Barbiturate are CNS depresants, that can produce a spectrum of effect.
Phenobarbital (aka Phenobarbitone), a long-acting barbiturate, used widely as an antiepileptic medication
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Sodium thiopental (thiopentone), an ultra-short acting barbiturate
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 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 (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 antidepressants (TCA's) have a chemical structure containing 3 rings of atoms. Examples include:
Although they are sometimes prescribed, they have been largely replaced by newer antidepressants, e.g. SSRI's, SNRI's,...
Quinolone are synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotics.
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 is a liquid by-product of the body, secreted by the kidneys through a process called urination/micturation, and ecreted through the urethra.
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...