Leopold's maneuvers
Leopold's maneuvers (aka fetal palpation) are 4 maneuvers used to palpate a fetus inside a pregnant woman, from her abdomen. FMF is shorthand for fetal movement felt. Purpose Determines position of the fetus Determines presentation...
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...
Laparoscopy
Laparoscopy (aka minimally invasive surgery, keyhole surgery) is a surgical technique where operations are performed away from their actual location, through small incisions (usually 0.5-1.5cm) elsewhere in the body. Laparoscopy includes...
ARB
ARB (angiotensin receptor blocker, angiotensin 2 receptor antagonist, sartans) are drugs that modulate the RAAS. [faq]What is an ARB? Isn't arbing something to do with horse racing? So ARB stands for angiotensin...
Neurological examination
Neurological examination is assessment of sensory and motor to determine whether the nervous system is impaired. Classification [[MMSE]] [[Cranial nerve exam]] [[Upper limb exam]] [[Lower limb exam]] Sensation Dermatome is an area of skin that is mainly supplied...
Coombs test
Coombs test (aka antiglobulin test, AGT) are 2 blood tests used in immunohematology. [faq]Coombs test, has that got anything to do with honeycombs ;P? Not really ;). Another name for it is...
Pre-eclampsia
Pre-eclampsia (from Greek "eclampsia" meaning "lightning", previously called pre-eclamptic toxemia, PET) is a disorder of pregnancy. The disorder usually occurs in trimester 3 of pregnancy, and gets worse over time. Rarely,...
Prosthesis
Prosthesis (from Greek "prosthesis" meaning "attachment") is an artificial device that acts as a functional replacement for a missing body part, whether through amputation, congenital malformation, or otherwise missing, which may...
Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is the feeding of an infant with milk produced by the female breast via lactation. Babies have a primitive sucking reflex that when anything touches the roof of their...
Kawasaki disease
Kawasaki disease (aka lymph node syndrome) is an autoimmune disease involving vasculitis (i.e. inflammation of blood vessels) throughout the body. [faq]What is kawasaki disease? It's a disease where the body attacks itself....
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