Contact dermatitis is an inﬂammatory reaction of the skin to physical, chemical, or biologic agents.
Acromegaly is a rare disorder of excessive bone and soft tissue growth due to elevated levels of growth hormone. In young children, prior the completed fusion and growth of bones, excessive growth hormone can cause a similar condition called gigantism.
Achilles tendonitis is an inflammation and/or degeneration of the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel bone.
Acetaminophen poisoning is an overdose of the over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication, acetaminophen (eg, Tylenol, Biogesic), which is usually safe when used as recommended.
An acoustic neuroma is a benign (noncancerous) tumor on the eighth cranial nerve (vestibulocochlear) leading from the brainstem to the ear.
What does HOB or ROM means? Do you know the different medical and nursing terms from the healthcare industry? We in the fields of nursing and medicine have our unique set of vocabulary. These terminologies are important for us to have a more understandable and efficient communication.
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a life-threatening lung condition. It is a form of breathing failure that can occur in very ill or severely injured people.
Healthy kidneys clean your blood and remove extra fluid in the form of urine. They also make hormones your body needs for some important functions. It balances electrolytes, control blood pressure & maintain acid-base balance.
The home visit is a family-nurse contact which allows the health worker to assess the home and family situations in order to provide the necessary nursing care and health related activities. In performing this activity, it is essential to prepare a plan of visit to meet the needs of the client and achieve the best results of desired outcomes.
ECG reading takes some serious skill, a keen eye and a good theoretical foundations on the different dysrhythmias and the concepts around heart's conduction and about the ECG machine itself.