Cyst is a nodule (non fluid-filled, 5-10mm) that has expressible material, such as liquid, semi-sold or solid material, inside.
Benign (dysfunction) tumors, due to plugged ducts or other natural body outlets...
Tracheitis is a bacterial infection of the trachea/windpipe.
Flu-like Sx (high fever, deep cough)
Most often caused by the bacteria Staph aureus
Often follows a recent viral URTI
Mostlya ffects young kids since...
Dopamine agonist is a compound that activates doapmine receptors, in the absence of that receptor's physiological ligand, the neurotransmitter ldopamine. It activates signalling pathways through the dopamine receptor and trimeric...
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 develop 10-12 days after...
Observation chart (obs chart) is a chart used to quickly determine the degree of illness of a Pt. Being between the flags (aka early warning score, EWS) means that the observations are...
Crackles (aka crepitations, rales, from French "rale" meaning "rattle") are discontinuous crackling/clicking/rattling noises made by either/both lungs in Pt's with a respiratory disease.
Discontinuous, non-musical, and brief
Much more common during inspiration than...
Upper limb examination
Upper limb examination assesses the neurological function of the upper limbs. ROM is an abbreviation for Range of Motion. UL is an abbreviation for Upper limb.
Remember with the mnemonic “The Powerful...
Health care is the Dx, Tx, and prevention of disease (also illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments).
Primary care, who act as first point of consultation for all Pt's...
Antimicrobial is an agent that kills microorganisms, or inhibits their growth.
Antimicrobials can be either:
Microbicidal, which kill microbes
Microbiostatic, which inhibit their growth
Antimicrobials are grouped according to the microorganisms they act primarily...
Hypoalbuminemia is where blood levels of albumin are abnormally low.
Albumin is a major protein in the body, making up 55-60% of total human plasma protein by mass
Many hormones, drugs, and...