Bowel movement (aka defecation) is the final act of digestion, whereby waste (solid, semisolid or liquid) is eliminated from the digestive tract via the anus. The expulsion of waste varies...
Vaginal cancer is any cancer that forms in the tissues of the vagina.
Hematoma is a collection of blood within the tissue (outside the blood vessels).
[faq]What is hematoma? I'm guessing it relates to heme, so blood?
Yeah, so it's a collection of blood, within...
Urge incontinence, is an overactive bladder (OAB) causing loss of bladder control, due to frequent feelings of needing to pee.
[faq]What's urge incontinence?
It's where you accidentally wet yourself, because you frequently have a strong...
Maternal death is death of a woman whilst pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration, site, cause (aggravation, Mx), but not from accidental or...
Ventricular hypertrophy is the thickening of the ventricular walls (lower chambers) of the heart.
LV hypertrophy, more common
Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a pattern of physical/mental defects that can develop in a fetus associated with high maternal alcohol consumption.
FASD (Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders) are a continuum of...
Alcoholism (aka alcohol use disorder, alcohol dependence syndrome) is any drinking of alcohol that results in problems.
Alcohol is a drink that contains ethanol.
ETOH is shorthand for alcohol.
Source: Standard drinks
2 or more of the...
Dysdiadochokinesia is the inability to perform rapidly alternating movements, i.e. pronating/supinating alternations of upper extremity. Mod is to ask Pt to screw a lightbulb, or turn a doorknob
Caused by inability...
Blood culture (BC) is a microbiological culture of blood.
Detect infections that are spreading through the bloodstream, e.g. bacteremia, septicemia
The bloodstream is usually a sterile environment