Warfarin is an anticoagulant. Examples include Coumadin.
Source: Bristol Labs
Prevention of thrombosis (formation of blood clots) and thromboembolism (migration elsewhere)
Warfarin is a synthetic derivative of dicoumarol, a 4-hydroxycoumarin-derived mycotoxin anticoagulant
Warfarin and related 4-hydroxycoumarin-containing...
Thrombosis (from Greek "thrombus") is the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) inside a blood vessel, obstructing flow of blood through the circulatory system.
When a blood vessel is injured, the...
Aminoglycoside is a Gram-negative antibiotic that inhibits protein synthesis, and contains as a portion of the molecule an amino-modified glycoside (i.e. sugar). It generally has effect against gram-negative aerobes and...
Hyponatremia is low sodium concentration in blood.
Serum sodium <135mEq/L, and is severe when <125mEq/L
Sodium is the primary positively charged ion in the environment outside the cell, and can't freely cross...
Fundal height (aka McDonald's rule) is a measurement of the size of the uterus, as an indication of proper fetal growth/development and amniotic fluid development, during pregnancy. SFH is shorthand...
Uterine perforation is a potential complication of any intrauterine procedure.
It may be associated with injury to surrounding blood vessels or viscera e.g. bladder or intestine
If not Dx at the time...
Jugular venous pressure
Jugular venous pressure (JVP) is the indirectly observed pressure, over the venous system, as observed over the internal jugular vein. JVPNE/JVPNR is shorthand for JVP not elevated/raised.
[faq]What is JVP. And what...
Beta2-adrenergic agonists are drugs that act on the beta2-adrenergic receptor.
[faq]What are beta agonists?
It's a drug that acts on a receptor, that is usually activated by adrenaline. It does things like...
Anticoagulants are drugs that prevent coagulation (clotting) of blood. They can occur naturally in leeches and blood-sucking insects.
Used as medications:
Genetic or acquired hypercoagulability
Medical equipment (e.g. test...
Mobility aid are devices designed to assist walking or otherwise improve the mobility of patients with a mobility impairment.
Walking aids, including:
Cane (aka walking stick), the simplest form of walking aid....