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49 Topic Pages Found in 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

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 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

Paré, Ambroise, 1510?-1590

Place : France Subject : biography, physics French surgeon and prolific writer justifiably described as the founder of modern surgery. Paré was born

Open Parkinson's disease
Parkinson's disease

Degenerative neurological condition, characterized by a progressive loss of mobility, muscular rigidity, tremor, and speech difficulties. The disease

Open Pascal, Blaise (1623 - 1662)
Pascal, Blaise (1623 - 1662)

Place : France Subject : biography, maths and statistics French mathematician, physicist, and religious recluse who was not only a scientist anxious