Webster pack is a system to manage medications, by pre-packing a week's worth of tablets in an easy to administer blister pack, segregated into a board which is in a...
Perineal tear is an unintended laceration of the skin and other soft tissue structures separating the vagina from the anus. Tears vary in severity.
[faq]What is a perineal tear?
It's where as...
Chickenpox (aka varicella) is a highly contagious disease caused by initial infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV).
[faq]What is chickenpox? Anything to do with chickens?
Not chickens, but chickpeas, or garbanzo beans....
Acyanotic heart defect
Acyanotic heart defect (aka non-cyanotic heart defect) is a class of congenital heart defects. Blood is shunted (flows) from the L side of the heart to the R side of...
Chorioamnionitis (aka intra-amniotic infection, IAI) is an inflammation of the fetal membranes (amnion and chorion) due to a bacterial infection.
[faq]What is chorioamnionitis?
It's inflammation of the amnion or chorion.
What's the amnion...
Pustule (aka pimple), is a collection of pus within or beneath the epidermis.
Source: Clear skin study
Hematoma is a collection of blood within the tissue (outside the blood vessels).
[faq]What is hematoma? I'm guessing it relates to heme, so blood?
Yeah, so it's a collection of blood, within...
Flapping tremor is, when the hand is outstretched, and wrist is bent upward, the Pt is unable to actively maintain the position, but instead, tremors with jerky movement, resembling a...
[Arterial] hypertension (aka high blood pressure, HTN) is chronically elevated BP in arteries.
[faq]What is hypertension?
High blood pressure.
What is blood pressure?
The pressure of blood against the wall of the vessels, that...
Pre-eclampsia (from Greek "eclampsia" meaning "lightning", previously called pre-eclamptic toxemia, PET) is a disorder of pregnancy. The disorder usually occurs in trimester 3 of pregnancy, and gets worse over time. Rarely,...