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Pasteurization the process of treating a substance

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Pasteurization The process of treating a substance with heat to destroy or slow the growth of pathogens (Ch. 5, 135) Pathogen An organism that causes disease (Ch. 24, 622) Peer mediation A process in which trained students help other students find fair ways to resolve con- flict and settle their differences (Ch. 13, 339) Peer mediators Students trained to help other students find fair resolutions to conflicts and disagreements (Ch. 10, 267) Peer pressure The influence that people your age may have on you (Ch. 12, 307) Peers People of similar age who share similar interests (Ch. 1, 13; Ch. 12, 302) Penis A tube-shaped organ that extends from the trunk of the body just above the testes (Ch. 18, 469) Peptic ulcer A sore in the lining of the digestive tract (Ch. 17, 451) Perception The act of becoming aware through the senses (Ch. 8, 198) Periodontal disease An inflammation of the periodontal structures (Ch. 14, 370) Periodontium The area immediately around the teeth (Ch. 14, 367) Peristalsis A series of involuntary muscle contrac- tions that move food through the digestive tract (Ch. 17, 443) Personal identity Your sense of yourself as a unique individual (Ch. 7, 178) Personality A complex set of characteristics that makes you unique (Ch. 7, 175) Phagocyte A white blood cell that attacks invading pathogens (Ch. 24, 629) Pharynx Throat (Ch. 16, 431) Physical abuse The intentional infliction of bodily harm or injury on another person (Ch. 11, 287; Ch. 13, 349) Physical activity Any form of movement that causes your body to use energy (Ch. 4, 74) Physical fitness The ability to carry out daily tasks easily and have enough reserve energy to respond to unexpected demands (Ch. 4, 74) Physical maturity State at which the physical body and all its organs are fully developed (Ch. 20, 520) Physiological dependence A condition in which the user has a chemical need for a drug (Ch. 23, 595) Pituitary gland Regulates and controls the activities of all other endocrine glands (Ch. 18, 465) Placenta A thick, blood-rich tissue that lines the walls of the uterus during pregnancy and nourishes the embryo (Ch. 19, 487) Plaque A sticky, colorless film that acts on sugar to form acids that destroy tooth enamel and irritate gums (Ch. 14, 368) Plasma The fluid in which other parts of the blood are suspended (Ch. 16, 418) Platelets Cells that prevent the body’s loss of blood (Ch. 16, 420) Platonic friendship A friendship with a member of the opposite gender in which there is affection, but the two people are not considered a couple (Ch. 12, 303) Pleurisy An inflammation of the lining of the lungs and chest cavity (Ch. 16, 433) Pneumonia An inflammation of the lungs com- monly caused by a bacterial or viral infection (Ch. 16, 433; Ch. 24, 636) Poison Any substance—solid, liquid, or gas—that causes injury, illness, or death when introduced into the body (Ch. 28, 755) Poison control center A 24-hour hot line that provides emergency medical advice on treating poisoning victims (Ch. 28, 755) Post-traumatic stress disorder A condition that may develop after a person’s exposure to a terrify- ing event that threatened or caused physical harm (Ch. 9, 226) Precycling Reducing waste before it is generated (Ch. 29, 779)
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