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  1. Phantom limb syndrome Phantom limb syndrome
    Phantom limb syndrome: The perception of sensations, usually including pain, in an arm or leg after the limb has been amputated. The brain still gets messages from the nerves that originally carried impulses from the missing limb. Phantom limb syndrome is relatively common in amputees, especially in...
  2. Phantom tooth Phantom tooth
    Phantom tooth: Persistent pain in the area from which a tooth has been extracted. Phantom tooth pain may last for months and can spread beyond the extraction site to other areas of the mouth....
  3. Phantom vision Phantom vision
    Phantom vision: Seeing images after total loss of eyesight....
  4. Pharma food Pharma food
    Pharma food: A food product with a pharmacological additive meant to improve health, for example, to lower cholesterol....
  5. Pharmacist Pharmacist
    Pharmacist: A professional who fills prescriptions, and in the case of a compounding pharmacist, makes them. Pharmacists are familiar with medication ingredients, interactions, cautions, and hints. Pharmacists are thus trained to prepare and distribute medicines and to give information about th...
  6. Pharmaco-epidemiology Pharmaco-epidemiology
    Pharmaco-epidemiology: The study of the use of drugs in society. The process of identifying and responding to safety issues about drugs. Pharmaco-epidemiology has been called pharmaco-vigilance. For example, the diabetes drug called Rezulin was found associated with a risk of liver damage. The FDA a...
  7. Pharmacogenetics Pharmacogenetics
    Pharmacogenetics: The merger of pharmacology and genetics into a field that pertains to the hereditary responses to drugs. For example, after the administration of a muscle relaxant drug, a patient may remain apneic for hours due to a genetically determined defect in metabolizing (processing) the mu...
  8. Pharmacogenomics Pharmacogenomics
    Pharmacogenomics: The study of how variations in the human genome affect the response to medications. The older term "pharmacogenetics" was created from the words "pharmacology" and "genetics" to indicate the intersection of pharmaceuticals and genetics. The sequencing of the human genome and the in...
  9. Pharmacologic stress test Pharmacologic stress test
    Pharmacologic stress test: There are a diversity of pharmacologic stress tests. Here this refers specifically to a pharmacologic cardiac stress test in which certain medications are administered that stimulate the heart to mimic the physiologic effects of exercise. One of the medications used in a...
  10. Pharmacologist Pharmacologist
    Pharmacologist: A specialist in the study of medications and their effects on the body....
  11. Pharmacology Pharmacology
    Pharmacology: The study of drugs, their sources, their nature, and their properties. Pharmacology is the study of the body's reaction to drugs. It emerged as a major area in American medicine largely due to the efforts of John Jacob Abel (1857- 1938) who stressed the importance of chemistry in me...
  12. Pharmacopeia Pharmacopeia
    Pharmacopeia: Also spelled pharmacopoeia, an official authoritative listing of drugs. Aspirin has, for example, long been in the pharmacopeia. By extension, a pharmacopeia is a collection or stock of drugs....
  13. Pharmacopoeia Pharmacopoeia
    Pharmacopoeia: An official authoritative listing of drugs. Aspirin has, for example, long been in the pharmacopoeia. By extension, a pharmacopoeia is a collection or stock of drugs....
  14. Pharmacy Pharmacy
    Pharmacy: A location where prescription drugs are sold. A pharmacy is, by law, constantly supervised by a licensed pharmacist....
  15. Pharmacy benefit manager Pharmacy benefit manager
    Pharmacy benefit manager: A company under contract with managed care organizations, self-insured companies, and government programs to manage pharmacy network management, drug utilization review, outcomes management, and disease management. The aim is to save money. A pharmacy benefit manager may, f...