Glossary P

Palimony is defined as an allowance for support made under court order and given often by one (1) person to his or her former lover or live-in companion after they have separated.

Palliative care refers to the care of patients whose disease is no longer curable, example of these diseases are cancer, HIV/Aids, and motor-neurone disease. It takes into account the phys

Palliative surgery is the treatment used to treat complications of advanced disease, but not as a cure

Pallidotomy refers to a surgical treatment for Parkinson's disease. In this technique, the ventral, or internal portion, of the globus pallidus is lesioned via heat coagulation of the neurons.

Palmar flexion is defined as flexion movement of the wrist in the sagittal plane with the volar or anterior side of the hand moving toward the anterior side of the forearm.
Palpation means using the sense of touch to feel or examine a muscle or other tissue.

Palpitations are abnormally rapid beating of the heart. Palpitations are unpleasant sensations of irregular and/or forceful beating of the heart.

Palter means to talk or act in an insincere or deceitful manner. Palter also means to haggle.

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