Hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemia (aka low blood sugar) is when blood sugar decreases to below normal. Sx Sx typically come on quickly, including: Feeling of hunger Cold sweatiness Shakiness, trembling, or jiteriness Weakness Pounding heart Pallor Neurological Sx: Clumsiness Trouble talking Difficulty concentrating Blurred/double vision Difficulty hearing Slurred speech Confusion Diziness,...
CTG
CTG (cardiotocography, from "cardio" meaning "heartbeat", "toco" meaning "uterine contractions", and "graphy" meaning "recording") is recording of the fetal heartbeat and uterine contractions during pregnancy, typically only in the 3rd...
Chronic pancreatitis
Chronic pancreatitis is a long-standing inflammation of the pancreas, that alters the organ's normal structure and functions. It can present as episodes of acute inflammation in a previously injured pancreas,...
Paroxysmal attack
Paroxysmal attacks (aka paroxysms, from Greek "paroxusmos" meaning "irritation, exasperation") are a sudden recurrence or intensification of Sx, e.g. spasm or seizure. Sx Sx are short, frequent and streotyped Cause Multiple sclerosis Pertussis Encephalitis Head trauma Stroke Asthma Trigeminal neuralgia Breath-holding spells Epilepsy Malaria Tabes...
Endometrial cancer
Endometrial cancer is cancer arising from the endometrium (i.e. lining of the uterus/womb). Sx Vaginal bleeding, not associated with a menstrual period, most often the first sign Dysuria (pain with urination) Dyspareunia (pain with...
Animal cruelty
Animal cruelty (aka abuse, neglect) is the human infliction of suffering or harm upon non-human animals, for purposes other than self-defense or survival. Laws concerning animal cruelty are designed to...
Crying
Crying is the shedding of tears in response to an emotional state. Pathophysiology Secretomotor phenomenon, involving shedding of tears from the lacrimal apparatus, without any irritation of the ocular structures See also Lacrimation (non-emotional...
Chest pain
Chest pain is a Sx of various serious conditions and thus considered a medical emergency. Classification Cardiovascular: Coronary artery disease (31%), including: Acute coronary syndrome (unstable angina, MI/heart attack) Stable angina pectoris Aortic dissection Pericarditis (4%) Cardiac tamponade Arrhythmia,...
Doppler auscultation
Doppler auscultation is the use of a Doppler fetal monitor to listen to the fetal heartbeat for prenatal care. The monitor is a hand-held U/S transducer, which uses the Doppler...
Connective tissue disease
Connective tissue disease are diseases that has the connective tissues of the body as a target of pathology. Pathophysiology Connective tissue is any type of biological tissue, w/ an extensive ECM that...
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