Posts Tagged ‘medical’
I love watching Hospital series, such as Chicago Hope, ER, House or Grey’s Anatomy, although I’m not always sure what all the terms mean. So I had a look to find out what the commonly used terms mean:
- GCS – Glasgow Coma Scale
- GSR/GSW – Gun Short Residue/Gun Shot Wound (Ok, so I like CSI too…)
- CPR – Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- Pneumothorax – Collapsed Lung
- Tension pneumothorax – Worsening Pneumothorax
- Hemopneumothorax – Blood in the chest cavity
- Hypotension/Hypertension – Low/High blood pressure
- Tachycardia – Abnormally rapid beating of the heart
- Apgar test – Method to assess the health of newborn children
- Systole/Asystole – Cardiac electrical activity
- Myocardium – Muscular tissue of the heart
(Thanks to Wikipedia for their help.)
This post originally appeared here.
A Pinch and a Punch for the first of the Munch! I know it should be month,
From today August 1st to 7th World Breastfeeding Week. There is lots of room here for very smutty jokes, but I’ll leave that up to you and your imagination.
Breastfeeding is very important for the growth of a child, a good way for mothers to pass on antigens to their offspring and a brilliant way to bond.
I found a nice Mash-Up which scraps news sites and populates a Google Map with the data gathered from these articles. Sadly they don’t populate it too well, where the article says The Hague they just have a pointer in the centre of the country. It’s very nice for a beta.
I really only know girls who have migraines, perhaps it’s because they talk about it. As the article Why Migraines Strike states, migraines aren’t just headache, unlike headaches they could have a neurological source. A couple of my friends have been left with migraines as result of whiplash or other accident.
The article ends with “[t]he disorder is ‘imaginary’ no longer.” I can’t remember it ever being imaginary for the sufferers.