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  • p   noun the 16th letter of the Roman alphabet;  a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells; is highly reactive and occurs in several allotropic forms
  • pace   noun a step in walking or running;  the relative speed of progress or change;  the rate of moving (especially walking or running);  a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride;  the distance covered by a step;  the rate of some repeating event;  verbmeasure (distances) by pacing;  regulate or set the pace of;  walk with slow or fast paces;  go at a pace
  • paced.
  • pacemaker   noun an implanted electronic device that takes over the function of the natural cardiac pacemaker;  a specialized bit of heart tissue that controls the heartbeat;  a horse used to set the pace in racing;  a leading instance in its field
  • pacemakers.
  • pacerone.
  • pacerone cordarone.
  • pack   noun a convenient package or parcel (as of cigarettes or film);  a bundle (especially one carried on the back);  a sheet or blanket (either dry or wet) to wrap around the body for its therapeutic effect;  a cream that cleanses and tones the skin;  a complete collection of similar things;  a group of hunting animals;  an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose;  an association of criminals; a large indefinite number;  verb treat the body or any part of it by wrapping it, as with blankets or sheets, and applying compresses to it, or stuffing it to provide cover, containment, or therapy, or to absorb blood;  carry, as on one's back;  arrange in a container;  load with a pack;  compress into a wad;  seal with packing;  fill to capacity; set up a committee or legislative body with one's own supporters so as to influence the outcome;  have the property of being packable or of compacting easily;  press down tightly;  hike with a backpack; press tightly together or cram;  have with oneself; have on one's person
  • packed   adj. pressed together or compressed;  filled to capacity
  • packed red blood cells.
  • packing   noun carrying something in a pack on the back;  the enclosure of something in a package or box;  any material used especially to protect something
  • pacs.
  • pad   noun the foot or fleshy cushion like underside of the toes of an animal;  a usually thin flat mass of padding;  a block of absorbent material saturated with ink; used to transfer ink evenly to a rubber stamp;  the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily);  a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge; temporary living quarters;  a platform from which rockets or space craft are launched;  verb add padding to;  line or stuff with soft material;  add details to;  walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
  • pads.
  • page   noun one side of one leaf (of a book or magazine or newspaper or letter etc.) or the written or pictorial matter it contains; in medieval times a youth acting as a knight's attendant as the first stage in training for knighthood;  a youthful attendant at official functions or ceremonies such as legislative functions and weddings; a boy who is employed to run errands;  United States diplomat and writer about the Old South (1853 1922);  English industrialist who pioneered in the design and manufacture of aircraft (1885 1962); verb call out somebody's name over a P.A. system;  work as a page; number the pages of a book or manuscript
  • page numbers followed by.
  • page numbers referencing figures are followed by an.
  • page numbers referencing tables are a.
  • paget   noun English pathologist who discovered the cause of trichinosis (1814 1899)
  • pagophagia.
  • pain   noun a somatic sensation of acute discomfort;  emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid;  a bothersome annoying person;  a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder;  something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness;  verb cause emotional anguish or make miserable; cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed
  • pain and symptom management in.
  • pain and vomiting.
  • pain control.
  • pain disorder associated with psychological factors diagnostic.
  • painless   adj. requiring little hard work or exertion;  not causing physical or psychological pain
  • palate   noun the upper surface of the mouth that separates the oral and nasal cavities
  • palliative   adj. moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear;  noun remedy that alleviates pain without curing
  • palliative care.
  • palliative medicine pain and symptom management in.
  • pallidum   noun the inner pale yellow part of the lenticular nucleus
  • pallor   noun unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
  • palmar   adj. relating to the palm of the hand or the sole of the foot
  • palmar plantar.
  • palmoplantar.
  • palpable   adj. capable of being perceived by the senses or the mind; especially capable of being handled or touched or felt;  can be felt by palpation
  • palpation   noun a method of examination in which the examiner feels the size or shape or firmness or location of something (of body parts when the examiner is a health professional)
  • palpebrae.
  • palpitations.
  • palsies.
  • palsy   noun a condition marked by uncontrollable tremor;  loss of the ability to move a body part;  verb affect with palsy
  • pancoast.
  • pancreas   noun a large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach; secretes pancreatic juice and insulin
  • pancreatic   adj. of or involving the pancreas
  • pancreatic disease.
  • pancreatitis   noun inflammation of the pancreas; usually marked by abdominal pain
  • pancytopenia   noun an abnormal deficiency in all blood cells (red blood cells and white blood cells and platelets); usually associated with bone marrow tumor or with aplastic anemia
  • pand.
  • panel   noun sheet that forms a distinct (usually flat) section or component of something;  a pad placed under a saddle;  a group of people gathered for a special purpose as to plan or discuss an issue or judge a contest etc;  (law) a group of people summoned for jury service (from whom a jury will be chosen);  electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices;  (computer science) a small temporary window in a graphical user interface that appears in order to request information from the user; after the information has been provided the user dismisses the box with `okay' or `cancel';  a committee appointed to judge a competition; verb decorate with panels;  select from a list
  • panels.
  • panhypopituitarism.
  • panic   noun an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety;  sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events;  verb cause sudden fear in or fill with sudden panic;  be overcome by a sudden fear
  • panic disorder   noun an anxiety disorder characterized by unpredictable panic attacks; the attacks are usually severe but brief
  • panmyelosis.
  • panniculitis.
  • pantothenic.
  • pantothenic acid nutritional summary of.
  • pap   noun worthless or oversimplified ideas;  the small projection of a mammary gland;  a diet that does not require chewing; advised for those with intestinal disorders
  • papillary   adj. of or relating to or resembling papilla
  • papilledema   noun swelling of the optic disc (where the optic nerve enters the eyeball); usually associated with an increase in intraocular pressure
  • papilloma   noun a benign epithelial tumor forming a rounded mass
  • papillomatosis.
  • papillomavirus.
  • papular.
  • papulopustular.
  • paracervical.
  • paradigm   noun the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time;  systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word;  a standard or typical example;  the class of all items that can be substituted into the same position (or slot) in a grammatical sentence (are in paradigmatic relation with one another)
  • paradigms.
  • paradoxical   adj. seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true
  • paradoxus.
  • paragard.
  • parahemolyticus.
  • paralanguage   noun the use of manner of speaking to communicate particular meanings
  • parallel   adj. being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting;  of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations; noun something having the property of being analogous to something else;  an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator;  verb make or place parallel to something;  be parallel to; duplicate or match
  • paralysis   noun loss of the ability to move a body part
  • paralytic   adj. affected or subject to with paralysis;  relating to or of the nature of paralysis;  noun a person suffering from paralysis
  • parameningeal.
  • parameningeal infections.
  • parameters.
  • parametric   adj. of or relating to or in terms of a parameter
  • paranasal   adj. adjacent to the nasal cavities
  • paranoid   adj. suffering from paranoia;  noun a person afflicted with paranoia
  • paraphimosis.
  • paraphrasing.
  • paraplegia   noun paralysis of the lower half of the body (most often as a result of trauma)
  • parapneumonic.
  • parasites.
  • parasitic   adj. of plants or persons; having the nature or habits of a parasite or leech; living off another;  relating to or caused by parasites;  of or pertaining to epenthesis
  • parathyroid   noun any one of four endocrine glands situated above or within the thyroid gland
  • parathyroid hormone   noun hormone synthesized and released into the blood stream by the parathyroid glands; regulates phosphorus and calcium in the body and functions in neuromuscular excitation and blood clotting
  • parenchymal.
  • parent   noun a father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian;  verb bring up
  • parent education and training in adhd management in.
  • parent teacher.
  • parental   adj. relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent; designating the generation of organisms from which hybrid offspring are produced
  • parental education and anticipatory guidance.
  • parental education in care of newborn.
  • parenteral   adj. located outside the alimentary tract;  administered by means other than through the alimentary tract (as by intramuscular or intravenous injection)
  • parenteral drugs of hypertensive emergencies.
  • parenting.
  • parents.
  • parents families and friends of lesbians and gays.
  • paresis   noun a slight or partial paralysis
  • paresthesias.
  • paresthetica.
  • parkinson   noun British historian noted for ridicule of bureaucracies (1909 1993);  English surgeon (1755 1824)
  • parkinsonism   noun a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination
  • parkinsonism plus.
  • paronychia   noun low growing annual or perennial herbs or woody plants; whitlowworts;  infection in the tissues adjacent to a nail on a finger or toe
  • paronychial.
  • parotid   adj. relating to or located near the parotid gland
  • paroxetine.
  • paroxysmal   adj. accompanied by or of the nature of paroxysms
  • paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria.
  • parsons   noun United States sociologist (1902 1979)
  • partial   adj. being or affecting only a part; not total;  showing favoritism;  (followed by `of' or `to') having a strong preference or liking for;  noun a harmonic with a frequency that is a multiple of the fundamental frequency;  the derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to a single variable while the other variables are considered to be constant
  • partial seizures seizure.
  • partial thromboplastin time.
  • participatory encounter case example of.
  • partner   noun a person who is a member of a partnership;  an associate who works with others toward a common goal;  a person's partner in marriage;  verb provide with a partner;  act as a partner
  • partnering.
  • partners.
  • parvovirus   noun any of a group of viruses containing DNA in an icosahedral protein shell and causing disease in dogs and cattle; not known to be associated with any human disease
  • passages.
  • passive   adj. lacking in energy or will;  expressing that the subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb; peacefully resistant in response to injustice;  noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb
  • past   adj. of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office;  earlier than the present time; no longer current;  a verb tense or other construction referring to events or states that existed at some previous time;  adv. so as to pass a given point;  noun a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past;  the time that has elapsed;  a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret)
  • pasteurella.
  • pat   adj. exactly suited to the occasion;  having only superficial plausibility;  adv. completely or perfectly;  noun the sound made by a gentle blow;  a light touch or stroke;  verb hit lightly;  pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin
  • patch   noun a piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole;  a short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program;  a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body;  a protective cloth covering for an injured eye;  sewing that repairs a worn or torn hole (especially in a garment);  a connection intended to be used for a limited time;  a small contrasting part of something;  a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation;  a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition;  verb mend by putting a patch on;  to join or unite the pieces of;  provide with a patch; also used metaphorically;  repair by adding pieces
  • patellar   adj. near or relating to the patella or kneecap
  • patellofemoral.
  • patent   adj. (of a bodily tube or passageway) open; affording free passage;  clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment; noun a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention;  an official document granting a right or privilege;  verb make open to sight or notice;  obtain a patent for;  grant rights to; grant a patent for
  • pathogen   noun any disease producing agent (especially a virus or bacterium or other microorganism)
  • pathogenesis   noun the origination and development of a disease
  • pathogens.
  • pathographies.
  • pathologic   adj. caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology;  of or relating to the practice of pathology
  • pathological   adj. caused by or evidencing a mentally disturbed condition;  of or relating to the practice of pathology;  caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology
  • pathology   noun the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases;  any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
  • pathophysiologic.
  • pathophysiology.
  • pathway   noun a trodden path;  a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain
  • pathways.
  • patience   noun good natured tolerance of delay or incompetence;  a card game played by one person
  • patience characteristic of patient centered.
  • patient   adj. enduring without protest or complaint;  enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance;  noun a person who requires medical care;  the semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
  • patient behaviors adherence and use of.
  • patient centered.
  • patient centered assessment and counseling for exercise plus.
  • patient centered clinical method.
  • patient centered medical home.
  • patient centered primary care collaborative.
  • patient communication.
  • patient education.
  • patient health questionnaire.
  • patient history.
  • patient physician.
  • patient protection and affordable care act.
  • patients.
  • patrick   noun Apostle and patron saint of Ireland; an English missionary to Ireland in the 5th century
  • pattern   noun a model considered worthy of imitation;  a customary way of operation or behavior;  a decorative or artistic work; something regarded as a normative example;  something intended as a guide for making something else;  a perceptual structure; graphical representation (in polar or Cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle;  the path that is prescribed for an airplane that is preparing to land at an airport;  verb form a pattern;  plan or create according to a model or models
  • pattern recognition.
  • pattern recognition of arrhythmias.
  • patterns.
  • patterns of in prevention and management of.
  • pauciarticular.
  • paul   noun (New Testament) a Christian missionary to the Gentiles; author of several Epistles in the New Testament; even though Paul was not present at the Last Supper he is considered an apostle; United States feminist (1885 1977)
  • paying   adj. for which money is paid;  yielding a fair profit
  • payment   noun the act of paying money;  a sum of money paid
  • payment characteristic of patient centered.
  • payments.
  • payoff   noun the final payment of a debt;  a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing;  the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property;  payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment
  • pci.
  • pcis.
  • pcis percutaneous coronary interventions.
  • pcmh.
  • pcmh patient centered medical home.
  • pcos.
  • pcos polycystic ovary syndrome.
  • pcp   noun a drug used as an anesthetic by veterinarians; illicitly taken (originally in the form of powder or `dust') for its effects as a hallucinogen
  • pcpcc.
  • pcr.
  • pcr polymerase chain reaction.
  • pcv.
  • pcv pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.
  • pd   noun a silver white metallic element of the platinum group that resembles platinum; occurs in some copper and nickel ores; does not tarnish at ordinary temperatures and is used (alloyed with gold) in jewelry
  • pdas.
  • pdas personal digital assistants.
  • pdr.
  • pe   noun the 17th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  • peak   adj. of a period of maximal use or demand or activity;  nounthe top point of a mountain or hill;  a brim that projects to the front to shade the eyes;  the highest point (of something);  the most extreme possible amount or value;  a V shape;  the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development;  the period of greatest prosperity or productivity;  verb to reach the highest point; attain maximum intensity, activity
  • peak expiratory flow rate.
  • peak flow.
  • peanuts   noun an insignificant sum of money; a trifling amount
  • pearls.
  • pectoris.
  • pedal   adj. of or relating to the feet;  noun a lever that is operated with the foot;  a sustained bass note;  verb operate the pedals on a keyboard instrument;  ride a bicycle
  • pediatric   adj. of or relating to the medical care of children
  • pediatric disorders.
  • pediatric ophthalmology.
  • pediatric population obesity in intervention for.
  • pediatric symptom checklist.
  • pedis.
  • peds.
  • peds parents.
  • pefr.
  • pegvisomant.
  • pegylated.
  • pellagra   noun a disease caused by deficiency of niacin or tryptophan (or by a defect in the metabolic conversion of tryptophan to niacin); characterized by gastrointestinal disturbances and erythema and nervous or mental disorders; may be caused by malnutrition or alcoholism or other nutritional impairments
  • pelvic   adj. of or relating to the pelvis
  • pelvic inflammatory disease   noun inflammation of the female pelvic organs (especially the Fallopian tubes) caused by infection by any of several microorganisms (chiefly gonococci and chlamydia); symptoms are abdominal pain and fever and foul smelling vaginal discharge
  • pelvic muscle in urinary incontinence management.
  • pelvic pain.
  • pelvis   noun a structure shaped like a funnel in the outlet of the kidney into which urine is discharged before passing into the ureter; the structure of the vertebrate skeleton supporting the lower limbs in humans and the hind limbs or corresponding parts in other vertebrates
  • pelvis aiis.
  • pelvis asis.
  • pemoline.
  • pemphigus   noun a skin disease characterized by large thin walled blisters (bullae) arising from normal skin or mucous membrane
  • pen   noun female swan;  a writing implement with a point from which ink flows;  an enclosure for confining livestock;  a correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes;  a portable enclosure in which babies may be left to play;  verb produce a literary work
  • penbutolol.
  • penbutolol sulfate.
  • penetration   noun the act of entering into or through something; the act (by a man) of inserting his penis into the vagina of a woman; an attack that penetrates into enemy territory;  the depth to which something penetrates (especially the depth reached by a projectile that hits a target);  the ability to make way into or through something; clear or deep perception of a situation
  • penicillamine   noun a drug (trade name Cuprimine) used to treat heavy metal poisoning and Wilson's disease and severe arthritis
  • penicillin   noun any of various antibiotics obtained from Penicillium molds (or produced synthetically) and used in the treatment of various infections and diseases
  • penile   adj. of or relating to the penis
  • penis   noun the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)
  • pentazocine   noun analgesic drug (trade name Talwin) that is less addictive than morphine
  • pentoxifylline   noun a drug (trade name Trental) used to treat claudication; believed to increase the flexibility of red blood cells so they can flow through the blood vessels to the legs and feet
  • people   noun (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively;  members of a family line;  the body of citizens of a state or country;  the common people generally;  verb fill with people or supply with inhabitants;  furnish with people
  • pepline.
  • pepline national clinician.
  • peptic   adj. relating to or promoting digestion
  • peptic ulcer   noun an ulcer of the mucous membrane lining of the alimentary tract
  • peptic ulcer disease.
  • peptidase   noun any enzyme that catalyzes the splitting of proteins into smaller peptide fractions and amino acids by a process known as proteolysis
  • peptide   noun amide combining the amino group of one amino acid with the carboxyl group of another; usually obtained by partial hydrolysis of protein
  • peptides.
  • percent   noun a proportion multiplied by 100
  • percent fat mass assessing body composition by.
  • percentage   noun a proportion multiplied by 100;  assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
  • perception   noun the process of perceiving;  knowledge gained by perceiving;  a way of conceiving something;  becoming aware of something via the senses;  the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
  • percreta.
  • percussion   noun the act of exploding a percussion cap;  the act of playing a percussion instrument;  tapping a part of the body for diagnostic purposes;  the section of a band or orchestra that plays percussion instruments
  • percutaneous   adj. through the unbroken skin; refers to medications applied directly to the skin (creams or ointments) or in time release forms (skin patches)
  • percutaneous coronary.
  • percutaneous coronary intervention.
  • percutaneous coronary interventions.
  • perennial   adj. recurring again and again;  lasting three seasons or more;  lasting an indefinitely long time; suggesting self renewal;  nouna plant lasting for three seasons or more
  • perfect   adj. precisely accurate or exact;  being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish;  without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers;  noun a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect);  verb make perfect or complete
  • perforated   adj. having a number or series of holes;  having a hole cut through
  • perforation   noun the act of punching a hole (especially a row of holes as for ease of separation);  a line of small holes for tearing at a particular place;  a hole made in something
  • perforations.
  • performance   noun any recognized accomplishment;  the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it;  the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment;  a dramatic or musical entertainment;  process or manner of functioning or operating
  • performance enhancing.
  • performance enhancing supplements physical activity in.
  • perfusion   noun pumping a liquid into an organ or tissue (especially by way of blood vessels)
  • pergolide.
  • pergolide in parkinson.
  • perianal   adj. around the anus
  • periappendiceal.
  • periarteritis   noun inflammation of the outer coat of an artery
  • periarteritis nodosa   noun a progressive disease of connective tissue that is characterized by nodules along arteries; nodules may block the artery and result in inadequate circulation to the particular area
  • pericardial   adj. located around the heart or relating to or affecting the pericardium
  • pericardiocentesis.
  • pericarditis   noun inflammation of the pericardium
  • pericardium   noun a serous membrane with two layers that surrounds the heart
  • perilymph   noun the bodily fluid that fills the space between the bony labyrinth and the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear
  • perimenopausal.
  • perimenopausal women abnormal vaginal.
  • perindopril.
  • perindopril in stable coronary artery disease.
  • perineal   adj. of or relating to the perineum
  • perinephric.
  • period   noun a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations;  the end or completion of something;  a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed;  one of three periods of play in hockey games;  the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon;  a stage in the history of a culture having a definable place in space and time;  the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause;  an amount of time
  • periodic   adj. recurring or reappearing from time to time;  happening or recurring at regular intervals;  recurring at regular intervals
  • periodic health examination.
  • periorbital.
  • peripartum.
  • peripheral   adj. on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary; the outer area;  related to the key issue but not of central importance;  noun (computer science) electronic equipment connected by cable to the CPU of a computer
  • peripheral anterior synechiae after hyphema.
  • peripheral arterial disease.
  • peripheral arterial disease detection awareness.
  • peripheral nerves.
  • peripheral neuropathies.
  • peripheral parenteral nutrition.
  • peripheral vascular disease.
  • peripheral vestibular disorders comparative.
  • peripheral vision elevated intraocular pressure.
  • perirectal.
  • peristalsis   noun the process of wavelike muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along
  • peritoneal   adj. of or relating to or affecting the peritoneum
  • peritonitis   noun inflammation of the peritoneum
  • peritonsillar.
  • peritonsillar abscess   noun a painful pus filled inflammation of the tonsils and surrounding tissues; usually a complication of tonsillitis
  • periurethral.
  • perivenular.
  • permanent   adj. continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place;  not capable of being reversed or returned to the original condition;  noun a series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals
  • permethrin.
  • pernicious   adj. working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way;  exceedingly harmful
  • pernicious anemia   noun a chronic progressive anemia of older adults; thought to result from a lack of intrinsic factor (a substance secreted by the stomach that is responsible for the absorption of vitamin B12)
  • peroneal   adj. of or relating to the fibula or the outer part of the leg below the knee
  • peroxidase   noun any of a group of enzymes (occurring especially in plant cells) that catalyze the oxidation of a compound by a peroxide
  • perpetuators.
  • persistent   adj. never ceasing;  retained; not shed;  continually recurring to the mind
  • persistent fetal vasculature persistent.
  • persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous.
  • person   noun a human being;  a human body (usually including the clothing);  a grammatical category of pronouns and verb forms
  • personal   adj. particular to a given individual;  concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality; intimately concerning a person's body or physical being;  indicating grammatical person;  of or arising from personality;  noun a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
  • personal digital assistants.
  • personality   noun the complex of all the attributes behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental that characterize a unique individual;  a person of considerable prominence
  • personality disordered.
  • personality traits vs.
  • personalitydisordered.
  • personalized   adj. pointedly referring to or concerning a person's individual personality or intimate affairs especially offensively;  made for or directed or adjusted to a particular individual
  • persons.
  • perspective   noun the appearance of things relative to one another as determined by their distance from the viewer;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
  • pertechnetate labeled.
  • perthes.
  • pertussis   noun a disease of the respiratory mucous membrane
  • pes   noun the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint
  • pessaries.
  • pessary   noun a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix
  • pet   adj. preferred above all others and treated with partiality;  nouna domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement;  a fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight); using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain);  a special loved one;  verb stroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking;  stroke or caress gently
  • pet positron emission tomography.
  • peter   noun disciple of Jesus and leader of the apostles; regarded by Catholics as the vicar of Christ on earth and first Pope;  obscene terms for penis
  • petersdorf beeson.
  • petit.
  • petrositis.
  • peutz.
  • pew fetzer.
  • peyronie.
  • pflag.
  • pflag parents families and friends of lesbians and gays.
  • pfm.
  • pft.
  • ph   noun (from potential of Hydrogen) the logarithm of the reciprocal of hydrogen ion concentration in gram atoms per liter; provides a measure on a scale from 0 to 14 of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution (where 7 is neutral and greater than 7 is more basic and less than 7 is more acidic)
  • phacoemulsification.
  • phalen.
  • pharmacodynamic.
  • pharmacodynamics.
  • pharmacogenetics   noun the branch of genetics that studies the genetically determined variations in responses to drugs in humans or laboratory organisms
  • pharmacogenetics genetic testing and.
  • pharmacogenomics.
  • pharmacokinetic.
  • pharmacokinetics   noun the study of the action of drugs in the body: method and rate of excretion; duration of effect; etc.
  • pharmacologic   adj. of or relating to pharmacology
  • pharmacologic therapies.
  • pharmacology   noun the science or study of drugs: their preparation and properties and uses and effects
  • pharmacotherapy.
  • pharmacotherapy principles for.
  • pharmacotherapy specific drugs and medication.
  • pharmacy   noun the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines,;  a retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold
  • pharmacy and therapeutics.
  • phasic.
  • phencyclidine   noun a drug used as an anesthetic by veterinarians; illicitly taken (originally in the form of powder or `dust') for its effects as a hallucinogen
  • phenobarbital   noun a long acting barbiturate used as a sedative
  • phenomenon   noun any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning;  a remarkable development
  • phenoxybenzamine.
  • phentermine.
  • phentolamine   noun a virility drug (trade name Vasomax) to treat erectile dysfunction in men
  • phentolamine for hypertensive emergencies.
  • phenylbutazone   noun anti inflammatory drug (trade name Butazolidin)
  • phenylketonuria   noun a genetic disorder of metabolism; lack of the enzyme needed to turn phenylalanine into tyrosine results in an accumulation of phenylalanine in the body fluids which causes various degrees of mental deficiency
  • phenylpyruvic.
  • phenytoin   noun an anticonvulsant drug (trade name Dilantin) used to treat epilepsy and that is not a sedative
  • pheochromocytoma   noun a vascular tumor of the adrenal gland; hypersecretion of epinephrine results in intermittent or sustained hypertension
  • pheochromocytomas.
  • philadelphia   noun the largest city in Pennsylvania; located in the southeastern part of the state on the Delaware river; site of Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were signed; site of the University of Pennsylvania
  • philadelphia chromosome t.
  • philosophical and scientifi c foundations.
  • philosophy   noun any personal belief about how to live or how to deal with a situation;  the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics;  a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
  • phimosis   noun an abnormal tightness of the foreskin preventing retraction over the glans
  • phlebitis   noun inflammation of a vein (usually in the legs)
  • phlebotomus   noun small bloodsucking sand flies that resemble moths;  a mild viral disease transmitted by the bite of the sand fly Phlebotomus papatasii
  • phlegmon.
  • phn.
  • phobia   noun an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations
  • phobias.
  • phosphatase   noun any of a group of enzymes that act as a catalyst in the hydrolysis of organic phosphates
  • phosphate   noun carbonated drink with fruit syrup and a little phosphoric acid;  a salt of phosphoric acid
  • phosphodiesterase.
  • phosphodiesterase inhibitors.
  • phosphokinase.
  • phosphonic.
  • phosphorus   noun a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells; is highly reactive and occurs in several allotropic forms;  a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky
  • photographs.
  • photographs for physical abuse diagnosis and.
  • photophobia   noun a morbid fear of light;  pain in the eye resulting from exposure to bright light (often associated with albinism)
  • photorefractive.
  • photorefractive keratectomy.
  • phthirus pubis.
  • physical   adj. having substance or material existence; perceptible to the senses;  concerned with material things;  characterized by energetic bodily activity;  according with material things or natural laws (other than those peculiar to living matter);  involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit;  relating to the sciences dealing with matter and energy; especially physics;  impelled by physical force especially against resistance
  • physical activity.
  • physical activity in.
  • physical assessment for alcohol use disorders.
  • physical examination.
  • physical examination findings in with.
  • physical fitness   noun good physical condition; being in shape or in condition
  • physical inactivity in.
  • physical inactivity in adolescents.
  • physical modalities.
  • physical therapy   noun therapy that uses physical agents: exercise and massage and other modalities
  • physician   noun a licensed medical practitioner
  • physician countertransference in personality.
  • physician involvement levels of.
  • physician orders for life sustaining treatment.
  • physician patient.
  • physician patient communication.
  • physicians.
  • physicians family physicians.
  • pickles.
  • pickwickian.
  • picture   noun a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface;  a typical example of some state or quality;  illustrations used to decorate or explain a text; a situation treated as an observable object;  graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface;  a clear and telling mental image;  the visible part of a television transmission;  a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement;  a graphic or vivid verbal description;  verb show in, or as in, a picture; imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
  • pid   noun inflammation of the female pelvic organs (especially the Fallopian tubes) caused by infection by any of several microorganisms (chiefly gonococci and chlamydia); symptoms are abdominal pain and fever and foul smelling vaginal discharge
  • pid pelvic inflammatory disease.
  • pigeon   noun wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs
  • pigmentary.
  • pigmentation   noun coloration of living tissues by pigment;  the deposition of pigment in animals or plants or human beings
  • pigmented.
  • pih.
  • pih pregnancy induced hypertension.
  • pilaris.
  • pilates.
  • piles   noun a large number or amount;  pain caused by venous swelling at or inside the anal sphincter
  • pill   noun a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet; something that resembles a tablet of medicine in shape or size;  a contraceptive in the form of a pill containing estrogen and progestin to inhibit ovulation and so prevent conception;  something unpleasant or offensive that must be tolerated or endured;  a unpleasant or tiresome person
  • pills.
  • pilonidal.
  • pimecrolimus.
  • pimozide   noun the most commonly used diphenylbutyl piperidine
  • pindolol   noun an oral beta blocker (trade name Visken) used in treating hypertension
  • pineal   adj. having the form of a pine cone;  relating to the pineal body
  • pinealoma   noun tumor of the pineal gland
  • pink   adj. of a light shade of red;  noun a light shade of red;  any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowers;  a person with mildly leftist political views;  verb cut in a zigzag pattern with pinking shears, in sewing;  sound like a car engine that is firing too early;  make light, repeated taps on a surface
  • pink eye.
  • pinworms.
  • pioglitazone.
  • piperacillin   noun a synthetic type of penicillin antibiotic (trade name Pipracil) used for moderate to severe infections
  • piriformis.
  • piroxicam   noun a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug (trade name Feldene) used to treat arthritis and other inflammatory conditions
  • pitfalls.
  • pitting   noun the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion
  • pituitary   adj. of or relating to the pituitary gland;  having abnormal size with overgrown extremities resulting from abnormal pituitary secretion;  noun the master gland of the endocrine system; located at the base of the brain
  • pituitary disorders.
  • pityriasis   noun any of several skin disorders characterized by shedding dry flakes of skin
  • pjp.
  • pku   noun a genetic disorder of metabolism; lack of the enzyme needed to turn phenylalanine into tyrosine results in an accumulation of phenylalanine in the body fluids which causes various degrees of mental deficiency
  • pku phenylketonuria.
  • placebo   noun (Roman Catholic Church) vespers of the office for the dead;  an innocuous or inert medication; given as a pacifier or to the control group in experiments on the efficacy of a drug
  • placebo effect   noun any effect that seems to be a consequence of administering a placebo; the change is usually beneficial and is assumed result from the person's faith in the treatment or preconceptions about what the experimental drug was supposed to do; pharmacologists were the first to talk about placebo effects but now the idea has been generalized to many situations having nothing to do with drugs
  • placement   noun contact established between applicants and prospective employees;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  the spatial property of the way in which something is placed
  • placenta   noun the vascular structure in the uterus of most mammals providing oxygen and nutrients for and transferring wastes from the developing fetus;  that part of the ovary of a flowering plant where the ovules form
  • placenta accreta increta and percreta as.
  • placentae.
  • plague   noun an annoyance;  any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God);  any epidemic disease with a high death rate;  a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal;  a swarm of insects that attack plants;  verb annoy continually or chronically;  cause to suffer a blight
  • plan   noun scale drawing of a structure;  a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished;  an arrangement scheme; verb make plans for something;  have the will and intention to carry out some action;  make or work out a plan for; devise;  make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form
  • plana.
  • planning   noun the act or process of drawing up plans or layouts for some project or enterprise;  an act of formulating a program for a definite course of action;  the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening
  • plantar   adj. relating to or occurring on the undersurface of the foot
  • planus.
  • plaque   noun (pathology) a small abnormal patch on or inside the body;  a memorial made of brass
  • plaquenil   noun anti inflammatory drug (trade name Plaquenil) used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and malaria and lupus erythematosus
  • plaques.
  • plasma   noun colorless watery fluid of blood and lymph containing no cells and in which erythrocytes and leukocytes and platelets are suspended;  (physical chemistry) a fourth state of matter distinct from solid or liquid or gas and present in stars and fusion reactors; a gas becomes a plasma when it is heated until the atoms lose all their electrons, leaving a highly electrified collection of nuclei and free electrons;  a green slightly translucent variety of chalcedony used as a gemstone
  • plasma free metanephrines for secondary.
  • plasma histamine in diagnosis of anaphylaxis.
  • plasmapheresis   noun plasma is separated from whole blood and the rest is returned to the donor
  • plasminogen   noun an inactive form of plasmin that occurs in plasma and is converted to plasmin by organic solvents
  • plasmodium   noun parasitic protozoan of the genus Plasmodium that causes malaria in humans;  multinucleate sheet of cytoplasm characteristic of some stages of such organisms as slime molds
  • plasmodium spp.
  • plastibell.
  • plate   noun dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten;  a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners);  a sheet of metal or wood or glass or plastic;  a shallow receptacle for collection in church;  structural member consisting of a horizontal beam that provides bearing and anchorage;  a full page illustration (usually on slick paper);  a flat sheet of metal or glass on which a photographic image can be recorded;  the positively charged electrode in a vacuum tube;  any flat platelike body structure or part;  a main course served on a plate;  the thin under portion of the forequarter;  a rigid layer of the Earth's crust that is believed to drift slowly;  the quantity contained in a plate;  a dental appliance that artificially replaces missing teeth;  (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score; verb coat with a layer of metal
  • platelet   noun tiny bits of protoplasm found in vertebrate blood; essential for blood clotting
  • platelet glycoprotein iib.
  • platelets.
  • platybasia.
  • platyhelminthes   noun flatworms
  • plavix   noun a blood thinner (trade name Plavix) approved for the treatment of mild heart attacks; works by preventing blood platelets from sticking together to form clots that would restrict blood flow
  • play   noun the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully;  activity by children that is guided more by imagination than by fixed rules;  gay or light hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement;  a preset plan of action in team sports;  utilization or exercise;  a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage;  a theatrical performance of a drama;  a state in which action is feasible;  the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize); (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession;  a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill;  an attempt to get something;  movement or space for movement;  verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously);  a weak and tremulous light;  the removal of constraints; (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds;  verb engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously;  exhaust by allowing to pull on the line; participate in games or sport;  employ in a game or in a specific position;  use or move;  shoot or hit in a particular manner;  bet or wager (money);  put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game;  make bets;  use to one's advantage;  discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream;  perform on a certain location;  be performed; cause to emit recorded sounds;  emit recorded sound;  pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity;  replay (as a melody);  play on an instrument;  perform music on (a musical instrument);  move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly; cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space;  act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome; engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion;  be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children;  behave in a certain way;  be received or accepted or interpreted in a specific way;  pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind;  consider not very seriously; contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle;  stake on the outcome of an issue;  manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination;  cause to happen or to occur as a consequence;  play a role or part;  perform on a stage or theater;  behave carelessly or indifferently
  • plendil.
  • pless.
  • plethora   noun extreme excess
  • pleura   noun the thin serous membrane around the lungs and inner walls of the chest
  • pleura and extrapulmonary space diseases of.
  • pleural   adj. of or relating to the pleura or the walls of the thorax
  • pleurisy   noun inflammation of the pleura of the lungs (especially the parietal layer)
  • pleuritic.
  • pleuritis.
  • pleurodynia   noun pain in the chest caused by inflammation of the muscles between the ribs
  • plexus   noun a network of intersecting blood vessels or intersecting nerves or intersecting lymph vessels
  • plissit.
  • plissit model for approaching sexual problems.
  • plummer.
  • plummer vinson.
  • plus   adj. involving advantage or good;  on the positive side or higher end of a scale;  noun the arithmetic operation of summing; calculating the sum of two or more numbers;  a useful or valuable quality
  • pms   noun a syndrome that occurs in many women from 2 to 14 days before the onset of menstruation
  • pms premenstrual syndrome.
  • pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.
  • pneumococcal pneumonia   noun pneumonia caused by bacteria of the genus pneumococcus
  • pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine.
  • pneumoconioses.
  • pneumoconiosis   noun chronic respiratory disease caused by inhaling metallic or mineral particles
  • pneumocystis.
  • pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia.
  • pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia.
  • pneumonia   noun respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the lung parenchyma (excluding the bronchi) with congestion caused by viruses or bacteria or irritants
  • pneumonia severity index.
  • pneumoniae.
  • pneumonitis   noun inflammation of the lungs; caused by a virus or an allergic reaction
  • pneumophila.
  • pneumothorax   noun abnormal presence of air in the pleural cavity resulting in the collapse of the lung; may be spontaneous (due to injury to the chest) or induced (as a treatment for tuberculosis)
  • pnh.
  • poa   noun chiefly perennial grasses of cool temperate regions
  • pocket   noun a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles;  an opening at the corner or on the side of a billiard table into which billiard balls are struck;  a small isolated group of people;  a supply of money;  (bowling) the space between the headpin and the pins behind it on the right or left;  (anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican);  a local region of low pressure or descending air that causes a plane to lose height suddenly;  a hollow concave shape made by removing something;  an enclosed space;  verb put in one's pocket;  take unlawfully
  • podagra.
  • podiatry   noun the branch of medicine concerned with the feet
  • poikilocytosis.
  • point   noun sharp end;  a wall socket;  the gun muzzle's direction; an outstanding characteristic;  a distinguishing or individuating characteristic;  the property of a shape that tapers to a sharp tip;  a geometric element that has position but no extension;  the object of an activity;  a brief version of the essential meaning of something;  a V shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer;  the precise location of something; a spatially limited location;  a promontory extending out into a large body of water;  the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest;  a linear unit used to measure the size of type; approximately 1/72 inch;  a style in speech or writing that arrests attention and has a penetrating or convincing quality or effect;  a V shape;  a very small circular shape;  an instant of time;  a contact in the distributor; as the rotor turns its projecting arm contacts them and current flows to the spark plugs;  an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole;  a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list;  a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations;  any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass;  a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process;  verb repair the joints of bricks;  be positionable in a specified manner;  mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes;  mark with diacritics;  mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics;  give a point to;  be a signal for or a symptom of;  indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively; intend (something) to move towards a certain goal;  direct into a position for use;  sail close to the wind;  direct the course; determine the direction of travelling;  be oriented
  • point of care.
  • pointes.
  • poisoning   noun the act of giving poison to a person or animal with the intent to kill;  the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance
  • polanyi.
  • polar   adj. having a pair of equal and opposite charges;  of or existing at or near a geographical pole or within the Arctic or Antarctic Circles;  located at or near or coming from the earth's poles;  being of crucial importance;  extremely cold;  characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed
  • policies.
  • policy   noun a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group;  written contract or certificate of insurance;  a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government
  • poliomyelitis   noun an acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord
  • poliovirus   noun the virus causing poliomyelitis
  • pollard   noun a usually horned animal that as either shed its horns or had them removed;  a tree with limbs cut back to promote a more bushy growth of foliage;  verb convert into a pollard
  • pollens.
  • pollution   noun undesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances as a consequence of human activities;  the act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally) unwanted substances or factors;  the state of being polluted
  • polst.
  • polyarteritis   noun inflammation of several arteries
  • polyarticular.
  • polycystic.
  • polycystic ovarian syndrome.
  • polycystic ovary.
  • polycythemia   noun a disorder characterized by an abnormal increase in the number of red blood cells in the blood
  • polydipsia   noun excessive thirst (as in cases of diabetes or kidney dysfunction)
  • polymenorrhea.
  • polymerase   noun an enzyme that catalyzes the formation of new DNA and RNA from an existing strand of DNA or RNA
  • polymerase chain reaction.
  • polymorphism   noun (biology) the existence of two or more forms of individuals within the same animal species (independent of sex differences);  (chemistry) the existence of different kinds of crystal of the same chemical compound
  • polymorphisms.
  • polymyalgia.
  • polymyositis   noun myositis characterized by weakness of limb and neck muscles and much muscle pain and swelling; progression and severity vary among individuals
  • polymyxins.
  • polyneuritis   noun inflammation of many or all of the peripheral nerves (as in leprosy)
  • polyneuropathies.
  • polyneuropathy.
  • polyp   noun one of two forms that coelenterates take e.g. a hydra or coral: usually sedentary and has a hollow cylindrical body usually with a ring of tentacles around the mouth;  a small vascular growth on the surface of a mucous membrane
  • polyphagia.
  • polypharmacy.
  • polyposis.
  • polyps.
  • polyradiculoneuropathy.
  • polysaccharide   noun any of a class of carbohydrates whose molecules contain chains of monosaccharide molecules
  • polyurethane   noun any of various polymers containing the urethane radical; a wide variety of synthetic forms are made and used as adhesives or plastics or paints or rubber
  • polyuria   noun renal disorder characterized by the production of large volumes of pale dilute urine; often associated with diabetes
  • polyvalent   adj. having more than one valence, or having a valence of 3 or higher;  containing several antibodies each capable of counteracting a specific antigen
  • pompholyx.
  • pontine.
  • pooled.
  • pooled polyvalent igg.
  • poor   adj. unsatisfactory;  having little money or few possessions; lacking in specific resources, qualities or substances;  characterized by or indicating poverty;  deserving or inciting pity;  not sufficient to meet a need;  noun people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)
  • poorly   adj. somewhat ill or prone to illness;  adv. (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well
  • pop   adj. (of music or art) new and of general appeal (especially among young people);  adv. like a pop or with a pop;  noun a sharp explosive sound as from a gunshot or drawing a cork;  a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring;  music of general appeal to teenagers; a bland watered down version of rock'n'roll with more rhythm and harmony and an emphasis on romantic love;  an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk;  verb burst open with a sharp, explosive sound;  cause to burst with a loud, explosive sound;  fire a weapon with a loud explosive noise;  take drugs, especially orally;  hit or strike;  hit a pop fly;  release suddenly;  put or thrust suddenly and forcefully;  make a sharp explosive noise;  cause to make a sharp explosive sound;  drink down entirely;  bulge outward;  appear suddenly or unexpectedly
  • pop progestin only pill.
  • popliteal   adj. of or relating to the area behind the knee joint
  • popper   noun a container for cooking popcorn;  a container of stimulant drug (amyl nitrate or butyl nitrite)
  • population   noun the act of populating (causing to live in a place); (statistics) the entire aggregation of items from which samples can be drawn;  a group of organisms of the same species populating a given area;  the people who inhabit a territory or state;  the number of inhabitants (either the total number or the number of a particular race or class) in a given place (country or city etc.)
  • populations.
  • porphyria   noun a genetic abnormality of metabolism causing abdominal pains and mental confusion
  • portability   noun the quality of being light enough to be carried
  • portal   noun a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically);  a short vein that carries blood into the liver;  a site that the owner positions as an entrance to other sites on the internet
  • portal cirrhosis.
  • portal systemic.
  • portal systemic shunt.
  • portals.
  • portion   noun the allotment of some amount by dividing something; something less than the whole of a human artifact;  an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal;  money or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage;  assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; something determined in relation to something that includes it;  your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you);  verb give out or allot
  • position   noun the act of positing; an assumption taken as a postulate or axiom;  a job in an organization;  (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player;  the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  a rationalized mental attitude;  a way of regarding situations or topics etc.;  the particular portion of space occupied by something;  the appropriate or customary location;  the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another;  the act of putting something in a certain place;  an item on a list or in a sequence;  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons; a condition or position in which you find yourself;  the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation;  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • positional   adj. of or relating to or determined by position
  • positive   adj. formally laid down or imposed;  characterized by or displaying affirmation or acceptance or certainty etc.;  greater than zero;  reckoned, situated or tending in the direction which naturally or arbitrarily is taken to indicate increase or progress or onward motion; indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen;  having a positive electric charge;  involving advantage or good;  persuaded of; very sure;  marked by excessive confidence; impossible to deny or disprove;  of or relating to positivism;  noun a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject
  • positive predictive value.
  • positive pressure.
  • positron   noun an elementary particle with positive charge; interaction of a positron and an electron results in annihilation
  • positron emission tomography   noun using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain)
  • possible   adj. capable of happening or existing;  existing in possibility;  capable of being imagined;  noun something that can be done;  an applicant who might be suitable
  • post ami.
  • post exposure.
  • post secondary.
  • post stemi.
  • post traumatic.
  • post traumatic stress disorder.
  • postablation.
  • postconcussion.
  • posterior   adj. at or near the hind end in quadrupeds or toward the spine in primates;  noun a tooth situated at the back of the mouth; the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  • posterior pituitary disorders.
  • posterolateral.
  • postexposure.
  • postfall.
  • postinfectious.
  • postinfective.
  • postinfective fatigue chronic fatigue.
  • postmature.
  • postmenopausal   adj. subsequent to menopause
  • postmenopausal women.
  • postmenopausal women abnormal vaginal.
  • postoperative   adj. happening or done after a surgical operation
  • postpartum   adj. occurring immediately after birth
  • postpartum depression parental education for.
  • postphlebitic.
  • postprandial   adj. following a meal (especially dinner)
  • postprocedure.
  • postprocedure treatment and monitoring.
  • postrenal.
  • poststreptococcal.
  • posttest.
  • posttest probability.
  • posttraumatic.
  • postural   adj. of or relating to or involving posture
  • posture   noun characteristic way of bearing one's body;  the arrangement of the body and its limbs;  capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war;  a rationalized mental attitude;  verb assume a posture as for artistic purposes;  behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others
  • postvoid.
  • postvoid residual.
  • potassium   noun a light soft silver white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite
  • potassium sparing.
  • potassium sparing agents for hypertension.
  • potential   adj. existing in possibility;  expected to become or be; in prospect;  noun the inherent capacity for coming into being;  the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts
  • pott.
  • poverty   noun the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
  • powassan.
  • power   noun possession of controlling influence;  one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority;  (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second);  physical strength; possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done;  a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself;  a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world;  a very wealthy or powerful businessman;  (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power;  verbsupply the force or power for the functioning of
  • power abuse of prevention of in providing culturally competent.
  • pox   noun a contagious disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pock marks;  a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)
  • ppaca.
  • ppd.
  • ppe.
  • ppn.
  • ppos.
  • ppv.
  • practical   adj. having or put to a practical purpose or use; concerned with actual use or practice;  guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory;  being actually such in almost every respect
  • practice   noun a customary way of operation or behavior; translating an idea into action;  the exercise of a profession; knowledge of how something is usually done;  systematic training by multiple repetitions;  verb avail oneself to;  carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions;  learn by repetition;  engage in a rehearsal (of)
  • practices.
  • practitioner   noun someone who practices a learned profession
  • practitioners.
  • pradaxa.
  • pramlintide.
  • prandial   adj. of or relating to a meal
  • prandial practical considerations for initiating.
  • prandin.
  • prasugrel.
  • prayer   noun the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving);  a fixed text used in praying;  reverent petition to a deity;  someone who prays to God;  earnest or urgent request
  • prazosin   noun antihypertensive drug (trade name Minipress)
  • prazosin hydrochloride.
  • prbcs.
  • prealbumin.
  • preaortic.
  • prebiotic.
  • precancerous   adj. of or relating to a growth that is not malignant but is likely to become so if not treated
  • precautions.
  • preception.
  • precepts.
  • precipitate   adj. done with very great haste and without due deliberation;  noun a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering;  verb separate as a fine suspension of solid particles;  hurl or throw violently;  bring about abruptly;  fall vertically, sharply, or headlong;  fall from clouds
  • precipitating   adj. bringing on suddenly or abruptly
  • precise   adj. sharply exact or accurate or delimited;  (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth ; strictly correct
  • precision   noun the quality of being reproducible in amount or performance
  • precocious   adj. appearing or developing early;  characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude)
  • precocious puberty.
  • precocity   noun intelligence achieved far ahead of normal developmental schedules
  • precomtemplation.
  • precomtemplation stage in substance use disorders.
  • preconception   noun an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence;  a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
  • preconception care.
  • precontemplation.
  • precose.
  • precursor   noun a person who goes before or announces the coming of another;  a substance from which another substance is formed (especially by a metabolic reaction);  an indication of the approach of something or someone
  • prediabetes.
  • predicament   noun a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one
  • prediction   noun the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future);  a statement made about the future
  • predictive   adj. of or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions
  • predictive value of and disease probability.
  • predictor   noun a computer for controlling antiaircraft fire that computes the position of an aircraft at the instant of a shell's arrival; information that supports a probabilistic estimate of future events; someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)
  • predictors.
  • predisposing.
  • predisposition   noun a disposition in advance to react in a particular way;  an inclination beforehand to interpret statements in a particular way;  susceptibility to a pathogen
  • prednisone   noun a dehydrogenated analogue of cortisol (trade names Orasone or Deltasone or Liquid Pred or Meticorten); used as an anti inflammatory drug in the treatment of arthritis and as an immunosuppressant
  • predominant   adj. having superior power and influence;  most frequent or common
  • preeclampsia   noun abnormal state of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and fluid retention and albuminuria; can lead to eclampsia if untreated
  • preemptive   adj. designed or having the power to deter or prevent an anticipated situation or occurrence
  • preening.
  • preexcitation.
  • preexposure.
  • preferred   adj. more desirable than another;  preferred above all others and treated with partiality
  • preferred provider organizations.
  • pregabalin.
  • pregnancies.
  • pregnancy   noun the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
  • pregnancy induced.
  • pregnancy induced hypertension.
  • pregnancy related.
  • pregnant   adj. carrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life;  filled with or attended with;  rich in significance or implication
  • prehypertension.
  • preimplantation.
  • prejudice   noun a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation;  verb influence (somebody's) opinion in advance;  disadvantage by prejudice
  • premalignant.
  • premalignant and malignant skin lesions.
  • premature   adj. uncommonly early or before the expected time; born after a gestation period of less than the normal time;  too soon or too hasty
  • premature atrial contractions.
  • premixed.
  • prenatal   adj. occurring or existing before birth
  • prenatal genetic diagnostic testing in.
  • preoperative   adj. happening or done before and in preparation for a surgical operation
  • preparation   noun the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose;  (music) a note that produces a dissonant chord is first heard in a consonant chord;  the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home); activity leading to skilled behavior;  the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening;  the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action);  a substance prepared according to a formula
  • preparations.
  • preparations pharmacologic characteristics of.
  • preparticipation.
  • preproliferative.
  • prerenal.
  • presbycusis.
  • presbyopia   noun farsightedness resulting from a reduced ability to focus caused by loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens with age
  • preschoolers.
  • prescribing.
  • prescribing cascade.
  • prescribing drugs.
  • prescription   adj. available only with a doctor's written prescription; noun written instructions from a physician or dentist to a druggist concerning the form and dosage of a drug to be issued to a given patient;  written instructions for an optician on the lenses for a given person;  directions prescribed beforehand; the action of prescribing authoritative rules or directions;  a drug that is available only with written instructions from a doctor or dentist to a pharmacist
  • present   adj. temporal sense; intermediate between past and future; now existing or happening or in consideration;  spatial sense; being or existing in a specified place;  noun a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking;  something presented as a gift;  the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech;  verbbring forward and present to the mind;  formally present a debutante, a representative of a country, etc.;  hand over formally;  introduce; recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position;  cause to come to know personally;  deliver (a speech, oration, or idea);  present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize;  represent in a painting, drawing, sculpture, or verbally;  perform (a play), especially on a stage;  show or demonstrate something to an interested audience;  give as a present; make a gift of;  give, especially as an honor or reward
  • present on admission.
  • presentation   noun a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view;  the activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward);  (obstetrics) position of the fetus in the uterus relative to the birth canal;  the act of making something publicly available; presenting news or other information by broadcasting or printing it;  the act of presenting a proposal;  formally making a person known to another or to the public;  a visual representation of something
  • presentations.
  • presenting.
  • preseptal.
  • presidents.
  • pressure   noun a force that compels;  the somatic sensation that results from applying force to an area of skin;  the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit);  an oppressive condition of physical or mental or social or economic distress;  the act of pressing; the exertion of pressure;  the state of demanding notice or attention;  verb to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city";  exert pressure on someone through threats
  • presumed.
  • presumptive   adj. affording reasonable grounds for belief or acceptance;  having a reasonable basis for belief or acceptance
  • presumptive pathogen identification and.
  • presyncopal.
  • presyncope.
  • preterm.
  • pretest.
  • pretravel.
  • prevalence   noun the quality of prevailing generally; being widespread;  (epidemiology) the ratio (for a given time period) of the number of occurrences of a disease or event to the number of units at risk in the population;  a superiority in numbers or amount
  • prevalence of.
  • prevent   verb prevent from doing something or being in a certain state;  keep from happening or arising; make impossible
  • prevent heart attack trial.
  • prevent recurrence of osteoporotic fractures.
  • preventable   adj. capable of being prevented
  • preventing.
  • prevention   noun the act of preventing
  • prevention detection evaluation and treatment of.
  • preventive   adj. preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease;  tending to prevent or hinder;  tending to ward off;  nounremedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease; an agent or device intended to prevent conception;  any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome
  • preventive preventive health care.
  • preventive services task force.
  • previa.
  • previous   adj. just preceding something else in time or order;  too soon or too hasty;  (used especially of persons) of the immediate past
  • priapism   noun condition in which the penis is continually erect; usually painful and seldom with sexual arousal
  • price   noun the high value or worth of something;  value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something;  a monetary reward for helping to catch a criminal;  United States operatic soprano (born 1927);  the amount of money needed to purchase something;  cost of bribing someone;  the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold);  verb ascertain or learn the price of; determine the price of
  • prick   noun the act of puncturing with a small point;  obscene terms for penis;  insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous;  a depression scratched or carved into a surface;  verb to cause a sharp emotional pain;  cause a stinging pain;  stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick;  make a small hole into, as with a needle or a thorn;  deliver a sting to;  raise;  cause a prickling sensation
  • primaquine   noun synthetic antimalarial drug
  • primary   adj. not derived from or reducible to something else; basic;  of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondhand;  of primary importance;  most important element;  of or being the essential or basic part;  noun a preliminary election where delegates or nominees are chosen;  one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing;  coil forming the part of an electrical circuit such that changing current in it induces a current in a neighboring circuit
  • primary care   noun the medical care received on first contact with the medical system (before being referred elsewhere)
  • primary care vs.
  • primary prevention.
  • primary sclerosing cholangitis.
  • primary sj.
  • primary vs.
  • primidone   noun an anticonvulsant (trade name Mysoline) used to treat grand mal seizures and essential tremor
  • primitive   adj. used of preliterate or tribal or nonindustrial societies; of or created by one without formal training; simple or naive in style; little evolved from or characteristic of an earlier ancestral type; belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness;  noun a word serving as the basis for inflected or derived forms;  a mathematical expression from which another expression is derived;  a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
  • principles.
  • principles and.
  • principles for.
  • prions.
  • prior   adj. earlier in time;  noun the head of a religious order; in an abbey the prior is next below the abbot
  • prioritization.
  • pristiq.
  • privacy   noun the quality of being secluded from the presence or view of others;  the condition of being concealed or hidden
  • prk.
  • probability   noun the quality of being probable; a probable event or the most probable event;  a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible
  • probable   adj. apparently destined;  likely but not certain to be or become true or real;  noun an applicant likely to be chosen
  • probenecid   noun a uricosuric drug that reduces the level of uric acid in the blood; used to treat gout
  • probiotics.
  • probiotics in travelers.
  • problem   noun a question raised for consideration or solution;  a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved;  a source of difficulty
  • problem focused.
  • problem oriented.
  • problem solving   noun the thought processes involved in solving a problem;  the area of cognitive psychology that studies the processes involved in solving problems
  • problem solving process clinical.
  • problem understanding in clinical and.
  • problematic   adj. making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe;  open to doubt or debate
  • problems.
  • procainamide.
  • procalcitonin.
  • procan.
  • procan procanbid.
  • procanbid.
  • procardia   noun calcium blocker (trade name Procardia); appears to increase the risk of recurrent heart attacks
  • procardia xl adalat cc.
  • procedure   noun a mode of conducting legal and parliamentary proceedings;  a particular course of action intended to achieve a result;  a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work;  a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
  • procedures.
  • process   noun a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states;  a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents;  a mental process that you are not directly aware of;  a particular course of action intended to achieve a result;  a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant;  verb subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition;  perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information;  deal with in a routine way;  deliver a warrant or summons to someone;  shape, form, or improve a material;  march in a procession;  institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against
  • processing   noun preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure
  • proctitis   noun inflammation of the rectum; marked by bloody stools and a frequent urge to defecate; frequently associated with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
  • proctocolitis.
  • proctoscopy   noun visual examination of the rectum and the end of the colon by means of a proctoscope
  • produced   adj. that is caused by
  • production   noun (law) the act of exhibiting in a court of law;  the act or process of producing something;  the creation of value or wealth by producing goods and services;  (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale;  a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television;  a display that is exaggerated or unduly complicated;  an artifact that has been created by someone or some process;  the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time)
  • products.
  • professional   adj. engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or means of livelihood;  characteristic of or befitting a profession or one engaged in a profession;  engaged in by members of a profession;  of or relating to a profession;  of or relating to or suitable as a profession;  noun a person engaged in one of the learned professions;  an athlete who plays for pay;  an authority qualified to teach apprentices
  • professions.
  • profi.
  • proficient   adj. having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
  • profile   noun biographical sketch;  an analysis (often in graphical form) representing the extent to which something exhibits various characteristics;  a vertical section of the Earth's crust showing the different horizons or layers;  a side view representation of an object (especially a human face);  degree of exposure to public notice;  verbrepresent in profile, by drawing or painting;  write about
  • profiling   noun recording a person's behavior and analyzing psychological characteristics in order to predict or assess their ability in a certain sphere or to identify a particular group of people
  • profit   noun the advantageous quality of being beneficial;  the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non cash expenses);  verb make a profit; gain money or materially;  derive a benefit from
  • profit in the current u.
  • progenitalis.
  • progesterone   noun a steroid hormone (trade name Lipo Lutin) produced in the ovary; prepares and maintains the uterus for pregnancy
  • progesterone level of in diagnosis of ectopic.
  • progestin   noun any of a group of steroid hormones that have the effect of progesterone
  • progestin only.
  • progestin only pill.
  • progestin replacement study.
  • prognosticating.
  • program   noun a performance (or series of performances) at a public presentation;  a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need;  (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute;  an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event;  a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished;  a document stating the aims and principles of a political party;  a radio or television show;  an integrated course of academic studies;  verbarrange a program of or for;  write a computer program
  • programming   noun creating a sequence of instructions to enable the computer to do something;  setting an order and time for planned events
  • programs.
  • progress   noun the act of moving forward toward a goal;  a movement forward;  gradual improvement or growth or development; verb develop in a positive way;  form or accumulate steadily;  move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
  • progression   noun a series with a definite pattern of advance;  the act of moving forward toward a goal;  a movement forward
  • progressive   adj. advancing in severity;  favoring or promoting reform (often by government action);  favoring or promoting progress;  (of taxes) adjusted so that the rate increases as the amount of income increases;  gradually advancing in extent;  noun a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on going;  a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
  • project   noun a planned undertaking;  any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted;  verb present for consideration;  regard as objective;  communicate vividly;  transfer (ideas or principles) from one domain into another;  throw, send, or cast forward;  put or send forth;  draw a projection of;  project on a screen;  cause to be heard; imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind;  make or work out a plan for; devise;  extend out or project in space
  • prolactin   noun gonadotropic hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary; in females it stimulates growth of the mammary glands and lactation after parturition
  • prolactinomas.
  • prolapse   noun the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus);  verb slip or fall out of place, as of body parts
  • proliferation   noun growth by the rapid multiplication of parts;  a rapid increase in number (especially a rapid increase in the number of deadly weapons)
  • proliferative.
  • proliferative diabetic retinopathy.
  • prolonged   adj. (of illness) developing slowly or of long duration; drawn out or made longer spatially;  relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
  • promacta.
  • promotes.
  • promoting.
  • promotion   noun act of raising in rank or position;  a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution;  encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something;  the advancement of some enterprise
  • prompted.
  • prompted voiding in urinary incontinence management.
  • promyelocytic.
  • proof   adj. (used in combination or as a suffix) able to withstand; noun a trial photographic print from a negative;  any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something;  (printing) an impression made to check for errors;  a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it;  a measure of alcoholic strength expressed as an integer twice the percentage of alcohol present (by volume);  the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something;  verb make resistant (to harm);  activate by mixing with water and sometimes sugar or milk;  knead to reach proper lightness;  make or take a proof of, such as a photographic negative, an etching, or typeset;  read for errors
  • propafenone.
  • prophylactic   adj. preventing or contributing to the prevention of disease;  tending to ward off;  capable of preventing conception or impregnation;  noun contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse; remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease
  • prophylactic or preemptive.
  • propranolol.
  • propylthiouracil   noun a crystalline compound used as an antithyroid drug in the treatment of goiter
  • prospective   adj. anticipated for the near future;  concerned with or related to the future
  • prostacyclins.
  • prostacyclins for pulmonary hypertension.
  • prostaglandin   noun a potent substance that acts like a hormone and is found in many bodily tissues (and especially in semen); produced in response to trauma and may affect blood pressure and metabolism and smooth muscle activity
  • prostate   adj. relating to the prostate gland;  noun a firm partly muscular chestnut sized gland in males at the neck of the urethra; produces a viscid secretion that is the fluid part of semen
  • prostate specifi.
  • prostate specific.
  • prostate specific antigen   noun a protein manufactured exclusively by the prostate gland; PSA is produced for the ejaculate where it liquifies the semen and allows sperm cells to swim freely; elevated levels of PSA in blood serum are associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer
  • prostatic   adj. relating to the prostate gland
  • prostatitis   noun inflammation of the prostate gland characterized by perineal pain and irregular urination and (if severe) chills and fever
  • prosthesis   noun corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body
  • prosthetic   adj. relating to or serving as a prosthesis;  of or relating to prosthetics
  • protection   noun payment extorted by gangsters on threat of violence;  the activity of protecting someone or something;  the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition;  the condition of being protected;  kindly endorsement and guidance;  a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury;  defense against financial failure; financial independence
  • protection against family physician.
  • protein   noun any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes
  • protein calorie.
  • protein losing.
  • proteinosis.
  • proteins.
  • proteinuria   noun the presence of excessive protein (chiefly albumin but also globulin) in the urine; usually a symptom of kidney disorder
  • prothrombin   noun a protein in blood plasma that is the inactive precursor of thrombin
  • prothrombin time.
  • protocol   noun code of correct conduct;  forms of ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats and heads of state;  (computer science) rules determining the format and transmission of data
  • protocols.
  • proton   noun a stable particle with positive charge equal to the negative charge of an electron
  • protracted   adj. relatively long in duration; tediously protracted
  • protraction   noun the act of prolonging something;  the consequence of being lengthened in duration
  • protuberance   noun the condition of being protuberant; the condition of bulging out;  something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
  • provide   verb take measures in preparation for;  determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation;  provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance;  supply means of subsistence; earn a living;  provide or furnish with;  mount or put up; make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
  • provide linguistically and culturally appropriate patient.
  • provider   noun someone who provides the means for subsistence; someone whose business is to supply a particular service or commodity
  • providers.
  • providing.
  • provision   noun the activity of supplying or providing something;  a stipulated condition;  a store or supply of something (especially of food or clothing or arms);  the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening;  verb supply with provisions
  • provocative   adj. serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy;  exciting sexual desire
  • proxemics   noun the study of spatial distances between individuals in different cultures and situations
  • proximal   adj. situated nearest to point of attachment or origin
  • proxy   noun a power of attorney document given by shareholders of a corporation authorizing a specific vote on their behalf at a corporate meeting;  a person authorized to act for another
  • prozac   noun a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor commonly prescribed as an antidepressant (trade name Prozac)
  • pruritus   noun an intense itching sensation that can have various causes (as by allergies or infection or lymphoma or jaundice etc.)
  • ps   noun a note appended to a letter after the signature
  • psa   noun a protein manufactured exclusively by the prostate gland; PSA is produced for the ejaculate where it liquifies the semen and allows sperm cells to swim freely; elevated levels of PSA in blood serum are associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer
  • psa test prostate specific antigen.
  • psc.
  • pseudallescheria.
  • pseudo   adj. (often used in combination) not genuine but having the appearance of;  noun a person who makes deceitful pretenses
  • pseudobulbar.
  • pseudocyst.
  • pseudocysts.
  • pseudodementia.
  • pseudodiverticula.
  • pseudofolliculitis.
  • pseudogout.
  • pseudohermaphroditism   noun congenital condition in which a person has external genitalia of one sex and internal sex organs of the other sex
  • pseudohyphae.
  • pseudohypoparathyroidism.
  • pseudomembranous.
  • pseudomonas   noun type genus of the family Pseudomonodaceae
  • pseudoptosis.
  • pseudostrabismus.
  • pseudotuberculosis.
  • pseudotumor.
  • pseudoxanthoma.
  • psi   noun the 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet;  a unit of pressure
  • psittaci.
  • psittacosis   noun an atypical pneumonia caused by a rickettsia microorganism and transmitted to humans from infected birds; infectious disease of birds
  • psoas   noun either of two muscles of the abdomen and pelvis that flex the trunk and rotate the thigh
  • psoriasis   noun a chronic skin disease characterized by dry red patches covered with scales; occurs especially on the scalp and ears and genitalia and the skin over bony prominences
  • psoriatic.
  • psychiatric   adj. relating to or used in or engaged in the practice of psychiatry
  • psychiatric disorders.
  • psychiatry   noun the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
  • psychic   adj. outside the sphere of physical science;  affecting or influenced by the human mind;  noun a person apparently sensitive to things beyond the natural range of perception
  • psychogenic   adj. mental or emotional rather than physiological in origin;  of or relating to the psychological cause of a disorder
  • psychological   adj. mental or emotional as opposed to physical in nature;  of or relating to or determined by psychology
  • psychological assessment of elderly patients.
  • psychological factors in biopsychosocial model.
  • psychology   noun the science of mental life
  • psychoneurosis   noun a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction
  • psychopathology   noun the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders;  the branch of psychology concerned with abnormal behavior
  • psychopharmacology   noun the study of drugs that affect the mind
  • psychopharmacology for personality disorders.
  • psychophysical.
  • psychosis   noun any severe mental disorder in which contact with reality is lost or highly distorted
  • psychosocial.
  • psychosocial data.
  • psychosocial stages.
  • psychotherapeutic   adj. of or relating to or practicing psychotherapy;  emotionally purging
  • psychotherapeutic interventions.
  • psychotherapy   noun the treatment of mental or emotional problems by psychological means;  the branch of psychiatry concerned with psychological methods
  • psychotropic induced.
  • pt   noun a heavy precious metallic element; grey white and resistant to corroding; occurs in some nickel and copper ores and is also found native in some deposits
  • pt t.
  • pth.
  • ptosis   noun drooping of the upper eyelid caused by muscle paralysis and weakness
  • ptsd   noun an anxiety disorder associated with serious traumatic events and characterized by such symptoms as survivor guilt, reliving the trauma in dreams, numbness and lack of involvement with reality, or recurrent thoughts and images
  • ptsd post traumatic stress disorder.
  • ptt.
  • ptu.
  • ptu propylthiouracil.
  • ptyalism   noun excessive flow of saliva
  • pubarche.
  • puberty   noun the time of life when sex glands become functional
  • pubic   adj. relating or near the pubis
  • pubic lice.
  • pubis   noun one of the three sections of the hipbone; together these two bones form the front of the pelvis
  • public   adj. affecting the people or community as a whole;  not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole;  noun a body of people sharing some common interest;  people in general considered as a whole
  • public health nurse.
  • public owned.
  • published   adj. prepared and printed for distribution and sale; formally made public
  • published research building evidence from.
  • pubmed.
  • pubmed clinical queries search engine on cam information for.
  • pud   noun (British) the dessert course of a meal (`pud' is used informally)
  • pudendal   adj. of or relating to or near the pudendum
  • puerperal   adj. relating to or connected with or occurring at the time of childbirth or shortly following, or to the woman who has just given birth
  • puerperium   noun time period following childbirth when the mother's uterus shrinks and the other functional and anatomic changes of pregnancy are resolved
  • pulley   noun a simple machine consisting of a wheel with a groove in which a rope can run to change the direction or point of application of a force applied to the rope
  • pulmonale.
  • pulmonary   adj. relating to or affecting the lungs
  • pulmonary embolism   noun blockage of the pulmonary artery by foreign matter or by a blood clot
  • pulmonary function.
  • pulmonary function test.
  • pulmonary infarction.
  • pulmonary involvement with rheumatoid.
  • pulmonary medicine.
  • pulmonic   adj. relating to or affecting the lungs
  • pulposus.
  • pulsatile.
  • pulse   noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart;  edible seeds of various pod bearing plants (peas or beans or lentils etc.);  the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health;  (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients);  verb produce or modulate (as electromagnetic waves) in the form of short bursts or pulses or cause an apparatus to produce pulses;  drive by or as if by pulsation; expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically
  • pulses.
  • pulsion.
  • pulsus.
  • pump   noun a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction;  a low cut shoe without fastenings;  the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body;  verbquestion persistently;  deliver forth;  operate like a pump; move up and down, like a handle or a pedal;  raise (gases or fluids) with a pump;  move up and down;  draw or pour with a pump;  flow intermittently;  supply in great quantities
  • pumps.
  • puncture   noun the act of puncturing or perforating;  a small hole made by a sharp object;  loss of air pressure in a tire when a hole is made by some sharp object;  verb be pierced or punctured;  cause to lose air pressure or collapse by piercing;  pierce with a pointed object; make a hole into;  make by piercing;  reduce or lessen the size or importance of
  • pupil   noun contractile aperture in the iris of the eye;  a young person attending school (up through senior high school);  a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
  • pupillary   adj. of or relating to the pupil of the eye
  • pupils.
  • pure   adj. in a state of sexual virginity;  concerned with theory and data rather than practice; opposed to applied;  free from discordant qualities;  (used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless; free of extraneous elements of any kind;  (of color) being chromatically pure; not diluted with white or grey or black;  without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
  • pure tone   noun a steady sound without overtones
  • purified   adj. made pure
  • purified protein derivative.
  • purple   adj. of a color intermediate between red and blue; belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler;  excessively elaborate or showily expressed;  noun a purple color or pigment;  of imperial status;  verb color purple;  become purple
  • purpose   noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions;  the quality of being determined to do or achieve something;  what something is used for;  verb reach a decision;  propose or intend
  • purpura   noun any of several blood diseases causing subcutaneous bleeding
  • purpura henoch sch.
  • purpural.
  • purulent   adj. "a purulent wound"
  • push   noun the act of applying force in order to move something away;  an effort to advance;  the force used in pushing;  an electrical switch operated by pressing;  enterprising or ambitious drive;  verbpress, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action;  move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner";  press against forcefully without moving;  move strenuously and with effort; approach a certain age or speed;  sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs);  make publicity for; try to sell (a product); make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; strive and make an effort to reach a goal;  exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for
  • pustular.
  • pustules.
  • putting   noun hitting a golf ball that is on the green using a putter
  • pvd.
  • pvr.
  • pvr postvoid residual.
  • pw.
  • pyelonephritis   noun inflammation of the kidney and its pelvis caused by bacterial infection
  • pylori.
  • pyloric   adj. relating to or near the pylorus
  • pyogenic   adj. producing pus
  • pyomyositis.
  • pyorrhea   noun chronic periodontitis; purulent inflammation of the teeth sockets;  discharge of pus
  • pyramid   noun a massive monument with a square base and four triangular sides; begun by Cheops around 2700 BC as royal tombs in ancient Egypt;  (stock market) a series of transactions in which the speculator increases his holdings by using the rising market value of those holdings as margin for further purchases;  a polyhedron having a polygonal base and triangular sides with a common vertex;  verbincrease rapidly and progressively step by step on a broad base; arrange or build up as if on the base of a pyramid;  use or deal in (as of stock or commercial transaction) in a pyramid deal;  enlarge one's holdings on an exchange on a continued rise by using paper profits as margin to buy additional amounts
  • pyramidal   adj. resembling a pyramid
  • pyramidal tract   noun any of the important motor nerves on each side of the central nervous system that run from the sensorimotor areas of the cortex through the brainstem to motor neurons of the cranial nerve nuclei and the ventral horn of the spinal cord
  • pyrazinamide.
  • pyridoxine   noun a B vitamin that is essential for metabolism of amino acids and starch
  • pyrimethamine.
  • pyrimidine   noun a heterocyclic organic compound with a penetrating odor;  any of several basic compounds derived from pyrimidine
  • pyrimidine synthesis inhibitor for rheumatoid.
  • pyrophosphate   noun a salt or ester of pyrophosphoric acid
  • pyuria   noun presence of white blood cells in the urine; symptom of urinary tract infection

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