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p.c.; p.o.; p.r.n.; p53; 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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