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Ptolemy (fl. second century A.D.) refers to the Greco-C231 Egyptian Astronomer whose synthesis of earlier and contemporary astronomical works came to be called the Ptolemaic system. Please see article on Ptolemaic system.

PTSD is the acronym of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder that refers to a syndrome that results after exposure to a stress or of extreme magnitude, marked by emotional numbing, the reliving of aspects of the trauma, intense responses to other stressful events, and other symptoms, like hyperalertness, sleep disturbance, guilt, or impaired memory or concentration. Please see related article on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

- PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder) : - PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder) : PTSD is the acronym of Post-traumatic stress disorder which refers to anxiety disorder in which the individual experiences several distressing symptoms for more than a month following a traumatic event, such as a re-experiencing of the traumatic event, an avoidance of reminders of the trauma, a numbing of general responsiveness, and increased arousal.

Puberty refers to the biological transition from childhood to young adulthood

Pubescence refers to the two-year span preceding Puberty during which the changes leading to physical and sexual maturity take place.

Pubic lice refers to a parasitic STI that infests the pubic hair and can be transmitted through sexual contact. Tiny lice that attach themselves to the base of pubic hairs and cause itching. It is also also called Crabs or Pediculosis pubis.

Public compliance means conforming to other people's behavior publicly, without necessarily believing in what we are doing or saying. Public compliance is outwardly going along with the group but maintaining a private, inner belief that the group is wrong

Public conformity means going along with the crowd outwardly, regardless of what one privately believes

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