Respiratory rate
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] Classification Bradypnea, a...
Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy is a chornic neurological disorder, involving the loss of the brain's ability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally. Sx 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
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. Method Pulses can...
Bishop score
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
Pelvic exam is a physical exam of the female pelvic organs. Method External examination, including: Examination and palpate the vulva, perianal area, vaginal canal, for erythema, swelling, excoriation, rash, lesions, masses, trauma Examine for...
Ultrasound
Ultrasound is a Dx technique for visualizing soft tissue, including tendons, muscles, joints, vessels, and internal organs, for possible pathology/lesions. Method U/S is the use of sound waves with a frequency too...
Triceps reflex
Reflex that involuntarily contracts the triceps brachia muscle. [img]triceps-reflex.jpg[/img]    
Prenatal diagnosis
Prenatal diagnosis and screening is the testing for diseases or conditions in a fetus or embryo before it is before. Purpose It aims to detect birth defects e.g. neural tube defects, Down...
Benzodiazepine
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...
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