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.
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 is a physical exam of the female pelvic organs.
External examination, including:
Examination and palpate the vulva, perianal area, vaginal canal, for erythema, swelling, excoriation, rash, lesions, masses, trauma
Ultrasound is a Dx technique for visualizing soft tissue, including tendons, muscles, joints, vessels, and internal organs, for possible pathology/lesions.
U/S is the use of sound waves with a frequency too...
Reflex that involuntarily contracts the triceps brachia muscle.
Prenatal diagnosis and screening is the testing for diseases or conditions in a fetus or embryo before it is before.
It aims to detect birth defects e.g. neural tube defects, Down...
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...
Blister (from French "blestre" meaning "swelling") is the visible accumulation of clear fluid in the upper layers of skin.
[faq]What is a blister?
It's those things that you get on your leg, if...
Route of administration
Route of administration is the path by which a drug is taken into the body.
po is shorthand for Per oral
PR is shorthand for Per rectum (it can also refer to Rectal...
Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas (i.e. organ sitting under the stomach, which produces digestive enzymes).
[faq]What is pancreatitis?
Inflammation of the pancreas.
Ummm... :umm: Why does it matter? What does the pancreas...