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  1. Provigil Provigil
    Provigil: Brand name of the drug modafinil. See: Modafinil....
  2. Prox- Prox-
    Prox-: Proximal....
  3. Proxi- Proxi-
    Proxi-: Proximal....
  4. Proximal Proximal
    Proximal: Toward the beginning, the nearer of two (or more) items. For example, the proximal end of the femur is part of the hip joint, and the shoulder is proximal to the elbow. The opposite of proximal is distal. For a more complete listing of terms used in medicine for spatial orientation, please...
  5. Proximal myotonic myopathy Proximal myotonic myopathy
    Proximal myotonic myopathy: See: Myotonic dystrophy type 2....
  6. Proximal white subungual onychomycosis Proximal white subungual onychomycosis
    Proximal white subungual onychomycosis: The rarest form of fungus infection of the finger or toenail. (Fungus infection of the finger or toenail is also called onychomycosis.) The infection begins in the nail fold (the portion of the nail opposite the tip of the finger). Proximal white subungual on...
  7. Proximo- Proximo-
    Proximo-: Proximal....
  8. Proxy, health care Proxy, health care
    Proxy, health care: A health care proxy is one form of advance medical directive. Advance medical directives pertain to treatment preferences and the designation of a surrogate decision-maker in the event that a person should become unable to make medical decisions on their own behalf. Advance...
  9. Prune belly syndrome Prune belly syndrome
    Prune belly syndrome: Partial or complete absence of the abdominal muscles so that the outlines of the intestines are visible through the thin, lax, protruding abdominal wall. The abdominal wall looks shrunken, shriveled and wrinkled like a prehistoric prune. The prune belly syndrome probably occurs...
  10. Pruritic Pruritic
    Pruritic: Itchy. A scab may be pruritic....
  11. Pruritus Pruritus
    Pruritus: Itching. Pruritus can result from drug reaction, food allergy, kidney or liver disease, cancers, parasites, aging or dry skin, contact skin reaction, such as poison ivy, and for unknown reasons....
  12. Pruritus ani Pruritus ani
    Pruritus ani: A medical name for itchiness of the anus. See Anal itching....
  13. Prusiner Prusiner
    Prusiner: See: Prusiner, Stanley B.....
  14. Prusiner, Stanley B. Prusiner, Stanley B.
    Prusiner, Stanley B.: American neurologist (1942-) and winner of the Nobel Prize for the discovery of "prions - a new biological principle of infection." Prusiner received his A.B. in chemistry in 1964 and his M.D. in 1968 from the University of Pennsylvania. Following his internship at the Univers...
  15. PSA PSA
    PSA: Prostate specific antigen. A test for PSA may be used to screen for cancer of the prostate and to monitor treatment of the disease. PSA is a protein produced by the prostate gland. Although most PSA is carried out of the body in semen, a very small amount escapes into the blood stream. The...