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PPI

Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of medications which reduce stomach acid production.

PPIs are used in the management of PUD and GORD.


Psychiatry / Psychological

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PT

Physiotherapy (preferred UK terminology) and physical therapy (preferred US terminology) help to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability.


PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful or distressing events.

People with PTSD often relive the traumatic event through nightmares and intrusive thoughts or images when awake (flashbacks). Symptoms last for at least one month after the traumatic event.

Other anxiety disorders include OCD and GAD.

NICE CKS - PTSD


Public Health

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PUD

PUD is peptic ulcer disease.

BMJ Best Practice - Peptic ulcer disease


PUO

PUO is pyrexia (fever) of unknown origin.

Patient.info - Pyrexia of Unknown Origin



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