PROM
Premature rupture of membranes (PROM, pre-labor rupture of membranes) is where there is a rupture/breakage of the amniotic sac (aka "membranes", which contains the amniotic fluid surrounding/protecting the fetus) >1...
Childbirth
Childbirth is the expulsion of newborn(s) from a woman's uterus, following a period of pregnancy. Full term is when childbirth usually occurs, about 39-40 weeks after conception. Early term is just...
Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is a disorder of the electrical system of the heart. It is caused by the presence of an abnormal accessory electrical conduction pathway between the atria and the...
Hemophilia
Hemophilia (from Greek "heme" meaning "blood", and "philia" meaning "love") are hereditary genetic disorders that impair ability to control blood clotting, which is used to stop bleeding. [faq]What is hemophilia? So the word,...
Micropenis
Micropenis is an unusually small penis. Dx A common criterion is a dorsal (measured on top) erect penis length of at least 2.5 standard deviations smaller than the mean human penis size,...
Crown
[Dental] crown (aka dental cap) is a restoration that completely caps/encircles a tooth/implant. A crown may be needed when a large cavity threatens the health of a tooth. A crown...
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...
Influenza
Influenza (aka the flu) is an infectious disease caused by the influenza virus (i.e. family of RNA viruses). Sx Sx can be mild to severe. Sx begin around 2 days after exposure to...
Orthotic
Orthotics (from Greek "ortho" meaning "to straighten") is concerned with design, manufacture, and application of orthoses (i.e. externally applied evice used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the...
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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