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Pathology

    Study of disease.

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Disease
Illness or sickness often characterized by typical patient problems (symptoms) and physical findings (signs). Disruption sequence: The events that occur when a fetus that is developing normally is subjected to a destructive agent such as the rubella (German measles) virus.



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Path Ways
The Path Ways is a hospital in Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States.

Pathankot doctors
All doctors near Pathankot, India. Doctors who can assist a patient in Pathankot.

Pathergy
Occurs in Behcet's syndrome. Sterile pustule forms at the site of sterile needle puncture.

Pathilon
Pathilon is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): tridihexethyl chloride.

Pathocil
Pathocil is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): dicloxacillin sodium.

Pathogen
A disease causing organism. It can be viral, bacterial, fungal or other items such as prions... The seriousness of the disease is measured as its pathogenicity. How likely/contagious it is, is called virulence.

Pathogenesis
The sequence of events that leads to a disease or morbid process. It may be, for example, hormonal, chemical, infectious, genetic or traumatic in nature.

Pathognomonic
Pertaining to a distinctive sign, symptom, or characteristics of a disease on which a diagnosis can be made.

Pathologist
A physician trained in the nature, cause, process and effects of disease; examines samples of tissue removed during surgery to determine an exact diagnosis.



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Pyramidal pathway
A collection of nerve tracts that travel from the cerebral cortex through the pyramid of the medulla oblongata in the brainstem to the spinal cord. Within the pyramid of the medulla, fibers cross from one side of the brain to the opposite side of the spinal cord; the pyramidal pathway is intact in Parkinson's disease.

Palate
Hard and soft tissue forming the roof of the mouth.

Palliative treatment
Non invasive relief of irritating conditions.

Parasthesia
A partial loss of sensation; may be temporary or permanent.

Partial denture
Removable dental prosthesis (appliance) replacing one or more natural teeth.

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Periapical (PA)
Region at the end of the roots of teeth.

Periodontal surgery
Recontouring or esthetic management of diseased gum and supporting tissue.

Periodontist
Dental specialist treating the gums and supporting soft and hard tissues retaining natural teeth and the surgical placement of dental implants.

Pedodontics
Dental specialty focusing on treatment of children.

Pediatric dentistry
Dental specialty focusing on treatment of children.

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