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Medical stuff #3 March 2, 2010

Posted by futurenightnurse in Medical Stuff, Medical Terminology.
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Yawngasm. Under adverse effects for a certain tricylic antidepressant:

“Rarely, patients taking clomipramine [Anafranil] experience yawngasm. A spontaneous orgasm while yawning. This unusual side effect, which affects both males and females, may be considered adverse or beneficial, depending on one’s own view of such things. In at least one documented case, yawngasms strongly influenced adherence, as evidenced by the patient asking how long she would be “allowed” to continue treatment. Although data are scarce, one might guess that the occasional yawngasm would help relieve depression” (Lehne, 2007, p. 335).

*giggle*

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Medical Stuff #2 February 20, 2010

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Nasal cannula:

“A device for delivering oxygen by way of two small tubes that are inserted into the nares” (Mosby’s Dictionary, 2006, p. 1256).

¬†Found under interventions…

“Place the nasal prongs in the nostrils, with the openings facing the client” (Silvestri, 2008, p. 799).

 

Uh… the plastic thingies go where now? lol

Medical Stuff #1 February 15, 2010

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Cheyne-Stokes respirations:

“Regular pattern characterized by alternating periods of deep, rapid breathing followed by periods of apnea” (Morton & Fontaine, 2009, p. 547).

Much like my blog stats.
LOL I wish I had a better picture for ya…