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Pan

(pan),
Genus of anthropoid apes that includes the gorilla and chimpanzee. Pan panisus and Pan troglodytes are chimpanzee species used in biologic experiments.
[G. myth. god of forest]

PAN

polyarteritis nodosa.

Pan,

Greek mythological god of the forest.
panic - extreme and unreasoning anxiety and fear.

polyarteritis nodosa

; PAN rare form of necrotizing vasculitis affecting medium-sized arteries (male:female ratio of 2:1) during the fourth to fifth decade of life, especially in hepatitis B-positive individuals, causing multisystem inflammation; presents as a vague systemic illness with muscle pains, mononeuritis multiplex (due to vasa nervorum involvement), abdominal pains, severe hypertension, chest pain, renal impairment, arthritis, claudication, cutaneous purpura, ulcers and gangrene; treated with immunosuppressive drugs and antiviral therapy
References in classic literature ?
The hot pan has melted and sunk in the snow perhaps," said Fanny, digging into the drift where it was left.
Go to bed, Maudie, and look under your pillow when you get there," was the oracular reply that came down to them, as Tom's door closed after a jubilant solo on the tin pan.
Poor little Peter Pan, he sat down and cried, and even then he did not know that, for a bird, he was sitting on his wrong part.
to the bird that flies away with the big crust, you know now that you ought not to do this, for he is very likely taking it to Peter Pan.
Phebe laughed at her woe till the beans danced in the pan, but tried to comfort her by suggesting a means of relief.
The contents of the pan diminished rapidly until only fine dirt and the smallest bits of gravel remained.
At last, of the pan of dirt nothing remained but his golden herd.
He could not forbear another survey of the hill before filling the pan farther down the stream.
Returning to where he had started operations, he began to pan up the stream.
Pan by pan, he went up the stream, the tally of results steadily decreasing.
The centre of each line produced the richest pans, while the ends came where no colors showed in the pan.
As she took the cover off a second frying pan and stirred the savory contents with a kitchen knife, he came behind her, passed his arms under her arm-pits with down-drooping hands upon her breasts, and bent his head over her shoulder till cheek touched cheek.