Abbreviations: P

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