Muscle wasting
Muscle atrophy is a decrease in the mass of the muscle. It can be partial or complete wasting away of muscle, and is most commonly experienced when patients suffer temporary...
Hemophilia
Hemophilia (from Greek "heme" meaning "blood", and "philia" meaning "love") are hereditary genetic disorders that impair ability to control blood clotting, which is used to stop bleeding. [faq]What is hemophilia? So the word,...
Pulse
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. Method Pulses can...
Jaw jerk reflex
Stretch reflex which tests the trigeminal nerve CN5. The mandible (lower jaw) is tapped just below the lip, while the mouth is held slightly open. This should cause the mandible...
Bronchiolitis
[Acute viral] bronchiolitis is inflammation of the bronchioles (smallest airways in the lungs). It develops over 1-2 days. [faq]Anything-itis means inflammation of that thing. Easy peasy! So bronchio-litis is inflammation of...
IV cannulation
IV cannulation (IVC, aka peripheral venous catheter) is the insertion of a cannula into a vein. Arterial cannulation is a variation involving insertion into an artery (commonly the radial artery) to...
Hemianopsia
Hemianopsia (from Greek "hemi" meaning "half", "an" meaning "without", "opsia" meaning "seeing") is blindness, and hemianopia is decreased vision, in 1/2 the visual field, usually on 1 side of the vertical...
Gestational trophoblastic disease
Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) are a group of pregnancy-related tumors. Sx GTD can simulate pregnancy because: Uterus may contain fetal tissue, albeit abnormal The tissue may grow at the same rate as a normal...
Defibrillation
Defibrillation is Tx for life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias and ventricular fibrillation. Method Delivering a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to the heart, with a defibrillator The defib depolarizes a critical mass of the heart...
Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy (CTx) is Tx of cancer with cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agents. The objective can be either curative or to relieve suffering. It can either be used as a single-agent, or in combination. Chemoradiotherapy...
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