PROXIMAL

Located near the trunk or center of an organism. Also directed toward that same area.

PSEUDOACHONDROPLASIA

A form of short-limb autosomal dominant dwarfism characterized by normal head and facial development, short hands and fee and leg deformities.

PSEUDOIDENTIFICATION

A defense mechanism used by individuals in a group session, characterized by the subject adopting the opinions, or values of the group out of...

PSEUDOSENILITY

Brought on by a number of factors, pseudo senility mirrors senile dementia but is reversible and acute in nature. Poor nutrition, drugs, alcohol...

PSYCHIATRIC DISABILITY

Chronic loss or impairment of normal functioning in society due to a recognized disorder.

PSYCHIC SEIZURE

A partial seizure with illusion and hallucination and/or cognitive alterations. A purported form is the so called "psychic suicide" in which a subject...

PSYCHOCULTURAL STRESS

The effect of sociocultural factors on the development of psychological tension, anxiety and illness. Sociological attitudes towards one group or another may have...

PSYCHOGENIC CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDER

A disorder mimicking heart disease, but without underlying cardio-pulmonary disease. Symptoms of chest pain, rapid heart beat or chest tightness are therefore thought...

PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT

Interpretation and integration of gathered data to come to a conclusion regarding the psychological and physiological state of a particular individual. Psychological assessment is...

PSYCHOLOGICAL MASQUERADE

A medical condition that match the presentation of a psychological disorder: for example, epilepsy Alzheimer's or brain tumor.

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