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Parkinson’s disease (diseases)

Parkinson’s disease or PD is a progressive degenerative disorder of the central nervous system affecting patients’ speech and motor skills. The condition is a part of movement disorders as characterized by different problems in physical motion. The disease can also cause chronic progressive parkinsonism. Other names for the condition are more...

Pellagra (diseases)

Pellagra is a nutritional wasting illness caused by a deficiency of niacin (Vitamin B3) and tryptopan, in the body. Niacin plays an important part in cell respiration, where both nutrients and oxygen are absorbed by the body for the storage and production of energy. Niacin can be found in more...

Peritonitis (diseases)

Peritonitis occurs when the peritoneum, a thin membranous tissue that covers the walls of the stomach, intestines and other organs in the abdominal cavity, becomes inflamed. This inflammation is caused by a bacterial infection. Although the peritoneum's job is to reinforce the abdominal organs and guard against infection, there are more...

Pinworm (diseases)

Of the many parasitic infestations involving worms, pinworms are the most prevalent form of worm infestation. They affect approximately 200 million people all over the world, one-third of which can be found in the United States. Genus Enterobius or pinworm, is a parasitic roundworm belonging to the phylum Nematoda. It is more...

Postpartum Depression (diseases)

Postpartum Depression, or PPD, is a kind of disorder that afflicts an estimated 20% of women who have just given birth. While most new mothers will normally experience mood swings caused by fluctuations in their hormones during pregnancy and after giving birth, these so-called “baby blues” are considered normal, whereas more...