Vitamin deficiency
Vitamins are vital nutrients (i.e. humans can't synthesize, or synthesize enough of, and must be obtained through diet) an organism requires in limited amounts. List Vitamin A (aka retinol) Vitamin B complexes, including: Vitamin...
Wheeze
Wheeze is a continuous whistle, produced by the airways during breathing. 0 wheeze (with 0 as superscript) is short hand for No wheeze. Sx [Sibilant] wheeze is high pitched Wheeze is best heard over the chest Wheeze is usually...
Brain lesioning
Brain lesioning (aka ablative brain surgery, from Latin "ablation" meaning "carried away") is the surgical ablation of the brain, to Tx neurological or psychological disorders. Method Doesn't involve removing brain tissue, but...
Compression neuropathy
Compression neuropathy (aka nerve compression syndrome, entrapment neuropathy) is a condition caused by direct pressure on a single nerve. Sx Pain Tingling Numbness Muscle weakness Pathophysiology The Sx affect just 1 particular part of the body, depending...
Intracranial hemorrhage
Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) is a hemorrhage/bleeding within the skull. Pathophysiology Occurs when a blood vessel witin the skull is ruptured or leaks It is a focal brain injury (i.e. occurs in a localized...
Emaciation
Emaciation is extreme weight loss and thinness due to a loss of subcutaneous fat (i.e. the fatty, or adipose tissue beneath the skin) and muscle thorughout the body. Inanition is...
Ectopic beat
Ectopic beat (aka cardiac ectopy) is disturbance in cardiac rhythm, associated with electrical condition system of the heart. They are more common during periods of stress and illness, and may...
Obstructed labour
Obstructed labour (aka labour dystocia) is when, even though the uterus is contracting normally, the baby doesn't exit the pelvis during childbirth, due to being physically blocked. Cause Large or abnomally positioned...
Patau syndrome
Patau syndrome is a syndrome caused by a chromosomal abnormality, in which some or all of the cells of the body contain extra genetic material from chromosome 13. Pathophysiology This can occur...
Costochondritis
Costochondritis (aka chest wall pain, costosternal syndrome, costosternal chondrodynia) is an acute and often temporary inflammation of the costal cartilage, the structure that connects each rib to the sternum at...
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