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P
Pulse
PACU
Post anethesia care unit
p.c.
after meals
PCO2
partial pressure of carbon dioxide, arterial
PE
physical exam/pulmonary embolus
PERRLA
pupils equal and reactive to light accomodation
PEEP
positive and expiratory pressure
PEG
percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
per
through, by
Periph.
peripheral
pH
used to express acidity and alkalinity
Phleb.
phlebitis
PI
present illness
PICC
peripherally inserted central catheter
PID
pelvic inflammatory disease
PIP
positive inspiratory pressure
PIP
peak inspiratory pressure
PIV
peripheral IV
PLT
platelet
p.m.
evening
PMH
past medical history
PND
paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
po
by mouth (per os)
PO2
partial pressure of oxygen, arterial
POC
point of care
POD
post-op day
pos/+
positive
Post.
posterior
ppd
packs per day
PPN
peripheral parenteral nutrition
PPV
pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
PR
per rectum
pm
when required
Pro time
prothrombin time
PSVT
paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
PT
physical therapy
pt
patient
PTT
partial prothrombin time
PVR
peripheral vascular resistance
PWB
patient weight bearing