English dictionary of medical terms (66)
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- No:1300 - perianal
(peri- + L. anus anus) located around the anus.
- No:1301 - periarthritis
inflammation of the tissues around a joint.
- No:1302 - pericarditis
(pericardium + -itis) inflammation of the pericardium.
- No:1303 - peridural
around or external to the dura mater.
- No:1304 - perinatal
(peri- + L. natus born) pertaining to or occurring in the period
shortly before and after birth; variously defined as beginning with
completion of the twentieth to twenty-eighth week of gestation and
ending 7 to 28 days after birth.
- No:1305 - perineal
pertaining to the perineum.
- No:1306 - periodic
(Gr. periodikos) recurring at regular intervals of time.
- No:1307 - perioperative
pertaining to the period extending from the time of hospitalization
for surgery to the time of discharge.
- No:1308 - perioral
(peri- + L. os mouth) situated or occurring around the mouth.
- No:1309 - periorbital
situated around the orbit, or eye socket.
- No:1310 - peripheral
pertaining to or situated at or near the periphery; situated away
from a centre or central structure.
- No:1311 - peristalsis
(peri- + Gr. stalsis contraction) the wormlike movement by which
the alimentary canal or other tubular organs provided with both
longitudinal and circular muscle fibres propel their contents. It
consists of a wave of contraction passing along the tube for
- No:1312 - peritonitis
inflammation of the peritoneum; a condition marked by exudations in
the peritoneum of serum, fibrin, cells, and pus. It is attended by
abdominal pain and tenderness, constipation, vomiting, and moderate
- No:1313 - perivascular
situated around a vessel.
- No:1314 - permanent
continuing or enduring (as the same state, status, place) without
fundamental or marked change : not subject to fluctuation or
alteration : fixed or intended to be fixed : lasting, stable.
- No:1315 - permeability
the property or state of being permeable.
- No:1316 - pernicious
(L. perniciosus) tending to a fatal issue.
- No:1317 - peroral
(L. per through + os, oris the mouth) performed through or
administered through the mouth.
- No:1318 - persistent
continuing to exist in spite of interference or treatment; tending
- No:1319 - perspiration
(L. perspirare to breathe through) sweating; the functional
secretion of sweat.
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