Blood clotting tests (aka coagulation tests, coagulation screen, coags) are lab tests used to Dx hemostasis. A coagulometer makes analytics based on diffrent methods of activation and observation of development of...
Methylphenidate is a CNS stimulant.
[faq]What is methylphenidate? Anything to do with meth :P?
Yes, actually!! They are similar, in that both are dopaminergic drugs. Specifically, methylphenidate is a dopamine reuptake inhibitor, whilst...
Antiviral are drugs used to Tx viral infections. Like antibiotics (for bacteria), specific antivirals can Tx specific viruses. Unlike most antibiotics, antivirals don't destroy the target pathogen, but rather inhibits their...
Perfusion (from French "perfuser" meaning "pour over or through") is the process of a body delivering blood to a capillary bed in its biological tissue.
Evaluating a body's skin color
Newborn examination is an exam done of newborn babies in accordance with a checklist.
[faq]What is a newborn exam? I'm guessing it's an exam you do on all newborns?
Exactly! So it's...
Liver transplantation (aka hepatic transplantation) is replacement of a diseased liver, w/ some/all of a healthy liver, from another person (allograft).
Orthotopic transplantation, the most comonly used technique, where the native...
Pneumonia is inflammation of the lung's alveoli (i.e. microscopic air sacs). Prognosis is that in the very young and very old, and chronically ill, pneumonia is a leading cause of...
Tetracyclines are a group of broad-spectrum antibiotics. Examples include:
Minocycline [hydrochloride] (minomycin)
Inhibit protein synthesis by binding to the 30S ribosomal subunit in the mRNA-ribosome translation complex
This therefore inhibits the bacteria from re-creating
Ageusia is a complete loss of taste of the tongue, particularly the inability to detect swet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami (aka pleasant/savory taste). Because the tongue can only detect...
Kidney function test
Kidney function tests are tests which help check the kidneys are working properly.
Kidney is a bean shaped organs located at the rear of the abdominal cavity (retroperitoneum). It receives blood...