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PCA

 
patient-controlled analgesia.

PCA


pCa

A way of reporting calcium ion levels; equal to the negative decadic logarithm of the calcium ion concentration.

patient-controlled analgesia (PCA)

a drug-delivery system that dispenses a preset intravascular dose of a narcotic analgesic when the patient pushes a switch on an electric cord. The device consists of a computerized pump with a chamber containing the drug. The patient administers a dose of narcotic intravenously when the need for pain relief arises. A lockout interval automatically inactivates the system if a patient tries to increase the amount of narcotic within a preset period.
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Patient-controlled analgesia infusion pump

patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) assistance

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as facilitating patient control of analgesic administration and regulation. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.

PCA

Abbreviation for:
pancreatic cancer
parietal cell antibody
Patient Choice Advisor, see there  
patient-controlled analgesia, see there
percutaneous carotid arteriogram
peripheral circulatory assist
personal care assistant
posterior cerebral artery
posterior communication artery
primary care association
prostate cancer

PCA

1. Parietal cell antibody, see there.
3. Percutaneous carotid arteriogram.
4. Peripheral circulatory assist.
5. Posterior cerebral artery.

PCA

Abbreviation for patient-controlled analgesia.

PCA

Abbreviation for patient-controlled analgesia.

PCA

passive cutaneous anaphylaxis.
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