Hemolytic anemia
Hemolytic anemia is anemia due to hemolysis, the abnormal breakdown of RBC's, either in the blood vessels (intravascular hemolysis), or elsewhere in the body (extravascular). Sx Similar to other forms of anemia,...
Pelvic exam
Pelvic exam is a physical exam of the female pelvic organs. Method External examination, including: Examination and palpate the vulva, perianal area, vaginal canal, for erythema, swelling, excoriation, rash, lesions, masses, trauma Examine for...
Retinoid
Retinoid are a class of drugs that are vitamiers of vitamin A or are chemically related to it. It is used primarily due to the way they regulate epithelial cell...
Fetal distress
Fetal distress is the presence of signs in a pregnant woman, before or during childbirth, suggesting the fetus may not be well. Because it lacks precision, current recommendations suggest to...
IV cannulation
IV cannulation (IVC, aka peripheral venous catheter) is the insertion of a cannula into a vein. Arterial cannulation is a variation involving insertion into an artery (commonly the radial artery) to...
Anemia
Anemia (from Greek "an" meaning "not", and "heme" meaning "blood") is a decrease in the number/quality, of RBC/hemoglobin, thereby reducing the oxygen carrying ability of blood, and thus causing lack of...
Maternal nutrition
Maternal nutrition is nutrient intake and dietary planning undertaken before, during and after pregnancy. Physiology Fetal nutrition begins at conception, thus the nutrition of the mother is important from before conception [probably...
Developmental delay
Developmental delay (aka delayed milestone) is where a child doesn't reach 1 of the milestone stages at the expected age, which can be in one of the 4 developmental domains: However, a wide...
Route of administration
Route of administration is the path by which a drug is taken into the body. Oral po is shorthand for Per oral Rectally PR is shorthand for Per rectum (it can also refer to Rectal...
Antiplatelet
Antiplatelet (aka antiaggregant) are drugs that decrease platelet aggregation and inhibit thrombus formation. [faq]Antiplatelets means that someone ain't like platelets. What are platelets? Platelets are disc shaped fragments of cytoplasm, that are...
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