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,...
Urine
Urine is a liquid by-product of the body, secreted by the kidneys through a process called urination/micturation, and ecreted through the urethra. Characteristics Quantity, which is normally 1.4L, ranging from 0.6-2.6L per...
Grasp
Grasp is an act of taking, holding, or seizing firmly, with (or as if with) the hand. An example is the handshake, where 2 people grasp one of each other's...
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