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  1. Pancreatic islet cell carcinoma Pancreatic islet cell carcinoma
    Pancreatic islet cell carcinoma: See: Islet cell cancer....
  2. Pancreatic juices Pancreatic juices
    Pancreatic juices: Fluids made by the pancreas that contain digestive enzymes. The pancreas is a spongy, tube-shaped organ about 6 inches long. It is located in the back of the abdomen, behind the stomach. The head of the pancreas is on the right side of the abdomen. It is connected to the duod...
  3. Pancreatitis Pancreatitis
    Pancreatitis: Inflammation of the pancreas. Of the many diverse causes of pancreatitis, the most common are alcohol and gallstones. The pancreas is a spongy, tube-shaped organ about 6 inches long. It is located in the back of the abdomen, behind the stomach. The head of the pancreas is on th...
  4. Pancreatitis, acute Pancreatitis, acute
    Pancreatitis, acute: See: Acute pancreatitis....
  5. Pancreozymin Pancreozymin
    Pancreozymin: See: Cholecystokinin....
  6. Pancytopenia Pancytopenia
    Pancytopenia: A shortage of all types of blood cells, including red and white blood cells as well as platelets. ...
  7. Pancytopenia, Fanconi Pancytopenia, Fanconi
    Pancytopenia, Fanconi: See Fanconi anemia....
  8. PANDAS PANDAS
    PANDAS: An acronym for Pediatric Autoimmune Disorders Associated with Strep. PANDAS is the sudden onset of symptoms like those of obsessive-compulsive disorder or Tourette syndrome following infection with streptococcus bacteria, caused by an autoimmune reaction that affects the basal ganglia in ...
  9. Pandemic Pandemic
    Pandemic: An epidemic (a sudden outbreak) that becomes very widespread and affects a whole region, a continent, or the world. By contrast: An epidemic affects more than the expected number of cases of disease occurring in a community or region during a given period of time. A sudden severe outb...
  10. Pandiculation Pandiculation
    Pandiculation: The act of stretching and yawning. (If you are in a public place, you might consider demonstrating the versatility of your vocabulary by saying: "Sorry, but I feel the need to pandiculate."). See also: Yawn....
  11. Panencephalitis, subacute sclerosing (SSPE) Panencephalitis, subacute sclerosing (SSPE)
    Panencephalitis, subacute sclerosing (SSPE): A chronic brain disease of children and adolescents that occurs months to often years after an attack of measles, causing convulsions, motor abnormalities, mental retardation and, usually, death. ...
  12. Panic Panic
    Panic: A sudden strong feeling of fear that prevents reasonable thought or action. From the Greek woodland god Pan who was a frightening figure, part human, part goat, and whose pet caprice was to terrify people who ventured into rural areas, particularly at night....
  13. Panic disorder Panic disorder
    Panic disorder: A disorder characterized by sudden attacks of fear and panic. The episodes may resemble a heart attack. They may strike at any time and occur without a known reason but more frequently are triggered by specific events or thoughts, such as taking an elevator or driving. The attacks ...
  14. Panmixus Panmixus
    Panmixus: Random mating....
  15. Pantothenic acid Pantothenic acid
    Pantothenic acid: Pantothenic acid is vitamin B5, one of the less well known B vitamins, perhaps because it is widely distributed in nature. Pantothenic acid is virtually ubiquitous. It is present in foods as diverse as poultry, soybeans, yogurt, and sweet potatoes. No naturally occurring disease du...