Pregnancy
Pregnancy (or gestation) is the development of [one or more] embryo (first 8 weeks following fertilization) and later fetus (9th week afer fertilzation) in a woman's uterus. Gest is shorthand for Gestation. Gravid means...
Clinical depression
Clinical depression is a psychiatric disorder characterized by pervasive and persistent low mood, resulting in low self-esteem, anhedonia (loss of interest of pleasure), and pleasure. Causes Combination of hereditary and psychosocial factors Also...
Transposition of the great vessels
Transposition of the great vessels (TGV), involves an abnormal arrangement of any of the great vessels (vessels bringing blood to and away from heart, i.e. SVC, IVC, pulmonary arteries, pulmonary veins, aorta). Classification Although transposed...
Health record
Health record is health data and information relating to the care of a patient. ED (or trauma) notes are records authored by the ED (or trauma) team. GP case notes...
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...
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...
MRI
MRI ([nuclear] magnetic resonance imaging, aka magnetic resonance tomography) is a radiological Ix used to Ix the anatomy and physiology of the body. It uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves...
Normocytic anemia
Normocytic anemia is anemia w/ a MCV within the normal range of 80-100. However, the hematocrit and hemoglobin is decreased. Cause Decrease production of normal RBC's, including: Anemia of chronic disease Aplastic anemia Increased production...
Medical career
Medical education is as follows: University degree in medicine, including MBBS (6 years) and MD (4 years). There is a pre-clinical portion, followed by a clinical portion (final 2 years) during medical...
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...
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