Maladaptive daydreaming
Maladaptive daydreaming (aka excessive daydreaming) is an extensive fantasy activity that replaces huamn interaction, or interferes with academic, interpersonal, or vocational functioning. Cause Childhood emotional neglect or abuse, that motivates victims to...
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...
Abdominal x-ray
Abdominal x-ray (AXR, or KUB for kidneys, ureters, and urinary bladder) is x-ray of the abdomen. Indications Bowel obstruction, w/ air fluid levels generally seen on x-ray Bowel perforation, although this is more commonly...
Atrial fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an irregular heart beat, caused by irregular conduction of the ventricles, that generates the heartbeat. rAF is an abbreviation for rapid AF. Pathophysiology Disorganized impulses originating in the roots of...
Pulmonary consolidation
[Pulmonary] consoldation is where a region of (normally aerated) lung, that is filled with fluid (instead of the usual gas). Consolidation occurs in pneumonia. Pathophysiology Accumulation of fluid in the alveoli (and...
Antithrombin III deficiency
Antithrombin III deficiency (ATIII deficiency) is a deficiency of antithrombin III. Antithrombin is a protein produced by the liver, that inactivates several enzymes of the coagulation system. It causes recurrent thrombosis...
Cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of permanent movement disorders appearing in early childhood. [faq]What is cerebral palsy? It is damage made to the brain around the time of birth[/faq] Sx Varies between Pt's Often...
Webster pack
Webster pack is a system to manage medications, by pre-packing a week's worth of tablets in an easy to administer blister pack, segregated into a board which is in a...
Low birth weight
Low birth weight (LBW) is birth weight <2.5kg, regardless of gestational age. [faq]Warney got bowled out by an LBW, wooooh ;) :lol:. Is that what LBW is? Umm :umm: , if you're...
Dysuria
Dysuria is painful urination, usually described to be a burning or stinging sensation. Cause Urinary tract: Kidney stones Urethral stricture Cystitis UTI, caused by bacterial infection STD, including chlamydia Urethritis Urinary schistosmiasis Malignancy, e.g. bladder cancer, prostate cancer, urethral cancer Pyelonephritis Hemorrhagic...
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