Anticoagulant
Anticoagulants are drugs that prevent coagulation (clotting) of blood. They can occur naturally in leeches and blood-sucking insects. Uses Used as medications: To prevent: DVT PE MI Ischemic stroke To Tx: Atrial fibrillation PE DVT Venous thromboembolism CHF Stroke MI Genetic or acquired hypercoagulability Medical equipment (e.g. test...
Mobility aid
Mobility aid are devices designed to assist walking or otherwise improve the mobility of patients with a mobility impairment. Classification Walking aids, including: Cane (aka walking stick), the simplest form of walking aid....
Dark triad
Dark triad is a triad of 3 personality traits, that implies having malevolent qualities. Classification Narcissism, involving grandiosity, pride, egotism, lack of empathy Machiavellianism, involving manipulation, exploitation of others, cynical disregard for morality,...
Grasp
Grasp is an act of taking, holding, or seizing firmly, with (or as if with) the hand. An example is the handshake, where 2 people grasp one of each other's...
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (aka acute lymphocytic leukemia, acute lymphoid leukemia) is an acute form of leukemia (i.e. cancer of WBC's), involving overproduction and accumulation of cancerous lymphoblasts (i.e. immature WBC's) in the...
Treatment
Tx is shorthand for Treatment. EI stands for early intervention. Method Informed consent is the process of getting permission before conducting a healthcare intervention on a Pt Competence is the mental capacity of a...
Gravidity and parity
Gravidity and parity (G/P/A) are terms relating to pregnancy. Definition It is the number of times a female has: Gravidity means having been pregnant, regardless of whether it has been brought to viability (yet alone...
Perineal tear
Perineal tear is an unintended laceration of the skin and other soft tissue structures separating the vagina from the anus. Tears vary in severity. [faq]What is a perineal tear? It's where as...
Pneumonia
Pneumonia is inflammation of the lung's alveoli (i.e. microscopic air sacs). Prognosis is that in the very young and very old, and chronically ill, pneumonia is a leading cause of...
Doppler auscultation
Doppler auscultation is the use of a Doppler fetal monitor to listen to the fetal heartbeat for prenatal care. The monitor is a hand-held U/S transducer, which uses the Doppler...
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