Bowel movement
Bowel movement (aka defecation) is the final act of digestion, whereby waste (solid, semisolid or liquid) is eliminated from the digestive tract via the anus. The expulsion of waste varies...
Leukonychia
Leukonychia is white discoloration of the nail. [img]leukonychia.jpg[/img] Source: http://www.dermis.net/bilder/CD033/550px/img0063.jpg Causes Harmless, most commonly caused by minor injuries whilst the nail is growing Caused by hypoalbuminemia (low albumin), of chronic liver disease. In this instance, there...
Serotonin syndrome
Serotonin syndrome is a potential Sx of numerous life-threatening drug interactions w/ may follow therapeutic drug use, combination, overdose of particular drugs, or recreational use of certain drugs. Sx Cognitive, including: Headache Agitation Hypomania Mental confusion Hallucinations Coma Autonomic,...
Vomiting
Vomiting (aka emesis) is the involuntary, forceful expulsion of stomach's contents, through the mouth, and sometimes the nose. Nausea is the feeling one is about to vomit, but doesn't necessarily...
Blumbergs sign
Blumberg's sign is where the abdominal wall is compressed slowly then rapidly released. Pain occurs upon removal, known as rebound tenderness. Cause It is indicative of peritonitis, which occurs in diseases like appendicitis,...
Otoscopy
Otoscope (aka auriscope) is a device used to look into the ears, especially the outer and middle ear, by providing a view of the ear canal and tympanic membrane (aka eardrum,...
Metabolic acidosis
Metabolic acidosis is where the body produces excessive quantities of acid, and when the kidneys aren't forming enough of the base, bicarbonate HCO3-, to remove acid from the body. If...
Whipple disease
Whipple disease is a rare, systemic infectious disease caused by the bacterium Tropheryma whipplei. It is commonly considered a GI disorder. It primarily causes malabsorption, but may affect any part...
Lung function test
Lung function test (aka pulmonary function test, PFT's) measures how well the lungs work. It can be used to Dx asthma, COPD, and the extent of damage caused by pulmonary...
Dopamine antagonist
Dopamine [receptor] antagonist are drugs which block doapmine receptors, by receptor antagonism. Examples include: Atypical antipsychotics, which have serotonin antagonist effects, including: Paliperidone Clozapine Risperidone Olanzapine Quetiapine Ziprasidone Antiemetics, including: Metoclopramide (Maxolon), which is used mostly for stomach and esophageal...
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