Vaginal bleeding
Vaginal bleeding is any bleeding through the vagina. PV is shorthand for blood loss per vaginam (Latin for "through the vagina"). [faq]What is vaginal bleeding? It's bleeding through the vagina. What is a...
Glandular fever
Glandular fever (aka infectious mononucleosis) is an infectious viral disease commonly caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV, i.e. a type of herpes virus). Pathophysiology 90% of adults are likely to have acquired immunity to...
NSAID
NSAID are used for relieving pain, alleviating fever, and in higher doses, anti-inflammatory. They are non-narcotic, and thus can be used as a non-addictive alternative to narcotics. They are non-steroidal,...
hCG
hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) in blood and urine, which is produced by the syncytiotrophoblast (i.e. portion of the placenta) following implantation. [faq]What is hCG? Has it got anything to do with computer...
Jugular venous pressure
Jugular venous pressure (JVP) is the indirectly observed pressure, over the venous system, as observed over the internal jugular vein. JVPNE/JVPNR is shorthand for JVP not elevated/raised. [faq]What is JVP. And what...
Group and hold
Group and hold (aka group and screen, G&S, or type and screen) are tests conducted prior to blood transfusion. [faq]What's group and hold? Tests done before a blood transfusion. What's a blood transfusion? Where you get...
Esophageal cancer
Esophageal cancer is cancer of the esophagus (i.e. food pipe that runs between the throat and stomach). [faq]I know that esophageal cancer is cancer of the esophagus. What's that? Esophagus is the...
HbA1c
HbA1c (aka glycated hemoglobin) is a form of hemoglobin, that is used to identify the 3 month average plasma glucose concentration. [faq]What is HbA1c? It's a form of hemoglobin, or the protein in...
Corticosteroid
Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory. Topical steroid is topical form of corticosteroid. Purpose Tx rash, eczema, dermatitis Tx asthma → reduce airway inflammation Antenatal corticosteroids → given to women expecting preterm delivery. It is used help the lungs of a premature...
Renal failure
Renal failure is where the kidneys fail to adequately filter waste products from the blood. Classification Acute kidney injury (AKI), which is abrupt loss of kidney function developing within 7 days. It is often...
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