Pyloric stenosis
Pyloric stenosis is stenosis (narrowing) of the pylorus (meaning "gate", i..e the muscle surrounding the opening from the stomach to the duodenum). [faq]I know that pyloric stenosis means "stenosis" of the...
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...
Eclampsia
Eclampsia (from Greek "eclampsia" meaning "lightning") is the onset of seizures in a woman with pre-eclampsia (i.e. HTN+proteinuria, or other organ dysfunction). Onset may be before, during, or after delivery. Most...
Kidney function test
Kidney function tests are tests which help check the kidneys are working properly. Physiology Kidney is a bean shaped organs located at the rear of the abdominal cavity (retroperitoneum). It receives blood...
Drug allergy
Drug allergy is an allergy to a drug. Pathophysiology An alergic reaction won't occur on the 1st exposure to a substance The 1st exposure allows the body to create antibodies and memory lymphocyte...
Metal toxicity
Metal toxicity (aka metal poisoning) is the toxic effect of certain metals in certain forms and doses on life. Some metals are toxic when they form poisonous soluble compounds. Certain...
Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy (CTx) is Tx of cancer with cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agents. The objective can be either curative or to relieve suffering. It can either be used as a single-agent, or in combination. Chemoradiotherapy...
Emergency department
Emergency department (ED) is an acute care facility treating Pt's without prior appointment, who have either arrived by their own means or by ambulance. It is usually found in a hospital...
Failure to thrive
Failure to thrive (aka faltering weight) is low weight for an infant/child's age, due to insufficient weight gain, or inappropriate weight loss. [faq]What is failure to thrive? It's where bub has a...
Beta agonist
Beta2-adrenergic agonists are drugs that act on the beta2-adrenergic receptor. [faq]What are beta agonists? It's a drug that acts on a receptor, that is usually activated by adrenaline. It does things like...
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