Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy (CTx) is Tx of cancer with cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agents. The objective can be either curative or to relieve suffering. It can either be used as a single-agent, or in combination. Chemoradiotherapy...
Hemoptysis
Hemoptysis is the act of coughing up blood, or blood-stained mucus from the bronchi, larynx, trachea, or lungs. [faq]Hemoptysis, how can I remember it is related to coughing up blood? How about ptyyy....
Acrocyanosis
Acrocyanosis is persistent blue or cyanotic discoloration of the extremities, most commonly occurring in the hands, although it also occurs in the feet and distal parts of face. The term...
Birth control
Birth control (aka contraception, fertility control) are methods/devices used to prevent pregnancy. Family planning is the planning, provision and use of birth control. Methods Hormonal contraceptives, including: [[Oral contraceptive pill]] (see page) [Contraceptive] patch, which...
Stroke
Stroke (aka cerebrovascular accident, CVA) is the brain version of a heart attack, and is where there is disturbance in blood supply to an area of the brain. [faq]What is a...
Hypertension
[Arterial] hypertension (aka high blood pressure, HTN) is chronically elevated BP in arteries. [faq]What is hypertension? High blood pressure. What is blood pressure? The pressure of blood against the wall of the vessels, that...
Bowel movement
Bowel movement (aka defecation) is the final act of digestion, whereby waste (solid, semisolid or liquid) is eliminated from the digestive tract via the anus. The expulsion of waste varies...
Vitamin K deficiency
Vitamin K deficiency is insufficient vitamin K1, K2, or both. Pathophysiology Vitamin K1 is synthesized by plants, and is the plant form of vitamin. Animals can convert it into vitamin K2, including...
Lochia
Lochia is the vaginal discharge after giving birth (postpartum), containing blood, mucus, and uterine tissue. It usually continues 4-6 weeks after childbirth. It is sterile for the first 2-3 days,...
Preterm birth
Preterm birth (aka premmies) is where a baby is born 34-36 weeks gestation. The cause of preterm birth is often unknown, but there are risk factors associated. TPL is short term for...
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