Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP)
A parasitic infection of the lungs that is particularly common and life-threatening in immunosuppressed persons.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia — Pneumocystis ca·ri·nii pneumonia kə rī nē .ē n a pneumonia chiefly affecting immunocompromised individuals that is caused by a microorganism of the genus Pneumocystis (P. carinii) which shows up in specially stained preparations of fresh infected …   Medical dictionary

  • pneumocystis carinii pneumonia — noun pneumonia occurring in infants or in persons with impaired immune systems (as AIDS victims) • Syn: ↑pneumocytosis, ↑pneumocystis pneumonia, ↑interstitial plasma cell pneumonia • Hypernyms: ↑pneumonia * * * kəˈrīnēˌē noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia — noun Etymology: New Latin Pneumocystis carinii, species name Date: 1964 a pneumonia chiefly affecting immunocompromised individuals that is caused by a microorganism (Pneumocystis carinii), attacks especially the interstitial and alveolar tissues …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pneumocystis carinii pneumonia — /ˌnjumoʊˌsɪstəs kəˈrɪniaɪ/ (say .nyoohmoh.sistuhs kuh rineeuy) noun a rare form of pulmonary infection caused by the protozoan Pneumocystis carinii, recurring opportunistically in people who have impaired immune systems, especially people who are …   Australian English dictionary

  • PCP — Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia. A parasitic infection of the lungs that is particularly common and life threatening in immunosuppressed persons. Prophylaxis is available to prevent PCP. * * * Abbreviation for phencyclidine; Pneumocystis carinii… …   Medical dictionary

  • pneumocystis pneumonia — (Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, PCP) (noo mo sis tis) A type of pneumonia caused by the protist Pneumocystis carinii …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • Pneumocystis — Pneu·mo·cys·tis .n(y)ü mə sis təs n 1) a genus of microorganisms of uncertain affiliation that are usu. considered protozoans or sometimes fungi and that include one (P. carinii) causing pneumonia esp. in immunocompromised individuals 2)… …   Medical dictionary

  • Pneumocystis pneumonia — Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia Classification and external resources Pneumocystis jirovecii cysts from bronchoalveolar lavage, stained with Toluidin blue O stain ICD 10 B …   Wikipedia

  • Pneumocystis jirovecii — Systematik Stamm: Schlauchpilze (Ascomycota) Klasse …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • PCP — PCP1 [pē΄sē΄pē′] n. [p(henyl)c(yclohexyl)p(iperidine)] a powerful psychedelic drug (phencyclidine hydrochloride) PCP2 abbrev. PNEUMOCYSTIS CARINII PNEUMONIA …   English World dictionary

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