Fever of unknown origin
Fever of unknown origin (FUO, aka pyrexia of unknown origin, PUO, febris e causa ignota, febris ECI) is a condition where the patient has a fever (elevated temperature), but despite...
Rhinitis (aka coryza) is irritation and inflammation of the mucous membrane inside the nose. The most common type is allergic rhinitis (aka hayfever).
Diarrhea is at least 3+ loose/liquid bowel movements per day. D&V is diarrhea and vomiting.
Diarrhea can be short term or persistent (>2 weeks), and watery or bloody (known as dysentery).
Latent autoimmune diabetes of adults
Latent autoimmune diabetes of adults (aka slow onset type 1 diabetes, or diabetes type 1.5) is a form of diabetes mellitus type 1, that occurs in adults, often with a...
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...
Leukoerythroblastic anemia is any anemic condition resulting from space-occupying lesiosn in the bone marrow; the circulating blood contains immature cells of the granulocytic series and nucleated RBC's, frequently in numbers...
Asystole (aka flatline) is the state of no cardiac electrical activity, hence no contractions of the myocardium, and no cardiac output or blood flow.
H's and T's, including:
Hydrogen ions (acidosis)
Ischemia is restriction in blood supply to tissues, causing a shortage of oxygen and glucose, required for cellular metabolism, to keep tissue alive.
it is generally caused by problems w/ blood...
Ringworm (aka dermatophytosis, tinea) is caused by fungal infection of the skin.
It is called "ringworm" because the rash is circular, with a ring-like appearance
The dermatophytes (i.e. fungi that cause parasitic...
Gestational hypertension (aka pregnancy-induced hypertension, PIH) is development of new HTN in a pregnant woman after 20 weeks gestation, without any signs of preeclampsia (including proteinuria). HTN is defined as...