Personnel Selection Standards : In the nation's compelling interest : ensuring diversity in the health-care workforce / Committee on Institutional and Policy-Level Strategies for Increasing the Diversity of the U.S. Health Care Workforce, Board on Health Sciences Policy ; Brian D. Smedley, Adrienne Stith Butler, Lonnie R. Bristow, editors.
Persons Mentally Disabled -- See Mentally Disabled Persons Persons diagnosed as having significantly lower than average intelligence and considerable problems in adapting to everyday life or lacking independence in regard to activities of daily living.
Pertussis Vaccine Adverse Effects : Adverse effects of pertussis and rubella vaccines : a report of the Committee to Review the Adverse Consequences of Pertussis and Rubella Vaccines / Christopher P. Howson, Cynthia J. Howe, and Harvey V. Fineberg, editors ; Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Institute of Medicine.
Pervasive Child Development Disorders -- See Child Development Disorders, Pervasive Severe distortions in the development of many basic psychological functions that are not normal for any stage in development. These distortions are manifested in sustained social impairment, speech abnormalities, and peculiar motor movements.
Pervasive Development Disorders -- See Child Development Disorders, Pervasive Severe distortions in the development of many basic psychological functions that are not normal for any stage in development. These distortions are manifested in sustained social impairment, speech abnormalities, and peculiar motor movements.
Pet Scan -- See Positron-Emission Tomography An imaging technique using compounds labelled with short-lived positron-emitting radionuclides (such as carbon-11, nitrogen-13, oxygen-15 and fluorine-18) to measure cell metabolism. It has been useful in study of soft tissues such as CANCER; CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM; and BRAIN. SPECT is closely related to PET, but uses isotopes with longer half-lives and resolution is lower.
Petroleum Adverse Effects : Research priorities for assessing health effects from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill : a letter report / Committee to Review the Federal Response to the Health Effects Associated with the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
Petroleum Toxicity : Toxicologic assessment of jet-propulsion fuel 8 / Subcommittee on Jet-Propulsion Fuel 8, Committee on Toxicology, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council.
Phakomatoses -- See Neurocutaneous Syndromes A group of disorders characterized by ectodermal-based malformations and neoplastic growths in the skin, nervous system, and other organs.
Phaner -- See Cheirogaleidae A family of the order PRIMATES, suborder Strepsirhini (PROSIMII), containing five genera. All inhabitants of Madagascar, the genera are: Allocebus, Cheirogaleus (dwarf lemurs), Microcebus (mouse lemurs), Mirza, and Phaner.