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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «P»:

  1. Policy, Medigap Policy, Medigap
    Policy, Medigap: See: Medigap policy>...
  2. Polio Polio
    Polio: Abbreviation for poliomyelitis, an acute and sometimes devastating disease caused by a virus. Man is the only natural host for polio virus. The virus enters the mouth and multiplies in lymphoid tissues in the throat and intestine. Small numbers of virus enter the blood and go to other sit...
  3. Polio immunization Polio immunization
    Polio immunization: One of the two polio vaccines that are available: oral polio vaccine (OPV) and inactivated polio vaccine (IPV). OPV was formerly recommended for children in the U.S. but was shown to actually cause polio in extremely rare cases and is no longer recommended. IPV is given as a shot...
  4. Polio vaccine, inactivated Polio vaccine, inactivated
    Polio vaccine, inactivated: A vaccine that is made from a suspension of poliovirus types that are inactivated (killed) with formalin. Abbreviated IPV. IPV is given by injection. polio vaccine, killed See polio vaccine, inactivated. ...
  5. Polio vaccine, killed Polio vaccine, killed
    Polio vaccine, killed: See: Polio vaccine, inactivated....
  6. Polio vaccine, live Polio vaccine, live
    Polio vaccine, live: See: Polio vaccine, oral....
  7. Polio vaccine, oral Polio vaccine, oral
    Polio vaccine, oral: A vaccine that contains live attenuated (weakened) poliovirus. Abbreviated OPV. Also referred to as polio vaccine, Sabin....
  8. Polio vaccine, Sabin Polio vaccine, Sabin
    Polio vaccine, Sabin: The oral polio vaccine (OPV) developed by the Polish-born American microbiologist Albert Sabin (1906-93)....
  9. Polio vaccine, Salk Polio vaccine, Salk
    Polio vaccine, Salk: See polio vaccine, inactivated....
  10. Polio, abortive Polio, abortive
    Polio, abortive: A minor form of infection with the polio virus, abortive polio accounts for 80 to 90 percent of clinically apparent cases in the US, chiefly occurring in young children. The usual symptoms emerge three to five days after exposure to the virus, and include slight fever, malaise,...
  11. Poliomyelitis Poliomyelitis
    Poliomyelitis: An acute and sometimes devastating viral disease. Man is the only natural host for poliovirus. The virus enters the mouth and multiplies in lymphoid tissues in the pharynx and intestine. Small numbers of virus enter the blood and go to other sites where the virus multiplies more ...
  12. Poliovirus Poliovirus
    Poliovirus: A member of the enterovirus subgroup, family Picornaviridae. Enteroviruses are transient inhabitants of the gastrointestinal tract. Picornaviruses are small viruses with an RNA genome. There are three strains of poliovirus. They are called P1 or the Brunhilde virus, P2 or the Lansing vir...
  13. Polish disease Polish disease
    Polish disease: Syphilis. Depending upon someone's thoughts as to where the disease came from, syphilis was also known as the French, Italian, Spanish and German disease....
  14. Polle syndrome Polle syndrome
    Polle syndrome: The Munchhausen syndrome by proxy. Polle was the fictional Baron Munchausen's only child and died at a year of age....
  15. Pollen Pollen
    Pollen: Small, light, dry protein particles from trees, grasses, flowers, and weeds that may be spread by the wind. Pollen particles are usually the male sex cells of the plant, and are smaller than the tip of a pin. Pollen is a potent stimulator of allergic responses. It lodges in the mucus mem...