A technical term for what is popularly called heartburn, a burning sensation in the upper abdomen. In many languages there is a technical term such as pyrosis and a popular term for the same phenomenon. For example, pyrosis is popularly known in French as br�lure epigastrique and in Spanish as ardor de est�mago. Pyrosis is the Greek word meaning burning.
(Born c. 580 B.C.E.) Greek philosopher and mathematician who promoted health through a special vegetarian diet.
Pus in the urine. Pyuria is a sign of inflammation, often related to infection.
A hormone concerned with hunger and the lack of hunger (satiety). Soon after eating, PYY is secreted into the blood by cells lining the lower small intestine (the ileum) and the colon. The release of PYY begins before nutrients arrive in the lower small intestine and the colon. The further release of PYY is stimulated […]
- Pulmonary trunk
A vessel that arises from the right ventricle of the heart, extends upward, and divides into the right and left pulmonary arteries that convey unaerated blood to the lungs. When the right ventricle contacts, the blood inside it is put under pressure and the tricuspid valve between the right atrium and ventricle closes. The only […]
- Pulmonary therapy
Exercises and treatments designed to help patients maintain and recover lung function, such as with cystic fibrosis and after surgery.Also used for COPD and asthma.