PCP


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

phencyclidine

 [fen-si´klĭ-dēn]
a central nervous system depressant, introduced as an anesthetic in the early 1950s but later abandoned because of unpredictable side effects such as agitation, disorientation, and hallucination. The drug is easily synthesized by anyone with a basic knowledge of chemistry and has become one of the drugs most frequently used by drug abusers. (See drug abuse.) It has a variety of street names, including “angel dust,” “animal tranquilizer,” “PCP,” “peace pill,” “crystal joints,” and “peace weed,” with the name often reflecting the form in which it is taken. It can be smoked, “snorted” through the nose, ingested, or taken intravenously. There is always danger from the poor and erratic quality of the product illegally sold on the streets. It can produce a schizophrenia-like syndrome, neurologic and cognitive dysfunction, coma, convulsions, and respiratory arrest.

PCP

Abbreviation for phencyclidine; plasma cell pneumonia (Pneumocystis carinii [now P. jiroveci] pneumonia); primary care provider.

PCP 1

(pē′sē-pē′)
n.
Phencyclidine.

PCP 2

abbr.
pneumocystis pneumonia

PCP

2 abbreviation for Pneumocystis pneumonia.
3 abbreviation for primary care physician.

PCP

Abbreviation for;
paired cone pigments
para-chlorophenol
pentachlorophenol
peripheral coronary pressure
person-centred planning
personal communication profile 
phenylcyclohexylpiperidine (phencyclidine)
Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (now, Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia
polychloroprene)
primary care paramedic
primary care physician, see there
primary care professional  
primary care provider
pulse cytophotometer (Flow cytometry)

PCP

1. Phencyclidine, see there.
2. Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, see there.
3. Primary care physician/provider, see there.

Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP)

An opportunistic infection caused by a fungus that is a major cause of death in patients with late-stage AIDS.
Mentioned in: AIDS

PCP,

PCP

Abbreviation for phencyclidine.

PCP,

n an abbreviation for
Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia, an opportunistic infection associated with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and used as an indicator of AIDS.

PCP

pentachlorophenol.
References in periodicals archive ?
Nevertheless, PCP increases uncertainty about future prices.
The Vice Chancellor QAU Dr Javed Ashraf while talking to The Nation claimed that all requirements of the PCP had been fulfilled.
With a three-year 0% APR representative PCP finance package, models with CVT transmission can be owned for PS139 per month, following a customer deposit of PS4,571 and a final payment of PS3,600.
2016) and findings of previous publications, we defined PCP use as use within the last 24 and 6 h before urine collection.
Patients aged above 18 years who had a laboratory confirmed diagnosis of PCP were included.
According to our previous study,[sup][9] we defined new concepts of radiological stages of PCP in non-AIDS immunocompromised patients [Table 1].
After 6 weeks of enrichment, the potential PCP degrading bacterial strains were isolated by serial dilution technique on MS medium containing 50 [micro]g PCP [ml.
Recognizing heart failure early is the key, and early referral is an obligation" when a heart failure patient is deteriorating or becomes too complex for a PCP to properly manage, Dr.
Opposing PCP perceptions, ED physicians agreed that they returned phone calls to the PCP or the covering physician when requested by the patients' private PCP.
Given the prevalence of prostate cancer and ADT use, it would be expected that PCPs would have many of their patients on ADT.
Police Chief Inspector Jhonny Gaspar of Asuncion PCP
A precharged pneumatic, or PCP, is filled with a charge of air sufficient for dozens or even over 100 shots depending on the power output.