unpleasant or hurtful sensation resulting from stimulation of nerve endings. The stimulus is carried by nerve fibers to the spinal cord and then to
More than one-third of Americans suffer from chronic pain. Their medical care, lost work, and disability benefits cost about $100 billion annually.
( 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
(HPV), any of a family of more than 60 viruses that cause various growths, including plantar warts and genital warts, a sexually transmitted disease .
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
Parasites can be defined as organisms that live in or on another organism called a host. In most situations, the parasite benefits from this
Degenerative neurological condition, characterized by a progressive loss of mobility, muscular rigidity, tremor, and speech difficulties. The disease
generic name for thin pieces of hardened, unleavened dough that are molded into various shapes and boiled, not baked. Pasta is commonly associated
Pastoral care and counseling implies people caring for others in a manner which mirrors the way Jesus cared for people and taught his disciples to do
Pathophysiology is the study of the detailed malfunctioning that comes from or causes disease. Physiology is the study of the mechanical, physical,