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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «P»:

  1. Prograf Prograf
    Prograf: Brand name of tacrolimus. See: Tacrolimus....
  2. Programmed cell death Programmed cell death
    Programmed cell death: A term often used interchangeably with apoptosis. See: Apoptosis....
  3. Progressive Progressive
    Progressive: Increasing in scope or severity. Advancing. Going forward. In medicine, a disease that is progressive is going from bad to worse....
  4. Progressive cardiomyopathic lentiginosis Progressive cardiomyopathic lentiginosis
    Progressive cardiomyopathic lentiginosis: See: LEOPARD syndrome....
  5. Progressive dementia with cerebellar ataxia Progressive dementia with cerebellar ataxia
    Progressive dementia with cerebellar ataxia: See: Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker syndrome....
  6. Progressive infantile poliodystrophy Progressive infantile poliodystrophy
    Progressive infantile poliodystrophy, Alpers: A progressive disease of the nervous system characterized by spasticity (tightness), myoclonus and dementia and by liver problems with jaundice and cirrhosis. This disorder, first described by Alpers in 1931 as "Diffuse progressive degeneration of gray m...
  7. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
    Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy: A rapidly progressive, often fatal viral infection of the brain. Commonly abbreviated as PML. PML is believed to be due to the Jacob-Creutzfeldt (JC) papovavirus. The virus infects oligodendrocytes (support cells in the brain). The signs and symptoms of PM...
  8. Progressive supranuclear palsy Progressive supranuclear palsy
    Progressive supranuclear palsy: A neurologic disorder of unknown origin that gradually destroys cells in many areas of the brain, leading to serious and permanent problems with the control of gait and balance. The most obvious sign of the disease is an inability to aim the eyes properly, which occur...
  9. Progressive vaccinia Progressive vaccinia
    Progressive vaccinia: A severe complication of smallpox vaccination that occurs because of an immune defect in the vaccinated individual or in a susceptible contact of that person. In progressive vaccinia, the primary vaccination site does not heal but rather expands with extensive necrosis (death o...
  10. Proinflammatory Proinflammatory
    Proinflammatory: Capable of promoting inflammation. For example, air pollution may have proinflammatory effects....
  11. Prokaryote Prokaryote
    Prokaryote: A unicellular organism lacking a nuclear membrane, a discrete nucleus, and other specialized compartments within the cell. Bacteria and viruses are prokaryotes. It appears that life arose on earth about 4 billion years ago. The simplest of cells, and the first types of cells to evolve, w...
  12. Prokaryotic Prokaryotic
    Prokaryotic: Pertaining to prokaryotes....
  13. Prolactin Prolactin
    Prolactin: A hormone secreted by the pituitary gland. Prolactin stimulates lactation (milk production). It also has many other functions, including essential roles in the maintenance of the immune system. Abnormally high prolactin can delay puberty, interfere with ovulation in women, decrease lib...
  14. Proliferative Proliferative
    Proliferative: Growing and increasing in number rapidly. For example, the lymphoproliferative disorders are diseases in which there is malignant growth of lymphoid cells and of cells from the reticuloendothelial system (which take up and sequester inert particles). As another example, the myeloprol...
  15. Proline Proline
    Proline: An amino acid, one of the 20 building blocks of protein. A dietary nonessential amino acid, proline is a major constituent of collagen. Symbol: Pro....