Rectal examination
[Digital] rectal examination (PR from Latin "palpatio per rectum", aka prostate exam) is an internal examination of the rectum. Purpose Dx rectal tumors and other cancers Dx prostatic disorders, notably tumors and benign prostatic...
Life support
Life support are emergency techniques performed support life after the failure of one or more vital organs. [faq]What is life support? It's where you try to "support life", after 1 or more...
Intellectual giftedness
Intellectual giftedness is an intellectual ability significantly higher than average. Physiology It is a characteristic of children, variously defined, that motivates differences in school programming It is though tot persist as a trait...
Pulse
Pulse is measuring heart beat by palpating a peripheral artery by the fingertip (with the exception of using the thumb). Sometimes, there is delay, which is indicative of pathology. Method Pulses can...
Epilepsy syndrome
Epilepsy syndromes are specific features that are present. These features include the age at which seizures begin, the seizure types, and EEG findings, among others. Identifying an epilepsy syndrome is...
Diet
Diet are the foods consumed by a person. Dietary habits are habitual decisions an individual makes when choosing foods, and can define a culture and religion. Proper nutrition requires ingestion...
Drop attack
Drop attack is a sudden fall without LOC (loss of consciousness). It categorizes otherwise unexplained falls encompassing a wide variety of etiology, and considered ambiguous medical terminology. Sx Abrupt leg weakness, sometimes...
Observation chart
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...
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...
Mydriasis
Mydriasis (aka blown pupil) is dilation of the pupil, usually defined as when having a non-physiological cause, but can be physiological. Cause Physiological, i.e. due to pupillary reflex Non-pathophysiological causes include: Disease Trauma Use of drugs,...
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