physician specializing in the medical care of the female reproductive system, diseases, and disorders.
or the cessation of the menses, usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55
physician who specializes in treating children from birht to age 20
Administering Liquid Medication
Giving 5ml of acetaminophen drops on a regular schedule or 150mg/kg could be toxic for the child, causing liver damage and even death. Instruct parents to read and fallow directions carefully.
Also known as nerve cell is the funtional unit of the nervous system. Each neuron contains a cell body witha nucleus and othe typical cellular compontents, an axon, and dendrites.
Sympathetic Nervous System
"fight-or-flight" response because it engages the nervous system to respond quickly to perceived danger, with increased heart rate, respitarion, metabolism, and other physiological reactions
Parasympathetic Nervous System
"breaks" to slow down and return the body to normal physiological functioning
Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA)
caused by brief periods of reduced blood flow to the cerebrum, exhibit symptoms similar to but often less severe than thise of a cerebral vascular accidnet, usually resolve within 24 hours with little or no residual affects
locaed underside of the thalamus, is the master control for the autonomic nervous system
acts as a getaway for the passage of new memories into areas of permanent storage in the brain
Decreased Blood or Circulation Problems
cause impear mental function
How frequent to go to get a colonoscopy?
every three years after the age of 50
there is no cure
Average life expectancy in US is 76
Aging process begins at birht, but becomes more intense during midle age
Patients may come from independent or assisted living facilities
Patients unable to travel may be seen by the physician in a long-term or extended care facility, usually on monthly basis
medical practice specializing the the treatment and care of older or aging individuals