Reactive airway disease
Reactive airway disease is a condition involving wheezing and allergic reactions. It is used to describe an asthma-like syndrome in infants, that may be later confirmed as asthma when they become...
Neonatal jaundice
Neonatal jaundice is jaundice (yellowing of the skin and other tissues) in neonates. [faq]Neonatal jaundice is obviously jaundice in a neonate. What do those 2 words mean? "Neonate" is a child in their...
DVT
Venous thrombosis is a blood clot (thrombus) that forms inside a vein. A common type is DVT. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a thrombus (blood clot) within a deep vein (i.e....
Genetic disorder
Genetic disorder is a problem caused by one or more abnormalities in the genome, that is present from birth (congenital). The most common genetic disorders, ecxluding [[chromosomal abnormalities]] (a sub-type), includes: [[22q11.2...
Beta-lactam
Beta-lactam is a class of antibiotics, that contain a beta-lactam ring. [faq]Beta lactam. What's that? How's that different from an alpha lactam? So beta lactams are named this way, because they have...
Emergency department
Emergency department (ED) is an acute care facility treating Pt's without prior appointment, who have either arrived by their own means or by ambulance. It is usually found in a hospital...
Dengue fever
Dengue fever (aka breakbone fever) is a mosquito-borne tropical disease, caused by the dengue virus. Sx Fever Headache Muscle and joint pains Characteristic skin rash, that is morbiliform (i.e. similar to measles) Complications Dengue hemorrhagic fever, which...
Dwarfism
Dwarfism occurs when a Pt is short in stature resulting from a medical condition, caused by slow growth.
Methylphenidate
Methylphenidate is a CNS stimulant. [faq]What is methylphenidate? Anything to do with meth :P? Yes, actually!! They are similar, in that both are dopaminergic drugs. Specifically, methylphenidate is a dopamine reuptake inhibitor, whilst...
Hysterectomy
Hysterectomy (from Greek "hysteria" meaning "uterus", and "otomy" meaning "cutting") is the surgical removal of the uterus. It can also involve removal of the cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and other surrounding...
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