Venipuncture
Venipuncture is the process of obtaining IV access. Purpose IV therapy Administer therapeutic Tx (including medications, nutritions, chemotherapy) Obtain blood for: Dx purposes Monitor levels of blood components Remove blood due to excess levels of iron or...
Genetic disorder
Genetic disorder is a problem caused by one or more abnormalities in the genome, that is present from birth (congenital). The most common genetic disorders, ecxluding [[chromosomal abnormalities]] (a sub-type), includes: [[22q11.2...
Uterine contraction
Uterine contraction is contraction of the myometrium (i.e. middle layer of the uterine wall, consisting of uterine smooth muscle cells, its main function being to induce uterine contractions). Birth pains are caused...
Angiography
Angiography (from Greek "angio" meaning "vessel", and "graphy" meaning "to write") is medical imaging to visualize the lumen (inside) of blood vessels and organs of the body, with particular interest...
Miscarriage
Miscarriage (aka spontaneous abortion, or pregnancy loss) is the natural death of an embryo/fetus, before it is able to survive independently. Miscarriage is death in the first 2 trimesters, set...
Urolithiasis
Urolithiasis (from Greek "ouron" meaning "urine", "lithos" meaning "stone") is formation of urinary calculi (urinary stones), which are calculi formed or located anywhere in the urinary system. Classification Nephrolithiasis (formation of kidney...
Blood type
Blood type (aka blood group) is the classification of blood based on the presence (or absence) of inherited antigens (combination of proteins, carbohydrates, glycoproteins, glycolipids) on the surface of RBC's. There...
IV cannulation
IV cannulation (IVC, aka peripheral venous catheter) is the insertion of a cannula into a vein. Arterial cannulation is a variation involving insertion into an artery (commonly the radial artery) to...
Roseola
Roseola (aka sixth disease) is a disease of children  Sx In older children, manifestations limited to: Fever of about 3 days duration Transient rash (exanthem), that follows [img]roseola-rash.jpg[/img] Source: Prime health channel Pathophysiology Caused by 2 HHV (human...
Occupational disease
Occupational disease are chronic ailments that occur as a result of working or occupational activity. It is an aspect of OH&S. Classification Occupational lung disease (see page) Skin diseases Other diseases, including: Overuse syndrome Carpal tunnel...
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