Ultrasound
Ultrasound is a Dx technique for visualizing soft tissue, including tendons, muscles, joints, vessels, and internal organs, for possible pathology/lesions. Method U/S is the use of sound waves with a frequency too...
Triceps reflex
Reflex that involuntarily contracts the triceps brachia muscle. [img]triceps-reflex.jpg[/img]    
Prenatal diagnosis
Prenatal diagnosis and screening is the testing for diseases or conditions in a fetus or embryo before it is before. Purpose It aims to detect birth defects e.g. neural tube defects, Down...
Benzodiazepine
Benzodiazepine is a depressant drug, used to Tx anxiety, insomnia, agitation, seizure, muscle spasm, alcohol withdrawal, and premedication for medical or dental procedures. They can be either short, intermediate, or...
Blister
Blister (from French "blestre" meaning "swelling") is the visible accumulation of clear fluid in the upper layers of skin. [faq]What is a blister? It's those things that you get on your leg, if...
Route of administration
Route of administration is the path by which a drug is taken into the body. Oral po is shorthand for Per oral Rectally PR is shorthand for Per rectum (it can also refer to Rectal...
Pancreatitis
Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas (i.e. organ sitting under the stomach, which produces digestive enzymes). [faq]What is pancreatitis? Inflammation of the pancreas. Ummm... :umm: Why does it matter? What does the pancreas...
Nuchal scan
Nuchal scan (aka nuchal translucency, nuchal fold) is an U/S prenatal screen assessing the quantity of fluid collecting within the nape of the fetal neck. Method Examined on the early morphology conducted at the...
Polyhydramnios
Polyhydramnios is an excess of amniotic fluid in the amniotic sac. Dx Amniotic fluid index (AFI)> 24cm Cause Intrauterine infection (TORCH) Rh-isoimmunization Chorioangioma of the placenta Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, in a multiple gestation pregnancy Maternal cardiac problems Maternal kidney...
Methylphenidate
Methylphenidate is a CNS stimulant. [faq]What is methylphenidate? Anything to do with meth :P? Yes, actually!! They are similar, in that both are dopaminergic drugs. Specifically, methylphenidate is a dopamine reuptake inhibitor, whilst...
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