PHTHISIC TYPE

a body type marked as flat-chested and thin, as from a wasting illness like TB.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (PA)

a licensed medical professional who renders care under the guidance of a supervising physician.

PHYSIOLOGICAL SALINE

a mixture of salt and water wherein the concentration of salt is 0.9% w/v, about equal in osmolarity to mammalian extracellular fluid. Commonly referred...

PICKWICKIAN SYNDROME

a syndrome marked by grotesque obesity correlated with cyanosis, muscle twitching, congestive heart failure, and hypersomnolence. These indicators are generally considered to stem from...

PIGMENT REGENERATION

the reconstitution of functional rhodopsin after pigment bleaching.

PIPER'S LAW

the standard that for a uniformly aroused retinal region peripheral to the fovea, the threshold for luminance is inversely proportional to the square root...

PLACEMENT

noun. 1. with regard to education, the designation of pupils to a suitable class or curriculum on the premise of shown capacity or success....

PLASIA

suffix: growth or development

PLEASANTNESS

noun. a conscious, hedonic state, commonly determined to be highly favored, which is experienced whenever an occurrence is congruent with one's objectives or is...

PAIN DRAWING

a diagnostic divide used for discerning the quantity, seriousness, and form of pain. A front and rear observation of the human body is given,...

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