NSAID
NSAID are used for relieving pain, alleviating fever, and in higher doses, anti-inflammatory. They are non-narcotic, and thus can be used as a non-addictive alternative to narcotics. They are non-steroidal,...
Pelvic exam
Pelvic exam is a physical exam of the female pelvic organs. Method External examination, including: Examination and palpate the vulva, perianal area, vaginal canal, for erythema, swelling, excoriation, rash, lesions, masses, trauma Examine for...
Phakomatosis
Phakomatosis (from Greek "phakos" meaning "spot, lens", aka neuro-oculo-cutaneous syndromes, neurocutaneous disorders, mother's spot) are multisystem disorders that have characteristic CNS, ocular, and cutaneous lesions of variable severity. The skin and the...
Surgery
​Surgery are techniques involving manual and instruments. Purposes Investigation Treatment of diseases (or injuries) To improve bodily function For appearance Remove unwanted areas (e.g. perforated ear drum) Pre-operative preparation Nothing by mouth (NBM, aka Nil by mouth, Nil...
Beta-lactam
Beta-lactam is a class of antibiotics, that contain a beta-lactam ring. [faq]Beta lactam. What's that? How's that different from an alpha lactam? So beta lactams are named this way, because they have...
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...
Intrauterine device
Intrauterine devices (IUD's, aka coil) are small devices, often T-shaped, containing either copper or levonorgestrel, inserted into the uterus. Examples include IUD with progestogen (Mirena), and IUD with copper. [img]mirena.jpg[/img] Source: Drug dangers [faq]What is...
Beta agonist
Beta2-adrenergic agonists are drugs that act on the beta2-adrenergic receptor. [faq]What are beta agonists? It's a drug that acts on a receptor, that is usually activated by adrenaline. It does things like...
Abdominal trauma
Abdominal trauma is injury to the abdomen. Cause Blunt Penetrating Pathophysiology Can involve damage to the abdominal organs Sx Abdominal pain Tenderness Rigidity Bruising of the external abdomen Dx U/S CT Peritoneal lavage (i.e. surgical procedure to determine if there is free floating fluid,...
Postmenopausal bleeding
Postmenopausal bleeding is bleeding or spotting following menopause (i.e. confirmed 12 months after your last period). [faq]What is postmenopausal bleeding? It's bleeding after menopause. What's menopause? It's when vaginal bleeding stops for 1 year. That's...
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