Antihistamine
Antihistamine (aka histamine antagonist) inhibits the action of histamine, used to relieve allergies. Classification Histamine H1-receptor antagonist, used to Tx allergic reactions in the nose (e.g. itching, runny nose, and sneezing), which are...
Gravidity and parity
Gravidity and parity (G/P/A) are terms relating to pregnancy. Definition It is the number of times a female has: Gravidity means having been pregnant, regardless of whether it has been brought to viability (yet alone...
Bird flu
Bird flu (aka avian influenza) is influenza caused by viruses adapted to birds. Classification Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), the type w/ the greatest risk
Pap smear
Pap smear (short for Papanicolaou, also known as Cervical smear) is the screening for potentially pre-cancerous and cancerous processes in the cervix (i.e. opening of the uterus or womb), i.e....
Urine
Urine is a liquid by-product of the body, secreted by the kidneys through a process called urination/micturation, and ecreted through the urethra. Characteristics Quantity, which is normally 1.4L, ranging from 0.6-2.6L per...
Candidiasis
Candidiasis is a fungal infection due to any type of Candida (i.e. a type of yeast). Thrush is when it affects the mouth. Yeast infection is when it affects the...
Life support
Life support are emergency techniques performed support life after the failure of one or more vital organs. [faq]What is life support? It's where you try to "support life", after 1 or more...
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...
Lower limb examination
Lower limb examination assesses the neurological function of the lower limbs. LL is shorthand for Lower limb. Method Remember with the mnemonic “The Powerful Romans Conquered Spain”: REMEMBER to start- Walking: Assess gait, asking patient...
Health record
Health record is health data and information relating to the care of a patient. ED (or trauma) notes are records authored by the ED (or trauma) team. GP case notes...
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