Bad breath (aka halitosis, fetor oris) is where a noticeably unpleasant odor is present on the exhaled breath.
Estimated to be the 3rd most frequent reason for Pt's seeking dental care,...
Antiepileptic drugs (AED's, aka anticonvulsant) is used to Tx epileptic seizures. They can also be used to Tx bipolar disorder, mood stabilizer, and neuropathic pain.
Block sodium channels, or enhance GABA....
Pulse is measuring heart beat by palpating a peripheral artery by the fingertip (with the exception of using the thumb). Sometimes, there is delay, which is indicative of pathology.
Well-baby exam are screening check ups to evaluate growth and development of children.
Growth measurements, including length, weight, and head circumference. The baby will need to be undressed, so keep a...
Anticardiolipin antibodies are antibodies often directed against cardiolipin, and found in several diseases, including syphilis, antiphospholipid syndrome, livedoid vasculitis, vertebrobasilar insufficiency, Behcet’s syndrome, idiopathic spontaneous abortion, and systemic lupus erythematosus...
Ptosis (from Greek meaning “fall”) is drooping or falling of the upper eyelid. The drooping may be worse after being awake longer, when the patient’s muscles are tired.
Hair loss (aka alopecia, baldness) is loss of hair from the head/body.
Can be general hair loss, or male pattern hair loss
Alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder
Alopecia totalis, which involves the loss...
Leopold's maneuvers (aka fetal palpation) are 4 maneuvers used to palpate a fetus inside a pregnant woman, from her abdomen.
FMF is shorthand for fetal movement felt.
Determines position of the fetus
Endometrial hyperplasia is a thickened endometrium, caused by excessive proliferation of cells of the endometrium (i.e. inner lining of the uterus/womb).
[faq]What is endometrial hyperplasia?
It's where the endometrium becomes thicker, because...
Pyelonephritis (from Greek "pyelols" meaning "basin", "nephros" meaning "kidney", "itis" meaning "inflammation) is an inflmammation of the kidney tissue, calyces, and renal pelvis.
Bacterial infection, commonly, that has spread up tup...