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A to Z: Polymyositis

Polymyositis is an uncommon disease that causes muscle weakness, pain, and inflammation. It usually affects adults.

A to Z: Postoperative Infection

Learn about postoperative infections, which are any kind of infections that occur following a surgical procedure.

A to Z: Postoperative Pain

Postoperative pain is pain or discomfort after surgery.

A to Z: Pott's Fracture

Bimalleolar fracture, Pott's fracture, medial malleolus, lateral malleolus, ankle, ankle fracture, broken ankle, tibia, fibula, shinbone, operative fixation, surgery, malleoli

A to Z: Precocious Puberty

Learn about hormonal disorders and conditions that can affect childhood sexual development.

A to Z: Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor (PNET)

Primitive neuroectodermal tumors, or PNETs, are tumors that can happen anywhere in the brain or spine.

A to Z: Procidentia

Learn about conditions that affect the rectum, anus, and digestive system.

A to Z: Pseudotumor Cerebri

See: Hypertension, Intracranial.

A to Z: Psychosis

Learn about symptoms of mental illness and conditions that affect thinking and behavior.

A to Z: Pulmonary Artery Sling

With this condition, an artery carrying blood from the heart to the lungs can form a sling around the windpipe and block air flow. Learn more about it here.