Sleep disorder
Sleep disorder (aka somnipathy) is disordered sleep patterns, serious enough to interfere w/ normal physical, mental, social, and emotional functioning. Classification Dyssomnia, characterized by either hypersomnia or insomnia. These include: Insomnia, suffering from...
Tenderness
Tenderness is pain or discomfort when an affected area is touched. Whereas pain is the Pt's perception, tenderness is the sign that the clinician elicits. Sl tender is an abbreviation for slightly tender. Classification Pain...
Pregnancy
Pregnancy (or gestation) is the development of [one or more] embryo (first 8 weeks following fertilization) and later fetus (9th week afer fertilzation) in a woman's uterus. Gest is shorthand for Gestation. Gravid means...
Perineal tear
Perineal tear is an unintended laceration of the skin and other soft tissue structures separating the vagina from the anus. Tears vary in severity. [faq]What is a perineal tear? It's where as...
Addison's disease
Addison's disease (aka chronic adrenal insufficiency, hypocortisolism, hypoadrenalism) is a rare, chronic endocrine system disorder, in which the adrenal glands don't produce sufficient steroid hormones (glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids). Sx Numerous relatively non-specific...
Fatty-acid metabolism disorder
Fatty-acid metabolism disorders are a classification of genetic disorders, that result from an inability of the body to produce or utilize 1 enzyme required to oxidize fatty acids. Pathophysiology The enzyme can...
Medical career
Medical education is as follows: University degree in medicine, including MBBS (6 years) and MD (4 years). There is a pre-clinical portion, followed by a clinical portion (final 2 years) during medical...
Pleural effusion
Pleural effusion (aka water on the lung) is excess fluid accumulating between the 2 pleural layers that surround the lungs. Pathophysiology Although normally containing fluid, excessive amounts can impair breathing by limiting the...
Antipsychotic
Antipsychotics are used to Tx psychosis, in particular, schizophrenia. They can also be used to Tx acute mania, agitation, bipolar disorder, autism, major depressive disorder, and so forth. MOA Both generations block...
Hydrosalpinx
Hydrosalpinx is a distally blocked fallopain tube filled with serous/clear fluid. The blocked tube may become substantially distended, giving the tube a characteristic sausage-like or retort-like shape. It is often...
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