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P.A.R.P Poly (ADP-Ribose) Polymerase
PA Posteroanterior
PA Physician Assistant
PA-C Physician Assistant Certified
PABA Para-Aminobenzoic Acid
PAC Premature Atrial Contraction
PAD Peripheral Arterial Disease
PAF Platelet-Aggregating Factor, Platelet-Activating Factor
PAP Pulmonary artery pressure
PAT Paroxysymal Atrial Tachycardia
PCA Patient Controlled Analgesia, Posterior Communicating Artery
PCN Penicillin, Primary Care Nurse
PCNL Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy
PCP Plasma Cell Pneumonia
PCR Polymerase Chain Reaction
PCT Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangiograph
PCV Packed Cell Volume
PCWP Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure
PD Peritoneal Dialysis, Prism Diopter
PDA Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Posterior Descending Artery
PDD Pervasive Development Disorder
PDGF Platelet Derived Growth Factor
PDLL Poorly Differentiated Lymphocytic Lymphoma
PDR Physician's Desk Reference
PE Pulmonary Edema / Embolism
PE Pleural Effusion
PEEP Positive End Expiratory Pressure
PEG Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Polyethylene Glycol
PEJ Percutaneous Endoscopic Jejunostomy
PERL Pupils Equal, React to Light
PERRLA Pupils Equal, Round, React to Light, Accommodation
PET Positron Emission Tomography
PFT Pulmonary Function Test
PG Prostaglandin
PH Past History
pH Power of the concentration of the Hydrogen ion
PH.D. Doctorate of Philosophy
PHA Phytohemagglutinin (Antigen)
PHN Public Health Nurse, Postherpetic Neuralgia
PI Present Illness
PICC Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheter
PID Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
PIH Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
PK Pyruvate Kinase
PKU Phenylketonuria
PM ParaMedic
PMHx Prior/Previous Medical History
PMI Point of Maximal Impulse
PML Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy
PMN Polymorphonuclear Leukocyte (Neutrophil)
PMR Polymyalgia Rheumatica
PMS Pre Menstrual Syndrome
PMS Peripheral Motor (nervous) System
PNB Pulseless Not Breathing
PND Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnea
PNDT Pre natal diagnostic tests
PNH Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
PNS Peripheral Nervous System
PO Per Oral
PO2 Partial pressure of O2
POD Post-Op Day
POTS POSTURAL ORTHOSTATIC TACHYCARDIA SYNDROME
PP Postprandial or pulsus paradoxus
PPCA Proserum Prothrombin Conversion Accelerator
PPD Purified Protein Derivative
PPM Permanent Pacemaker
PPMS Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
PPS Post-Polio Syndrome
PPV Positive Pressure Ventilation
PR Per Rectum
Pr Praseodymium; Presbyopia
PRA Plasma Renin Activity
PRBC Packed Red Blood Cells
PRHO Pre-Registration House Officer (now replaced by Foundation Year 1)
PRN (Pro Re Nata) As Needed
PROM Passive Range Of Motion, Premature Rupture Of Membranes
PRP Platelet Rich Plasma
PS Pyloric Stenosis
PSA Prostate Specific Antigen
PSVT Paroxysmal Supra-Ventricular Tachycardia
PT Prothrombin Time
PTA Plasma Thromboplastin Anteceden
PTAH Phosphotungstic Acid Hematoxylin
PTCA Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty
PTH Parathyroid hormone
PTHC Percutanous transhepatic cholangiogram
PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
PTT Partial Thromboplastin Time
PUD Peptic Ulcer Disease
PUD Pelvic Uterine Disease
PUJ Pelviureteral Junction
PUPPP Pruritic Urticarial Papules and Plaques of Pregnancy
PVC Premature ventricular contraction
PVD Peripheral Vascular Disease
PVL Plasma Viral Load
PVR Post voiding residual
PWB PARTIAL WEIGHT BEARING
Px Pneumothorax

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Medical Degrees

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PhD Doctor of Philosophy
PharmD Doctor of Pharmacy
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