Barbiturate
Barbiturate are CNS depresants, that can produce a spectrum of effect. Examples Allobarbital Amobarbital Aprobarbital Alphenal Barbital Brallobarbital Pentobarbital Phenobarbital (aka Phenobarbitone), a long-acting barbiturate, used widely as an antiepileptic medication [img]phenobarbital.jpg[/img] Source: AsiaPharma Syria Secobarbital Sodium thiopental (thiopentone), an ultra-short acting barbiturate Effects From mild sedation to...
Group and hold
Group and hold (aka group and screen, G&S, or type and screen) are tests conducted prior to blood transfusion. [faq]What's group and hold? Tests done before a blood transfusion. What's a blood transfusion? Where you get...
Diet
Diet are the foods consumed by a person. Dietary habits are habitual decisions an individual makes when choosing foods, and can define a culture and religion. Proper nutrition requires ingestion...
Erythema toxicum neonatorum
Erythema toxicum [neonatorum] (aka urticaria neonatorum, toxic erythema of the newborn) is a common rash in neonates. It appears in up to half of newborns carried to term, usually between...
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...
Endometrial polyp
Endometrial polyp (aka uterine polyp) is mass of the inner lining of the uterus. [faq]I know endometrial polyp is a polyp in the endometrium. What's that? Polyp is an abnormal growth of tissue...
Tricyclic antidepressant
Tricyclic antidepressants (TCA's) have a chemical structure containing 3 rings of atoms. Examples include: Amitriptyline Butriptyline Clomipramine Desipramine Dosulepin Doxepin (Deptran) Imipramine Iprindole Lofepramine Nortriptyline Protiptyline Trimipramine Purpose Although they are sometimes prescribed, they have been largely replaced by newer antidepressants, e.g. SSRI's, SNRI's,...
Quinolone
Quinolone are synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotics. MOA Quinolones and its derivatives have also been isolated from natural sources, e.g. plants, animals, bacteria, and can act as natural antimicrobials or signalling molecules It exerts its...
Urine
Urine is a liquid by-product of the body, secreted by the kidneys through a process called urination/micturation, and ecreted through the urethra. Characteristics Quantity, which is normally 1.4L, ranging from 0.6-2.6L per...
Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome
Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS, feto-fetal transfusion syndrome, twin oligohydramnios-polyhydramnios sequence) is a complication of disproportionate blood supply, resulting in high morbidity and mortality. It can affect monochrionic multiples (i.e. multiple...
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