Beta blocker
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? Yep. You...
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...
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...
Codeine
Codeine (aka 3-methylmorphine) is an opiate used to Tx pain, as a cough medication, and for diarrhea. It is distributed as codeine sulfate, codeine hydrochloride, with other salts including citrate,...
ECG
ECG (electrocardiography) is a record of electrical activity of the heart over time, detected by electrodes attached to the skin surface (non-invasive) at various set locations. Method The standard 12-lead ECG involves...
Vaginal bleeding
Vaginal bleeding is any bleeding through the vagina. PV is shorthand for blood loss per vaginam (Latin for "through the vagina"). [faq]What is vaginal bleeding? It's bleeding through the vagina. What is a...
Vaginal dryness
Vaginal dryness (aka atrophic vaginitis) is inflammation of the vagina, and the outer urinary tract, due to thinning and shrinking of the tissues, as well as decreased lubrication. [faq]What is atrophic vaginitis? It's...
Life support
Life support are emergency techniques performed support life after the failure of one or more vital organs. [faq]What is life support? It's where you try to "support life", after 1 or more...
Neurological examination
Neurological examination is assessment of sensory and motor to determine whether the nervous system is impaired. Classification [[MMSE]] [[Cranial nerve exam]] [[Upper limb exam]] [[Lower limb exam]] Sensation Dermatome is an area of skin that is mainly supplied...
Leukonychia
Leukonychia is white discoloration of the nail. [img]leukonychia.jpg[/img] Source: http://www.dermis.net/bilder/CD033/550px/img0063.jpg Causes Harmless, most commonly caused by minor injuries whilst the nail is growing Caused by hypoalbuminemia (low albumin), of chronic liver disease. In this instance, there...
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