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peripheral nervous system (PNS)

Nerve cell body, spinal nerve root, nerve plexus, peripheral nerve, neuromuscular junction, and muscle; the PNS and CNS make up the nervous system.

►Click here to see an outline of the PNS in the Neurology Overview (Neuroanatomy).  

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cell body ; central nervous system (CNS) ; nerve ; nerve plexus ; nerve root ; nervous system ; neuromuscular junction


peripheral neuropathy

See neuropathy.

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neuropathy

peritoneum

The smooth membrane which lines part of the abdominal cavity and some of the internal organs it contains.

 


petit mal seizure

See absence seizure.

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absence seizure

pharmaceutical

A medicinal drug; chemical compound used as an aid in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease (or other abnormal condition) or for the relief of pain or suffering. Click here to view veterinarypartner.com's list of pharmaceuticals.

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disease

photon

Small particle that carries electromagnetic radiation of all wavelengths; has zero mass.

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electromagnetic (EM) radiation

pia

The innermost of the three membranes of the meninges covering the brain and spinal cord.

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brain  ;  meninges  ;  spinal cord

pineal gland

A small, endocrine gland attached by a stalk to the dorsal wall of the third ventricle of the cerebrum where the two thalamic bodies join; it produces melatonin which plays a role in circadian rhythm (i.e. the 24-hour cycle in the processes plants, animals, fungi, and cyanobacteria); it is  also called epiphysis cerebri.

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cerebrum ; dorsal ; fungus ; thalamus ; ventricles


pituitary gland

An endocrine gland located at the base of the brain, supplying numerous hormones that govern many vital processes including growth; also called hypophysis.

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brain

plasma

The blood's liquid medium; composed of 92% water and 8% proteins (including clotting factors, e.g. fibrin) and trace amounts of other materials.

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blood


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