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ABCDE

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

A mnemonic for a step-by-step assessment of an athlete who collapses on the field of play. A = Airway and cervical spine (ensure that the airway is clear; suspect a cervical spine injury if...

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benzocaine

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

An ester local analgesic derived from para-aminobenzoic acid. It is insoluble in water and therefore cannot be injected. It is used in dentistry as a topical analgesic usually in gel or...

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cetylpyridinium chloride

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics — Dentistry.

A quaternary ammonium compound included in some mouthwashes, toothpastes, lozenges, and throat sprays. It is an antiseptic that kills bacteria and other micro-organisms. It is effective in...

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choline salicylate

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics — Dentistry.

A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory analgesic. It inhibits prostaglandin synthesis. It is used in a gel form for topical application for the treatment of discomfort during teething. Trade...

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facial bone

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Dentistry.

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One of the 14 separate bones of the face that make up the jaws, cheeks, and nose. Six are paired, namely the maxilla, palatine, zygomatic, nasal, lacrimal, and inferior concha;...

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gnathion

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Dentistry.

The lowest point on the midline of the mandible. It is a point used in certain cranio-facial measurements.

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Heimlich manoeuvre

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Dentistry.

[H. J. Heimlich (1920–), American surgeon] An emergency procedure to remove a blockage in the trachea to prevent asphyxiation, if treatment with up to five back slaps fails. The rescuer...

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impingement

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

The unusually forceful application of food, teeth, foreign objects, etc. onto tissues, teeth, or prostheses.

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malalignment

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine — Dentistry.

1. A condition in which one or more teeth are situated outside the line of the dental arch.

2. A condition in which the two ends of a fractured bone are...

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nicorandil

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics — Dentistry.

An oral medication used for the treatment and prevention of angina by activation of potassium channels causing arterial and venous vasodilatation effects. It can result in severe oral...

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