Primitive reflex
Primitive reflexes (aka infantile, infant, or newborn reflexes) are reflexes originating in the CNS system that are exhibited by normal infants, but not neurologicaly intact adults, in response to particular stimuli....
Diaphragm
Diaphragm is a cervical barrier type of birth control. Method It is a soft latex or silicone dome with a spring molded into the rim It creates a seal against the walls of...
Smallpox
Smallpox (aka variola [vera], from Latin "varius" meaning "spotted", "varus" meaning "pimple", originally pox, red plague) was an infectious disease caused by either Variola major or Variola minor. Epidemiology Last naturally occurring case...
Anemia
Anemia (from Greek "an" meaning "not", and "heme" meaning "blood") is a decrease in the number/quality, of RBC/hemoglobin, thereby reducing the oxygen carrying ability of blood, and thus causing lack of...
Monoamine reuptake inhibitor
XXRI's are antidepressants, used to treat depression, and other mental illnesses. MOA Increases certain monoamine levels, by inhibiting its reuptake into the presynaptic cell, thereby increasing the amount of the monoamine in...
Echocardiogram
Echo[cardiogram] is an U/S of the heart. It involves 2D, 3D, and Doppler U/S to create images of the heart. Indications Heart disease Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Dilated cardiomyopathy Valvular regurgitation Valvular stenosis Advantages is that it is non-invasive, and...
Peritonitis
Peritonitis is inflammation of the peritoneum (thin tissue lining the inner wall of the abdomen, covering most of the abdominal organs). [faq]I know peritonitis is inflammation of the peritoneum. What's that? It's...
Supinator reflex
Reflex by striking the brachioradialis tendon with a hammer, whilst the Pt's arm is relaxed. [img]supinator-reflex.jpg[/img] Source: http://www.osceskills.com/resources/Upper-Limb-Supinator-reflex-test.jpg    
Tremor
Tremors are involuntary, somewhat rhythmic muscle contraction and relaxation, involving oscillating or twitching movements of any body part(s). Sx Most tremors occur in the hands, but can also affect the arms, eyes,...
Antiemetic
Antiemetic is a drug effective against vomiting and nausea. Uses Used to Tx: Motion sickness Side effects of opioid analgesics, and general anesthetics Side effects of chemotherapy directed against cancer Severe gastroenteritis, especially if the Pt...
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