Barbiturate are CNS depresants, that can produce a spectrum of effect.
Phenobarbital (aka Phenobarbitone), a long-acting barbiturate, used widely as an antiepileptic medication
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Sodium thiopental (thiopentone), an ultra-short acting barbiturate
From mild sedation to...
Ultrasound is a Dx technique for visualizing soft tissue, including tendons, muscles, joints, vessels, and internal organs, for possible pathology/lesions.
U/S is the use of sound waves with a frequency too...
Angiography (from Greek "angio" meaning "vessel", and "graphy" meaning "to write") is medical imaging to visualize the lumen (inside) of blood vessels and organs of the body, with particular interest...
Antenatal care are regular check-ups that allwo doctors and midwives to Dx, Tx, and prevent potential health problems througout the course of pregnancy. The sessions also provide an opportunity to...
Heart block are conditions that causes a fault within the heart's natural pacemaker, due to some kind of obstruction/block in the electrical condition system of the heart.
Asymptomatic, in some cases,...
Route of administration
Route of administration is the path by which a drug is taken into the body.
po is shorthand for Per oral
PR is shorthand for Per rectum (it can also refer to Rectal...
Liver transplantation (aka hepatic transplantation) is replacement of a diseased liver, w/ some/all of a healthy liver, from another person (allograft).
Orthotopic transplantation, the most comonly used technique, where the native...
Hypovolemia (aka hypovolemic shock, oligemia) is a state of decreased blood volume, specifically, of blood plasma (i.e. intravascular component of volume contraction).
[faq]What is hypovolemia?
Low volume... and in this case, blood...
Perinatal infection (aka vertically transmitted infection) is an infection transmitted directly from the mother to baby during pregnancy or childbirth.
Can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or rarely, parasites
It is caused...
Hypoglycemia (aka low blood sugar) is when blood sugar decreases to below normal.
Sx typically come on quickly, including:
Feeling of hunger
Shakiness, trembling, or jiteriness