Lysosomal storage disease
Lysosomal storage disease are a group of approximately 50 rare inherited metabolic disorders, that result from defects in lysosomal function. Lysosomes are sacs of enzymes within cells that digest large...
Rhinitis
Rhinitis (aka coryza) is irritation and inflammation of the mucous membrane inside the nose. The most common type is allergic rhinitis (aka hayfever). Sx Stuffy nose Runny nose Post-nasal drip See also Cold Hayfever
Abdominal guarding
Abdominal guarding (aka defense musculaire) is tensing of abdominal wall muscles to guard inflamed organs within the abdomen from pain of pressure upon them. Sx Tensing when the abdominal wall is pressed Pathophysiology Caused by...
Macrolide
Macrolide antibiotics have the presence of a macrolide ring, usually used to Tx Gram-positive bacteria (e.g. Strep. pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae). Antimicrobial spectrum is slightly wider than penicillin, and so...
Inguinal hernia
Inguinal hernia is protrusion of abdominal cavity contents through the inguinal canal. [faq]Inguinal hernias and femoral hernias are both in the groin. What's the difference? Inguinal hernia is through the inguinal canal, and...
Mumps
Mumps (aka epidemic parotitis) is a highly contagious disease caused by the mumps virus. It spreads rapidly among people living in close quarters. [faq]What is mumps? It sounds like a bump? Sort...
Dosing
Drugs can be prescribed for different times of the day, including: mane is in the morning nocte is at night Drugs can also be prescribed with different intervals, including: q (Latin "quaque"), meaning "each"...
GTN
GTN (glyceryl trinitrate, nitroglycerin) is a drug used for the Tx of angina and heart failure. MOA Nitric oxide (NO) is generated from GTN See also Often called GTN, to distinguish it from nitroglycerin...
Perineal tear
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...
Heparin
Heparin (from Greek "hepar" meaning "liver") is an injectable anticoagulant. [faq]What is heparin? It's a drug, that prevents blood from clotting, which we call an anticoagulant. It's injected, as supposed to warfarin which...
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