Hemoptysis
Hemoptysis is the act of coughing up blood, or blood-stained mucus from the bronchi, larynx, trachea, or lungs. [faq]Hemoptysis, how can I remember it is related to coughing up blood? How about ptyyy....
Congenital heart defect
Congenital heart defect (CHD) are defects in the structure of the heart (and great vessels) present at birth. Classification Hypoplasia, which typically results in the underdevelopment of the R ventricle or the...
ADHD
ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, aka hyperkinetic disorder), a neurodevelopmental disorder, causing significant problems of attention, hyperactivity, or acting impulsively, not appropriate for a Pt's age. [faq]ADHD, that's where a kid...
Tachypnea
Tachypnea (from Greek meaning "rapid breathing") is abnormally rapid breathing. At rest, RR is 12-20 bpm, and tachypnea is >20bpm. [faq]What is tachypnea? Fast breathing. Breathing is normally 12-20 breaths per minute,...
Forceps
Forceps are surgical instruments that resemble a pair of tongs, that can be used in surgery for grabbing, maneuvering, or removing various things within or from the body. Indications Maternal factors: Maternal exhaustion Prolonged...
Pharmaceutical drug
Pharmaceutical drug (aka medication) is a drug used in health care, for the purposes of Dx, Tx, or prevention. Pharmacies administer drugs. Drug discovery and development are complex and expensive endeavors...
Pulse
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. Method Pulses can...
Flapping tremor
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...
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...
Respiratory examination
Respiratory exam is performed as part of a physical exam. AE is shorthand for Air entry, referring to the intensity of breath sounds. A drawing of lungs with arrows through them, indicates there is nothing...
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