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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «P»:

  1. Pain, breast Pain, breast
    Pain, breast: Pain in the breast or mammary gland, known medically as mastalgia. From the Greek masto-, breast + algos, pain....
  2. Pain, chest Pain, chest
    Pain, chest: See: Chest pain....
  3. Pain, elbow Pain, elbow
    Pain, elbow: Elbow pain is most often the result of tendinitis, which can affect the inner or outer elbow. Treatment includes ice, rest, and medication for inflammation. Elbow pain has many other causes including arthritis and bursitis. Funny bone sensation is irritation of a nerve at the elbow ...
  4. Pain, false labor Pain, false labor
    Pain, false labor: The pain associated with intermittent non-productive muscular contractions of the womb (uterus) during pregnancy, most commonly in the last two months before full term. These contractions are non-productive in the sense that they do not produce any effacement (flattening) or dilat...
  5. Pain, knee Pain, knee
    Pain, knee: Causes of knee pain include injury, degeneration, arthritis, infrequently infection and rarely bone tumors. ...
  6. Pain, shingles Pain, shingles
    Pain, shingles: Localized pain in the area of involvement of shingles. When such pain persists beyond one month it is referred to as postherpetic neuralgia.The most common complication of shingles is postherpetic neuralgia. This occurs when the pain associated with shingles persists beyond o...
  7. Pain, shoulder Pain, shoulder
    Pain, shoulder: See: Shoulder pain....
  8. Painful urination Painful urination
    Painful urination: See: Dysuria....
  9. Painful vulva Painful vulva
    Painful vulva: Also called essential vulvodynia, a chronic, diffuse, unremitting sensation of burning of the vulva -- (the female external genital organs including the labia, clitoris, and entrance to the vagina)-- a painful sensation which may extend to the perineum, thigh or buttock and is often ...
  10. Pains, growing Pains, growing
    Pains, growing: Mysterious pains in growing children, usually in the legs. These pains are similar to what the weekend gardener suffers from on Monday-an overuse type of problem. If in playing, children exceed their regular threshold, they will be sore, just like an adult. Growing pains are typicall...
  11. Palate Palate
    Palate: The roof of the mouth. The front portion is bony (hard palate), and the back portion is muscular (soft palate)....
  12. Palate, cleft Palate, cleft
    Palate, cleft: An opening in the roof of the mouth (the palate) due to a failure of the palatal shelves to come fully together from either side of the mouth and fuse, as they normally should, during embryonic development. The opening in the palate permits communication between the nasal passages an...
  13. Palate, hard Palate, hard
    Palate, hard: The bony part of the roof of the mouth. The hard palate is just in front of the soft palate....
  14. Palate, soft Palate, soft
    Palate, soft: The muscular part of the roof of the mouth. The soft palate is directly behind the hard palate. It lacks bone and so is soft....
  15. Palatine Palatine
    Palatine: Anatomically, pertaining to the palate. For example, the palatine bone....