Leopold's maneuvers
Leopold's maneuvers (aka fetal palpation) are 4 maneuvers used to palpate a fetus inside a pregnant woman, from her abdomen. FMF is shorthand for fetal movement felt. Purpose Determines position of the fetus Determines presentation...
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...
ARB
ARB (angiotensin receptor blocker, angiotensin 2 receptor antagonist, sartans) are drugs that modulate the RAAS. [faq]What is an ARB? Isn't arbing something to do with horse racing? So ARB stands for angiotensin...
Neurological examination
Neurological examination is assessment of sensory and motor to determine whether the nervous system is impaired. Classification [[MMSE]] [[Cranial nerve exam]] [[Upper limb exam]] [[Lower limb exam]] Sensation Dermatome is an area of skin that is mainly supplied...
Coombs test
Coombs test (aka antiglobulin test, AGT) are 2 blood tests used in immunohematology. [faq]Coombs test, has that got anything to do with honeycombs ;P? Not really ;). Another name for it is...
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,...
Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding is the feeding of an infant with milk produced by the female breast via lactation. Babies have a primitive sucking reflex that when anything touches the roof of their...
Kawasaki disease
Kawasaki disease (aka lymph node syndrome) is an autoimmune disease involving vasculitis (i.e. inflammation of blood vessels) throughout the body. [faq]What is kawasaki disease? It's a disease where the body attacks itself....
HbA1c
HbA1c (aka glycated hemoglobin) is a form of hemoglobin, that is used to identify the 3 month average plasma glucose concentration. [faq]What is HbA1c? It's a form of hemoglobin, or the protein in...
Antiplatelet
Antiplatelet (aka antiaggregant) are drugs that decrease platelet aggregation and inhibit thrombus formation. [faq]Antiplatelets means that someone ain't like platelets. What are platelets? Platelets are disc shaped fragments of cytoplasm, that are...
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