Intrauterine device
Intrauterine devices (IUD's, aka coil) are small devices, often T-shaped, containing either copper or levonorgestrel, inserted into the uterus. Examples include IUD with progestogen (Mirena), and IUD with copper. [img]mirena.jpg[/img] Source: Drug dangers [faq]What is...
Beta agonist
Beta2-adrenergic agonists are drugs that act on the beta2-adrenergic receptor. [faq]What are beta agonists? It's a drug that acts on a receptor, that is usually activated by adrenaline. It does things like...
Abdominal trauma
Abdominal trauma is injury to the abdomen. Cause Blunt Penetrating Pathophysiology Can involve damage to the abdominal organs Sx Abdominal pain Tenderness Rigidity Bruising of the external abdomen Dx U/S CT Peritoneal lavage (i.e. surgical procedure to determine if there is free floating fluid,...
Postmenopausal bleeding
Postmenopausal bleeding is bleeding or spotting following menopause (i.e. confirmed 12 months after your last period). [faq]What is postmenopausal bleeding? It's bleeding after menopause. What's menopause? It's when vaginal bleeding stops for 1 year. That's...
Jugular venous pressure
Jugular venous pressure (JVP) is the indirectly observed pressure, over the venous system, as observed over the internal jugular vein. JVPNE/JVPNR is shorthand for JVP not elevated/raised. [faq]What is JVP. And what...
Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Rocky Mountain spotted fever (aka blue disease, tick typhus, Tobia fever, Sao Paulo fever, febre maculosa, fiebre manchada) is the most lethal and most frequently reported rickettsial illness in the...
ECG
ECG (electrocardiography) is a record of electrical activity of the heart over time, detected by electrodes attached to the skin surface (non-invasive) at various set locations. Method The standard 12-lead ECG involves...
Hemoptysis
Hemoptysis is the act of coughing up blood, or blood-stained mucus from the bronchi, larynx, trachea, or lungs. [faq]Hemoptysis, how can I remember it is related to coughing up blood? How about ptyyy....
Congenital heart defect
Congenital heart defect (CHD) are defects in the structure of the heart (and great vessels) present at birth. Classification Hypoplasia, which typically results in the underdevelopment of the R ventricle or the...
ADHD
ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, aka hyperkinetic disorder), a neurodevelopmental disorder, causing significant problems of attention, hyperactivity, or acting impulsively, not appropriate for a Pt's age. [faq]ADHD, that's where a kid...
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