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A to Z: Palpitations

Learn about arrhythmias and conditions that affect the heart and heartbeat.

A to Z: Panarteritis Nodosa

See Polyarteritis Nodosa.

A to Z: Pancreatitis

Learn more about pancreatitis, an inflammation of the pancreas that can cause severe belly pain and vomiting.

A to Z: Panic Disorder

Learn about panic disorder, an anxiety disorder in which a person experiences recurrent feelings of intense fear when there's no real threat or danger.

A to Z: Panniculitis, Popsicle

Learn about causes of skin inflammation and conditions that affect infants and young children.

A to Z: Paralytic Ileus

Learn about intestinal blockages and conditions that affect the digestive tract.

A to Z: Paresthesia

Parathesia is a burning, prickling, itching, or tingling "pins and needles" skin sensation. Anyone who has had a foot "fall asleep" has experienced temporary paresthesia.

A to Z: Paronychia

Paronychia, an infection of the skin around a fingernail or toenail, usually isn't a serious problem.

A to Z: Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT)

Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) is a type of arrhythmia in which the heart beats very rapidly.

A to Z: Patellar Dislocation

Patellar dislocation happens when the patella (kneecap) slips out of its normal position.