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70 Topic Pages Found in Health & Medicine and starting with the letter P
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Open Pain

unpleasant or hurtful sensation resulting from stimulation of nerve endings. The stimulus is carried by nerve fibers to the spinal cord and then to

Pain management

More than one-third of Americans suffer from chronic pain. Their medical care, lost work, and disability benefits cost about $100 billion annually.

Palade, G. E.

Romanian cell biologist who was awarded a Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1974 with Albert Claude and Christian René de Duve for work on the


( păn'krēəs ), glandular organ that secretes digestive enzymes and hormones. In humans, the pancreas is a yellowish organ about 7 in. (17.8 cm) long

Panic Disorders

A panic attack is the sudden onset of intense apprehension, fearfulness, or terror, often associated with feelings of impending doom. In addition,

Open Papillomaviruses

(HPV), any of a family of more than 60 viruses that cause various growths, including plantar warts and genital warts, a sexually transmitted disease .

Open Paralympic Games
Paralympic Games

The goal of the Paralympic Games, according to the International Paralympic Committee handbook, is “to provide the opportunity for persons with a

Open Paralysis

Paralysis is an illness in which a person loses the ability to sense or move. When a nerve fails to send its impulses to a muscle, the muscular

Open Parasite

plant or animal that at some stage of its existence obtains its nourishment from another living organism called the host. Parasites may or may not

Open Parasitic diseases
Parasitic diseases

Parasites can be defined as organisms that live in or on another organism called a host. In most situations, the parasite benefits from this