Antiepileptic drugs (AED's, aka anticonvulsant) is used to Tx epileptic seizures. They can also be used to Tx bipolar disorder, mood stabilizer, and neuropathic pain.
Block sodium channels, or enhance GABA....
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...
Tooth decay (aka dental caries, decay, cavities) is a breakdown of teeth due to activities of bacteria.
[faq]What is tooth decay? Is that related to radioactive decay :P?
Well, sort of... but...
Fluid thrill test
Fluid thrill test is a test for ascites. Pt pushes their hands down on the midline of the abdomen. Examiner taps one flank, while feeling the other flank for the...
Delirium (aka acute confusional state) is an organically-caused decline from a previously attained baseline level of cognitive function.
[faq]What is delirium?
It's where you have deterioration from a previous level of cognition,...
Pelvic organ prolapse
Pelvic organ prolapse (aka vaginal prolapse, female genital prolapse) is where a portion of the vaginal canal protrudes/prolapses from the opening of the vagina.
[faq]What is pelvic organ prolapse?
It's where something usually...
Pelvic exam is a physical exam of the female pelvic organs.
External examination, including:
Examination and palpate the vulva, perianal area, vaginal canal, for erythema, swelling, excoriation, rash, lesions, masses, trauma
Umbilical hernia is a hernia in the umbilicus area.
Congenital umbilical hernia, is a congenital malformation of the navel (umbilicus). In adults, it is 3x more common in women than men,...
Uterine fibroid (aka fibroleiomyoma) is a leiomyoma (i.e. benign tumor from smooth muscle tissue) of the myometrium (i.e. smooth muscle layer) of the uterus. Fibroids are often multiple. Diffuse uterine...
Organic acidemia (aka organic aciduria) are a group of metabolic disorders which disrupt normal amino acid metabolism, particularly branched-chain amino acids, causing a buildup of acids which are usually not...