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  • Palliation - (pal-li-a-shun)

    Reducing the severity of pain or a disease without removing the cause

  • Pancreas - (Pan-cre-as)

    A large, elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach; secretes pancreatic juice and insulin

  • Paranasal - (para-nasal)

    Adjacent to the nose / nasal cavity

  • Perennial - (pe-ren-ni-al)

    Lasting throughout the year (through all the seasons)

  • Pernicious Anaemia - (per-ni-cious ane-mia)

    A chronic progressive anaemia in older adults - considered to result from a lack of intrinsic factor (a substance secreted by the stomach that is responsible for the absorption of vitamin B12)

  • Peyronie's disease - (pay-ro-neez disease)

    Scarring of the tissue inside the penis which leads to its bending during an erection

  • Phlegm - (Phlegm)

    Expectorated matter, discharge that is coughed up

  • Phototherapy - (pho-to-ther-a-py)

    Treatment using a form of light; therapeutic usage of light, especially for skin diseases

  • Pigment - (pig-ment)

    A substance whose presence produces a characteristic colour

  • Pituitary - (pi-tu-i-tary)

    One of the main hormone-secreting glands, located at the base of the brain