Shortness of breath
SOB (shortness of breath, aka dyspnea, respiratory distress) is feelings of distress associated with impaired breathing. It can cause the tripod position (i.e. sits or stands, leaning forward, supporting the upper body...
SERM
SERM (selective estrogen receptor modulators) is a class that acts on the estrogen receptors. What distinguishes these from PURE ER agonists, is that their action is different in various tissue,...
Estrogen deficiency
Estrogen deficiency (aka hypoestrogenism) is lower than normal levels of estrogen (i.e. primary sex hormone in women). In general, lower levels of estrogen may cause differences in teh breasts, genitals,...
Insulin
Insulin [analog] (aka insulin receptor ligand) is an altered form of insulin, differing from any occurring in nature, but still avialable to the human body for performing the same action...
Groin lump
Groin lump is a swelling in the groin area (i.e. where the upper leg meets the lower abdomen). It may be firm or soft, tender, or not painful at all. Cause Allergic...
Digoxin
Digoxin is used in the Tx of various heart conditions, by increasing heart contractility, and decreasing heart rate. Product names include Cardigox, Cardiogoxin, Cardioxin, Cardoxin, Coragoxine, Digacin, Digicor, Digomal, Digon, Digosin, Digoxine...
Poison ivy
Poison ivy (aka toxicodendron radicans) is a poisonous North American and Asian flowering plant, that is well known for causing an itching, irritating, and sometimes painful rash in most Pt's...
Murmur
Murmur is an auscultatable sound caused by turbulent flow of blood, caused by stenosis (i.e. restriction of heart valve opening) or regurgitation (i.e. allowing backflow of blood through an incompetent valve that incompletely closses). This...
Aphasia
Aphasia (from Grek "a" meaning "without", and "phasis" meaning "speech", aka dysphasia) are problems w/ 1 or more functions ESSENTIAL and specific to language function. Pathophysiology Caused by damage to the brain NOT due...
Adolescence
Adolescence (from Latin "adolescere" meaning "to grow up") is the transitional stage of physical and psychological development, that occurs during the period from puberty to legal adulthood. It is closely associated...
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