Varenicline
Varenicline [tartrate] (product name Champix) is a drug used to treat nicotine addiction. MOA Nicotinic receptor partial agonist, stimulating nicotine receptors weaker than nicotine itself does It thus reduces cravings for and decreases the...
Oral hygiene
Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean to prevent dental problems. Methods Tooth brushing is scrubbing teeth w/ a TB, usually w/ TP. It can be done...
Brain herniation
Brain herniation is a potentially deadly side effect of very high pressure within the skull, that occurs when a part of the brain is squeezed across structures within the skull. Classification Supratentorial...
Screaming
Screaming (aka shout, yell, shriek, hoot, holler, vociferation, outcry, bellow) is a loud vocalization in which air is passed through the vocal folds, with greater force than is used in...
Pap smear
Pap smear (short for Papanicolaou, also known as Cervical smear) is the screening for potentially pre-cancerous and cancerous processes in the cervix (i.e. opening of the uterus or womb), i.e....
Stress incontinence
Stress [urinary] incontinence (aka effort incontinence) is due to insufficient strength of the closure of the bladder. [faq]What is stress incontinence? It's where, whenever you put physical stress on your body, you...
Pelvic exam
Pelvic exam is a physical exam of the female pelvic organs. Method External examination, including: Examination and palpate the vulva, perianal area, vaginal canal, for erythema, swelling, excoriation, rash, lesions, masses, trauma Examine for...
Warfarin
Warfarin is an anticoagulant. Examples include Coumadin. [img]warfarin.jpg[/img] Source: Bristol Labs Purpose Prevention of thrombosis (formation of blood clots) and thromboembolism (migration elsewhere) MOA Warfarin is a synthetic derivative of dicoumarol, a 4-hydroxycoumarin-derived mycotoxin anticoagulant Warfarin and related 4-hydroxycoumarin-containing...
Flapping tremor
Flapping tremor is, when the hand is outstretched, and wrist is bent upward, the Pt is unable to actively maintain the position, but instead, tremors with jerky movement, resembling a...
Retained products of conception
Retained products of conception (RPOC) are where products of conception remain in the uterus after childbirth, abortion, or miscarriage. Products of conception are tissue derived from the union of an egg...
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