Bad breath
Bad breath (aka halitosis, fetor oris) is where a noticeably unpleasant odor is present on the exhaled breath. Epidemiology Estimated to be the 3rd most frequent reason for Pt's seeking dental care,...
Antiepileptic drug
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. MOA Block sodium channels, or enhance GABA....
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...
Well-baby exam
Well-baby exam are screening check ups to evaluate growth and development of children. Components Growth measurements, including length, weight, and head circumference. The baby will need to be undressed, so keep a...
Anticardiolipin antibodies
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
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. [img]ptosis.jpg[/img] Source: EyeWeb Cause Horner syndrome Prognosis If...
Hair loss
Hair loss (aka alopecia, baldness) is loss of hair from the head/body. Sx Can be general hair loss, or male pattern hair loss Classification Alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder Alopecia totalis, which involves the loss...
Leopold's maneuvers
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. Purpose Determines position of the fetus Determines presentation...
Endometrial hyperplasia
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
Pyelonephritis (from Greek "pyelols" meaning "basin", "nephros" meaning "kidney", "itis" meaning "inflammation) is an inflmammation of the kidney tissue, calyces, and renal pelvis. Cause Bacterial infection, commonly, that has spread up tup...
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