Vaginal bleeding
Vaginal bleeding is any bleeding through the vagina. PV is shorthand for blood loss per vaginam (Latin for "through the vagina"). [faq]What is vaginal bleeding? It's bleeding through the vagina. What is a...
Codeine
Codeine (aka 3-methylmorphine) is an opiate used to Tx pain, as a cough medication, and for diarrhea. It is distributed as codeine sulfate, codeine hydrochloride, with other salts including citrate,...
Myositis
Myositis is inflammation of the muscles. Cause Autoimmune conditions, more likely Infection, less likely, although autoimmune conditions can be activated or exacerbated by infections Documented side effect of lipid-lowering drugs, statins and fibrates Dx Elevation of...
Bladder cancer
Bladder cancer are cancers arising from the urothelium (i.e. epithelial lining of the urinary bladder). Pathophysiology Disease in which abnormal cells multiply without control in the bladder Rarely, the bladder is involved by...
Down syndrome
Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by a 3rd copy of genes on chromosome 21. Pathophysiology Caused by 3 copies of the genes on chromosome 21, rather than the usual 2. This...
Leukonychia
Leukonychia is white discoloration of the nail. [img]leukonychia.jpg[/img] Source: http://www.dermis.net/bilder/CD033/550px/img0063.jpg Causes Harmless, most commonly caused by minor injuries whilst the nail is growing Caused by hypoalbuminemia (low albumin), of chronic liver disease. In this instance, there...
Diaphragm
Diaphragm is a cervical barrier type of birth control. Method It is a soft latex or silicone dome with a spring molded into the rim It creates a seal against the walls of...
Fragile X syndrome
Fragile X syndrome (FXS, aka Martin-Bell syndrome, Escalante's syndrome) is a genetic syndrome. Pathophysiology Expansion of the CGG triplet repeat, affecting the FMR1 (Fragile X mental retardation 1) gene on the X...
Meningococcal disease
Meningococcal disease are infections caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis (aka meningococcus). [faq]What is meningicoccal disease? Does it have anything to do with meningitis? Actually, it does. It's an infection be a...
Spinal stenosis
Spinal stenosis is stenosis (abnormal narrowing) of the spinal canal, that may occur in any of the regions of the spine. Pathophysiology Narrowing causes a restriction to the spinal canal, causing a...
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