Bradypnea
Bradypnea (from Greek "brady" meaning "slow", "pnea" meaning "breath") is abnormally slow RR. Dx Definition depends upon the Pt's age, including: <1yo, <30bpm <3yo, <25bpm <12yo, <20bpm <50yo, <12bpm >50yo, <13bpm Sx Dizziness Fainting (or near-fainting) Fatigue Weakness Chest pains SOB Memory impairment or confusion Tiring easily...
Respiratory examination
Respiratory exam is performed as part of a physical exam. AE is shorthand for Air entry, referring to the intensity of breath sounds. A drawing of lungs with arrows through them, indicates there is nothing...
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...
Hemorrhoid
Hemorrhoids are vascular structures in the anal canal which cushion to help with stool control. Hemorrhoidal disease (aka piles) is inflammation (or swelling) causing pathology. [faq]What is a hemorrhoid? I know hemorrhage means...
Frequent urination
Frequent urination is the need to urinate more often than usual. Dx Normality varies according to age, typical ranges include: In young children, 8-14 times per day In older children, 6-12 times per day In...
Immunosuppressant
Immunosuppressant (aka immunosuppressive drug, antirejection drug) are drugs that inhibit/prevent activity of the immune system. Classification Glucocorticoid Cystostatic, including: Alkylating agents Antimetabolites, including: Folic acid analogs, e.g. methotrexate Purine analogs, e.g. azathioprine, mercaptopurine Pyrimidine analogs, e.g. fluorouracil Protein synthesis...
Rinne test
Rinne test is a hearing test, for evaluating unilateral hearing loss. Purpose Screen for the presence of conductive hearing loss It compares perception of sound transmitted by air conduction, to those transmitted by...
Pulse
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. Method Pulses can...
Bacterial vaginosis
Bacterial vaginosis is disease of the vagina caused by excessive bacteria. Sx Increased vaginal discharge, that often smells like fish Discharge is usually white or yellow in color Dysuria (burning urination) Itching is uncommon Occasionally asymptomatic Pathophysiology Caused...
Uterotonic
Uterotonic (aka ecbolic) is a drug used to induce contraction [or greater tonicity] of the uterus. [faq]What is a uterotonic? It's a drug which makes your uterus, also known as the womb,...
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