1. position; posterior; postpartum; pressure; pulse; pupil. 2. Symbol for the element phosphorus. 3. Symbol for partial pressure, preferably italicized. 4. Probability. 5. A respirator designation, indicating that an airway protective mask is oil-proof.
page; probability (in statistics); pupil.
Symbol for the isotope of phosphorus with mass number 15; radioactive; atomic mass (weight) 15.
In chemistry, an abbreviation of para-.
1-phenyl-2-propanone, a chemical used in the synthesis of amphetamines.
The inspiratory mouth occlusion pressure measured 0.1 seconds after a breath initiates. Higher pressures are found in those mechanically ventilated patients who are more difficult to wean from ventilatory support. A more negative pressure implies a patient with an increased ventilatory demand (shortness of breath) and a less negative pressure means a patient is obtunded or has weak respiratory muscles.
physician assistant; posteroanterior; pulmonary artery.
percussion and auscultation.
1. Symbol for the element protactinium. 2. Abbreviation of pascal.
(pon) [Hindi pān] The leaf of the betel tree (Piper betle). Chewing paan is common in the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and Indonesia. Betel leaf is a stimulant and is associated with the development of oral cancers.
The oxygen pressure gradient between the alveoli and the arterial blood.
(pab′yŭ-lŭm) [L. pabulum, food, nourishment] Food or nourishment; esp. in an absorbable solution.
premature atrial contraction.
(pās) Patient Advise and Consent Encounter.
(pās′māk″ĕr) 1. Anything that influences the rate and rhythm of occurrence of an activity or process. 2. In cardiology, a specialized cell or group of cells that automatically generates impulses that spread to other regions of the heart. The normal cardiac pacemaker is the sinoatrial node, a group of cells in the right atrium near the entrance of the superior vena cava. SYN: pacer. 3. A generally accepted shorthand term for an artificial cardiac pacemaker. SEE: artificial cardiac p.
artificial cardiac p. A device that can trigger mechanical ...