Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. A parasitic infection of the lungs that is particularly common and life-threatening in immunosuppressed persons. Prophylaxis is available to prevent PCP.
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parachlorophenate; patient care plan; pentachlorophenol; 1-(1-phenylcyclohexyl) piperidine; peripheral coronary pressure; persistent cough and phlegm; phencyclidine palmitate; Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia; postoperative constrictive pericarditis; primary care physician; primary care provider; prochlorperazine; procollagen peptide; prolylcarboxypeptidase; pulmonary capillary pressure; pulse cytophotometry

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PCP abbr Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia
PCP .pē-.sē-'pē n
3) a health-care professional and esp. a physician who is authorized (as by an HMO) to provide primary care

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phencyclidine hydrochloride; pneumocystis pneumonia (formerly Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia).

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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