Digoxin is used in the Tx of various heart conditions, by increasing heart contractility, and decreasing heart rate.
Product names include Cardigox, Cardiogoxin, Cardioxin, Cardoxin, Coragoxine, Digacin, Digicor, Digomal, Digon, Digosin, Digoxine...
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...
Urination (aka micturition, voiding, uresis, emiction) is the release of urine from the bladder through the urethra to the urinary meatus outside the body.
PUIT is an abbreviation for "Passed urine in...
Failure to thrive
Failure to thrive (aka faltering weight) is low weight for an infant/child's age, due to insufficient weight gain, or inappropriate weight loss.
[faq]What is failure to thrive?
It's where bub has a...
Inguinal hernia is protrusion of abdominal cavity contents through the inguinal canal.
[faq]Inguinal hernias and femoral hernias are both in the groin. What's the difference?
Inguinal hernia is through the inguinal canal, and...
Lactose intolerance (aka lactase deficiency) is the inability of adults to digest lactose (i.e. sugar found in milk, and to a lesser extent in dairy products), causing side effects. Congenital lactase...
Gestational diabetes [mellitus] (GDM) occurs when pregnant women without a previous Hx of diabetes, develops hyperglycemia during pregnancy, especially during her 3rd trimester.
[faq]What is gestational diabetes?
Let's break it down. Diabetes...
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.
Chondromalacia [patellae] is inflammation of the underside of the patella and softening of the cartilage.
Gait abnormality is deviation from normal gait. Gait is locomotion achieved through the movement of human limbs.
Natural gait involves lifting one leg off the ground, pushing body forward with leg...