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  Palliative



Palliative

   Controlling symptoms without curing the disease.

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Disease
Illness or sickness often characterized by typical patient problems (symptoms) and physical findings (signs). Disruption sequence: The events that occur when a fetus that is developing normally is subjected to a destructive agent such as the rubella (German measles) virus.



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Palladone
Palladone is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): hydromorphone hydrochloride.

Palliative care
Caring for a patient by maintaining the best quality of remaining life. Also offering support and guidance to the patient and family.

Palliative Care
Medical treatments intended to control suffering and discomfort (such as pain medication or treatment of an infection). These treatments will not cure the patient.

Palliative treatment
Non invasive relief of irritating conditions.

Pallidotomy
A surgical procedure in which a part of the brain called the globus pallidus is lesioned in order to improve symptoms of tremor, rigidity, and bradykinesia.

Pallor
Pale appearance of the skin.



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Pregnancy hormones
Any of the hormones involved in regulating pregnancy, including progesterone and estrogen as well as human chorionic gonadotropin andhuman placental lactogen.

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Paramedics, are Advanced Cardiac Life Support Personnel with training in early and advanced triage, BCLS, ACLS, invasive procedures, drug therapy, advanced field diagnostics, patient packaging/transport and advanced first aid. Paramedics are traditionally found in an ambulance. Although Paramedics are technically EMT's (EMT-P versus EMT-B) most people refer to them separately.

Pathogen
A disease causing organism. It can be viral, bacterial, fungal or other items such as prions... The seriousness of the disease is measured as its pathogenicity. How likely/contagious it is, is called virulence.

PSVT
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Prescription
A prescription, as is well known, is a physician's order for the preparation and administration of a drug or device for a patient.

Palliative

Pallor
Pale appearance of the skin.

Palpate
To feel with the fingers.

Palpebra
The eyelid.

Panacea
A remedy for all diseases.

Pandemic
A widespread epidemic.

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