Pain

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Irritation of certain nerve endings or of the trunk or root of a sensory nerve causes a sensation of pain, which, in the main, is to be regarded as a salutary occurrence, directing attention to something that threatens the well-being of the body or some part of it. Pain has not always the same quality, but in various instances may …

Pancreas

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One of the most important organs in the body, the pancreas is an elongated gland which is described as having a head, a neck, a body, and a tail. The head is tucked into the loop formed by the duodenum, while the body stretches across the abdomen in front of the aorta and behind the stomach, so that the tail …

Parasites

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Animal parasites within the body are called entozoa and include amoebae and various kinds of worms. Those on the surface are called epizoa, lice and mites, for example. Some of the mites, however, burrow in the skin, and the larvae of flies may penetrate much more deeply. Similarly, vegetable parasites within the body are called entophyta and include bacteria and …

Parathyroid

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Two pairs of glands, lying behind and in close relationship to the lateral lobes of the thyroid gland, are known as the parathyroid glands. They appear in some way to influence calcium metabolism in the body, and when they are removed or diseased a nervous disorder, known as tetany, supervenes. Parathyroid extract is sometimes used by hypodermic injection. Application and …

Pelvic (General)

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The skeleton of the lowest part of the trunk is formed by a basin-like structure, the pelvis, which is made up of the innominate bones at the sides and in front, and a triangular mass of bone known as the sacrum behind. The sacrum consists of five vertebrae fused together and has at its tip the coccyx. The gaps which …

Pericarditis

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fibrous pericardium, but inside this is another bag formed of a tough, smooth membrane, which lines the fibrous bag and is reflected on to the heart. This second bag is the serous pericardium and it permits of the heart working without friction. Inflammation of the serous pericardium is called pericarditis. The surface of the membrane becomes roughened so that a …

Persistent Disorders (Phagocyte Builder)

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Certain blood corpuscles and body cells attack and destroy bacteria and other harmful bodies by ingesting them. Such a cell is called a phagocyte, and the process, phagocytosis. Antibodies in the blood plasma, known as opsonins, facilitate the ingestion of germs. Phagocytosis is an important factor in causing immunity. Application and treatment: Use standard treatment regimen.  

Pharyngitis (Inflammation Of The Pharynx)

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The cavity behind the nose, mouth and larynx is known as the pharynx is shut off from the rest by the ascent of the soft palate. The portion behind the mouth and larynx, to which this account will be limited, has behind it the cervical vertebrae, from which it is separated by ligaments and muscles. In front it has the …

Piles

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Application and treatment: Although it is not impossible to derive benefit from applications to piles, hemorrhoids, diverticulum and the like, the physical deformities that they represent will, in most cases not be significantly changed by the use of frequency therapy, except when used specifically for symptoms if ulceration, inflammation and infection. Direct electrode pad applications to such structures is probably …

Placenta (To Expel Afterbirth)

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The after-birth is technically known as the placenta. When this organ is situated in the lower part of the womb, an occurrence described as placenta previa, contraction of the womb tend to loosen the attachment of portions of the placenta and so cause bleeding. This may occur from the end of the second month of pregnancy on-wards, and dangerous amounts …

Pleurisy

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Inflammation of the pleura; may be due to extension of inflammation from some part covered by the pleura, notably from the lung in pneumonia or tuberculosis. It may also occur in acute rheumatism, in some of the specific fevers, and in Blight’s disease. A primary inflammation of the pleura; however, is presumably tuberculosis. The opposing inflamed surfaces of the pleura …

Pneumonia

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Two morbid conditions in the lungs are described as pneumonia. In one there is an involvement of the smaller subdivisions of lung tissue, the lobules, and this is called bronco-pneumonia. In the other, one or more entire lobes of one or both lungs is concerned, and this is called lobar pneumonia; when the word pneumonia is used without qualification it …