Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «P»:
Pain, breast: Pain in the breast or mammary gland, known medically as mastalgia. From the Greek masto-, breast + algos, pain....
Pain, chest: See: Chest pain....
Pain, elbow: Elbow pain is most often the result of
tendinitis, which can affect the inner or outer elbow. Treatment
includes ice, rest, and medication for inflammation. Elbow pain has
many other causes including arthritis and bursitis. Funny bone
sensation is irritation of a nerve at the elbow ...
Pain, false labor
Pain, false labor: The pain associated with intermittent non-productive muscular contractions of the womb (uterus) during pregnancy, most commonly in the last two months before full term. These contractions are non-productive in the sense that they do not produce any effacement (flattening) or dilat...
Pain, knee: Causes of knee pain include injury, degeneration,
arthritis, infrequently infection and rarely bone tumors. ...
Pain, shingles: Localized pain in the
area of involvement of shingles. When such pain persists beyond one month it is referred to as postherpetic neuralgia.The most common complication of shingles is postherpetic
This occurs when the pain associated with shingles persists beyond o...
Pain, shoulder: See: Shoulder pain....
Painful urination: See: Dysuria....
Painful vulva: Also called essential vulvodynia, a chronic, diffuse, unremitting sensation of burning of the vulva -- (the female external genital organs including the labia, clitoris, and entrance to the vagina)-- a painful sensation which may extend to the perineum, thigh or buttock and is often ...
Pains, growing: Mysterious pains in growing children, usually in
the legs. These pains are similar to what the weekend gardener suffers from on
Monday-an overuse type of problem. If in playing, children exceed their regular
threshold, they will be sore, just like an adult. Growing pains are typicall...
Palate: The roof of the mouth. The front portion is bony (hard
palate), and the back portion is muscular (soft palate)....
Palate, cleft: An opening in the roof of the mouth (the palate) due to a failure of the palatal shelves to come fully together from either side of the mouth and fuse, as they normally should, during embryonic development.
The opening in the palate permits communication between the nasal passages an...
Palate, hard: The bony part of the roof of the mouth.
The hard palate is just in front of the soft palate....
Palate, soft: The muscular part of the roof of the
mouth. The soft palate is directly behind the hard palate. It lacks bone and so is soft....
Palatine: Anatomically, pertaining to the palate. For example, the palatine bone....