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...
DKA
DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis) is complication in Pt's with diabetes mellitus (especially type 1). [faq]I understand DKA is an extreme, but is it an extreme in terms of too much blood sugar,...
Pre-eclampsia
Pre-eclampsia (from Greek "eclampsia" meaning "lightning", previously called pre-eclamptic toxemia, PET) is a disorder of pregnancy. The disorder usually occurs in trimester 3 of pregnancy, and gets worse over time. Rarely,...
Pap smear
Pap smear (short for Papanicolaou, also known as Cervical smear) is the screening for potentially pre-cancerous and cancerous processes in the cervix (i.e. opening of the uterus or womb), i.e....
Feeding disorder
Feeding disorder in infancy or early childhood, is a child's refusal to eat certain food groups, textures, solids or liquids, for a period of at least 1 month, which causes...
Antenatal care
Antenatal care are regular check-ups that allwo doctors and midwives to Dx, Tx, and prevent potential health problems througout the course of pregnancy. The sessions also provide an opportunity to...
Epileptic seizure
Epileptic seizures (aka fits) is a brief episode of Sx, due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. It ranges from a momentary loss of awareness, to convulsions (i.e....
Renal artery stenosis
Renal artery stenosis is narrowing of 1 or both of the renal arteries (i.e. carry blood from the aorta to the kidneys). Cause Atherosclerosis Fibromuscular dysplasia Pathophysiology The narrowing of the renal artery can impede blood...
Digoxin
Digoxin is used in the Tx of various heart conditions, by increasing heart contractility, and decreasing heart rate. Product names include Cardigox, Cardiogoxin, Cardioxin, Cardoxin, Coragoxine, Digacin, Digicor, Digomal, Digon, Digosin, Digoxine...
Level of consciousness
[Altered] level of consciousness (LOC) is a measure of arousal other than normal. LOC refers to a Pt's arousability and responsiveness to stimuli from the environment. Classification Lethargy, which is a mildly...
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