HbA1c
HbA1c (aka glycated hemoglobin) is a form of hemoglobin, that is used to identify the 3 month average plasma glucose concentration. [faq]What is HbA1c? It's a form of hemoglobin, or the protein in...
Antiplatelet
Antiplatelet (aka antiaggregant) are drugs that decrease platelet aggregation and inhibit thrombus formation. [faq]Antiplatelets means that someone ain't like platelets. What are platelets? Platelets are disc shaped fragments of cytoplasm, that are...
Grommet
Grommet (aka tympanostomy tube, T-tube, ear tube, pressure equalization tube, vent, myringotomy tube) is a small tube inserted into the eardrum. [faq]What is a grommet? It sounds like a character from...
Angiography
Angiography (from Greek "angio" meaning "vessel", and "graphy" meaning "to write") is medical imaging to visualize the lumen (inside) of blood vessels and organs of the body, with particular interest...
Ventricular tachycardia
Ventricular tachycardia (V-tach, VT) is a tachycardia (rapid heart beat) that arises from imiproper electrical activity of the heart presenting as a rapid heart rhyth, that starts in the ventricles...
Birth control
Birth control (aka contraception, fertility control) are methods/devices used to prevent pregnancy. Family planning is the planning, provision and use of birth control. Methods Hormonal contraceptives, including: [[Oral contraceptive pill]] (see page) [Contraceptive] patch, which...
Angioedema
Angioedema (aka Quincke's edema, formerly, angioneurotic edema) is rapid edema (swelling) of the dermis, subcutaneous tissue, mucosa, and submucosa tissue. Tx Epinephrine, if the cause is allergic. However, it is NOT helpful...
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...
Intermittent claudication
Intermittent claudication (from Latin "claudicare" meaning "to limp") is a Sx that describes muscle pain (ache, cramp, numbness, or sense of fatigue), classically in the calf muscle, which occurs during...
Newborn examination
Newborn examination is an exam done of newborn babies in accordance with a checklist. [youtube]787D5wz1Fpk[/youtube] [faq]What is a newborn exam? I'm guessing it's an exam you do on all newborns? Exactly! So it's...
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