Bowel movement
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
Vaginal cancer is any cancer that forms in the tissues of the vagina.
Hematoma
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
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
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
Ventricular hypertrophy is the thickening of the ventricular walls (lower chambers) of the heart. Classification LV hypertrophy, more common RV hypertrophy
FAS
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
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 Dx 2 or more of the...
Dysdiadochokinesia
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 Pathophysiology Caused by inability...
Blood culture
Blood culture (BC) is a microbiological culture of blood. Indications Detect infections that are spreading through the bloodstream, e.g. bacteremia, septicemia Method The bloodstream is usually a sterile environment
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