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Medical Abbreviations P-R

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p.c.
after meals
PA & Lat
Posteroanterior and lateral (x rays)
palp
palpitation
PCN
penicillin
PCP
primary care physician
PERRLA
Pupil equal, round and reactive to light and accommodation
PEx
Physical Examination
PICC
Peripherally inserted central catheter
PIP
Proximal interphalangeal joint
PMHx
Past medical history
PO, p.o.
per os (by mouth)
Post-op
post operation
preg
pregnant
PRN
as needed
PSA
prostate specific antigen
PSHx
past surgical history
Pt
patient
PTA
prior to arrival
PTX
pneumothorax
PUD
peptic ulcer disease
PVC
premature ventricular contraction
PVD
peripheral vascular disease
PVR
post void residual
Q,q
each, every
q.2h
every 2 hours
q.d.
every day
q.h.
every hour
q.o.d.
every other day
QHS
at bedtime, every night
QID
4 time a day
R
right
r/o
rule out
RA
room air, rheumatoid arthritis
RBBB
right bundle branch block
RBC
red blood cells
resp
respiration, respiratory
RICE
rest, ice, compression, elevation
RLQ
right lower quadrant
ROM
range of motion
ROS
review of systems
RR
respiratory rate
RRR
regular rate and rhythm
RUQ
right upper quadrant
Rx
prescription