Bowel movement
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 band
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 incontinence
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
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...
Liver function tests
LFT's are a group of blood tests that provide information regarding the state of a Pt's liver. [faq]Practically, how do you collect LFT's? The bottle with the orange top.[/faq] Physiology The liver is involved...
Dysarthria
Dysarthria (from Greek "dys" meaning "hard", "arthria" meaning "articulation") is a motor speech disorder, resulting from neurological injury of the motor component of the motor-speech system. Anarthria is total loss...
Doppler auscultation
Doppler auscultation is the use of a Doppler fetal monitor to listen to the fetal heartbeat for prenatal care. The monitor is a hand-held U/S transducer, which uses the Doppler...
Gastroenteritis
Gastroenteritis (aka infectious diarrhea, from "gastro" meaning "stomach", and "entero" meaning "small intestine") is an inflammation of the GI tract, involving both the stomach and small intestine, and is caused...
Anal leakage
Anal leakage (aka anal/rectal discharge/drainage/leakage) is intermittent/continuous expression of liquid from the anus (PR). Sx Most commonly presents as passage of mucus or pus, wrapped around an otherwise normal bowel movement, although...
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