Epileptic seizures (aka fits) is a brief episode of Sx, due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. It ranges from a momentary loss of awareness, to convulsions (i.e....
Cervicitis is inflammation of the uterine cervix.
In women, it has many features in common with urethritis in men and many cases are caused by STI’s
Death may occur
Non-infectious causes of cervicitis...
Failure to thrive
Failure to thrive (aka faltering weight) is low weight for an infant/child's age, due to insufficient weight gain, or inappropriate weight loss.
[faq]What is failure to thrive?
It's where bub has a...
Fetal position is the orientation of the fetus in the womb, identified by the location of the presentating part (i.e. anatomical part closest to the pelvic inlet of the birth...
Diabetes (DM) is high blood sugar over a prolonged period.
[[Type 1 diabetes]], where the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin (thus formerly known as insulin-dependent diabetes). Its onset is in childhood...
Tx is shorthand for Treatment. EI stands for early intervention.
Informed consent is the process of getting permission before conducting a healthcare intervention on a Pt
Competence is the mental capacity of a...
Contraceptive sponge combines barrier and sperimicidal methods to prevent conception.
The sponge is inserted into the vagina, so it can cover the cervix and prevent any sperm from entering the uterus
Lipid-lowering drug (aka hypolipidemic agent, antihyperlipidemic agent) are drugs used to Tx hyperlipidemias.
Niacin, e.g. fibrates
Bile acid sequestrants, e.g. cholestyramine
Quadriplegia (aka tetraplegia) is paralysis caused by an illness/injury, that results in the partial/total loss of use of all their limbs/torso. Tetraparesis (aka quadriparesis) means muscle weakness affecting all 4...
Bare weight involves weighing a bare child. Wt is an abbreviation for Weight. Birth weight is the body weight of a baby at birth. BW is an abbreviation for either Bare weight...