Immunosuppression
Immunosuppression is a reduction in the activation or efficacy of the immune system. Immunocompromised is a person who is undergoing immunosuppression, or whose immune system is weak for other reasons...
Atopic dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis (aka eczema) is inflammatory, relapsing, non-contagious, itchy skin disorder. [faq]What is eczema? And how do you exactly say it? Like asthma, right? Ex-xem-ma. So yeah, you could think of it...
Flapping tremor
Flapping tremor is, when the hand is outstretched, and wrist is bent upward, the Pt is unable to actively maintain the position, but instead, tremors with jerky movement, resembling a...
Gravidity and parity
Gravidity and parity (G/P/A) are terms relating to pregnancy. Definition It is the number of times a female has: Gravidity means having been pregnant, regardless of whether it has been brought to viability (yet alone...
HIV/AIDS
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is where the immune system progressively fails, allowing life threatening opportunistic infections/cancers. AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) refers to the Sx of the late stage. [faq]What's HIV? AIDS? Are they the...
Vomiting
Vomiting (aka emesis) is the involuntary, forceful expulsion of stomach's contents, through the mouth, and sometimes the nose. Nausea is the feeling one is about to vomit, but doesn't necessarily...
Hemoglobin
Hemoglobin is an iron-containing protein found in the RBC, which helps to transports oxygen throughout the body. 2,3-Bisphosphoglyceric acid (2,3-BPG, or 2,3-DPG) is present in all RBC's, binding with greater...
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...
Nappy rash
Nappy rash (aka irritant diaper dermatitis) are skin rashes that appear in the diaper area. Sx Joined patches of erythema and scaling mainly seen on the convex surfaces Central red, beefy erythema, with...
Mitral facies
Plum-red discoloration of the cheeks, associated with mitral stenosis, due to CO2 retention and its vasodilatory effects. [img]malar-flush.jpg[/img] Source: MyHealthyFeeling
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