Bradypnea (from Greek "brady" meaning "slow", "pnea" meaning "breath") is abnormally slow RR.
Definition depends upon the Pt's age, including:
Fainting (or near-fainting)
Memory impairment or confusion
Protein shake/bar/bites/oats/gels/powders is a powdered protein supplement.
Shake is mixed with water, milk, or juice. They come in a variety of flavors
Labels on protein shakes suggesting it be taken in cold is...
Blood clotting tests (aka coagulation tests, coagulation screen, coags) are lab tests used to Dx hemostasis. A coagulometer makes analytics based on diffrent methods of activation and observation of development of...
Pulse is measuring heart beat by palpating a peripheral artery by the fingertip (with the exception of using the thumb). Sometimes, there is delay, which is indicative of pathology.
Ectopic pregnancy (aka eccyesis) is a pregnancy complication, where the embryo attaches outside the uterus.
[faq]What's an ectopic?
Ectopic generally means something in a location that it's not supposed to. In the...
Heart valves restrict blood flow to 1 direction. There are 2 sets of valves, including:
Atrioventricular (AV), including the tricuspid and mitral valve. During systole, these shut to allow flow through...
Nausea (from Greek "naus" meaning "seasickness") is a sensation of unease and discomfort in the upper stomach, with an involuntary urge to vomit. It occasionally precedes vomiting. A patient can...
Group and hold
Group and hold (aka group and screen, G&S, or type and screen) are tests conducted prior to blood transfusion.
[faq]What's group and hold?
Tests done before a blood transfusion.
What's a blood transfusion?
Where you get...
Cretinism (aka congenital hypothyroidism) is a condition of thyroid hormone deficiency present at birth.
Daily dose of thyroxine (thyroid hormone) by mouth
If untreated for several months after birth, severe congenital hypothyroidism...
Peptic ulcer [disease] is a break in the lining of the stomach (aka stomach ulcer) [or even the first part of the small intestine (aka duodenal ulcer), or the lower esophagus].
[faq]What is a...