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purified protein derivative (tuberculin).
Abbreviation for purified protein derivative of tuberculin.
PPDpurified protein derivative; see under tuberculin.
abbreviation for purified protein derivative.
packs per day
peak particle diameter
periodontal pocket depth
permanent partial disability
pigmented purpuric dermatosis (see there)
personal and professional development
post psychotic depression
Prescription Pricing Division (Medspeak-UK)
primary progressive dementia
purified protein derivative
1. Packs per day.
2. Personal protective device.
3. Postpartum depression, see there.
4. Progressive perceptive deafness.
5. Purified protein derivative–of tuberculin–the antigenic material used to detect exposure to TB and response to M tuberculosis. See BCG.
purified protein derivative form of tuberculin.
Patient discussion about PPD
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