Epileptic seizures (aka fits) is a brief episode of Sx, due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. It ranges from a momentary loss of awareness, to convulsions (i.e....
Fetal position is the orientation of the fetus in the womb, identified by the location of the presentating part (i.e. anatomical part closest to the pelvic inlet of the birth...
Beta blockers reduce blood pressure (antihypertensive) and heart rate.
[faq]What are beta blockers?
They're drugs used to reduce blood pressure, as well as heart rate.
You diferentiated blood pressure from heart rate?
Ethmoidectomy is removing the partitions between the ethmoid sinuses in order to create larger sinus cavities.
[faq]What is ethmoidectomy?
"-Ectomy" means "surgical removal". Because the word "ethmoid" actually refers to the "sinus",...
Breastfeeding is the feeding of an infant with milk produced by the female breast via lactation. Babies have a primitive sucking reflex that when anything touches the roof of their...
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...
Flapping tremor is, when the hand is outstretched, and wrist is bent upward, the Pt is unable to actively maintain the position, but instead, tremors with jerky movement, resembling a...
Peyronie's disease (aka induratio penis plastica, chronic inflammation of the tunica albuginea) is a connective tissue disorder involving the growth of fibrous plaques in the soft tissue of the penis.
Beta2-adrenergic agonists are drugs that act on the beta2-adrenergic receptor.
[faq]What are beta agonists?
It's a drug that acts on a receptor, that is usually activated by adrenaline. It does things like...
Single umbilical artery
Single umbilical artery is where there is only 1 artery present in the umbilical cord.
Most cords have 1 vein and 2 arteries
The vein carries oxygenated blood from the placenta to...