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  Pharynx



Pharynx

    Space behind the mouth that serves as a passage for food from the mouth to the esophagus and for air from the nose and mouth to the larynx.

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Food
Any substance eaten to provide nutritional support for the body.

Esophagus
The organ that connects the mouth to the stomach. Also called gullet.

Larynx
The larynx is a muscular tube in the neck that allows air to pass from the throat to the trachea (windpipe). The larynx contains the vocal cords, which allow people and animals to make sounds. The larynx has cartilage that opens to allow air into the trachea.



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Pharmacist
A person licensed to mix and dispense drugs.

Pharmacodynamics
The branch of pharmacology that studies reactions between drugs and living structures, including the processes of bodily responses to pharmacological, biochemical, physiological, and therapeutic effects.

Pharmacoeconomics
Branch of economics that applies cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness, cost-minimisation, and cost-utility analyses to compare the economics of different pharmaceutical products or to compare drug therapy to other treatments. Sometimes referred to as outcomes research.

Pharmacogenetics
The study of the way drugs interact with genetic makeup or the genetic response to a drug.

Pharmacokinetics
The study of the processes of bodily absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of compounds and medicines.

Pharmacologist
A medication specialist who checks your blood levels to monitor your response to immunosuppresive medications.

Pharmacology
The science that deals with the characteristics, effects, and uses of drugs and their interactions with living organisms.

Pharmacotherapy
Treatment of disease through the use of drugs.

Pharmaseal scrub care
Pharmaseal scrub care 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): chlorhexidine gluconate.

Pharyngeal
Relating to the pharynx.

Pharyngitis
Inflammation of the mucous membrane and underlying parts of the (throat) pharynx.



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Either of two membranous sacs, each lining one side of the chest cavity, that envelopes the lungs, reducing the friction of respiratory movement.

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Strong, smooth, colorless membrane that lines the walls of the abdomen and covers numerous body organs including the bladder.

Psoriasis
A common genetically determined, chronic, inflammatory skin disease characterized by rounded erythematous, dry, scaling patches. The lesions have a predilection for nails, scalp, genitalia, extensor surfaces, and the lumbosacral region. Accelerated epidermopoiesis is considered to be the fundamental pathologic feature in psoriasis.

Pharyngitis
Inflammation of the mucous membrane and underlying parts of the (throat) pharynx.

Pharynx

Phalanges
The name Phalanges is commonly given to the bones that form fingers and toes. In primates such as humans and monkeys, the thumb and big toe have two phalanges, while the other fingers and toes consist of three.

Peptide
Two or more amino acids linked together.

Prophase
The early stage of nuclear division during which chromosomes condense and become visible. The initial stage of mitosis or meiosis in which chromosomes become visible and the spindle apparatus forms.

Parathyroid glands
Located in front of the neck, below the larynx (voice box). The parathyroid glands play a role in the regulation of the body's calcium balance.

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