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  1. Pacemaker, implantable Pacemaker, implantable
    Pacemaker, implantable: A device that uses electrical impulses to regulate the heart rhythm or to reproduce that rhythm. An internal pacemaker is one in which the electrodes into the heart, the electronic circuitry and the power supply are implanted (internally) within the body. Although there are d...
  2. Pacemaker, internal Pacemaker, internal
    Pacemaker, internal: A device that uses electrical impulses to regulate the heart rhythm or to reproduce that rhythm. An internal pacemaker is one in which the electrodes into the heart, the electronic circuitry and the power supply are implanted (internally) within the body. Although there are dif...
  3. Pacemaker, natural Pacemaker, natural
    Pacemaker, natural: The natural pacemaker of the heart is the sinus node, one of the major elements in the cardiac conduction system, the system that controls the heart rate. This stunningly designed system generates electrical impulses and conducts them throughout the muscle of the heart, stimulati...
  4. Pachy- (prefix) Pachy- (prefix)
    Pachy- (prefix): Thick. As in pachydactyly (thick fingers), pachydermatous (thick fingers) and pachyonychia (thick nails). From the Greek pachys, thick....
  5. Pachydactyly Pachydactyly
    Pachydactyly: Thick fingers or toes. A feature, for example, of neurofibromatosis. From the Greek pachys, thick + daktylos, finger or toe....
  6. Pachyderma Pachyderma
    Pachyderma: Thick skin, like that of a pachyderm (an elephant, rhinoceros, or hippopotamus). The adjective is pachydermatous. Pachyderma can occur in several medical conditions, such as chronic lymphedema. From the Greek pachydermos meaning "thick skin" from pachys meaning "thick" + derma meaning "s...
  7. Pachydermatous Pachydermatous
    Pachydermatous: 1. Thick-skinned like a pachyderm (an elephant, rhinoceros, or hippopotamus). 2. By extension, insensitive....
  8. Pachymeninges Pachymeninges
    Pachymeninges: The dura. From pachy- (thick) + -meninges (membranes). The singular is pachymeninx....
  9. Pachymeninx Pachymeninx
    Pachymeninx: The dura. From pachy- (thick) + -meninx (membrane). The plural is pachymeninges....
  10. Pachyonychia Pachyonychia
    Pachyonychia : Elephant nail, a fingernail or toenail that is abnormally thick. From the Greek pachys, thick + onyx, nail = thick nail....
  11. Pachyonychia congenita of the Jadassohn-Lewandowsk Pachyonychia congenita of the Jadassohn-Lewandowsk
    Pachyonychia congenita of the Jadassohn-Lewandowski type: This is a type of pachyonychia congenita (elephant nails from birth). The characteristic features include: Abnormally thick curved nails (onychogryposis) Thickening of the skin (hyperkeratosis) of the palms, soles, knees and elbows White ...
  12. Pachyonychia congenita with natal teeth Pachyonychia congenita with natal teeth
    Pachyonychia congenita with natal teeth: This is a type of pachyonychia congenita (elephant nails from birth) in which teeth are evident at birth. It is called the Jadassohn-Lewandowski syndrome. The characteristic features include: Abnormally thick curved nails (onychogryposis) Thickening ...
  13. Pachyonychia congenita, type 1 Pachyonychia congenita, type 1
    Pachyonychia congenita, type 1: This is a form of pachyonychia congenita (elephant nails from birth) in which teeth are evident at birth. It is called the Jadassohn-Lewandowski syndrome. The characteristic features include: Abnormally thick curved nails (onychogryposis) Thickening of the skin (hy...
  14. Pacifier Pacifier
    Pacifier: An artificial nipple, usually made of plastic, upon which an infant can suck to gain some solace and quiet down. A pacifier is called by other names in other countries including a "dummy" in the U.K. Pacifiers have been claimed to cause early weaning. However, a study (JAMA, July 18, 200...
  15. Pacing, diaphragm Pacing, diaphragm
    Pacing, diaphragm: See: Diaphragm pacing....