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 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.
Asymptomatic, in some cases,...
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 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.
Antihypertensives are drugs that Tx hypertension, to prevent complications (e.g. stroke, MI, heart failure).
Thiazide diuretics, usually considered first line
ACE inhibitors, considered near-first line
Reduce heart rate:
Calcium channel blockers, considered near-first line
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.
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...
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.
Prevent ovulation by suppressing the release of gonadotropins (FSH, LH), thus inhibiting follicular development...
Defibrillation is Tx for life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias and ventricular fibrillation.
Delivering a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to the heart, with a defibrillator
The defib depolarizes a critical mass of the heart...