Barbiturate
Barbiturate are CNS depresants, that can produce a spectrum of effect. Examples Allobarbital Amobarbital Aprobarbital Alphenal Barbital Brallobarbital Pentobarbital Phenobarbital (aka Phenobarbitone), a long-acting barbiturate, used widely as an antiepileptic medication [img]phenobarbital.jpg[/img] Source: AsiaPharma Syria Secobarbital Sodium thiopental (thiopentone), an ultra-short acting barbiturate Effects From mild sedation to...
Ultrasound
Ultrasound is a Dx technique for visualizing soft tissue, including tendons, muscles, joints, vessels, and internal organs, for possible pathology/lesions. Method U/S is the use of sound waves with a frequency too...
Angiography
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
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
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. Sx Asymptomatic, in some cases,...
Route of administration
Route of administration is the path by which a drug is taken into the body. Oral po is shorthand for Per oral Rectally PR is shorthand for Per rectum (it can also refer to Rectal...
Liver transplant
Liver transplantation (aka hepatic transplantation) is replacement of a diseased liver, w/ some/all of a healthy liver, from another person (allograft). Method Orthotopic transplantation, the most comonly used technique, where the native...
Hypovolemia
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
Perinatal infection (aka vertically transmitted infection) is an infection transmitted directly from the mother to baby during pregnancy or childbirth. Pathophysiology Can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or rarely, parasites It is caused...
Hypoglycemia
Hypoglycemia (aka low blood sugar) is when blood sugar decreases to below normal. Sx Sx typically come on quickly, including: Feeling of hunger Cold sweatiness Shakiness, trembling, or jiteriness Weakness Pounding heart Pallor Neurological Sx: Clumsiness Trouble talking Difficulty concentrating Blurred/double vision Difficulty hearing Slurred speech Confusion Diziness,...
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