Urinary tract obstruction
Urinary tract obstruction is decrease in free passage of urine through one or both of the ureters and/or urethra. It is a cause of urinary retention. Cause Benign prostatic hyeprplasia Obstruction, as a...
Developmental delay
Developmental delay (aka delayed milestone) is where a child doesn't reach 1 of the milestone stages at the expected age, which can be in one of the 4 developmental domains: However, a wide...
Gravidity and parity
Gravidity and parity (G/P/A) are terms relating to pregnancy. Definition It is the number of times a female has: Gravidity means having been pregnant, regardless of whether it has been brought to viability (yet alone...
Quinolone
Quinolone are synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotics. MOA Quinolones and its derivatives have also been isolated from natural sources, e.g. plants, animals, bacteria, and can act as natural antimicrobials or signalling molecules It exerts its...
Rupture of membranes
Rupture of membranes (ROM, aka amniorrhexis, water breaking) is a rupture of the amniotic sac, releasing amniotic fluid (aka waters, Latin liquor amnii). [faq]What does it mean that your waters break?...
Hypovolemia
Hypovolemia (aka hypovolemic shock, oligemia) is a state of decreased blood volume, specifically, of blood plasma (i.e. intravascular component of volume contraction). [faq]What is hypovolemia? Low volume... and in this case, blood...
Malnutrition
Malnutrition (aka malnourishment) results from eating a diet, in which nutrients are either not enough, or are too much such that the diet causes health problems. Undernutrition or undernourishment is not...
Breast biopsy
Breast biopsy are methods used to biopsy the breast. Classification The most appropriate method depends upon various factors, including the size, location, appearance, and characteristics of the abnormality. Methods include: Fine needle aspiration...
Antihistamine
Antihistamine (aka histamine antagonist) inhibits the action of histamine, used to relieve allergies. Classification Histamine H1-receptor antagonist, used to Tx allergic reactions in the nose (e.g. itching, runny nose, and sneezing), which are...
Lithotripsy
Lithotripsy (from Greek "litho" meaning "stone", "tripso" meaning "breaking") is physical destruction of hardened masses, e.g. kidney stones, bezoars, or gallstones. Classification Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), which is non-invasive Tx of kidney stones...
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