Drug allergy
Drug allergy is an allergy to a drug. Pathophysiology An alergic reaction won't occur on the 1st exposure to a substance The 1st exposure allows the body to create antibodies and memory lymphocyte...
Craniosynostosis
Craniosynostosis (from "cranio" meaning "cranium", "syn" meaning "together", "ostosis" relating to "bone") is where 1+ fibrous sutures in an infant skull prematurely fuses by turning into bone (ossification), thus changing...
Body piercing
Body piercing is a form of body modification, involving puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which jewellery may be worn.
Dysphagia
Dysphagia (from Greek "dys" meaning "disordered", and "phag" meaning "eat) is difficulty in swallowing. [faq]What is dysphagia? It's difficulty swallowing.[/faq] Sx Sensation that suggests difficulty in passage of solids/liquids from the mouth to the stomach Lack...
Hypertension
[Arterial] hypertension (aka high blood pressure, HTN) is chronically elevated BP in arteries. [faq]What is hypertension? High blood pressure. What is blood pressure? The pressure of blood against the wall of the vessels, that...
Wound
Wound is an injury that occurs quickly. Classification Based on level of contamination: Clean wound, where it is made under sterile conditions where there are no organisms present in the wound, and it...
Dehydration
Dehydration is excessive loss of body water/fluid volume. It occurs when water loss > water intake. [faq]What is dehydration? It's where you've lost a lot of water. That occurs when the water...
Polycythemia
Polycythemia (from English "poly" meaning "many", "cyte" meaning "cell", "hemo" meaning "blood", aka polyglobulia) is where the proportion of blood volume occupied by RBC's increases. Blood volume proportions can be measured...
Monoamine reuptake inhibitor
XXRI's are antidepressants, used to treat depression, and other mental illnesses. MOA Increases certain monoamine levels, by inhibiting its reuptake into the presynaptic cell, thereby increasing the amount of the monoamine in...
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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