Cranial nerve examination
Cranial nerves (CN's, aka cerebral nerves) are nerves emerging directly from the brain and brain stem (cf. spinal nerves which emerge from the spinal cord). Physiology CN's exchange information between brain and...
Bishop score
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....
Clubfoot
Clubfoot (aka talipes equinovarus) is a congenital deformity involving 1 foot or both. The affected foot appears to have been rotated internally at the ankle. [faq]What's clubfoot? It sounds a bit like...
Oral contraceptive pill
[Combined] oral contraceptive pill (OCP's, aka birth control pills) are drugs taken by mouth for birth control. MOA Prevent ovulation by suppressing the release of gonadotropins (FSH, LH), thus inhibiting follicular development...
NSAID
NSAID are used for relieving pain, alleviating fever, and in higher doses, anti-inflammatory. They are non-narcotic, and thus can be used as a non-addictive alternative to narcotics. They are non-steroidal,...
Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor
Acetylcholinesterase inhibitor are drugs that inhibit acetylcholinesterase enzyme, from breaking down acetylcholine, thereby increasing both the level and duration of action of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Classification Reversible inhibitors, including: Carbamates, including Rivastigmine (Exelon) Phenanthrene derivatives,...
Lipid-lowering drug
Lipid-lowering drug (aka hypolipidemic agent, antihyperlipidemic agent) are drugs used to Tx hyperlipidemias. Classification Statins Fibrates Niacin, e.g. fibrates Bile acid sequestrants, e.g. cholestyramine Ezetimibe (Zetia) Lomitapide (Juxtapid) Phytosterols Orlistat (Xenical)
Maternal hypertension
Maternal hypertension (aka hypertensive disease of pregnancy) is a group of diseases including: Essential/chronic hypertension, which is HTN <20 weeks gestation Gestational hypertension, which is HTN >20 weeks gestation Preeclampsia, which is +proteinuria Eclampsia,...
Hypertrophy of the breast
Hypertrophy of the breast is a rare medical condition of the breast connective tissues. Dx The indication is a breast weight that exceeds 3% of the total body weight. Most doctors define...
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...
Definition count: 2819
Autoprac: Medical Practice Management Software


RSS feeds: Most recent Most viewed