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PT is the abbreviations of Physical therapy that refers to a rehabilitation specialty that focuses on improving motor control and physical functioning. Physical therapy is sesigned to restore or improve strength and movement in people whose mobility has been impaired by disease and injury.

Ptolemaic system is defined as the conception of the solar system that has the earth as its center. During the Middle Ages, the Ptolemaic system was widely accepted because of the following: (1) agreed with everyday experience;. (2) was able to predict and account for all astronomical phenomena known at the time;. (3) gave humans a central place in the universe; and thus agreed with the biblical account of creation.

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.