Immune disorder
Immune [system] disorder is dysfunction of the immune system. Classification Autoimmune disorders, including: Lupus Scleroderma Certain types of hemolytic anemia Vasculitis Type 1 diabetes Graves disease Rheumatoid arthritis MS (multiple sclerosis), although it is thought to be an immune-mediated process Goodpasture's...
Measles
Measles (aka morbilli, rubeola) is a highly contagious infection caused by the measles virus. [faq]What is measles? It's a very contagious infection. It's caused by the measles virus.[/faq] Sx Sx develop 10-12 days after...
Root canal therapy
Root canal therapy (aka endodontic therapy) is a sequence of Tx for the infected pulp of a tooth, which results in the elimination of infection and the protection of the...
Fluid replacement
Fluid replacement is the replenishment of bodily fluids lost through various means (sweating, bleeding, fluid shift, or other pathological processes). [faq]What is fluid replacement? It's where we replenish the body with fluids....
Abdominal pain
Abdominal pain (aka stomach pain) is pain in the abdomen. SNT is shorthand for soft non-tender. By frequency Undetermined cause (30%) Gastroenteritis (13%) Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) (8%) Urinary tract problems (5%) Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach) (5%) Constipation (5%) Gallbladder...
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...
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...
Pregnancy category
Pregnancy category of drugs are an assessment of the risk of fetal injury due to the drug, if it is used as directed by the mother during pregnancy. It does...
Neonatal heel prick
Neonatal heel prick (aka Guthrie test) is a screening test on newborns, involving a pinprick puncture in one heel of the newborn, and soaking the blood into pre-printed collection cards...
IVIG
IVIG (intravenous immunoglobulin) is a blood product administered IV. MOA It contains IgG antibodies extracted from the plasma of over 1,000 blood donors It's effect lasts 2 weeks-3 months Purpose Used as Tx for 4...
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