Pelvic exam
Pelvic exam is a physical exam of the female pelvic organs. Method External examination, including: Examination and palpate the vulva, perianal area, vaginal canal, for erythema, swelling, excoriation, rash, lesions, masses, trauma Examine for...
Stridor
Stidor is a harsh, vibratory sound, caused by turbulent airflow through an obstructed upper airway. Sx Stridor is best heard over the upper airways It usually occurs on inspiration → inward pressure exerted on...
Warfarin
Warfarin is an anticoagulant. Examples include Coumadin. [img]warfarin.jpg[/img] Source: Bristol Labs Purpose Prevention of thrombosis (formation of blood clots) and thromboembolism (migration elsewhere) MOA Warfarin is a synthetic derivative of dicoumarol, a 4-hydroxycoumarin-derived mycotoxin anticoagulant Warfarin and related 4-hydroxycoumarin-containing...
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...
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...
Mitral facies
Plum-red discoloration of the cheeks, associated with mitral stenosis, due to CO2 retention and its vasodilatory effects. [img]malar-flush.jpg[/img] Source: MyHealthyFeeling
Microcytic anemia
Microcytic anemia is an anemia involving microcytes (i.e. small RBC's). Dx MCV (mean morpuscular volume, i.e. the average RBC size) on FBC<80 fL, basd on normal 80-100 value Ix RBC's are usually also hypochromic...
Molar pregnancy
Molar pregnancy (aka hytadiform mole) is an abnormal pregnancy, where a non-viable fertilized egg implants in the uterus, and will fail to come to term. [faq]In short, what's a molar pregnancy? Is...
Organic acidemia
Organic acidemia (aka organic aciduria) are a group of metabolic disorders which disrupt normal amino acid metabolism, particularly branched-chain amino acids, causing a buildup of acids which are usually not...
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...
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