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positive sharp wave

Abnormal spontaneous muscle activity seen on electromyography in association with denervation or irritable myopathy consisting of long action potentials with initial positive (down) wave followed by a wide negative (up) wave.

Related Words

action potential ; denervation ; electromyography (EMG) ; myopathy


posterior

Toward the tail or end of a structure; in veterinary medicine, only used when referring to the eye and the extremeties.

 


postictal

Period of time immediately following a seizure, characterized by signs such as altered behavior and vision and/or hearing deficits.

Related Words

ictus  ;  seizure

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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