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plegia

suffix meaning paralysis.

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pleural cavity

refers to the lungs/pulmonary.

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pleurisy

inflammation of the pleura, pleuritis.

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pnea

suffix meaning breath.

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pneumoconiosis

general term used to denote any prolonged inhalation of mineral dust.

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pneumonia

infection of the lungs.

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polio

prefix meaning gray.

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poliomyelitis

a highly contagious infectious disease of the spinal cord caused by a filterable virus.

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poly

prefix meaning many, excess.

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polycythemia vera

an increase in total red blood cell mass.

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polyp

a growth or mass of tissue that protrudes from a mucous membrane.

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post

prefix meaning after.

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pro

prefix meaning before.

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prevalence

number of cases of disease present in a specified population at a given time.

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primary infection

an original infection from which a second one originates.

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prion

a small proteinaceous infectious particle that is resistant to most procedures that modify nucleic acids.

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prognosis

prediction of the outcome of disease.

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prostatitis

inflammation of the prostate gland.

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protozoa

one-celled organisms of the Kingdom Protista - most are unicellular although some are colonial.

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protozoology

science that deals with study of protozoa.

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pseudo

prefix meaning false.

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psychrophile

bacteria that prefer cold, thriving at temperatures between 0 degrees C and 25 degrees C.

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ptosis

suffix meaning falling.

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purge

to cause a copious evacuation from body orifices.

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purpura

condition in which spontaneous bleeding occurs in the subcutaneous tissues, causing the appearance of purple patches on the skin.