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precession

The spin of protons around the axis of a magnet.

 


precursor

A substance from which another substance is formed, e.g. dopamine is a precursor to epinephrine and norepinephrine.

Related Words

dopamine  ;  epinephrine  ;  norepinephrine

preganglionic

Situated proximal to a ganglion; often used to describe autonomic nerve fibers in such a location.

Related Words
autonomic  ;  ganglia  ;  proximal

preictal

Period of time immediately before a seizure, during which a change in behavior may occur.

Related Words
ictus  ;  seizure

prognosis

The prospect for recovery from a disease based on the signs and nature of the case.

Related Words

disease  ;  sign

proprioception

Ability to sense relative position and movement of limbs.

 


proprioceptive deficits

Abnormal proprioception; inability to sense relative position of limbs.

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protozoa

Simplest type of organism in the animal kingdom; unicellular eukaryotic (have nucleus) organisms that range in size from submicroscopic to macroscopic; most are free-living but many are parasitic. 

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parasite

proximal

Toward the point of attachment or origin.

 


psychomotor seizure

See complex seizure.

Related Words
complex partial seizure


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