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Panic Attacks -- See Panic Disorder


A type of anxiety disorder characterized by unexpected panic attacks that last minutes or, rarely, hours. Panic attacks begin with intense apprehension, fear or terror and, often, a feeling of impending doom. Symptoms experienced during a panic attack include dyspnea or sensations of being smothered; dizziness, loss of balance or faintness; choking sensations; palpitations or accelerated heart rate; shakiness; sweating; nausea or other form of abdominal distress; depersonalization or derealization; paresthesias; hot flashes or chills; chest discomfort or pain; fear of dying and fear of not being in control of oneself or going crazy. Agoraphobia may also develop. Similar to other anxiety disorders, it may be inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.
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Panic Disorder   6
Panic Disorder Case Reports : Capps, Lisa.  1997 1
Panic Disorder Popular Works   2
Panic Disorder Psychology Personal Narratives : Langford, Daniel L.  2002 1
Panic Disorder Therapy   3
Panic Popular Works : Luciani, Joseph J.  2007 1
 

Papaver -- See Also Opium


The air-dried exudate from the unripe seed capsule of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, or its variant, P. album. It contains a number of alkaloids, but only a few - MORPHINE; CODEINE; and PAPAVERINE - have clinical significance. Opium has been used as an analgesic, antitussive, antidiarrheal, and antispasmodic.
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Papaveretum -- See Opium


The air-dried exudate from the unripe seed capsule of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum, or its variant, P. album. It contains a number of alkaloids, but only a few - MORPHINE; CODEINE; and PAPAVERINE - have clinical significance. Opium has been used as an analgesic, antitussive, antidiarrheal, and antispasmodic.
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Paper : Ritzenthaler, Mary Lynn.  1983 1
Paper Handbooks : Kyle, Hedi.  1983 1
 

Papillomavirus Vaccine -- See Papillomavirus Vaccines


Vaccines or candidate vaccines used to prevent PAPILLOMAVIRUS INFECTIONS. Human vaccines are intended to reduce the incidence of UTERINE CERVICAL NEOPLASMS, so they are sometimes considered a type of CANCER VACCINES. They are often composed of CAPSID PROTEINS, especially L1 protein, from various types of ALPHAPAPILLOMAVIRUS.
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Papillomavirus Vaccines : Dubriwny, Tasha N.,  2013 1
Papio Psychology : Cheney, Dorothy L.  2007 1
Pappenheim Bertha 1859 1936 : Skues, Richard A.,  2006 1
 

Para Sports -- See Sports for Persons with Disabilities


Activities or games played by PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, usually requiring physical effort or skill. The activities or games may be specifically created or based on existing sports, with or without modifications, to meet the needs of persons with physical or intellectual disabilities.
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Parachuting -- See Aviation


Design, development, manufacture, and operation of heavier-than-air AIRCRAFT.
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Paracolobactrum -- See Enterobacteriaceae


A family of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria that do not form endospores. Its organisms are distributed worldwide with some being saprophytes and others being plant and animal parasites. Many species are of considerable economic importance due to their pathogenic effects on agriculture and livestock.
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Parainsular Area -- See Temporal Lobe


Lower lateral part of the cerebral hemisphere responsible for auditory, olfactory, and semantic processing. It is located inferior to the lateral fissure and anterior to the OCCIPITAL LOBE.
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Paralysis Agitans -- See Parkinson Disease


A progressive, degenerative neurologic disease characterized by a TREMOR that is maximal at rest, retropulsion (i.e. a tendency to fall backwards), rigidity, stooped posture, slowness of voluntary movements, and a masklike facial expression. Pathologic features include loss of melanin containing neurons in the substantia nigra and other pigmented nuclei of the brainstem. LEWY BODIES are present in the substantia nigra and locus coeruleus but may also be found in a related condition (LEWY BODY DISEASE, DIFFUSE) characterized by dementia in combination with varying degrees of parkinsonism. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1059, pp1067-75)
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Paralysis Lower Extremities -- See Paraplegia


Severe or complete loss of motor function in the lower extremities and lower portions of the trunk. This condition is most often associated with SPINAL CORD DISEASES, although BRAIN DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES; and MUSCULAR DISEASES may also cause bilateral leg weakness.
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Paralysis Personal Narratives : Beisser, Arnold R.  1989 1
Paralysis Psychology : Seymour, Wendy,  1998 1
Paralysis Resource Guides : Maddox, Sam,  2003 1
 

Paramedical Personnel -- See Allied Health Personnel


Health care workers specially trained and licensed to assist and support the work of health professionals. Often used synonymously with paramedical personnel, the term generally refers to all health care workers who perform tasks which must otherwise be performed by a physician or other health professional.
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Paramedics -- See Allied Health Personnel


Health care workers specially trained and licensed to assist and support the work of health professionals. Often used synonymously with paramedical personnel, the term generally refers to all health care workers who perform tasks which must otherwise be performed by a physician or other health professional.
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Paramedics Emergency -- See Emergency Medical Technicians


Paramedical personnel trained to provide basic emergency care and life support under the supervision of physicians and/or nurses. These services may be carried out at the site of the emergency, in the ambulance, or in a health care institution.
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Paranasal Sinus Diseases Popular Works : Metson, Ralph B.  2005 1
Paranasal Sinuses Popular Works : Metson, Ralph B.  2005 1
 

Parancis -- See France


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Paranoia -- See Paranoid Disorders


Chronic mental disorders in which there has been an insidious development of a permanent and unshakeable delusional system (persecutory delusions or delusions of jealousy), accompanied by preservation of clear and orderly thinking. Emotional responses and behavior are consistent with the delusional state.
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Paranoid Disorders : LaPorte, David J.,  2015 1
 

Paranoid Psychoses -- See Paranoid Disorders


Chronic mental disorders in which there has been an insidious development of a permanent and unshakeable delusional system (persecutory delusions or delusions of jealousy), accompanied by preservation of clear and orderly thinking. Emotional responses and behavior are consistent with the delusional state.
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Paranoid Schizophrenia -- See Schizophrenia, Paranoid


A chronic form of schizophrenia characterized primarily by the presence of persecutory or grandiose delusions, often associated with hallucination.
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Paraosmia -- See Olfaction Disorders


Impaired ability to smell. This may be caused by OLFACTORY NERVE DISEASES; PARANASAL SINUS DISEASES; viral RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; SMOKING; and other conditions.
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Paraphilias -- See Paraphilic Disorders


Disorders that include recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors generally involving nonhuman objects, suffering of oneself or partners, or children or other nonconsenting partners. (from DSM-V)
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Paraphilic Disorders -- See Also Sex Offenses


Any violation of established legal or moral codes in respect to sexual behavior.
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Paraphilic Disorders   5
Paraphilic Disorders Complications   2004 1
Paraphilic Disorders Etiology : Stinson, Jill D.  2008 1
Paraphilic Disorders History   2
Paraphilic Disorders Therapy   6
Paraphilic Disorders United States : Dobbert, Duane L.  2004 1
Paraplegia : Irvin, Cass,  2004 1
Paraplegia Rehabilitation : Manson, Ainslie.  2012 1
 

Paraplegia Spastic -- See Paraplegia


Severe or complete loss of motor function in the lower extremities and lower portions of the trunk. This condition is most often associated with SPINAL CORD DISEASES, although BRAIN DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES; and MUSCULAR DISEASES may also cause bilateral leg weakness.
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Paraplegia United States Biography : Heagy, Ron.  2002 1
Paraplegia United States Personal Narratives : Hockenberry, John.  1995 1
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