Monoamine reuptake inhibitor
XXRI's are antidepressants, used to treat depression, and other mental illnesses.
Increases certain monoamine levels, by inhibiting its reuptake into the presynaptic cell, thereby increasing the amount of the monoamine in...
Whooping cough (aka pertussis) is a highly contagious bacterial disease.
[faq]What is whooping cough or pertussis? The "tus" in pertussis sounds like coughing. If you drag on the "tuuuuus" it sounds...
Immunization is the process by which a Pt's immune system becomes fortified against a perpetrating immunogen. IUTD is a Medical abbreviation for Immunizations Up To Date, and UTD is an abbreviation for Up...
Bishop score (aka cervix score, cervical favorability) is a pre-labor scoring system. Cx is shorthand for cervix.
[faq]What's the Bishop score?
It's a way that we score how ready bub is ready to come out....
Rupture of membranes
Rupture of membranes (ROM, aka amniorrhexis, water breaking) is a rupture of the amniotic sac, releasing amniotic fluid (aka waters, Latin liquor amnii).
[faq]What does it mean that your waters break?...
Glucose tolerance test
Glucose tolerance test involves drinking a glucose solution, and measuring glucose concentration thereafter through subsequent blood sample(s). It determines how quickly it is cleared from the blood. In diabetes, they tend...
Hematochezia (from Greek "heme" meaning "blood", and "chezia" meaning "to defecate", aka bright red blood per rectum) is passage of fresh blood through the anus, usually in or with stools...
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.
Vitamin A (aka retinol)
Vitamin B complexes, including:
Revascularization (from "re" meaning "restoration", and "vasculature" meaning "circulatory structures of an organ) is the restoration of perfusion to a body part or organ, that has suffered ischemia.
Ix, Dx, using different...
Neurological examination is assessment of sensory and motor to determine whether the nervous system is impaired.
[[Cranial nerve exam]]
[[Upper limb exam]]
[[Lower limb exam]]
Dermatome is an area of skin that is mainly supplied...