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Photophobia- an abnormal sensitivity of the eyes to light.
Pica- a desire to eat materials that are not food.
Pickwickian syndrome
Pickwickian syndrome- extreme obesity along with shallow breathing, sleep apnea, excessive sleepiness, and heart failure.
Pituitary gland
Pituitary gland- a small, round gland located at the base of the brain that releases hormones that control other glands and body processes.
Plasma- the liquid part of the blood, containing substances such as nutrients, salts, and proteins.
Platelet- the smallest particle found in the blood, which plays a major role in forming blood clots.
PMS- see Premenstrual syndrome
Polycystic kidney disease
Polycystic kidney disease- a condition in which there are multiple, slow-growing cysts on both kidneys
Polycystic ovary syndrome
Polycystic ovary syndrome- a hereditary disease characterized by multiple cysts on the ovaries, obesity, excessive hairiness, infertility, and irregular menstruation
Polydactyly- the presence of an excessive number of fingers or toes
Polydactyly- the presence of an excessive number of fingers or toes
Polysaccharide- a complex carbohydrate composed of three or more simple carbohydrate molecules joined together
Polyunsaturated fat
Polyunsaturated fat- a fat or oil that contains well below the maximum number of hydrogen atoms possible; thought to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid (PUFA)
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid (PUFA)- A type of fat which tends to lower blood cholesterol level. Edible oil seeds are major source of PUFA.
Polyuria- the excessive production of urine; can be a symptom of various diseases, most notably diabetes mellitus
Positron emission tomography scanning
Positron emission tomography scanning- an imaging method in which substances emitting positrons (positively charged particles) are introduced into the body, and detectors connected to a computer are used to form images of the tissues
Postcoital contraception
Postcoital contraception- the prevention of pregnancy after sexual intercourse has occurred
Postnatal- describes something that occurs after birth, usually to the baby
Postpartum- a term that describes something that occurs after childbirth, usually to the mother
Postural hypotension
Postural hypotension- unusually low blood pressure that occurs after suddenly standing or sitting up
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