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 is a cervical barrier type of birth control.
It is a soft latex or silicone dome with a spring molded into the rim
It creates a seal against the walls of...
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.
Last naturally occurring case...
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.
Increases certain monoamine levels, by inhibiting its reuptake into the presynaptic cell, thereby increasing the amount of the monoamine in...
Echo[cardiogram] is an U/S of the heart. It involves 2D, 3D, and Doppler U/S to create images of the heart.
Advantages is that it is non-invasive, and...
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?
Reflex by striking the brachioradialis tendon with a hammer, whilst the Pt's arm is relaxed.
Tremors are involuntary, somewhat rhythmic muscle contraction and relaxation, involving oscillating or twitching movements of any body part(s).
Most tremors occur in the hands, but can also affect the arms, eyes,...
Antiemetic is a drug effective against vomiting and nausea.
Used to Tx:
Side effects of opioid analgesics, and general anesthetics
Side effects of chemotherapy directed against cancer
Severe gastroenteritis, especially if the Pt...