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Nursing Abbreviations - P

PABA para-aminobenzoic acid
PC after meals
PCA patient controlled analgesia, posterior communicating artery
PCN penicillin, primary care nurse
PCV packed cell volume
PD peritoneal dialysis
PDA patent ductus arteriosus, posterior descending artery
PDD pervasive development disorder
PDR physician's desk reference
PEG percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
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
PI present illness
PICC peripherally inserted central venous catheter
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
PMI point of maximal impulse
PNH paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
PO by mouth
PRBC packed red blood cells
PS pyloric stenosis
PSA prostate specific antigen
PT prothrombin time
PTT partial thromboplastin time
PUD peptic ulcer disease
PVD peripheral vascular disease
PX pneumothorax

Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy

Pharm.D. Doctor of Pharmacy

PT Physical Therapist

PTA Physical Therapy Assistant