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Muscular dystrophy
Muscular dystrophy is a group of muscle diseases that weaken the musculoskeletal system and hamper locomotion (walking or movement). Sx It is characterized by progressive skeletal muscle weakness, defects in muscle proteins,...
Retained products of conception
Retained products of conception (RPOC) are where products of conception remain in the uterus after childbirth, abortion, or miscarriage. Products of conception are tissue derived from the union of an egg...
DPP-4 inhibitor
DPP-4 inhibitors are drugs that blocks DPP-4, hence used to treat type 2 diabetes. Its advantage is it is not linked with weight gain, and not linked with causing hypoglycemia. Includes...
Corticosteroid
Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory. Topical steroid is topical form of corticosteroid. Purpose Tx rash, eczema, dermatitis Tx asthma → reduce airway inflammation Antenatal corticosteroids → given to women expecting preterm delivery. It is used help the lungs of a premature...
Hyperandrogenism
Hyperandrogenism (aka androgen excess) is excesive levels of androgens in the body, and the associated effects of these androgens. Causes PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), found in 75% of Pt's w/ PCOS Excessive production...
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...
Chickenpox
Chickenpox (aka varicella) is a highly contagious disease caused by initial infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV). [faq]What is chickenpox? Anything to do with chickens? Not chickens, but chickpeas, or garbanzo beans....
Erythema
Erythema (from Greek "erythros" meaning "red") is redness of skin (or mucous membrane). [img]palmar-erythema.jpg[/img] Pathophysiology Caused by hyperemia (increased blood flow) of superficial capillaries. It occurs in: Skin injury Infection Inflammation Hypercholesterolemia, just like how it causes spider...
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...
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