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Medical Symptoms & Illnesses

PAIN
PAINFUL BLADDER SYNDROME (PBS) see CHRONIC CYSTITIS
PANCREATITIS (an inflammation of the pancreas)
PARKINSON’S DISEASE
PATENTS (Related to cannabis)
POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)
PREGNANCY
PRENATAL EXPOSURE
PRIONS (ability to reproduce on their own and become infectious)
PROSOPALGIA se
PRURITUS (Chronic itch)
 
Did You Know?

Published in the June 2016 issue of Nature, the study found that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, and other active cannabis compounds could block the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Medical Terms and Meaning

Placentation - the process of forming a placenta
Palliative - health care focused on relieving and preventing suffering
Partial agonist - doesn’t activate receptor fully, may “hog” receptors, blocking full agonists
Pathogenesis - the origin and development of a disease
Peptide - string a bunch of peptides together, and you get a protein
Periaqueductal gray - the brain’s the primary control center for reducing pain
Peripheral nervous system ( PNS) - the nerves and ganglia outside of the brain and spinal cord
Peritoneal - pertaining to the peritoneum that lines the walls of the abdominal cavity
Phagocyte - a “clean-up crew” cell that “eats” harmful foreign particles, bacteria, and dead cells
Phagocytosis - When a phagocyte “eats” a bacteria or other object by engulfing it
Phenotype - the genetic traits that you can see
Phytocannabinoid - a cannabinoid produced by a plant – THC and CBD are examples
Phyto - referring to plants
Phytochemical - a compound produced by a plant
Pleiotropic - producing many effects, especially when referring to genes
Podocyte - a kidney cell that filters blood
Polymorphism - having more than one form, different phenotypes in genes
Porcine - pertaining to pigs
Prions - they cause Mad Cow Disease
Proteolysis - the breakdown of proteins into smaller polypeptides or amino acids
Proteotoxicity - toxicity caused by proteins, usually by misfolded proteins
Pruritus – chronic itchiness
Psychoactive - will get you high
Psychotropic - will get you high
Pulmonary - pertaining to the lungs