Electrosurgery is the application of a high frequency (RF) alternating polarity, electrical current to biological tissue to cut, coagulate, desiccate, or fulgurate tissue
Jaundice (from French "jaun" meaning "yellow", aka icterus) is yellowish pigmentation of the skin, conjunctiva, and other mucous membranes.
[faq]What does jaundice mean? It sounds like someone who's being a bit...
Fatty-acid oxidation defect
Fatty-acid oxidation disorder is a broad classification for genetic disorders, that result from an inability of the body to produce or utilize 1 enzyme that is required to oxidize fatty...
Anticholinergics inhibits parasympathetics, by blocking the neurotransmitter acetylcholine [specifically, its binding to its receptor in neurons]. Parasympathetics are responsible for involuntary movement of smooth muscle present in the GI, urinary tract,...
Test reflex, using a hammer to hit the biceps brachia tendon as it passes through the cubital fossa.
A super strong contraction is a due to a UMN lesion, and an...
Anisocoria is a condition involving an unequal size of the eyes’ pupils, defined by a difference of 0.4mm or more between the sizes of the pupils of the eyes. It...
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...
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...
Leukonychia is white discoloration of the nail.
Harmless, most commonly caused by minor injuries whilst the nail is growing
Caused by hypoalbuminemia (low albumin), of chronic liver disease. In this instance, there...
Tyrosinemia is an error of metabolism, usually inborn, in which the body can't effectively braek down the amino acid tyrosine.
Liver and kidney disturbances
Most inborn forms of tyrosinemia produce hypertyrosinemia...