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PC

Abbreviation for:
packed (red) cells
paper chromatography, see there
paracortical hyperplasia
parent care
parent cells
Parish Council   
patient choice (NHS Choices)
Patients’ Council 
peak capacity
penetrating cell
pentose cycle
pericarditis
pericentral
peripheral cell
personal computer
phaeochromocytoma
phenol coefficient
phobia clinic
phosphatidylcholine (lecithin)
phosphate cycle
phosphocholine
phosphocreatinine
phosphorylcholine
physocyanin
plasma cell
plasmacytoma
platelet concentrate
platelet count
pneumotaxic centre
pocket computer
politically correct
polycarbonate
polycarbosilane
Population Council
portable computer
portocaval
post cibum
postcoital
posterior chamber Ophthalmology
posterior commissure Neuroanatomy
postinflammatory corticosteroid
precaution category (Lab medicine)
precordia Anatomy
present complaint
primary care, see there
primary circuit
procarbazine
professional corporation
propylene carbonate
provocative concentration (Immunology)
pseudoconditioning control (Neurophysiology)
public convenience (UK)
pubococcygeus
pulmonary capillary
pulmonary (valve) closure
Purkinje cells (Neuroanatomy)
pyruvate carboxylase

PC

1. Packed cells–RBCs.
2. Personal computer, see PC 3. Plasma cell 4. Politically correct 5. Present complaint 6. Professional corporation.

PC

Abbreviation for Pneumocystis carinii.

PC

Abbrev. for Pharmaceutical Chemist.
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We could use a better IBM PC clone, despite the large number on the market.
Available on a floppy disk for IBM PC or Macintosh computers (specify which), this software is included free with Ephemerides of the Satellites of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus.
IBM PC (and in the future PS/2) compatible microcomputers connected by a LAN form a very good platform for library automation in small- and medium-sized libraries.
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Classroom teachers utilize supplementary software on their stand-alone IBM PCs offline, so as to individualize learning programs for their children.
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In October 1984, IBM built on these capabilities, announcing a series of programs called the IBM Office Systems Family (OSF), which permit the exchange of information in networks of IBM PC, System/36 and System/370 users, as well as with existing IBM office systems such as the Displaywriter, the 8100 information system and the 5520 administrative system.
"AutoCAD on an IBM PC, XT, AT, 3270 PC series, or any of the more than 30 microcomputers we currently support can be integrated through the CADAM translator to an IBM host," remarks Mike Ford, VP at Autodesk.
But there is no doubt that when the IBM PC 5150 hit the streets back in August 1981 the world changed.
Many readers will recall that the original IBM PC was equipped with a connector for a cassette tape drive--the tape drive and a floppy drive were available storage for this first PC.
In the letter to shareholders which was sent out with IBM's annual report, CEO Louis Gerstner wrote "The PC era is over." He continued "this is not to say that PCs are going to die off, any more than mainframes vanished when the IBM PC debuted in 1981.
Minimum system requirements are an IBM PC compatible 486 or higher, Microsoft Windows 95/NT/3.x, Microsoft Excel 7.0 or higher and 8Mb of free RAM.