Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia is benign enlargement of breast tissue in males. Up to 70% of adolescent boys have some breast development during puberty, but 75% of cases resolve within 2 years without Tx....
Cranial nerve examination
Cranial nerves (CN's, aka cerebral nerves) are nerves emerging directly from the brain and brain stem (cf. spinal nerves which emerge from the spinal cord). Physiology CN's exchange information between brain and...
Maternal death
Maternal death is death of a woman whilst pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration, site, cause (aggravation, Mx), but not from accidental or...
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...
CPAP
CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure) is the use of continuous positive pressure to maintain a continuous level of positive airway pressure, in a spontaneously breathing Pt. [faq]What is CPAP? Positive pressure, is...
Daytime wetting
Daytime wetting (aka diurnal enuresis) in children, and can occur with nocturnal enuresis. Sx Frequent urination Urgent urination Dribble after urinating [faq]What happens when you wet yourself during the day? So you may frequently want to go...
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...
Chickenpox
Chickenpox (aka varicella) is a highly contagious disease caused by initial infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV). [faq]What is chickenpox? Anything to do with chickens? Not chickens, but chickpeas, or garbanzo beans....
Rubella
Rubella (from Latin "little red", aka German measles, 3 day measles) is a disease caused by the rubella virus. Known as "German" measles because it was first described by German doctors. [faq]What...
Teen pregnancy
Teen pregnancy is pregnancy in human females <20yo at the time that the pregnancy ends. Physiology A girl can become pregnant from sexual intercourse after she has began to ovulate which can...
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