Absence seizure
Absence seizure (aka petit mal [seizure], French for "little illness") involve a brief loss and return of consciousness, generally not followed by a notable postictal state (i..e period of lethargy). Risk...
Acanthosis nigricans
Acanthosis nigricans is a brown to black, poorly defined, velvety hyperpigemntation of the skin. Sx Usually found in body folds, e.g. the posterior and lateral folds of the neck, armpits, groin, navel,...
Daytime wetting
Daytime wetting (aka diurnal enuresis) in children, and can occur with nocturnal enuresis. Sx Frequent urination Urgent urination Dribble after urinating [faq]What happens when you wet yourself during the day? So you may frequently want to go...
C/T
C/T is shorthand for Called to See also Computer tomography
Balance disorder
Balance disorder is disturbance to balance. Sx Vertigo, which is sensation of spinning, or having the room spin around you. It is very disturbing, and can result in nausea and vomiting Disequilibrium, the...
Abdominal pain
Abdominal pain (aka stomach pain) is pain in the abdomen. SNT is shorthand for soft non-tender. By frequency Undetermined cause (30%) Gastroenteritis (13%) Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) (8%) Urinary tract problems (5%) Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach) (5%) Constipation (5%) Gallbladder...
Asherman's syndrome
Asherman's syndrome (aka Fritsch syndrome, intrauterine adhesion, uterine/cervical atresia, traumatic uterine atrophy, sclerotic endometrium, endometrial sclerosis, intrauterine synechiae) is a condition involving adhesions or fibrosis of the endometrium particularly, but can...
Preterm birth
Preterm birth (aka premmies) is where a baby is born 34-36 weeks gestation. The cause of preterm birth is often unknown, but there are risk factors associated. TPL is short term for...
Pregnancy
Pregnancy (or gestation) is the development of [one or more] embryo (first 8 weeks following fertilization) and later fetus (9th week afer fertilzation) in a woman's uterus. Gest is shorthand for Gestation. Gravid means...
Oral contraceptive pill
[Combined] oral contraceptive pill (OCP's, aka birth control pills) are drugs taken by mouth for birth control. MOA Prevent ovulation by suppressing the release of gonadotropins (FSH, LH), thus inhibiting follicular development...
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