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  1. Syndrome, Pagon Syndrome, Pagon
    Syndrome, Pagon: See: Pagon syndrome....
  2. Syndrome, Pallister-Killian Syndrome, Pallister-Killian
    Syndrome, Pallister-Killian: Condition with multiple malformations at birth and mental retardation due to isochromosome 12p mosaicism (an abnormal chromosome #12 in some cells)....
  3. Syndrome, paraneoplastic Syndrome, paraneoplastic
    Syndrome, paraneoplastic: See: Paraneoplastic syndrome....
  4. Syndrome, Patau Syndrome, Patau
    Syndrome, Patau: Trisomy 13 syndrome or three chromosome number 13s instead of the normal two. Children with this condition have multiple malformations and mental retardation due to an extra chromosome #13 Named after the late Klaus Patau who described the extra chromosome in 1960. This is trisomy 1...
  5. Syndrome, patellofemoral (PFS) Syndrome, patellofemoral (PFS)
    Syndrome, patellofemoral (PFS): The commonest cause of chronic knee pain, PFS characteristically causes vague discomfort of the inner knee area, aggravated by activity (running, jumping, climbing or descending stairs) or by prolonged sitting with knees in a moderately bent position (the so- call...
  6. Syndrome, Paterson-Kelly Syndrome, Paterson-Kelly
    Syndrome, Paterson-Kelly: See: Plummer-Vinson syndrome....
  7. Syndrome, Pendred Syndrome, Pendred
    Syndrome, Pendred: See Pendred syndrome....
  8. Syndrome, Perrault Syndrome, Perrault
    Syndrome, Perrault: See: Perrault syndrome....
  9. Syndrome, Peter Pan Syndrome, Peter Pan
    Syndrome, Peter Pan: Term coined by pop psychology author Dan Kiley in his book "Peter Pan syndrome: Men Who Have Never Grown Up." Peter Pan is in reference to J. M. Barrie's classic play in which a boy, Peter Pan, who refuses to grow up teaches Wendy and her younger brothers how to fly and then it...
  10. Syndrome, phantom limb Syndrome, phantom limb
    Syndrome, phantom limb: See Phantom limb syndrome....
  11. Syndrome, Pickwickian Syndrome, Pickwickian
    Syndrome, Pickwickian: The combination of obesity, somnolence (sleepiness), hypoventilation (underbreathing), and plethoric (red) face. The syndrome is so named because of the "fat and red-faced boy in a state of somnolency" that Charles Dickens described in his novel, The Pickwick Papers. (The same...
  12. Syndrome, piriformis Syndrome, piriformis
    Syndrome, piriformis: Irritation of the sciatic nerve caused by compression of the nerve within the buttock by the piriformis muscle. Typically, the pain of the piriformis syndrome is increased by contraction of the piriformis muscle, prolonged sitting, or direct pressure applied to the muscle. But...
  13. Syndrome, Pisa Syndrome, Pisa
    Syndrome, Pisa: A condition in which there is sustained involuntary flexion of the body and head to one side and slight rotation of the trunk so the person appears to lean like the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The Pisa syndrome is an adverse effect (a side-effect) of some medications. It occurs sometimes...
  14. Syndrome, Poland Syndrome, Poland
    Syndrome, Poland: A unique pattern of one-sided malformations characterized by a defect of the chest (pectoralis) muscle on one side of the body and webbing of the fingers (cutaneous syndactyly) of the ipsilateral hand (the hand on the same side). Poland syndrome is right-sided three times mor...
  15. Syndrome, polycystic ovary Syndrome, polycystic ovary
    Syndrome, polycystic ovary: See: Polycystic ovarian syndrome....