Pneumothorax
Pneumothorax (PTx) is an abnormal collection of air/gas in the pleural space (separating lung from the chest wall), that causes an uncoupling of the lung from the chest wall, thus interfering...
Cervical cancer
Cervical cancer is cancer arising from the cervix. [faq]Cervical cancer is obviously cancer of the cervix... but where is the cervix? It is the opening to the uterus (also known as the womb).[/faq] Sx Asymptomatic,...
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...
ECG
ECG (electrocardiography) is a record of electrical activity of the heart over time, detected by electrodes attached to the skin surface (non-invasive) at various set locations. Method The standard 12-lead ECG involves...
Aneurysm
Aneurysm (from Greek "aneurysm" meaning "dilation") is a localized, blood-filled balloon-like bulge in the wall of a blood vessel. [faq]What is an aneurysm? It's a bulge in the wall of a blood...
Antiviral
Antiviral are drugs used to Tx viral infections. Like antibiotics (for bacteria), specific antivirals can Tx specific viruses. Unlike most antibiotics, antivirals don't destroy the target pathogen, but rather inhibits their...
ARM
 ARM (Artificial rupture of membranes) is rupture of the membranes by a 3rd party, usually a midwife/obstetrician in order to induce/accelerate labor. [faq]What is ARM, isn't it the name of a...
Quinolone
Quinolone are synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotics. MOA Quinolones and its derivatives have also been isolated from natural sources, e.g. plants, animals, bacteria, and can act as natural antimicrobials or signalling molecules It exerts its...
Gravidity and parity
Gravidity and parity (G/P/A) are terms relating to pregnancy. Definition It is the number of times a female has: Gravidity means having been pregnant, regardless of whether it has been brought to viability (yet alone...
Esophagitis
Esophagitis is inflammation of the esophagus. Classification Acute esophagitis, which can be: Catarrhal Phlegmonous Chronic, which can be: Hypertrophic Atrophic Cause Infectious, typically seen in immunocompromised patients, including: Fungal: Candida (esophageal candidiasis) Viral: Herpes simplex (herpes esophagitis) Cytomegalovirus Others, including: GERD (gastroesophageal refluex disease), called reflux...
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