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Term(s) Abbreviation
Packed cell volume PCV
Packs per day PPD
Palpable, palpated, palpation PALP
Papanicolaou smear PAP
Papillary PAP
Past medical history PMH
Past or personal history PH
Pathology PATH
Patient PT
Pedatrics PED
Pelvic inflammatory disease PID
Percussion and auscultation P&A
Percutaneous PERC
Personal (primary) medical doctor PMD
Physical examination PE
Physicians' Desk Reference PDR
Physiotherapy PT
Platelets PLT
Pneumoencephalography PEG
Poorly differentiated PD
Positive POS or +
Positron emission tomography PET
Possible POSS
Post anesthesia room PAR
Post mortem (after death) PM
Posterior POST
Posteroanterior PA
Postmortem examination POST
Posnasal drip PND
Postoperative day POD
Postoperative(ly) PO, POSTOP
Potassium K
Preoperative(ly) PREOP
Present illness PI
Prior to admission PTA
Probably(ly) PROB
Progesterone receptor(assay) PR(A)
Prostatic Specific Antigen PSA
Pulmonary PULM
Pulmonary artery PA
Pulse P
Purified protein derivative (Tuberculin skin test) PPD
Pyrexia of undetermined origin PUO