PCP

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Origin of PCP

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perhaps p(hen)c(yclidine) + (peace) p(ill), an earlier designation

PCP

2
  1. pneumocystis pneumonia.
  2. primary-care physician.
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Examples from the Web for pcp

Contemporary Examples of pcp

  • Koon: It was my belief and my perception he was under the influence of PCP.

  • To the increasing number of kids now smoking it, PCP induces a psychotic state with symptoms that resemble schizophrenia.

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    The New Rise of PCP

    Jeff Deeney

    April 22, 2011

  • In parts of Philly, PCP use is back to peak levels, and the associated social costs are piling up.

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    The New Rise of PCP

    Jeff Deeney

    April 22, 2011

  • These days, PCP comes dissolved in an oily yellow tincture called “wet.”

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    The New Rise of PCP

    Jeff Deeney

    April 22, 2011

  • Evidence of a swelling wave of PCP use has been starting to crop up in recent substance-abuse data.

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    The New Rise of PCP

    Jeff Deeney

    April 22, 2011

Historical Examples of pcp


British Dictionary definitions for pcp

PCP

abbreviation for
  1. Also called: informal angel dust p henyl c yclohexyl p iperidine (phencyclidine); a depressant drug used illegally as a hallucinogen
  2. Pneumocystis carinii pneumoniaSee pneumocystis
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Word Origin and History for pcp

1977, from phenocyclidine.

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pcp in Medicine

PCP

abbr.
  1. phencyclidine
  2. primary care physician
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