FAS
Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a pattern of physical/mental defects that can develop in a fetus associated with high maternal alcohol consumption. FASD (Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders) are a continuum of...
Heart block
Heart block are conditions that causes a fault within the heart's natural pacemaker, due to some kind of obstruction/block in the electrical condition system of the heart. Sx Asymptomatic, in some cases,...
Bishop score
Bishop score (aka cervix score, cervical favorability) is a pre-labor scoring system. Cx is shorthand for cervix. [faq]What's the Bishop score? It's a way that we score how ready bub is ready to come out....
Pulse
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. Method Pulses can...
Antihypertensive
Antihypertensives are drugs that Tx hypertension, to prevent complications (e.g. stroke, MI, heart failure). Classification Thiazide diuretics, usually considered first line ACE inhibitors, considered near-first line ARB's Reduce heart rate: Calcium channel blockers, considered near-first line Beta blockers Indications As...
Tenderness
Tenderness is pain or discomfort when an affected area is touched. Whereas pain is the Pt's perception, tenderness is the sign that the clinician elicits. Sl tender is an abbreviation for slightly tender. Classification Pain...
Polycythemia
Polycythemia (from English "poly" meaning "many", "cyte" meaning "cell", "hemo" meaning "blood", aka polyglobulia) is where the proportion of blood volume occupied by RBC's increases. Blood volume proportions can be measured...
Dosing
Drugs can be prescribed for different times of the day, including: mane is in the morning nocte is at night Drugs can also be prescribed with different intervals, including: q (Latin "quaque"), meaning "each"...
Oral contraceptive pill
[Combined] oral contraceptive pill (OCP's, aka birth control pills) are drugs taken by mouth for birth control. MOA Prevent ovulation by suppressing the release of gonadotropins (FSH, LH), thus inhibiting follicular development...
Defibrillation
Defibrillation is Tx for life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias and ventricular fibrillation. Method Delivering a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to the heart, with a defibrillator The defib depolarizes a critical mass of the heart...
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