CPAP
CPAP (Continuous positive airway pressure) is the use of continuous positive pressure to maintain a continuous level of positive airway pressure, in a spontaneously breathing Pt. [faq]What is CPAP? Positive pressure, is...
Endometrial cancer
Endometrial cancer is cancer arising from the endometrium (i.e. lining of the uterus/womb). Sx Vaginal bleeding, not associated with a menstrual period, most often the first sign Dysuria (pain with urination) Dyspareunia (pain with...
Cervical cancer
Cervical cancer is cancer arising from the cervix. [faq]Cervical cancer is obviously cancer of the cervix... but where is the cervix? It is the opening to the uterus (also known as the womb).[/faq] Sx Asymptomatic,...
Insulin
Insulin [analog] (aka insulin receptor ligand) is an altered form of insulin, differing from any occurring in nature, but still avialable to the human body for performing the same action...
ECG
ECG (electrocardiography) is a record of electrical activity of the heart over time, detected by electrodes attached to the skin surface (non-invasive) at various set locations. Method The standard 12-lead ECG involves...
Aneurysm
Aneurysm (from Greek "aneurysm" meaning "dilation") is a localized, blood-filled balloon-like bulge in the wall of a blood vessel. [faq]What is an aneurysm? It's a bulge in the wall of a blood...
Antiviral
Antiviral are drugs used to Tx viral infections. Like antibiotics (for bacteria), specific antivirals can Tx specific viruses. Unlike most antibiotics, antivirals don't destroy the target pathogen, but rather inhibits their...
ARM
 ARM (Artificial rupture of membranes) is rupture of the membranes by a 3rd party, usually a midwife/obstetrician in order to induce/accelerate labor. [faq]What is ARM, isn't it the name of a...
Esophagitis
Esophagitis is inflammation of the esophagus. Classification Acute esophagitis, which can be: Catarrhal Phlegmonous Chronic, which can be: Hypertrophic Atrophic Cause Infectious, typically seen in immunocompromised patients, including: Fungal: Candida (esophageal candidiasis) Viral: Herpes simplex (herpes esophagitis) Cytomegalovirus Others, including: GERD (gastroesophageal refluex disease), called reflux...
Mouth rinse
Mouth rinse (aka mouthwash, oral rinse, mouth bath) is a liquid held in the mouth passively or swilled around the mouth Ingredients Saline (warm salty water) Essential oils (e.g. eucalyptol, menthol, thymol, methyl...
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