[Arterial] hypertension (aka high blood pressure, HTN) is chronically elevated BP in arteries.
[faq]What is hypertension?
High blood pressure.
What is blood pressure?
The pressure of blood against the wall of the vessels, that...
Radiography is the use of electromagnetic radiation (that is not light), to view hard tissue (e.g. bone).
Paperwork for Radiology request:
Affix Pt label
MO/GP name (medical officer)
Tick for Film, Disc (conditions...
Faruncle (aka boil) is a deep folliculitis (i.e. infection of the hair follicle).
Painful swollen area on the skin, caused by an accumulation of pus and dead tissue
Boils which are expanded,...
Hypophosphatemia is an electrolyte disturbance, where there is an abnormally low level of phosphate in the blood.
Refeeding syndrome, where malnourished Pt's, especially chronic alcoholics, are given large amounts of arbohydrates,...
Body temperature (shorthand Temp) is measured by a thermometer.
It depends on a number of factors, including:
Location of measurement, typically from highest to lowest, being internal (rectal, vaginal), oral, and then skin....
Bowel movement (aka defecation) is the final act of digestion, whereby waste (solid, semisolid or liquid) is eliminated from the digestive tract via the anus. The expulsion of waste varies...
Lap[aroscopic adjustable gastric] band (aka A band, LAGB, gastric band) is an inflatable silicone device placed around the top portion of the stomach, to create a smaller stomach pouch, to...
Stress [urinary] incontinence (aka effort incontinence) is due to insufficient strength of the closure of the bladder.
[faq]What is stress incontinence?
It's where, whenever you put physical stress on your body, you...
Polycystic kidney disease
Polycystic kidney disease (PCKD, aka polycystic kidney syndrome) is a genetic disorder in which abnormal cysts develop and grow in the kidneys. Cystic disorders can express themselves at any point,...
Screaming (aka shout, yell, shriek, hoot, holler, vociferation, outcry, bellow) is a loud vocalization in which air is passed through the vocal folds, with greater force than is used in...