HESI Vocab - P

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Pachyderma

increased thickness of skin

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Parameter

a limit or boundary; in math it is an arbitrary value that is used to describe a statistical population

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Paroxysmal

characterized by a sudden fit or attack of symptoms; may be a sudden emotion or uncontrollable reaction

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Paroxysm

sudden attack

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Patent

a proprietary statement; conveys ownership of an idea or invention; being granted a free and easily accessible passage

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Pathogenic

disease causing

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Pathologist

individual who studies pathology

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Pediculosis

condition of lice

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Percutaneous

penetrating the skin

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Pleuritis

inflammation of the pleura

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Pneumoconiosis

dust in the lung's condition

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Pneumatocele

hernia associated with the lung

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Pneumonia

disease of the lung related to infection

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Pneumothorax

air in the chest resulting in the collapse of a lung

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Posterior

related to the rear/back position

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Potent

able to copulate as a male; refers to something that is chemically or medically effective

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Potential

having the possibility of becoming a realityq

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Precaution

the act of taking care in advance; refers to measures taken in advance in order to prevent them

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Precipitous

very steep or difficult to climb or overcome

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Predispose

to dispose in advance or to make

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Preexisting

the state of existing before or previous to something else

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Primary

first in order; rank of importance

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Priority

the state of being before; coming first in order of date or position; a preferential rating

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Prognosis

the possibility of recovery after the diagnosis of an illness or disease

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Pruritis

uncontrollable itching

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Pyelolithotomy

incision to remove a stone from a renal pelvis

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Pyeloplasty

repair of the renal pelvis

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Pyosalpinx

pus in the fallopian tube

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Pyuria

pus in the urine