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PAI-1

Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1

Palliative Care

Caring for a patient by maintaining the best quality of remaining life. Also offering support and guidance to the patient and family.

Palsy

Loss of function.

Pancreas

A gland located behind the stomach that secretes digestive (pancreatic) juice into the intestines. The gland also produces insulin and glucagon.

Pancreatography

Radiographic demonstration of the pancreatic ducts, after injection of radiopaque material into the distal duct.

Panhypopituitarism

Loss of all pituitary hormones.

Papilledema

Swelling of the optic nerve.

Paralysis

Loss of muscle function due to injury or disease of the nervous system.

Paranasal

Along side the nose

Parasellar

Extending into the area surrounding the sella turcica - (beside, behind, or in front of).

Paresis

Weakness

Paresthesia

Abnormal sensations, such as burning, prickling.

Patency

The state of being freely open or exposed.

Percutaneous

Passing through the skin, as an injection or a topical medicine.

Perfusion

Bathing an organ or tissue with a fluid.

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