Nuclear Medicine Dictionary Nuclear Medicine : Nomenclature Guide
  • Pathologic: Relating to disease or arising from disease.
  • Pathological: Relating to disease or arising from disease.
  • Pathologist: A scientist who is skilled in identifying the cause and progress of diseases by examining tissue and fluid from the body. Especially one who determines the cause of someone's death by conducting an autopsy.
  • Pelvis: The bowl-shaped bone that supports the spine and holds up the digestive, urinary, and reproductive organs. The legs connect to the body at the pelvis.
  • Penis: The male organ used for urination and sex.
  • Peripheral: Near the surface of an organ.
  • Peritoneum: Strong, smooth, colorless membrane that lines the walls of the abdomen and covers numerous body organs including the bladder.
  • Posterior: Situated at the rear or behind something.
  • Potassium: An alkali element.
  • Probe: Small device for measuring and testing.
  • Prostate: In men, a walnut-shaped gland that surrounds the urethra at the neck of the bladder. The prostate supplies fluid that goes into semen.
  • Prostatic: Pertaining to the prostate.
  • Pubic bone: Also referred to as the pubis. Lower front of the hip bone.
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