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.
- Pulmonary syndrome, Hantavirus
A severe lung condition caused by hantavirus infection. Abbreviated HPS. In 1993, HPS struck the Four Corners area (where the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah meet) with devastating, frequently fatal consequences. As the name indicates, HPS is due to a hantavirus. The HPS outbreak in Four Corners followed 2 years of more […]
- Q fever vaccine
A vaccine against Q fever, an illness first recognized in Australia in the 1930’s that affects people dealing with infected sheep and cattle and their hides and carcasses. The microscopic bacterial agent of Q fever, Coxiella burnetii, is spread with airborne dust and contaminated milk. It was named Q, for query, because little was clear […]