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  Palliative treatment



Palliative treatment

    Non invasive relief of irritating conditions.

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Invasive
Medical tests that involve gaining entry into the body via a needle, tube, or hand.



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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
Controlling symptoms without curing the disease.

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.

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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Parkinsonism
The name given to a group of disorders with similar features; four primary symptoms (tremor, rigidity, postural instability, and bradykinesia) that are the result of the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells.

Palsy
Paralysis of a muscle or group of muscles

Peristalsis
Wavelike contractions that move food through the digestive tract.

Pyramidal pathway
A collection of nerve tracts that travel from the cerebral cortex through the pyramid of the medulla oblongata in the brainstem to the spinal cord. Within the pyramid of the medulla, fibers cross from one side of the brain to the opposite side of the spinal cord; the pyramidal pathway is intact in Parkinson's disease.

Palate
Hard and soft tissue forming the roof of the mouth.

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Parasthesia
A partial loss of sensation; may be temporary or permanent.

Partial denture
Removable dental prosthesis (appliance) replacing one or more natural teeth.

Pathology
Study of disease.

Periapical (PA)
Region at the end of the roots of teeth.

Periodontal surgery
Recontouring or esthetic management of diseased gum and supporting tissue.

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