Dysfunctional uterine bleeding
Dysfunctional uterine bleeding (AUB, formerly, abnormal uterine bleeding) is abnormal vaginal bleeding based in the uterus, found in the absence of demonstratable structural or organic pathology. Pathophysiology Usually due to hormonal disturbances, as: Reduced...
Hypovolemia
Hypovolemia (aka hypovolemic shock, oligemia) is a state of decreased blood volume, specifically, of blood plasma (i.e. intravascular component of volume contraction). [faq]What is hypovolemia? Low volume... and in this case, blood...
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...
Pregnancy test
Pregnancy tests, which detect hormones generated by the newly formed placenta. These tests can detect pregnancy after implantation, which is 6-12 days after fertilization. Types Blood tests are more sensitive than urine...
Quinolone
Quinolone are synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotics. MOA Quinolones and its derivatives have also been isolated from natural sources, e.g. plants, animals, bacteria, and can act as natural antimicrobials or signalling molecules It exerts its...
Immunization
Immunization is the process by which a Pt's immune system becomes fortified against a perpetrating immunogen. IUTD is a Medical abbreviation for Immunizations Up To Date, and UTD is an abbreviation for Up...
Doppler ultrasound
Doppler ultrasound is a procedure that uses U/S technology to examine the heart or blood vessels. Method Echo uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of the heart, whilst the...
Perineal tear
Perineal tear is an unintended laceration of the skin and other soft tissue structures separating the vagina from the anus. Tears vary in severity. [faq]What is a perineal tear? It's where as...
Antipsychotic
Antipsychotics are used to Tx psychosis, in particular, schizophrenia. They can also be used to Tx acute mania, agitation, bipolar disorder, autism, major depressive disorder, and so forth. MOA Both generations block...
Hematoma
Hematoma is a collection of blood within the tissue (outside the blood vessels). [faq]What is hematoma? I'm guessing it relates to heme, so blood? Yeah, so it's a collection of blood, within...
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