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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Abbreviation for phencyclidine; plasma cell pneumonia (Pneumocystis carinii [now P. jiroveci] pneumonia); primary care provider.
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pneumocystis pneumonia
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Abbreviation for;
paired cone pigments
peripheral coronary pressure
person-centred planning
personal communication profile 
phenylcyclohexylpiperidine (phencyclidine)
Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (now, Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia
primary care paramedic
primary care physician, see there
primary care professional  
primary care provider
pulse cytophotometer (Flow cytometry)
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. Phencyclidine, see there.
2. Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, see there.
3. Primary care physician/provider, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


Abbreviation for phencyclidine.
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