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Medical Terms P


p.c.
p.o.
p.r.n.
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PA (physician assistant)
PA (posteroanterior)
PA X-ray
Pacemaker
Pacemaker, internal
Pacemaker, natural
Pachyonychia congenita of the Jadassohn-Lewandowsk
Pachyonychia congenita with natal teeth
Pachyonychia congenita, type 1
Pacifier
Paediatrics
Paget's disease
Pagetic
Pain
Pain management
Pain, abdominal
Pain, ankle
Pain, back
Pain, breast
Pain, chest
Pain, elbow
Pain, false labor
Pain, knee
Pain, shingles
Painful vulva
Pains, growing
Palate
Palate, cleft
Palate, hard
Palate, soft
Pale globe
Paleostriatum
Palindrome in genetics
Palladum
Palliate
Palliation
Palliative care
Palliative treatment
Pallidotomy
Pallidum
Pallister-Killian syndrome
Palmar
Palmar surface
Palpable
Palpate
Palpebra
Palpebral conjunctiva
Palpebral fissure
Palpebral glands
Palpitations
Palsy
Palsy, Bell's
Palsy, laryngeal
Palsy, laryngeal nerve
Panacea
Pancolitis
Pancreas
Pancreas, artificial
Pancreatectomy
Pancreatic
Pancreatic alpha cell
Pancreatic beta cell
Pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic delta cell
Pancreatic insufficiency
Pancreatic juices
Pancreatitis
Pancreatitis, acute
Pancytopenia
Pancytopenia, Fanconi
Pandemic
Pandiculation
Panencephalitis, subacute sclerosing (SSPE)
Panic disorder
Pantothenic acid
Pap test
Pap test, ThinPrep
Papilla of Vater
Papilla, cancer of
Papilla, fungiform
Papillary muscle
Papillary tumor
Papilledema
Papilloma
Papilloma, cutaneous
Papilloma, intraductal
Papillomatosis
Papillomatosis, juvenile laryngeal
Papillomatosis, laryngeal
Papillomatosis, recurrent respiratory
Papillomavirus, human (HPV)
Papular
Papule
Papules
Para
Para- (prefix)
Para-esophageal hiatal hernia
Paracentesis
Paracentric chromosome inversion
Paradoxical embolism
Paraffin dip
Parainfectious
Paralysis
Paralysis, facial nerve
Paralysis, infantile (polio)
Paralysis, laryngeal nerve
Paralysis, sleep
Paralysis, stomach
Paralysis, vocal cord
Paralytic ileus
Paraneoplastic syndrome
Paranychia
Paraphilia
Paraphimosis
Paraquat lung
Parasite
Parasitic
Parasitic worm
Parasympathetic nervous system
Parathormone
Parathyrin
Parathyroid
Parathyroid hormone
Parathyroids, hypoplasia of the thymus and
Parenchyma
Parentalism
Parenteral
Parenteral nutrition
Paresis
Paresis, general
Paresthesia
Parietal bone
Parietal lobe
Parietal pericardium
Parkinson disease
Paronychia
Parotid gland
Parotids
Parotitis
Paroxysm
Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia (PAT)
Paroxysmal sleep
Parrot fever (psittacosis)
Parry’s disease
Parthenogenesis
Partial hysterectomy
Partial syndactyly
Particle, alpha
Parturition
Parumbilical
Passage, nasal
Passive exercise
Passive immunity
Passive smoking
Pasteur
Pasteurization
PAT (paroxysmal atrial tachycardia)
Patau syndrome (trisomy 13 syndrome)
Patella
Patellectomy
Patellofemoral joint
Patellofemoral syndrome (PFS)
Patent (noun)
Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
Patent urachus
Patent (adjective)
Patho- (prefix)
Pathobiology
Pathogen
Pathogenesis
Pathogenic
Pathognomonic
Pathologist
Pathology
Pathophysiology
Patient autonomy
Pavlov conditioning
Pavlov pouch
Pavlov stomach
Pavlovian conditioning
PC
PCL (posterior cruciate ligament)
PCO
PCO disease
PCP
PCR (polymerase chain reaction)
PDA (patent ductus arteriosus)
PDR
Peak-flow meter
Pecs
Pectoral muscles
Pectoralis muscle absence with syndactyly
Pectus carinatum
Pectus excavatum
Pediatric
Pediatric arthritis
Pediatric rheumatologist
Pediatrics
Pediculosis
Pedigree
Pedodontics
Pedophilia
Pedophobia
Peer review
PEG
Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD)
Pellagra
Pelvic
Pelvic exam
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
Pelvis
Pelvis, android
Pelvis, female
Pelvis, gynecoid
Pelvis, male
Pendred syndrome
Penetrance
Penetrant trait
Penicillin
Penicillin-resistant bacteria
Penile
Penis
Penis, cancer of the
Penis, erection of the
Penis, hypospadias of the
Penis, inflammation of the foreskin & glans
Penis, inflammation of the head of the
Penis, small
PEP
Peptic ulcer
Percentile
Perception, auditory
Percutaneous
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)
Percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PNL)
Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC)
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
Percutaneous umbilical blood sampling (PUBS)
Perfect pitch
Perforation, nasal septum
Perfusion
Peri-
Perianal
Perianal abscess
Periaortic
Pericardial
Pericardial effusion
Pericardial sac
Pericardial tamponade
Pericarditis
Pericardium
Pericardium, parietal
Pericardium, visceral
Pericentric chromosome inversion
Perichondrial
Perichondritis
Perichondrium
Perichondroma
Perimenopause
Perinatal
Perinatal transmission
Perinatalogist
Perinatalogy
Perineal
Perineal prostatectomy
Perineum
Period, gestation
Periodic abstinence
Periodic breathing
Periodontal
Periodontal disease
Periodontics
Periodontitis
Perionychia
Perionychium
Periosteal
Periosteoma
Periosteum
Periostitis
Periostoma
Peripheral
Peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
Peripheral nervous system
Peripheral neuropathy
Peripheral pulmonary stenosis with cholestasis
Peripheral vision
Peristalsis
Peritoneal
Peritoneal dialysis
Peritoneum
Peritonitis
Peritonsillar abscess
Periventricular leukomalacia, cystic
Pernicious anemia
Pernicious vomiting of pregnancy
Peroneal muscular atrophy
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor
Perspiration
Pertussis
PERV
Pes
Pes cavus
Pes planum
Pest (plague)
Pestilence
Pestis (plague)
PET scan
Petechiae
Peter Pan syndrome
Petit mal
Pfeiffer syndrome
PFT
PGA (polyglandular autoimmune syndrome)
pH, blood
pH, urine
Ph.D.
Phacoemulsification
Phage
Phagedenic gingivitis
Phago-
Phagocyte
Phalanges
Phalanx
Phantom limb syndrome
Pharmacist
Pharmacogenetics
Pharmacogenomics
Pharmacologic stress test
Pharmacologist
Pharmacology
Pharmacopeia
Pharmacy
Pharmacy, compounding
Pharyngeal
Pharyngitis
Pharynx
Phase, resting
Phenocopy
Phenolphthalein
Phenomenon, Babinski
Phenomenon, phantom limb
Phenomenon, Raynaud
Phenothiazine
Phenotype
Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Pheresis
Pheromone
Philadelphia chromosome (Ph)
Phillipine hemorrhagic fever
Philtrum
Phimosis
Phlebitis
Phlebo- (prefix)
Phlebotomist
Phlebotomy
Phobia
Phobia, social
Phocomelia
Phosphatase, acid
Phosphatase, alkaline
Phosphate
Phosphorus
Phosphorylation
Photic sneeze reflex
Photochemotherapy, psoralen
Photocoagulation
Photodynamic therapy
Photophobia
Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)
Photosensitivity
Phototherapy
Phrenology
PHS
Physiatrist
Physical child abuse
Physical map
Physical therapist
Physical therapy
Physician
Physician assistant (PA)
Physicians’ Desk Reference
Physics, health
Physiologic
Physiologic amenorrhea
Physiologic jaundice of the newborn
Physiologic stress test
Physiology
Phytanic acid storage disease (Refsum’s disea
Phytochemical
Phytonutrient
Pia mater
Pianist’s cramp
Pica
Pick disease
Pickwickian syndrome
PID (pelvic inflammatory disease)
Piercing
Pigeon breast
Pigment
Pigmentation
Pill, the
Pilonidal cyst
Pilonidal sinus
Pimples
Pineal gland
Pineal region tumor
Pineoblastoma
Pineocytoma
Pinguecula
Pinguicula
Pinkeye
Pinna
Pinocytosis
Pinosome
Pinworm infection
Piriformis muscle
Piriformis syndrome
Pisa syndrome
Pit, ear
Pituitary adenoma
Pituitary dwarfism
Pituitary gigantism
Pituitary gland
Pituitary, anterior
Pituitary, posterior
Pityriasis alba
PKU
Placebo
Placebo response
Placenta
Placenta percreta
Placenta praevia
Placenta, accessory
Placenta, low
Placenta, succenturiate
Placenta, supernumerary
Placental chorioangioma
Placental dystocia
Placental stage of labor
Plague
Plague, black
Plague, bubonic
Plague, Great
Plague, sylvatic
Plantar
Plantar fasciitis
Plantar response
Plantar warts
Plaque
Plaque, skin
Plasma
Plasma cells
Plasma donation
Plasmacytoma
Plasmapheresis
Plasmid
Plasmodium
Plastic surgeon
Plastic surgery
Plasticity, brain
Platelet count
Platelets
Pleiotropic
Pleomorphic
Pleonasm
Plethoric
Pleura
Pleural effusion
Pleural space
Pleurisy
Pleuritis
Pleurodynia
PLP (proteolipid protein)
Plumbism
Plummer’s disease
PMD (Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease)
PML
PMR (PolyMyalgia Rheumatica)
PMS (PreMenstrual Syndrome)
Pneumatic larynx
Pneumo-
Pneumococcal immunization
Pneumococcus (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
Pneumoconiosis
Pneumoconiosis, coal miner’s
Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP)
Pneumomediastinum
Pneumonectomy
Pneumonia
Pneumonia, aspiration
Pneumonia, giant cell
Pneumonia, Hecht's
Pneumonitis, radiation
Pneumopericardium
Pneumopericardium
Pneumothorax
PNL (percutaneous nephrolithotripsy)
PNS (peripheral nervous system)
Podiatrist
Poikiloderma
Poikiloderma atrophicans with cataract
Poikiloderma congenita
Point mutation
Point, McBurney's
Poison
Poison Control Center
Poison ivy
Poison oak
Poisoning
Poisoning, alcohol
Poisoning, antifreeze
Poisoning, carbon monoxide
Poisoning, ethylene glycol
Poisoning, lead
Poisoning, mercury
Poisoning, sea
Poisoning, silver
Poland anomaly
Poland sequence
Poland syndactyly
Poland syndrome
Polio
Polio immunization
Polio vaccine, Salk
Polio, abortive
Poliomyelitis
Pollen
Pollex
Poly-
Polyarteritis nodosa
Polyarticular
Polycystic kidney disease
Polycystic ovarian (PCO) disease
Polycythemia
Polycythemia vera (PV)
Polydactyly
Polydactyly (hexadactyly)
Polydipsia
Polyendocrinopathy syndrome, autoimmune
Polygenes
Polygenic diseases
Polyglandular autoimmune syndrome (PGA)
Polyhydramnios
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
Polymerase, DNA
Polymerase, RNA
Polymorphism
Polymorphonuclear leukocyte
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)
Polymyositis
Polyneuritis, acute idiopathic
Polyp
Polypeptide
Polyphenol
Polyploid
Polypsis of the colon
Polysomnography
Polyuria
Pompe disease
Pons
Pool, gene
Popliteal
Popliteal fossa
Popliteal pterygium syndrome
Porcine
Porencephaly
Pork tapeworm
Porphyria
Port-wine stain
Portal vein
Positional cloning
Positive pressure ventilation
Positive, false
Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
Post-exposure prophylaxis
Post-nasal drip
Post-polio muscular atrophy (PPMA)
Post-polio syndrome (PPS)
Post-term
Post-term infant
Post-traumatic stress
Posterior (anatomic orientation)
Posterior chamber
Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)
Posterior pituitary
Posteroanterior (anatomic orientation)
Posteroanterior (PA)
Postherpetic neuralgia
Posthitis
Postmature infant
Postmaturity
Postmenopausal
Postmenopausal cervical kyphosis
Postmortem examination
Postop
Postoperative hemorrhage
Postprandial
Postremission therapy
Postulates, Koch's
Postural
Postural hypotension
Posture
Potassium
Pouch of Douglas
Pouch, Pavlov
Pouch, rectovaginal
Pound
Power of attorney, durable
Power-of-attorney for health-care decision-making
PPAR
PPMA (post-polio muscular atrophy )
PPS (post-polio syndrome)
Prader-Willi syndrome
Prayer of Maimonides
Pre-eclampsia
Pre-sleep dream
Preauricular tag
Precancerous
Preclinical study
Precocious
Precocious puberty
Preconceptual counselling
Precursor
Preeclampsia
Prefixes, medical
Pregnancy
Pregnancy abuse
Pregnancy danger from fifth disease
Pregnancy danger from urinary tract infection (UTI
Pregnancy planning
Pregnancy, acute fatty liver
Pregnancy, alcohol in
Pregnancy, dangerous drugs during
Pregnancy, ectopic
Pregnancy, extrauterine
Pregnancy, hyperemesis of
Pregnancy, mask of
Pregnancy, pernicious vomiting of
Pregnancy, tubal
Pregnant
Preleukemia
Premalignant
Premature baby
Premature birth
Premature contraction of the heart
Premature menopause
Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs)
Prematurity
Premenstrual syndrome
Prenatal
Prenatal care
Prenatal development
Prenatal diagnosis
Preop
Prepubertal
Prepuce
Prepuce, inflammation of the
Presbyopia
Prescription
Prescription abbreviations
Prescription drug
Presentation, breech
Presentation, footling
Presentation, vertex
Pressor
Pressure neuropathy
Pressure, intraocular
Pressure, low blood
Prevalence
Preventive medicine
Priapism
Primary
Primary amenorrhea
Primary amyloidosis
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC)
Primary care
Primary care provider
Primary dentition
Primary HIV infection
Primary sclerosing cholangitis
Primary teeth
Primitive neuroectodermal tumors
Primum non nocere
Principal joints of the body
Printzmetal angina
Prion
Private mutation
PRK (photorefractive keratectomy)
Pro time
Pro- (prefix)
Probability
Proband
Probe
Probiotics
PROC
Procedure, Whipple
Process
Proclivity
Proctitis
Proctitis, ulcerative
Proctology
Proctosigmoidoscopy
Product, gene
Progeny
Progeria
Progesterone
Prognathism
Prognosis
Programmed cell death
Progressive
Progressive infantile poliodystrophy
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
Prokaryote
Prominent vertebra
Prominentia laryngea
Promoter
Pronation
Pronation (anatomic orientation)
Prone
Prone (anatomic orientation)
Pronucleus
Prophylactic
Prophylactic cranial irradiation
Prophylaxis
Proportional counter
Propositus
Propriception
Propylthiouracil (PTU)
Prostaglandin
Prostate
Prostate acid phosphatase
Prostate cancer
Prostate enlargement
Prostate gland
Prostate specific antigen (PSA)
Prostate, nodular hyperplasia
Prostatectomy
Prostatectomy, retropubic
Prostatic hyperplasia, benign (BPH)
Prostatic hypertrophy, benign (BPH)
Prostatitis
Prostatitis, acute bacterial
Prostatitis, chronic bacterial
Prostatitis, nonbacterial
Prostatodynia
Prosthesis
Prosthesis, auditory
Prosthetic
Prosthetics
Prosthodontist
Protean
Protease
Protease inhibitor
Protein
Protein C
Protein C deficiency
Protein malnutrition
Protein requirements, infant
Protein ZIP code
Protein, C-reactive (CRP)
Protein, proteolipid(PLP)
Protein-calorie malnutrition
Protein-losing enteropathy
Proteins
Proteins, acute-phase
Proteins, G
Proteinuria
Proteolipid protein (PLP)
Proteome
Proteomics
Proteus syndrome
Prothrombin
Prothrombin time
Proto-oncogene
Protozoa
Proximal
Proximal (anatomic orientation)
Proximal white subungual onychomycosis
Proxy, health care
Prune belly syndrome
Pruritic
Pruritus
Pruritus ani
PSA (prostate specific antigen)
PSC (primary sclerosing cholangitis)
Pseudo-Hurler polydystrophy
Pseudodementia
Pseudogout
Pseudomembranous colitis
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Pseudomonas pseudomallei
Pseudoobstruction, intestinal
Pseudoobstruction, myopathic
Pseudoobstruction, neuropathic
Pseudoparalysis, spastic
Pseudorubella
Pseudotumor cerebri
Pseudoxanthoma elasticum
Psittacosis (parrot fever)
Psoas
Psoralen
Psoralen photochemotherapy
Psoriasis
Psoriasis, guttate
Psoriasis, pustular
Psoriatic arthritis
Psyche
Psychiatrist
Psychiatry
Psychogenic
Psychological child abuse
Psychologist, clinical
Psychology, clinical
Psychology, social
Psychosis
Psychosis, ICU
Psychosis, intensive care unit
Psychosis, schizophrenia
Psychosomatic illness
PTC (percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography)
PTCA (Angioplasty)
Pterygium
Ptosis
Ptosis of the eyelids, adult
Ptosis of the eyelids,congenital
PTU
Pubarche
Puberty
Puberty, precocious
Pubic symphysis
Pubis
Public health
Public Health Service, United States (USPHS)
PUBS (percutaneous umbilical blood sampling)
Pueperal fever
Pueperium
Pulmonary
Pulmonary acinus
Pulmonary edema
Pulmonary embolism
Pulmonary embolus
Pulmonary fibrosis
Pulmonary function test
Pulmonary hypertension
Pulmonary insufficiency
Pulmonary stenosis
Pulmonary stenosis, peripheral, with cholestasis
Pulmonary syndrome, Hantavirus (HPS)
Pulmonary valve
Pulmonary vein
Pulse
Pulse, Corrigan
Pulse, water-hammer
Pump-oxygenator
Punch biopsy
Puncture wound
Puncture, lumbar
Pupil
Pupil dilation test
Purine
Purpura
Purpura, acute thrombocytopenic (ATP
Purpura, anaphylactoid
Purpura, Henoch-Schonlein (HSP)
Purpura, thrombotic thrombocytopenic (TTP)
Pus
Pustule
Pustulosis
Putamen
Putamen
PUVA
PV
PVC
PXE
Pyarthrosis
Pycnodysostosis
Pyelo
Pyelogram
Pyelonephritis
Pyloric stenosis
Pylorus
Pyoderma gangrenosum
Pyridoxine
Pyrimidine
Pyuria


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