Laparoscopy (aka minimally invasive surgery, keyhole surgery) is a surgical technique where operations are performed away from their actual location, through small incisions (usually 0.5-1.5cm) elsewhere in the body.
Meningococcal disease are infections caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis (aka meningococcus).
[faq]What is meningicoccal disease? Does it have anything to do with meningitis?
Actually, it does. It's an infection be a...
Intrauterine devices (IUD's, aka coil) are small devices, often T-shaped, containing either copper or levonorgestrel, inserted into the uterus.
Examples include IUD with progestogen (Mirena), and IUD with copper.
Source: Drug dangers
Fecal impaction is a solid, immobile bulk of human feces, that an develop in the rectum due to chronic constipation. Fecal loading is large volume of stool in the rectum of...
Newborn examination is an exam done of newborn babies in accordance with a checklist.
[faq]What is a newborn exam? I'm guessing it's an exam you do on all newborns?
Exactly! So it's...
Iron status (aka iron panel, iron profile, iron indices, iron test, iron studies) are lab blood tests used to evaluate body iron stores or iron level in blood.
Iron deficiency anemia
ARB (angiotensin receptor blocker, angiotensin 2 receptor antagonist, sartans) are drugs that modulate the RAAS.
[faq]What is an ARB? Isn't arbing something to do with horse racing?
So ARB stands for angiotensin...
Rectal prolapse is where the rectal walls have prolapsed.
There are 3-5 different types of rectal prolapse, depending on if the prolapse section is visible externally, and if the full or...
Colonoscopy (from Greek "eidoscopy" meaning" look inside", aka coloscopy) is the use of an endoscope to examine the large intestine, and the distal part of the small intestine, using a camera...
Mediastinitis is inflammation of the tissues in the mid-chest or mediastinum. It can be either acute or chronic.
Acute mediastinitis, is usually bacterial and due to rupture of organs in the...