Respiratory rate (RR) is the number of breaths taken in a minute.
[faq]What is respiratory rate?
It's the rate of respiration, so the speed at which we breathe in 1 minute.[/faq]
Narcolepsy is a chornic neurological disorder, involving the loss of the brain's ability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally.
Experience frequent excessive daytime sleepiness, comparable to how Pt's who don't have narcolepsy...
Corpus luteum cyst
Corpus luteum cyst is a type of ovarian cyst, which may rupture about the time of menstruation, and take up to 3 mo to disappear entirely.
[faq]I'm guessing guessing a corpus...
Pulse is measuring heart beat by palpating a peripheral artery by the fingertip (with the exception of using the thumb). Sometimes, there is delay, which is indicative of pathology.
Bishop score (aka cervix score, cervical favorability) is a pre-labor scoring system. Cx is shorthand for cervix.
[faq]What's the Bishop score?
It's a way that we score how ready bub is ready to come out....
Pelvic exam is a physical exam of the female pelvic organs.
External examination, including:
Examination and palpate the vulva, perianal area, vaginal canal, for erythema, swelling, excoriation, rash, lesions, masses, trauma
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...