricular systole

pvs
pulmonary valve stenosis

PVST
paraventriculospinal tract

pvt
paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia

PVT
peripheral vein thrombophlebitis

PVT
periprostatic vein thrombosis

PVT
polymorphic ventricular tachycardia

PVT
popliteal vein transplant

pvt
portal vein thrombosis

PVT
premature ventricular tachycardia

PVT
previous trouble

PVT
pulseless ventricular tachycardia

pvt-1
plasmacytoma variant translocation-1 gene (on chromosome 15)

pw
pulsed wave ultrasonic doppler

pw bolt
dental precision attachment

PWB
partial weight bearing


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pwd
powder

pwi
posterior wall infarction

pwm
pokeweed mitogen

pwmi
posterior wall myocardial infarction

pwp
pulmonary wedge pressure

pws
port wine stain

pws
prader willi syndrome

PWS
Prader-Willi syndrome

PX
papular xanthoma

px
peroxidase

Px
prognosis

pxa
pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma

pxe
pseudoxanthoma elasticum

pxf
pseudoexfoliation of lens capsule

PXS
pseudoexfoliation syndrome

pz
pancreozymin

pza
pyrazinamide

pza
pyrazoloacridine

PZI
protamine zinc insulin

PZI
protamine zinc insulin - a long acting insulin

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