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  Prosthetics



Prosthetics

    The field of knowledge relating to prostheses.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Proscar
Proscar 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): finasteride.

Prosol 20 per cent sulfite free in plastic container
Prosol 20 per cent sulfite free in plastic container 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): amino acids.

Prosom
Prosom 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): estazolam.

Prosopagnosia
A loss of the ability to identify members of complex categories such as faces.

Prospective study
Investigation in which a group of subjects is recruited and monitored in accordance with criteria described in a protocol.

Prosser Memorial Hospital
The Prosser Memorial Hospital is a hospital in Prosser, Washington, United States.

Prostaglandins
Molecules produced by the breakdown of arachidonic acid (from cell membranes) by cyclo-oxygenase. Most are inflammatory but some suppress inflammation.

Prostaphlin
Prostaphlin 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): oxacillin sodium.

Prostascint
Prostascint 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): capromab pendetide.

Prostatalgia
Pain in the prostate gland.

Prostate
A male sex gland that produces a thick fluid which forms part of semen.

Prostate acid phosphatase (PAP)
An enzyme produced by the prostate that is elevated in some patients when prostate cancer has spread beyond the prostate.

Prostate cancer
A disease in which abnormal tumor cells develop in the prostate gland and may spread to other parts of the body, including the bones.

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA)
An antigen made by the prostate gland and found in the blood that may indicate cancer in the prostate gland.

Prostate-specific antigen blood test
A blood test used to help detect prostate cancer by measuring a substance called prostate-specific antigen made by the prostate.

Prostatism
Any condition of the prostate that causes interference with the flow of urine from the bladder.

Prostatitis
An inflamed condition of the prostate gland that may be accompanied by discomfort, pain, frequent urination, infrequent urination and sometimes fever.

Prostep
Prostep 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): nicotine.

Prosthesis
An artificial appliance for the replacement for a body part.

Prosthetic testis
An artificial testis made of a soft silicone compound and surgically implanted for cosmetic effect into an empty scrotum.

Prosthodontist
Dental specialist skilled in restoring or replacing teeth with fixed or removable prosthesis (appliance), maintaining proper occlusion; treats facial deformities with artificial prostheses such as eyes, ears, and noses.

Prostin e2
Prostin e2 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): dinoprostone.

Prostin f2 alpha
Prostin f2 alpha 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): dinoprost tromethamine.

Prostin vr pediatric
Prostin vr pediatric 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): alprostadil.

Prostration
A marked loss of strength, as in exhaustion.



PREVIOUS AND NEXT TERMS
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Prepuce
The foreskin of the penis; or the hood of the clitoris.

Priapism
Persistent abnormal and painful erection of the penis, usually without sexual desire. The cause is often unknown. Untreated, it almost always results in destruction of the spongy tissues of the penis as a result of coagulation of blood in them, with resultant irreversible impotence.

Proceptive phase
In a sexuoerotic relationship, the initial phase of reciprocal signaling and responding to attraction and solicitation, in a ritual of wooing or courtship prerequisite to the acceptive (copulatory) phase. Proceptive rituals are species specific, and the signals are variably odors, visual displays, movements, sounds, or mixed. In human beings proceptive rituals are known to be represented in imagery as well as carried out in behavior; in an erotic/ sexual relationship, the initial phase in which the two partners both woo in a ritual of solicitation, attracting, responding, and courtship. The signals are chiefly odors, motions, or visual signs, or mixed/

Progestin-induced hermaphroditism
A syndrome of hermaphroditic birth defect of the sex organs induced in the 46,XX gonadally female fetus by synthetic hormones, derivatives of progesterone and 19-nortestosterone, formerly used in cases of threatened miscarriage in the untried belief, subsequently proved erroneous, that they would preserve the pregnancy. After crossing the placenta in a small percentage of cases the hormone given to the mother had a masculinizing effect on the external genitalia of the daughter fetus.

Progestogen
A synthetic type of progesterone

Prosthetics

Prosthetic testis
An artificial testis made of a soft silicone compound and surgically implanted for cosmetic effect into an empty scrotum.

Prurient
Itching, longing, or having a desire, in particular a desire that meets with moral disapproval because of the quality of the lasciviousness or lewdness attributed to it.

Pseudohermaphrodite
Synonym for hermaphrodite when the gonads are either both testes or both ovaries.

Pseudohermaphroditism
Hermaphroditism. The prefix was once used to denote the fact that the gonads were not hermaphroditically mixed (ovarian plus testicular tissue) as in true hermaphroditism, but were either testicular (male pseudohermaphroditism) or ovarian (female pseudohermaphroditism). In modern usage, the preferred terms are male, female, and true hermaphroditism. Agonadal hermaphroditism is a fourth form.

Psychiatric
Pertaining to the medical specialty that deals with mental disorder.

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