Pelvic congestion syndrome
Pelvic congestion syndrome (aka pelvic vein incompetence) is a chronic condition in women, caused by varicose veins in the lower abdomen.
Fluid thrill test
Fluid thrill test is a test for ascites. Pt pushes their hands down on the midline of the abdomen. Examiner taps one flank, while feeling the other flank for the...
Oxycodone is a narcotic (sleep inducing) analgesic, used for relief of moderate to severe pain. It is also available in combination with non-narcotics (e.g. NSAIDs, paracetamol). OxyIR is oxycodone immediate...
Surgery are techniques involving manual and instruments.
Treatment of diseases (or injuries)
To improve bodily function
Remove unwanted areas (e.g. perforated ear drum)
Nothing by mouth (NBM, aka Nil by mouth, Nil...
Neurological examination is assessment of sensory and motor to determine whether the nervous system is impaired.
[[Cranial nerve exam]]
[[Upper limb exam]]
[[Lower limb exam]]
Dermatome is an area of skin that is mainly supplied...
Pulse is measuring heart beat by palpating a peripheral artery by the fingertip (with the exception of using the thumb). Sometimes, there is delay, which is indicative of pathology.
Vascular anomaly is a disorder of the vascular development, although it is not always present at birth.
Vascular tumors, including:
Vascular malformations, including:
Cardiac markers (previously cardiac enzymes) are biomarkers used to evaluate heart function. Cardiac enzymes is no longer use as although many early markers identified were enzymes, not all markers used are...
Fever (aka pyrexia) is an elevated body temperature above the normal range of 37 ± 0.5°C, i.e. >37.5°C.
[faq]I know fever means you're hot, but what does hot mean?
Normal temperature is 0.5°C...
Pelvic exam is a physical exam of the female pelvic organs.
External examination, including:
Examination and palpate the vulva, perianal area, vaginal canal, for erythema, swelling, excoriation, rash, lesions, masses, trauma