Barbiturate are CNS depresants, that can produce a spectrum of effect.
Phenobarbital (aka Phenobarbitone), a long-acting barbiturate, used widely as an antiepileptic medication
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Sodium thiopental (thiopentone), an ultra-short acting barbiturate
From mild sedation to...
Coarctation of the aorta
Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is a congenital condition, where [a section of] the aorta coarctates/narrows too much, stopping blood from flowing evenly. This causes the left ventricle to have to...
Epilepsy syndromes are specific features that are present. These features include the age at which seizures begin, the seizure types, and EEG findings, among others. Identifying an epilepsy syndrome is...
Gestational hypertension (aka pregnancy-induced hypertension, PIH) is development of new HTN in a pregnant woman after 20 weeks gestation, without any signs of preeclampsia (including proteinuria). HTN is defined as...
Oxygen therapy is the administration of O2 as an intervention, and can be used either in chronic or acute Pt care.
[faq]What is oxygen therapy?
It's where we give oxygen as an...
Calcium channel blocker
CCB's (calcium channel blockers) reduce blood pressure.
Disrupts movement of calcium through calcium channels, thereby:
Reducing force of contraction of the heart
Unlike beta blockers, CCB don't decrease responsiveness of heart to...
Klinefelter syndrome (aka 47,XXY) are Sx that result from 2+ X chromosomes in males.
[faq]What is Klinefelter syndrome?
It's where a bloke has 2 or more X chromosomes. But they still have...
Viral infection (aka viral disease) is when a Pt's body is invaded by pathogenic viruses, and virions (i.e. infectious virus particles) attach to and enter susceptible cells.
Pregnancy (or gestation) is the development of [one or more] embryo (first 8 weeks following fertilization) and later fetus (9th week afer fertilzation) in a woman's uterus. Gest is shorthand for Gestation. Gravid means...
Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world.
Iron is present in all cells in the human body and has several vital functions, including carrying oxygen to the...