- Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor
A member of the nuclear hormone receptor subfamily of transcription factors. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor is abbreviated as PPAR. There are 3 known subtypes of PPARs — PPAR-alpha, PPAR-delta, and PPAR-gamma. The gene for PPAR-gamma is in chromosome band 3p25. It regulates the development of adipocytes (fat cells). PPAR-gamma also influences the prenatal survival of dizygotic […]
- Perrault syndrome
An extraordinary genetic syndrome that is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner and affects both males and females but with a dramatic difference. Affected males and females both have moderate to severe deafness but only affected females have gonadal dysgenesis. They have streak gonads in place of their ovaries and they consequently have primary amenorrhea […]
- Perry syndrome
A familial form of Parkinson disease together with depression, weight loss and central hypoventilation in which there is failure of the normal control by the central nervous system over breathing. Perry syndrome is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner.
- Persantine thallium scan
A type of myocardial perfusion scan done to disclose any areas of the heart muscle that may not be getting enough blood to perfuse them properly. Persantine (Dipyridamole) is a medication that dilates (widens) the coronary arteries. It produces an effect similar to what happens when one exercises. The sestamibi scan with Persantine is basically […]
- Personality disorder
Multiple personality disorder; Passive-aggressive personality disorder; and Schizotypal personality disorder.