Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is a disorder of the electrical system of the heart. It is caused by the presence of an abnormal accessory electrical conduction pathway between the atria and the...
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (aka GERD) is a chronic disease where stomach acid comes up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing mucosal damage. Reflux is where this occurs in babies and young children, and...
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...
(N) is shorthand for Normal
ň is shorthand for Normally
Lower limb examination
Lower limb examination assesses the neurological function of the lower limbs. LL is shorthand for Lower limb.
Remember with the mnemonic “The Powerful Romans Conquered Spain”:
REMEMBER to start- Walking:
Assess gait, asking patient...
NSAID are used for relieving pain, alleviating fever, and in higher doses, anti-inflammatory. They are non-narcotic, and thus can be used as a non-addictive alternative to narcotics. They are non-steroidal,...
Tetanus (aka lockjaw) is an infection characterized by muscle spasms.
[faq]Tetanus. That sounds a little bit like tabble tennis?
It's an infection, which involves muscle spasms.[/faq]
In the most common type, the spasms...
Group and hold
Group and hold (aka group and screen, G&S, or type and screen) are tests conducted prior to blood transfusion.
[faq]What's group and hold?
Tests done before a blood transfusion.
What's a blood transfusion?
Where you get...
CTG (cardiotocography, from "cardio" meaning "heartbeat", "toco" meaning "uterine contractions", and "graphy" meaning "recording") is recording of the fetal heartbeat and uterine contractions during pregnancy, typically only in the 3rd...
Viral infection (aka viral disease) is when a Pt's body is invaded by pathogenic viruses, and virions (i.e. infectious virus particles) attach to and enter susceptible cells.