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...
Obstructive lung disease
Obstructive lung disease are respiratory diseases characterized by airway obstruction. Pathophysiology Many obstructive diseases of the lung result from narrowing of the smaller bronchi and larger bronchioles, often because of excessive contraction...
Gestational diabetes
Gestational diabetes [mellitus] (GDM) occurs when pregnant women without a previous Hx of diabetes, develops hyperglycemia during pregnancy, especially during her 3rd trimester. Source: NDSS [faq]What is gestational diabetes? Let's break it down. Diabetes...
Child abuse
Child abuse is maltreatment/neglect of a child, which can be physical, sexual, or emotional. It can be an act (or series of acts) of commission or omission by a caregiver,...
Uremia
Uremia is urea in the blood, due to renal failure. Uremic syndrome is the terminal clinical Sx of kidney/renal failure. Azotemia is uremia that doesn't produce Sx. [faq]What is uremia? Where there's...
Fluid thrill test
Fluid thrill test is a test for ascites. Pt pushes their hands down on the midline of the abdomen. Examiner taps one flank, while feeling the other flank for the...
Coagulation test
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...
Hypertension
[Arterial] hypertension (aka high blood pressure, HTN) is chronically elevated BP in arteries. [faq]What is hypertension? High blood pressure. What is blood pressure? The pressure of blood against the wall of the vessels, that...
Cyst
Cyst is a nodule (non fluid-filled, 5-10mm) that has expressible material, such as liquid, semi-sold or solid material, inside. [img]cyst.jpg[/img] Classification Benign (dysfunction) tumors, due to plugged ducts or other natural body outlets...
Triceps reflex
Reflex that involuntarily contracts the triceps brachia muscle. [img]triceps-reflex.jpg[/img]    
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