Diabetes
Diabetes (DM) is high blood sugar over a prolonged period. Pathophysiology [[Type 1 diabetes]], where the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin (thus formerly known as insulin-dependent diabetes). Its onset is in childhood...
Retained placenta
Retained placenta is a placenta that hasn't undergone placental expulsion (i.e. when the placenta comes out of the birth canal after childbirth) within 30 minutes of the baby's birth where...
Chickenpox
Chickenpox (aka varicella) is a highly contagious disease caused by initial infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV). [faq]What is chickenpox? Anything to do with chickens? Not chickens, but chickpeas, or garbanzo beans....
Birth control
Birth control (aka contraception, fertility control) are methods/devices used to prevent pregnancy. Family planning is the planning, provision and use of birth control. Methods Hormonal contraceptives, including: [[Oral contraceptive pill]] (see page) [Contraceptive] patch, which...
Pneumonia
Pneumonia is inflammation of the lung's alveoli (i.e. microscopic air sacs). Prognosis is that in the very young and very old, and chronically ill, pneumonia is a leading cause of...
Diet
Diet are the foods consumed by a person. Dietary habits are habitual decisions an individual makes when choosing foods, and can define a culture and religion. Proper nutrition requires ingestion...
Shingles
Shingles (aka [herpes] zoster, aka zona) is a viral disease involving a painful skin rash w/ blisters involving a limited area. Sx Rash, occurs: On either the L or R of the body...
Physical inactivity
Physical activity is any activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellbeing. It is often called a "miracle" or "wonder drug" because of its proven and...
BMI
Bare weight involves weighing a bare child. Wt is an abbreviation for Weight. Birth weight is the body weight of a baby at birth. BW is an abbreviation for either Bare weight...
Flu-like
Flu-like is a set of non-specific Sx which is found in influenza, and illnesses like it. Sx Fever Shivering Chills Malaise Dry cough Loss of appetite Body aches Nausea In connection with a sudden onset of illness Pathophysiology Sx caused by cytokines...
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