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pacemaker

Any of several usually miniaturized and surgically implanted electronic devices used to stimulate or regulate contractions of the heart muscle.

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pediatrics

Medical specialty concerned with the development, care and diseases of children, typicall ranging in age from premature or newborn to adolescents of up to 15 years of age.

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Pennington forceps

Used for grasping tissue, especially in intestinal or rectal surgeries and cesarean sections.

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phonocardiograph

Medical equipment consisting of microphones and recording equipment used to monitor and record heart sounds and murmurs.

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phonocathether

A cathether with a minature microphone in its tip used in recording sounds and murmurs from within the heart and large blood vessels.

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phototherapy

Phototherapy, or light therapy, consists of exposure to daylight or to specific wavelengths of light using lasers, LEDs, fluorescent lamps, or very bright, full-spectrum light, for a prescribed amount of time and, in some cases, at a specific time of day or week.

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posterior repair

The repair of a rectocele, which is a herniation of the rectum into the vagina, which can occur if the pelvic muscles are weakened by childbirth.

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probe

A wirey, malleable instrument which explores fistulas and ducts. Probes can be used in abdominal, rectal and gallbladder sets. Smaller probes can be used for coronary arteries.

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public health dentistry

concerned with the prevention and control of dental diseases by means which include organized community efforts.

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pulmonary disease

Concerned with diseases of the lungs and airways.

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pulse oximeter

A small U-shaped device that uses a light sensor to help determine if ababy has enough oxygen. This sensor helps doctors and nurses determine whether the baby needs more or less oxygen, while reducing the need for blood tests.

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