Microscopic hematuria
Microscopic hematuria is where urine contians a small amount of blood. Blood quantity is too low to change the color of the urine, otherwise, it is known as gross hematuria. Indications Kidney...
Antenatal depression
Antenatal depression (aka prenatal depression) is a form of clinical depression that can affect a woman during pregnancy, and can be a precursor to postpartum depression if not properly Tx.
Discrimination
Discrimination is the treatment/consideration of/making a distinction in favor/against, a patient based on the group/class/category to which that patient belongs to, rather than on individual merit.
EPDS
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a 10-item questionnaire developed to identify women who have postpartum depression. Items on the scale correspond to various clinical depression Sx (e.g. guilt feeling,...
Venipuncture
Venipuncture is the process of obtaining IV access. Purpose IV therapy Administer therapeutic Tx (including medications, nutritions, chemotherapy) Obtain blood for: Dx purposes Monitor levels of blood components Remove blood due to excess levels of iron or...
Foot disease
Foot disease generally aren't limited (i.e. they are related to, or manifest elsewhere int he body). Pathophysiology The foot is often the 1st place some of these diseases appear, because of the...
Anosmia
Anosmia is a lack of functioning olfaction (i.e. sense of smell). Specific anosmia is anosmic for a particular odor. Cause Temporary loss of smell: Inflammation of the nasal mucosa, causing chronic mucosa changes...
Faruncle
Faruncle (aka boil) is a deep folliculitis (i.e. infection of the hair follicle). Sx Painful swollen area on the skin, caused by an accumulation of pus and dead tissue Boils which are expanded,...
BMI
Bare weight involves weighing a bare child. Wt is an abbreviation for Weight. Birth weight is the body weight of a baby at birth. BW is an abbreviation for either Bare weight...
Expressive aphasia
Expressive aphasia (aka non-fluent aphasia, Broca's aphasia, agrammatic aphasia) is loss of the ability to produce language (spoken or written). Sx Exhibit effortful speech Speech may only include important content words and leave out...
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