Morphine important informations: Uses, Side effects and Precautions
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Morphine important informations: Uses, Side effects and Precautions

What is morphine? Morphine is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Morphine is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Short-acting formulations are taken as needed for pain. The extended-release form of morphine is for around-the-clock treatment of pain. This form of morphine is not for use …

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC): Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment
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Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC): Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

What Is Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation? Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a rare, life-threatening condition. In the early stages of the condition, DIC causes your blood to clot excessively. This can cause blood clots that reduce blood flow and can block blood from reaching bodily organs. As the condition progresses, the …

Drug of choice for different diseases
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Drug of choice for different diseases

Drugs Of Choice List in pregnancy (12)Choloroquine Drug of choice for malaria in pregnancy (13) Alpha-Methyldopa DoC for hypertension in pregnancy (14)Heparin DOC for anticoagulation in pregnancy. (15)Labetalol DOC for hypertensive crisis in pregnant women. (16)Acetaminophen Analgesic DOC (17)Phenobarbitone DoC for epilepsy in pregnant women. (18)Doxylamine & Pyridoxine DoC for nausea …

What is Haemophilia? Causes, diagnosis and treatment
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What is Haemophilia? Causes, diagnosis and treatment

Hemophilia is a group of inherited blood disorders in which the blood does not clot properly. Hemophilia is the standard international spelling, also known as haemophilia in the UK, other translations include: hémophilie, hemofilie, hemofili, hemofilia, hämophilie, emofilia. We will use the standard international spelling for the purpose of this …

How to do a Breast Self-Exam (BSE)
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How to do a Breast Self-Exam (BSE)

A breast self-examination (BSE) is a technique which allows an individual to examine his/her breast tissue for any physical or visual changes. It is often used as an early detectionmethod for breast cancer. Both men and women should perform a BSE at least once each month beginning at age 18. Breast Self-Exam …

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Nephrotic vs Nephritic Syndrome

Sometimes children cannot help but get diseases unknowingly, and doctors come to the rescue to treat them. Most of the common childhood illnesses that we know are fever, colds, flu, and so forth. But organ-based diseases affecting the kidneys, liver, and heart should be treated with expert care and clinical eyes …

Surviving Your First Year as a Doctor
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Surviving Your First Year as a Doctor

It’s your biggest dream and quite possibly your biggest fear at the same time. Your intern year. The year where you are officially called a “doctor” by hospital staff, your colleagues, and your loved ones. This major milestone after medical school is one of the most exciting (and challenging) ones …

Life as a Medical Student: 10 Things You Really Have to Know
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Life as a Medical Student: 10 Things You Really Have to Know

Being a medical student will involve working harder than you’ve ever worked in your life – but chances are, it’ll also involve having more fun than you’ve ever had before. There are plenty of off-putting myths about being a medical student, but in reality it’s enjoyable, interesting and highly rewarding, …

Classification of Anti-psychotics drugs
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Classification of Anti-psychotics drugs

Antipsychotic drugs were discovered in the 1950s and currently over 20 compounds are licensed. They vary in clinical effects and especially in unwanted effects. Antipsychotics are classified in a number of ways and this brief guide touches on selected aspects of classification. ‘Typical’ and ‘atypical’ antipsychotics Discovery of antipsychotic properties …