Drug allergy is an allergy to a drug.
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 (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 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 (from Greek "dys" meaning "disordered", and "phag" meaning "eat) is difficulty in swallowing.
[faq]What is dysphagia?
It's difficulty swallowing.[/faq]
Sensation that suggests difficulty in passage of solids/liquids from the mouth to the stomach
[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 is an injury that occurs quickly.
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 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 (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.
Increases certain monoamine levels, by inhibiting its reuptake into the presynaptic cell, thereby increasing the amount of the monoamine in...
Anal leakage (aka anal/rectal discharge/drainage/leakage) is intermittent/continuous expression of liquid from the anus (PR).
Most commonly presents as passage of mucus or pus, wrapped around an otherwise normal bowel movement, although...