by Cathy Parkes April 19, 2021
Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) levels are measured with prenatal bloodwork or with an amniocentesis. These tests are usually performed at 15-20 weeks gestation.
HIGH levels of AFP are associated with neural tube defects.
LOW levels of AFP are associated with chromosomal disorders (such as Down Syndrome).
Low = ↓ down. Low AFP levels = risk for down syndrome.
by Cathy Parkes Mar 26, 2021
Amitriptyline is a Tricyclic Antidepressant. "Amy tripped over a tricycle in the desert". Desert helps you remember anticholinergic side effects (urinary retention, constipation, dry mouth, blurry vision, photophobia, tachycardia)
by Cathy Parkes Mar 24, 2021