Ultrasound is a Dx technique for visualizing soft tissue, including tendons, muscles, joints, vessels, and internal organs, for possible pathology/lesions.
U/S is the use of sound waves with a frequency too...
Reflex that involuntarily contracts the triceps brachia muscle.
Prenatal diagnosis and screening is the testing for diseases or conditions in a fetus or embryo before it is before.
It aims to detect birth defects e.g. neural tube defects, Down...
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 (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.
po is shorthand for Per oral
PR is shorthand for Per rectum (it can also refer to Rectal...
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 (aka nuchal translucency, nuchal fold) is an U/S prenatal screen assessing the quantity of fluid collecting within the nape of the fetal neck.
Examined on the early morphology conducted at the...
Polyhydramnios is an excess of amniotic fluid in the amniotic sac.
Amniotic fluid index (AFI)> 24cm
Intrauterine infection (TORCH)
Chorioangioma of the placenta
Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, in a multiple gestation pregnancy
Maternal cardiac problems
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...