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  • s   noun the 19th letter of the Roman alphabet;  (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work;  a unit of conductance equal to the reciprocal of an ohm;  the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees;  an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions);  1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
  • s disease.
  • s ecc.
  • s ecc severe early childhood caries.
  • s elbow.
  • s fire.
  • s health.
  • s health insurance program.
  • s limitations and strengths.
  • s milk.
  • s own impending death.
  • s post exposure prophylaxis.
  • s views of health illness and treatment.
  • s worldview.
  • sa   noun Nazi militia created by Hitler in 1921 that helped him to power but was eclipsed by the SS after 1943
  • saag.
  • saccharin   noun a crystalline substance 500 times sweeter than sugar; used as a calorie free sweetener
  • sachs.
  • sackett.
  • sacks.
  • sacral   adj. of or relating to sacred rites;  of or relating to or near the sacrum
  • sacroiliac.
  • sacroiliac joint.
  • saddle   noun posterior part of the back of a domestic fowl;  a seat for the rider of a horse;  a piece of leather across the instep of a shoe;  cut of meat (especially mutton or lamb) consisting of part of the backbone and both loins;  a seat for the rider of a bicycle;  a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle);  verb load or burden; encumber;  put a saddle on;  impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
  • sadistic   adj. deriving pleasure or sexual gratification from inflicting pain on another
  • safety   noun a score in American football; a player is tackled behind his own goal line;  a safe place;  the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions;  (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely;  contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse;  a device designed to prevent injury
  • sah.
  • said   adj. being the one previously mentioned or spoken of
  • salicylate   noun a salt of salicylic acid (included in several commonly used drugs)
  • salicylates.
  • salivary   adj. of or relating to saliva
  • salmonella   noun rod shaped Gram negative enterobacteria; cause typhoid fever and food poisoning; can be used as a bioweapon
  • salmonella spp.
  • salmonellosis   noun a kind of food poisoning caused by eating foods contaminated with Salmonella typhimurium
  • salpingitis   noun inflammation of a Fallopian tube (usually the result of infection spreading from the vagina or uterus) or of a Eustachian tube
  • salpingo oophoritis.
  • salt   adj. (of speech) painful or bitter;  one of the four basic taste sensations; like the taste of sea water;  noun the taste experience when common salt is taken into the mouth;  white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food;  a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal);  negotiations between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics opened in 1969 in Helsinki designed to limit both countries' stock of nuclear weapons; verb preserve with salt;  add zest or liveliness to;  sprinkle as if with salt;  add salt to
  • salter harris.
  • salts.
  • salute   noun an act of greeting with friendly words and gestures like bowing or lifting the hat;  a formal military gesture of respect;  an act of honor or courteous recognition;  verb express commendation of; greet in a friendly way;  recognize with a gesture prescribed by a military regulation; assume a prescribed position;  honor with a military ceremony, as when honoring dead soldiers;  become noticeable;  propose a toast to
  • salutogenesis.
  • sample   noun a small part of something intended as representative of the whole;  all or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class;  items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population;  verbtake a sample of
  • sampling   noun (statistics) the selection of a suitable sample for study;  measurement at regular intervals of the amplitude of a varying waveform (in order to convert it to digital form);  items selected at random from a population and used to test hypotheses about the population
  • samuel   noun (Old Testament) Hebrew prophet and judge who anointed Saul as king
  • sanctura.
  • sanctura sanctura xr.
  • sandimmune.
  • sandimmune neoral.
  • sandostatin.
  • sanitation   noun making something sanitary (free of germs) as by sterilizing;  the state of being clean and conducive to health
  • sarcoid   adj. of or relating to or resembling flesh
  • sarcoidosis   noun a chronic disease of unknown cause marked by the formation of nodules in the lungs and liver and lymph glands and salivary glands
  • sarcoma   noun a usually malignant tumor arising from connective tissue (bone or muscle etc.); one of the four major types of cancer
  • sarcopenia.
  • sardonicus.
  • sars   noun a respiratory disease of unknown etiology that apparently originated in mainland China in 2003; characterized by fever and coughing or difficulty breathing or hypoxia; can be fatal
  • satiety   noun the state of being satisfactorily full and unable to take on more
  • satisfaction   noun act of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite;  the contentment you feel when you have done something right; compensation for a wrong;  state of being gratified; great satisfaction
  • satterwhite.
  • saturation   noun the act of soaking thoroughly with a liquid; chromatic purity: freedom from dilution with white and hence vivid in hue;  a condition in which a quantity no longer responds to some external influence;  the process of totally saturating something with a substance
  • saunders.
  • saxagliptin.
  • saxagliption.
  • sbe   noun the compass point that is one point east of due south
  • sbp.
  • sc   noun a permanent council of the United Nations; responsible for preserving world peace;  a state in the Deep South; one of the original 13 colonies;  a white trivalent metallic element; sometimes classified in the rare earth group; occurs in the Scandinavian mineral thortveitite
  • scabies   noun a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation
  • scadding.
  • scale   noun a flattened rigid plate forming part of the body covering of many animals;  an indicator having a graduated sequence of marks;  a measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass;  (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave);  a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin;  a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin;  relative magnitude;  the ratio between the size of something and a representation of it;  an ordered reference standard;  a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners);  verbsize or measure according to a scale;  measure with or as if with scales;  remove the scales from;  pattern, make, regulate, set, measure, or estimate according to some rate or standard;  climb up by means of a ladder;  reach the highest point of;  take by attacking with scaling ladders;  measure by or as if by a scale
  • scalenus   noun any of four pairs of muscles extending from the cervical vertebrae to the second rib; involved in moving the neck and in breathing
  • scales.
  • scalp   noun the skin that covers the top of the head;  verb remove the scalp of;  sell illegally, as on the black market
  • scan   noun the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region;  an image produced by scanning;  verb read metrically;  make a wide, sweeping search of;  move a light beam over; in electronics, to reproduce an image;  examine hastily; examine minutely or intensely;  conform to a metrical pattern;  obtain data from magnetic tapes
  • scanning   noun the act of systematically moving a finely focused beam of light or electrons over a surface in order to produce an image of it for analysis or transmission;  the process of translating photographs into a digital form that can be recognized by a computer
  • scaphoid   adj. shaped like a boat
  • scapholunate.
  • scarlatina   noun an acute communicable disease (usually in children) characterized by fever and a red rash
  • scarlet   adj. of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies;  noun a variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tinge
  • scarlet fever   noun an acute communicable disease (usually in children) characterized by fever and a red rash
  • scars.
  • scfe.
  • scfe slipped capital femoral epiphysis.
  • sch.
  • schedule   noun an ordered list of times at which things are planned to occur;  a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to; verb plan for an activity or event;  make a schedule; plan the time and place for events
  • scheduling   noun setting an order and time for planned events
  • scheier.
  • schema   noun an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world;  a schematic or preliminary plan
  • scheuermann.
  • schilder.
  • schip.
  • schip state children.
  • schistosomiasis   noun an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosoma; common in the tropics and Far East; symptoms depend on the part of the body infected
  • schizoid   adj. marked by withdrawal and inability to form close relationships;  of or relating to or characteristic of schizophrenia; noun characterized by symptoms similar to but less severe than schizophrenia
  • schizophrenia   noun any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact
  • schizotypal.
  • schlatter.
  • schlemm.
  • school   noun a building where young people receive education;  the process of being formally educated at a school;  a large group of fish; a body of creative artists or writers or thinkers linked by a similar style or by similar teachers;  an educational institution;  an educational institution's faculty and students;  the period of instruction in a school; the time period when schools is in session; verb swim in or form a large group of fish;  educate in or as if in a school;  train to be discriminative in taste or judgment
  • school age.
  • school age child assessing development in.
  • school health and guidance.
  • schools.
  • schumacher.
  • schwann   noun German physiologist and histologist who in 1838 and 1839 identified the cell as the basic structure of plant and animal tissue (1810 1882)
  • schwannoma.
  • sciatic   adj. of or relating to the ischium (or the part of the hipbone containing it);  relating to or caused by or afflicted with sciatica
  • sciatica   noun neuralgia along the sciatic nerve
  • science   noun a particular branch of scientific knowledge;  ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
  • sciences.
  • scientifi.
  • scientifi c development of family.
  • scientific   adj. conforming with the principles or methods used in science;  of or relating to the practice of science
  • scintigraphy.
  • sclc.
  • scle.
  • scleral.
  • scleritis   noun inflammation of the sclera
  • sclerodactyly.
  • scleroderma   noun genus of poisonous fungi having hard skinned fruiting bodies: false truffles;  an autoimmune disease that affects the blood vessels and connective tissue; fibrous connective tissue is deposited in the skin
  • scleroderma like.
  • sclerosing.
  • sclerosing cholangitis.
  • sclerosis   noun any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue
  • sclerosus.
  • sclerotherapy.
  • scoliosis   noun an abnormal lateral curve to the vertebral column
  • scope   noun an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet";  electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities;  a magnifier of images of distant objects;  the state of the environment in which a situation exists
  • score   noun the act of scoring in a game or sport;  the facts about an actual situation;  a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages;  a set of twenty members;  grounds;  a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest;  a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally);  an amount due (as at a restaurant or bar);  a seduction culminating in sexual intercourse;  a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance);  a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation;  verb make underscoring marks;  gain points in a game; get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance; make small marks into the surface of;  write a musical score for; assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation;  induce to have sex
  • scores   noun a large number or amount
  • scoring   noun evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score
  • scotomata.
  • scratch   noun an indication of damage;  poor handwriting;  a harsh noise made by scraping;  dry mash for poultry;  informal terms for money;  a depression scratched or carved into a surface;  an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off;  verb cut the surface of; wear away the surface of;  carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface; cause friction;  gather (money or other resources) together over time; remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line;  scrape or rub as if to relieve itching;  postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled
  • screen   noun protective covering consisting of a metallic netting mounted in a frame and covering windows or doors (especially for protection against insects);  a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something;  partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space;  display on the surface of the large end of a cathode ray tube on which is electronically created;  a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing; something that keeps things out or hinders sight;  a door that consists of a frame holding metallic or plastic netting; used to allow ventilation and to keep insects from entering a building through the open door;  a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles;  verb examine methodically;  prevent from entering;  project onto a screen for viewing;  examine in order to test suitability;  test or examine for the presence of disease or infection; protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm;  separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff
  • screening   noun testing objects or persons in order to identify those with particular characteristics;  fabric of metal or plastic mesh; the display of a motion picture;  the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it
  • screening and case fi nding evaluation.
  • screening for.
  • screening for ages.
  • screenings.
  • screens.
  • screens ii.
  • screw   noun a fastener with a tapered threaded shank and a slotted head;  a propeller with several angled blades that rotates to push against water or air;  a simple machine of the inclined plane type consisting of a spirally threaded cylindrical rod that engages with a similarly threaded hole;  slang for sexual intercourse;  someone who guards prisoners;  verb tighten or fasten by means of screwing motions;  cause to penetrate, as with a circular motion;  turn like a screw;  defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit; have sexual intercourse with
  • scrotal   adj. relating to or having or lying within a scrotum
  • scrub   adj. (of domestic animals) not selectively bred;  noun the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water; dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes;  verb wash thoroughly;  clean with hard rubbing;  postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled
  • scurvy   adj. of the most contemptible kind;  noun a condition caused by deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
  • sdegiline.
  • sdh.
  • seaburn.
  • sealant   noun a kind of sealing material that is used to form a hard coating on a porous surface (as a coat of paint or varnish used to size a surface)
  • sealants.
  • search   noun an investigation seeking answers;  boarding and inspecting a ship on the high seas;  the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone;  the examination of alternative hypotheses;  an operation that determines whether one or more of a set of items has a specified property;  verb try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of;  subject to a search; search or seek;  inquire into
  • seasickness   noun motion sickness experienced while traveling on water
  • seasonal   adj. occurring at or dependent on a particular season; noun a worker who finds employment only in certain seasons
  • seasons of life.
  • seasons of life dimension in clinical problem.
  • seat   noun any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit);  furniture that is designed for sitting on;  the cloth covering for the buttocks;  a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane);  a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised);  the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on;  verb show to a seat; assign a seat for; provide with seats;  put a seat on a chair;  be able to seat;  place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position
  • seats   noun an area that includes places where several people can sit
  • seattle   noun a major port of entry and the largest city in Washington; located in west central Washington on the protected waters of Puget Sound with the snow capped peaks of the Cascade Range and Mount Ranier visible to the south and east; an aerospace and computer center; site of the University of Washington
  • sebaceous   adj. containing an unusual amount of grease or oil
  • seborrhea   noun a condition in which overactivity of the sebaceous glands causes the skin to become oily
  • seborrheic.
  • second   adj. having the second highest gear ratio;  coming next after first;  a part or voice or instrument or orchestra section lower in pitch than or subordinate to the first;  coming next after the first in position in space or time or degree or magnitude;  adv. in the second place;  noun a speech seconding a motion;  the official attendant of a contestant in a duel or boxing match;  a 60th part of a minute of arc; following the first in an ordering or series;  1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites;  the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the second of the bases in the infield;  merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name;  the gear that has the second lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle;  a particular point in time;  an indefinitely short time;  verb transfer an employee to a different, temporary assignment;  give support or one's approval to
  • second degree.
  • second generation.
  • second line.
  • second line medications for smoking cessation.
  • second primary.
  • secondary   adj. belonging to a lower class or rank;  not of major importance;  being of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate;  depending on or incidental to what is original or primary;  inferior in rank or status;  noun the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen;  coil such that current is induced in it by passing a current through the primary coil
  • secondary and tertiary adrenal insufficiency.
  • secondary prevention.
  • secondary sj.
  • secondhand   adj. previously used or owned by another;  derived from what is primary or original; not firsthand;  adv. by indirect means
  • secreting.
  • secretion   noun a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell;  the organic process of synthesizing and releasing some substance
  • secretion of antidiuretic hormone.
  • secretory   adj. of or relating to or producing a secretion
  • section   noun one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object;  a self contained part of a larger composition (written or musical);  a segment of a citrus fruit;  a small team of policemen working as part of a police platoon;  a small army unit usually having a special function;  a division of an orchestra containing all instruments of the same class;  (geometry) the area created by a plane cutting through a solid;  a distinct region or subdivision of a territorial or political area or community or group of people;  a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope;  a land unit of 1 square mile measuring 1 mile on a side;  the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation);  one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole;  a specialized division of a large organization;  verb divide into segments
  • sectral   noun an oral beta blocker (trade name Sectral) used in treating hypertension
  • security   noun measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.;  a guarantee that an obligation will be met;  freedom from anxiety or fear;  a department responsible for the security of the institution's property and workers;  defense against financial failure; financial independence;  property that your creditor can claim in case you default on your obligation;  a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends;  the state of being free from danger or injury;  an electrical device that sets off an alarm when someone tries to break in
  • sedation   noun the administration of a sedative agent or drug;  a state of reduced excitement or anxiety that is induced by the administrative of a sedative agent
  • sedative   adj. tending to soothe or tranquilize;  noun a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
  • sedative hypnotics.
  • sedative hypnotics intoxication and withdrawal.
  • sedimentation   noun the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
  • see   noun the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located;  verb be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something;  deem to be;  deliberate or decide;  match or meet; receive as a specified guest;  accompany or escort;  perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight;  see and understand, have a good eye;  observe as if with an eye;  go to see for professional or business reasons;  go to see for a social visit;  perceive (an idea or situation) mentally;  get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally;  make sense of; assign a meaning to;  find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind;  come together;  go or live through;  perceive or be contemporaneous with;  observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect;  see or watch;  date regularly; have a steady relationship with;  visit a place, as for entertainment;  take charge of or deal with
  • seehn.
  • segment   noun one of the parts into which something naturally divides;  one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object;  verb divide or split up;  divide into segments
  • segmental   adj. divided or organized into speech segments or isolable speech sounds;  having the body divided into successive metameres or segments, as in earthworms or lobsters
  • seizure   noun the taking possession of something by legal process; a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease;  the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property;  the act of taking of a person by force
  • seizures.
  • selecting.
  • selection   noun an assortment of things from which a choice can be made;  the act of choosing or selecting;  the person or thing chosen or selected;  a passage selected from a larger work;  a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment
  • selective   adj. tending to select; characterized by careful choice; characterized by very careful or fastidious selection
  • selective estrogen receptor modulators in osteoporosis.
  • selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors.
  • selective serotonin.
  • selective serotonin reuptake.
  • selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
  • selector   noun a switch that is used to select among alternatives;  a person who chooses or selects out
  • selenium   noun a toxic nonmetallic element related to sulfur and tellurium; occurs in several allotropic forms; a stable grey metallike allotrope conducts electricity better in the light than in the dark and is used in photocells; occurs in sulfide ores (as pyrite)
  • selenium sulfide.
  • self   adj. (used as a combining form) relating to of or by or to or from or for the self;  noun your consciousness of your own identity; a person considered as a unique individual
  • self as cultural being in providing culturally competent medicare.
  • self assessed.
  • self assessed and.
  • self assessed health.
  • self care.
  • self concept.
  • self confidence   noun freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
  • self control   noun the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior;  the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses
  • self determination   noun determination of one's own fate or course of action without compulsion;  government of a political unit by its own people
  • self education   noun the process of educating yourself
  • self examination   noun the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct
  • self help   noun the act of helping or improving yourself without relying on anyone else
  • self help and mutual help groups.
  • self hypnosis   noun hypnosis induced by yourself
  • self knowledge   noun an understanding of yourself and your goals and abilities
  • self management.
  • self managing.
  • self monitoring.
  • self neglect.
  • self organizing.
  • self regulation.
  • sella.
  • selye.
  • semicircular   adj. curved into a half circle
  • seminoma   noun malignant tumor of the testis; usually occurring in older men
  • senile   adj. mentally or physically infirm with age
  • senilis.
  • sense   noun the faculty through which the external world is apprehended;  a general conscious awareness;  a natural appreciation or ability;  the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted;  sound practical judgment;  verb comprehend;  become aware of not through the senses but instinctively;  detect some circumstance or entity automatically;  perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles
  • sense of coherence.
  • sensible   adj. aware intuitively or intellectually of something sensed;  readily perceived by the senses;  able to feel or perceive; showing reason or sound judgment
  • sensitivities.
  • sensitivity   noun the ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment;  the ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences;  (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation; sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others);  susceptibility to a pathogen
  • sensorimotor   adj. of or relating to the sensory and motor coordination of an organism or to the controlling nerves
  • sensorineural   adj. of or relating to the neural process of sensation
  • sensorium   noun the areas of the brain that process and register incoming sensory information and make possible the conscious awareness of the world
  • sensorium orientation and clouding of with.
  • sensors.
  • sensory   adj. involving or derived from the senses;  of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system;  relating to or concerned in sensation
  • sensory changes in peripheral neuropathies.
  • sentinel   noun a person employed to watch for something to happen
  • separation   noun the act of dividing or disconnecting;  the social act of separating or parting company;  sorting one thing from others;  the termination of employment (by resignation or dismissal);  coming apart;  the space where a division or parting occurs;  the state of lacking unity;  (law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either by mutual agreement or under a court order);  the distance between things
  • sepsis   noun the presence of pus forming bacteria or their toxins in the blood or tissues
  • septal   adj. of or relating to a septum
  • septic   adj. containing or resulting from disease causing organisms;  of or relating to or caused by putrefaction
  • septicemia   noun invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection
  • septicum.
  • septoplasty.
  • septum   noun (anatomy) a dividing partition between two tissues or cavities;  a partition or wall especially in an ovary
  • sequelae.
  • sequestrant.
  • sequestrants.
  • sequestration   noun seizing property that belongs to someone else and holding it until profits pay the demand for which it was seized;  a writ that authorizes the seizure of property;  the action of forming a chelate or other stable compound with an ion or atom or molecule so that it is no longer available for reactions;  the act of segregating or sequestering
  • serious   adj. requiring effort or concentration; complex and not easy to answer or solve;  of great consequence;  concerned with work or important matters rather than play or trivialities;  causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm;  appealing to the mind; completely lacking in playfulness
  • seroconversion.
  • serologic   adj. of or relating to serology
  • serologic tests.
  • serology   noun the branch of medical science that deals with serums; especially with blood serums and disease
  • serotonergic.
  • serotonin   noun a neurotransmitter involved in e.g. sleep and depression and memory
  • serotonin norepinephrine.
  • serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors.
  • sertraline   noun a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor commonly prescribed as an antidepressant (trade name Zoloft)
  • serum   noun watery fluid of the blood that resembles plasma but contains fibrinogen
  • serum ascites.
  • serum ascites albumin gradient.
  • serum creatinine chronic kidney disease and.
  • serum test for as guide in weight loss.
  • serum tryptase in diagnosis of anaphylaxis.
  • service   noun the performance of duties by a waiter or servant;  the act of delivering a writ or summons upon someone;  work done by one person or group that benefits another;  (law) the acts performed by an English feudal tenant for the benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the property granted to him;  employment in or work for another;  the act of public worship following prescribed rules;  an act of help or assistance;  tableware consisting of a complete set of articles (silver or dishware) for use at table;  a company or agency that performs a public service; subject to government regulation;  Canadian writer (born in England) who wrote about life in the Yukon Territory (1874 1958);  periodic maintenance on a car or machine;  (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play;  the act of mating by male animals;  a means of serving;  a force that is a branch of the armed forces;  verb make fit for use;  be used by; as of a utility;  mate with
  • services   noun performance of duties or provision of space and equipment helpful to others
  • setting   noun the context and environment in which something is set;  the physical position of something;  the state of the environment in which a situation exists;  arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted;  a mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place;  a table service for one person
  • settings.
  • seventh   adj. coming next after the sixth and just before the eighth in position;  noun the musical interval between one note and another seven notes away from it;  position seven in a countable series of things;  one part in seven equal parts
  • seventh report of the joint national committee on prevention.
  • sever   verb set or keep apart;  cut off from a whole
  • severe   adj. very bad in degree or extent;  unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment;  intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality;  causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm;  severely simple;  very strong or vigorous
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome   noun a respiratory disease of unknown etiology that apparently originated in mainland China in 2003; characterized by fever and coughing or difficulty breathing or hypoxia; can be fatal
  • severe early childhood caries.
  • sex and.
  • sex gender.
  • sex hormone binding globulin.
  • sexual health.
  • sexual orientation spectrum.
  • sexual sexual abuse.
  • sexuality   noun the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles
  • sexuality activity among.
  • sexuality activity among adolescents unwanted and unhealthy.
  • sexually   adv. by sexual means;  with respect to sexuality
  • sexually transmitted diseases.
  • sexually transmitted infections.
  • sga.
  • sh.
  • shaft   noun a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow);  a vertical passage into a mine;  (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column;  a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator);  a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer;  the hollow spine of a feather;  a revolving rod that transmits power or motion;  a long pointed rod used as a weapon;  obscene terms for penis;  the main (mid) section of a long bone;  an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect;  a column of light (as from a beacon);  verb equip with a shaft;  defeat someone in an expectation through trickery or deceit
  • shaken   adj. disturbed psychologically as if by a physical jolt or shock
  • shakespeare   noun English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564 1616)
  • shaman   noun in societies practicing shamanism: one acting as a medium between the visible and spirit worlds; practices sorcery for healing or divination
  • shamanism   noun an animistic religion of northern Asia having the belief that the mediation between the visible and the spirit worlds is effected by shamans;  any animistic religion similar to Asian shamanism (especially as practiced by certain Native American tribes)
  • shared   adj. have in common; held or experienced in common; distributed in portions (often equal) on the basis of a plan or purpose
  • sharp   adj. having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing;  keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point;  quick and forceful;  very sudden and in great amount or degree;  raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone;  harsh; marked by practical hardheaded intelligence;  (of something seen or heard) clearly defined;  extremely steep;  having or emitting a high pitched and sharp tone or tones;  having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions;  ending in a sharp point;  adv.changing suddenly in direction and degree;  noun a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point;  a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  • shbg.
  • sheath   noun a protective covering for a knife or sword;  an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part;  a dress suitable for formal occasions
  • sheehan.
  • sheet   noun bed linen consisting of a large rectangular piece of cotton or linen cloth; used in pairs;  (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind; a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width;  used for writing or printing;  any broad thin expanse or surface;  a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel;  newspaper with half size pages; (mathematics) an unbounded two dimensional shape;  verb cover with a sheet, as if by wrapping;  come down as if in sheets
  • shep.
  • shepard   noun astronaut who made the first United States' suborbital rocket powered flight in 1961 (1923 1998);  United States author of surrealistic allegorical plays (born in 1943)
  • shield   noun armor carried on the arm to intercept blows;  a protective covering or structure;  hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles;  verb protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm;  hold back a thought or feeling about
  • shiga toxin producing.
  • shigella   noun rod shaped Gram negative enterobacteria; some are pathogenic for warm blooded animals; can be used as a bioweapon
  • shigellosis   noun an acute infection of the intestine by shigella bacteria; characterized by diarrhea and fever and abdominal pains
  • shin   noun the front part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle;  the 22nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet;  a cut of meat from the lower part of the leg;  the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle;  verb climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
  • shiners.
  • shingles   noun eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia
  • shock   noun the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat;  an unpleasant or disappointing surprise;  an instance of agitation of the earth's crust;  a bushy thick mass (especially hair);  a pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry; stalks of Indian corn set up in a field;  (pathology) bodily collapse or near collapse caused by inadequate oxygen delivery to the cells; characterized by reduced cardiac output and rapid heartbeat and circulatory insufficiency and pallor;  a reflex response to the passage of electric current through the body;  a mechanical damper; absorbs energy of sudden impulses;  the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally;  verb subject to electrical shocks;  collect or gather into shocks;  collide violently;  strike with horror or terror;  surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off;  strike with disgust or revulsion;  inflict a trauma upon
  • shoe   noun footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material;  (card games) a case from which playing cards are dealt one at a time;  a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation; U shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof;  verb furnish with shoes
  • short   adj. tending to crumble or break into flakes due to a large amount of shortening;  (primarily spatial sense) having little length or lacking in length;  primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration;  of speech sounds or syllables of relatively short duration;  not holding securities or commodities that one sells in expectation of a fall in prices;  lacking foresight or scope; low in stature; not tall;  marked by rude or peremptory shortness;  (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range;  not sufficient to meet a need;  less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so;  adv. at a disadvantage;  so as to interrupt;  at some point or distance before a goal is reached;  clean across;  without possessing something at the time it is contractually sold;  quickly and without warning;  in a curt, abrupt and discourteous manner;  noun the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed;  the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base;  accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference;  verbcreate a short circuit in;  cheat someone by not returning him enough money
  • shortness   noun the property of being shorter than average stature;  the property of being of short temporal extent;  the property of being of short spatial extent;  the property of being truncated or short;  the condition of being short of something;  an abrupt discourteous manner
  • shoulder   noun narrow edge of land (usually unpaved) along the side of a road;  the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm;  a ball and socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula;  a cut of beef from the shoulder of the animal; verb push with the shoulders;  carry a burden, either real or metaphoric;  lift onto one's shoulders
  • shulman.
  • shulman syndrome diffuse fasciitis with.
  • shunt   noun implant consisting of a tube made of plastic or rubber; for draining fluids within the body;  a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current;  a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another;  verb transfer to another track, of trains; provide with or divert by means of an electrical shunt
  • shunts.
  • siadh.
  • sialoadenitis.
  • sialolithiasis.
  • sibilant   adj. of speech sounds produced by forcing air through a constricted passage (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' in both `thin' and `then'); noun a consonant characterized by a hissing sound (like s or sh)
  • sicca.
  • sick   adj. deeply affected by a strong feeling;  shockingly repellent; inspiring horror;  having a strong distaste from surfeit;  affected with madness or insanity;  (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble;  affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function;  feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit;  noun people who are sick;  verb eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
  • sick sinus syndrome.
  • sickle   noun an edge tool for cutting grass or crops; has a curved blade and a short handle
  • sickle cell disease pulmonary complications of.
  • sickness   noun defectiveness or unsoundness;  impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism;  the state that precedes vomiting
  • side   adj. located on a side;  noun an extended outer surface of an object;  either the left or right half of a body;  an aspect of something (as contrasted with some other implied aspect);  an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute;  a lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food;  a family line of descent;  one of two or more contesting groups;  a surface forming part of the outside of an object;  a line segment forming part of the perimeter of a plane figure;  a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location;  (sports) the spin given to a ball by striking it on one side or releasing it with a sharp twist;  an elevated geological formation;  verb take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for;  take the side of; be on the side of
  • side effects.
  • sideline   noun an auxiliary line of merchandise;  a line that marks the side boundary of a playing field;  an auxiliary activity;  verbremove from the center of activity or attention; place into an inferior position
  • sideline management in concussion in sports.
  • sideroblastic.
  • sideroblasts.
  • sids   noun sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant during sleep
  • sids sudden infant death syndrome.
  • siegrist.
  • sigerist.
  • sigmoid   adj. of or relating to the sigmoid flexure in the large intestine;  curved in two directions (like the letter S)
  • sigmoidoscopy   noun visual examination (with a sigmoidoscope) of the lower third of the colon in a search for polyps
  • sigmund.
  • sign   adj. used of the language of the deaf;  noun a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened);  a public display of a (usually written) message;  a character indicating a relation between quantities;  a gesture that is part of a sign language;  a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified;  (medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease;  structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted;  any communication that encodes a message;  an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come;  (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided;  having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges);  verb be engaged by a written agreement; communicate in sign language;  mark with one's signature; write one's name (on);  communicate silently and non verbally by signals or signs;  place signs, as along a road;  engage by written agreement;  approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation;  make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection; consecrate
  • signals.
  • significance   noun the quality of being significant;  a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred;  the message that is intended or expressed or signified
  • significant   adj. fairly large;  important in effect or meaning;  too closely correlated to be attributed to chance and therefore indicating a systematic relation;  rich in significance or implication
  • signs.
  • signs and symptoms.
  • signs of in infant parental education for.
  • sihd.
  • sildenafil   noun virility drug (trade name Viagra) used to treat erectile dysfunction in men
  • silence   noun the absence of sound;  the state of being silent (as when no one is speaking);  a refusal to speak when expected;  the trait of keeping things secret;  verb keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure;  cause to be quiet or not talk
  • silicone   noun any of a large class of siloxanes that are unusually stable over a wide range of temperatures; used in lubricants and adhesives and coatings and synthetic rubber and electrical insulation
  • silicosis   noun a lung disease caused by inhaling particles of silica or quartz or slate
  • silo   noun a cylindrical tower used for storing silage;  military installation consisting of an underground structure where ballistic missiles can be stored and fired
  • silo filler.
  • silva   noun the forest trees growing in a country or region
  • simeprevir.
  • similac.
  • simmonds.
  • simmonds disease.
  • simple   adj. unornamented;  (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions;  having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved;  easy and not involved or complicated;  apart from anything else; without additions or modifications;  lacking mental capacity and devoid of subtlety;  exhibiting childlike simplicity and credulity;  noun any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties;  a person lacking intelligence or common sense
  • simplex   adj. allowing communication in only one direction at a time, or in telegraphy allowing only one message over a line at a time;  having only one part or element
  • simulating.
  • simulating thrombotic thrombocytopenia.
  • simvastatin   noun an oral lipid lowering medicine (trade name Zocor) administered to reduce blood cholesterol levels; recommended after heart attacks
  • sin   noun an act that is regarded by theologians as a transgression of God's will;  violent and excited activity;  estrangement from god; the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet;  (Akkadian) god of the moon; counterpart of Sumerian Nanna;  ratio of the opposite side to the hypotenuse of a right angled triangle;  verb commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law;  commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake
  • sincerity   noun a quality of naturalness and simplicity;  the quality of being open and truthful; not deceitful or hypocritical;  the trait of being serious;  an earnest and sincere feeling
  • sinding larsen johansson.
  • sinequan   noun a tricyclic antidepressant (trade names Adapin and Sinequan) with numerous side effects (dry mouth and sedation and gastrointestinal disturbances)
  • single gene.
  • single nucleotide.
  • single nucleotide polymorphisms.
  • sings.
  • sinoatrial.
  • sinonasal.
  • sinus   noun any of various air filled cavities especially in the bones of the skull;  a wide channel containing blood; does not have the coating of an ordinary blood vessel;  an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface
  • sinuses.
  • sinusitis   noun inflammation of one of the paranasal sinuses
  • sinusoidal   adj. having a succession of waves or curves
  • sirs.
  • sitagliptin.
  • sitaxsentan.
  • sitaxsentan for pulmonary hypertension.
  • site   noun physical position in relation to the surroundings;  the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located);  a computer connected to the internet that maintains a series of web pages on the World Wide Web;  verb assign a location to
  • sites.
  • situ.
  • situations.
  • siwe.
  • size   adj. (used in combination) sized;  noun the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing);  the physical magnitude of something (how big it is);  a large magnitude;  the actual state of affairs;  any glutinous material used to fill pores in surfaces or to stiffen fabrics;  verb make to a size; bring to a suitable size;  sort according to size;  cover or stiffen or glaze a porous material with size or sizing (a glutinous substance)
  • sizes.
  • sj.
  • sjs.
  • sk.
  • skeletal   adj. of or relating to or forming or attached to a skeleton; very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
  • skeletal survey for physical abuse diagnosis and.
  • skill related.
  • skills.
  • skin   noun an outer surface (usually thin);  a bag serving as a container for liquids; it is made from the hide of an animal;  a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch;  a person's skin regarded as their life;  the tissue forming the hard outer layer (of e.g. a fruit);  body covering of a living animal;  the rind of a fruit or vegetable;  verb strip the skin off;  bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of;  remove the bark of a tree;  climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
  • skin closure.
  • skin diseases in infants and children inflammatory disorders.
  • skin manifestations in infants and children.
  • skin problems beginning in childhood.
  • skin tension.
  • skip   noun a gait in which steps and hops alternate;  a mistake resulting from neglect;  verb bound off one point after another; bypass;  cause to skip over a surface;  jump lightly;  leave suddenly; intentionally fail to attend
  • skull   noun the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
  • skyla.
  • sle   noun an inflammatory disease of connective tissue with variable features including fever and weakness and fatigability and joint pains and skin lesions on the face or neck or arms
  • sle induced.
  • sleep   noun a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended;  a torpid state resembling deep sleep;  a period of time spent sleeping;  euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb);  verbbe asleep;  be able to accommodate for sleeping
  • sleep medicine.
  • sleep phase.
  • sleep problems in children and adolescents.
  • sleepwalking   noun walking by a person who is asleep
  • sleeve   noun the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm;  small case into which an object fits
  • slides.
  • sling   noun bandage to support an injured forearm; consisting of a wide triangular piece of cloth hanging from around the neck;  a simple weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a projectile is whirled and then released;  a highball with liquor and water with sugar and lemon or lime juice;  a shoe that has a strap that wraps around the heel;  a plaything consisting of a Y shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones;  verb hurl as if with a sling
  • slipped.
  • slipped capital femoral epiphysis.
  • sll.
  • sm   noun a master's degree in science;  a grey lustrous metallic element of the rare earth group; is used in special alloys; occurs in monazite and bastnasite
  • small   adj. limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent;  slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope;  have fine or very small constituent particles; made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth);  limited in size or scope;  (of a voice) faint;  lowercase;  not large but sufficient in size or amount;  (of children and animals) young, immature;  low or inferior in station or quality;  adv. on a small scale;  noun a garment size for a small person;  the slender part of the back
  • small bowel diarrhea and large bowel diarrhea.
  • small cell lung cancer.
  • small fiber.
  • small for gestational age.
  • small lymphocytic lymphoma.
  • smoking as.
  • smoking caused.
  • smoking related.
  • smokingrelated.
  • smoky   adj. marked by or emitting or filled with smoke;  tasting of smoke
  • smoldering   adj. showing scarcely suppressed anger
  • smooth   adj. lacking obstructions or difficulties;  having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities;  of motion that runs or flows or proceeds without jolts or turbulence;  of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth;  (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves;  smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication;  smooth and unconstrained in movement;  (music) without breaks between notes; smooth and connected;  noun the act of smoothing;  verb make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing;  free from obstructions;  make (a surface) shine
  • sn   noun a silvery malleable metallic element that resists corrosion; used in many alloys and to coat other metals to prevent corrosion; obtained chiefly from cassiterite where it occurs as tin oxide
  • snap   noun the act of snapping the fingers; movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand;  a fastener used on clothing; fastens with a snapping sound;  a sudden breaking;  the noise produced by the rapid movement of a finger from the tip to the base of the thumb on the same hand;  a spell of cold weather;  (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back;  the act of catching an object with the hands;  any undertaking that is easy to do;  an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand held camera;  the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed;  a sudden sharp noise;  a crisp round cookie flavored with ginger;  tender green beans without strings that easily snap into sections;  verb break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension;  snap close with a sound;  utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone;  cause to make a snapping sound;  put in play with a snap;  move or strike with a noise;  move with a snapping sound;  make a sharp sound;  record on photographic film;  to grasp hastily or eagerly;  separate or cause to separate abruptly;  lose control of one's emotions
  • sneezing   noun a symptom consisting of the involuntary expulsion of air from the nose
  • snoring   adj. breathing during sleep with harsh noises caused by vibration of the uvula or soft palate;  noun the act of snoring or producing a snoring sound
  • snps.
  • snps single nucleotide polymorphisms.
  • snris.
  • snris serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors.
  • sns.
  • soap   noun a cleansing agent made from the salts of vegetable or animal fats;  street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate;  money offered as a bribe;  verb rub soap all over, usually with the purpose of cleaning
  • soape.
  • sobador.
  • sobel.
  • soc.
  • social   adj. marked by friendly companionship with others;  living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups;  tending to move or live together in groups or colonies of the same kind; composed of sociable people or formed for the purpose of sociability;  relating to human society and its members;  relating to or belonging to or characteristic of high society;  noun a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
  • social dimension in clinical problem solving.
  • social factors.
  • social support.
  • social support and resources in the community.
  • societies.
  • society   noun an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization;  the fashionable elite;  a formal association of people with similar interests;  the state of being with someone
  • society of obstetricians and.
  • sodium nitroprusside for hypertensive.
  • sofosbuvir.
  • soft   adj. not brilliant or glaring;  willing to negotiate and compromise;  out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance;  yielding readily to pressure or weight; compassionate and kind; conciliatory;  (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward the hard palate; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as `s' and `sh');  (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected;  (of sound) relatively low in volume;  not protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons);  using evidence not readily amenable to experimental verification or refutation;  (of a commodity or market or currency) falling or likely to fall in value;  mild and pleasant;  not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship;  having little impact;  used chiefly as a direction or description in music;  soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe; tolerant or lenient;  produced with vibration of the vocal cords;  easily hurt;  adv. in a relaxed manner; or without hardship
  • sogc.
  • solifenacin.
  • solitary   adj. remote or secluded;  being the only one; single and isolated from others;  characterized by or preferring solitude;  lacking companions or companionship;  of plants and animals; not growing or living in groups or colonies;  noun one who lives in solitude; confinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisoners
  • solution   noun the successful action of solving a problem;  a method for solving a problem;  a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem;  the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation;  a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution
  • solvd.
  • solvent   adj. capable of meeting financial obligations;  noun a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances;  a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
  • solvents.
  • solving   noun finding a solution to a problem
  • somatic   adj. affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit
  • somatization.
  • somatoform.
  • somnolence   noun a very sleepy state
  • sonogram   noun an image of a structure that is produced by ultrasonography (reflections of high frequency sound waves); used to observe fetal growth or to study bodily organs
  • sonohysterography.
  • sonorous   adj. full and loud and deep
  • sore   adj. roused to anger;  hurting;  causing misery or pain or distress;  noun an open skin infection
  • sores.
  • sotalol.
  • sottas.
  • sounds.
  • source   noun a facility where something is available;  anything that provides inspiration for later work;  a document (or organization) from which information is obtained;  (technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system;  a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to;  the place where something begins, where it springs into being;  anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies;  someone who originates or causes or initiates something; a person who supplies information;  verb specify the origin of;  get (a product) from another country or business
  • sources.
  • soy   noun most highly proteinaceous vegetable crop known;  erect bushy hairy annual herb having trifoliate leaves and purple to pink flowers; extensively cultivated for food and forage and soil improvement but especially for its nutritious oil rich seeds; native to Asia;  a source of oil; used for forage and soil improvement and as food;  thin sauce made of fermented soy beans
  • soy based.
  • space   noun the unlimited expanse in which everything is located;  a blank area;  a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing;  one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff;  an area reserved for some particular purpose;  an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things);  (printing) a block of type without a raised letter; used for spacing between words;  the interval between two times;  verb place at intervals
  • span   noun the distance or interval between two points;  a unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches);  the complete duration of something;  the act of sitting or standing astride;  a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.;  two items of the same kind;  verb to cover or extend over an area or time period
  • spasm   noun (pathology) sudden constriction of a hollow organ (as a blood vessel);  a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
  • spasmodic   adj. occurring in spells and often abruptly;  affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm
  • spasms.
  • spastic   adj. suffering from spastic paralysis;  relating to or characterized by spasm;  affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm;  noun a person suffering from spastic paralysis
  • spasticity   noun the quality of moving or acting in spasms
  • special   adj. for a special service or occasion;  adapted to or reserved for a particular purpose;  surpassing what is common or usual or expected;  having a specific function or scope;  unique or specific to a person or thing or category;  first and most important; added to a regular schedule;  noun a television production that features a particular person or work or topic;  a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising;  a dish or meal given prominence in e.g. a restaurant
  • specialists.
  • specialization   noun the special line of work you have adopted as your career;  the act of specializing; making something suitable for a special purpose;  (biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function
  • specialized   adj. marked by or characteristic of specialization in a mechanical or scientific subject;  developed or designed for a special activity or function
  • specialized nutrition support.
  • specifi.
  • specific   adj. stated explicitly or in detail;  (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique;  being or affecting a disease produced by a particular microorganism or condition; used also of stains or dyes used in making microscope slides;  relating to or distinguishing or constituting a taxonomic species;  noun a medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease;  a fact about some part (as opposed to general)
  • specific antibiotics.
  • specific cancer types e.
  • specific cancers.
  • specific components e.
  • specific diseases.
  • specific disorders and skin diseases in infants and.
  • specific drug classes.
  • specific drugs.
  • specific drugs and medication.
  • specific illnesses.
  • specific infections and infectious diseases with.
  • specific medications.
  • specific problems.
  • specific types.
  • specific types e.
  • specific vaccines.
  • specificity   noun the quality of being specific rather than general; the quality of being specific to a particular organism
  • specified   adj. clearly and explicitly stated
  • specimen   noun a bit of tissue or blood or urine that is taken for diagnostic purposes;  an example regarded as typical of its class
  • spectrum   noun broad range of related values or qualities or ideas or activities;  an ordered array of the components of an emission or wave
  • speech   noun (language) communication by word of mouth;  the exchange of spoken words;  something spoken;  the mental faculty or power of vocal communication;  a lengthy rebuke;  words making up the dialogue of a play;  your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally;  the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
  • speicher.
  • spermatoceles.
  • spermicide   noun a contraceptive agent that kills spermatozoa
  • spermicides.
  • spherocytes.
  • spherocytosis.
  • sphincter   noun a ring of muscle that contracts to close an opening
  • spikes.
  • spina.
  • spinal   adj. of or relating to the spine or spinal cord;  nounanesthesia of the lower half of the body; caused by injury to the spinal cord or by injecting an anesthetic beneath the arachnoid membrane that surrounds the spinal cord
  • spinal accessory nerve.
  • spinal cord   noun a major part of the central nervous system which conducts sensory and motor nerve impulses to and from the brain; a long tubelike structure extending from the base of the brain through the vertebral canal to the upper lumbar region
  • spine   noun a sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin;  the part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved;  a small sharp pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf;  the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord;  any sharply pointed projection
  • spine cervical cervical spine.
  • spine deformities.
  • spiral   adj. in the shape of a coil;  noun flying downward in a helical path with a large radius;  ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center;  a plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center;  a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops;  a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle;  verb form a spiral;  to wind or move in a spiral course;  move in a spiral or zigzag course
  • spiral ct.
  • spiralis.
  • spiritual   adj. lacking material body or form or substance; concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul;  resembling or characteristic of a phantom;  concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church;  noun a kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States
  • spiritual dimension in clinical problem solving.
  • spirituality   noun concern with things of the spirit;  property or income owned by a church
  • spirochetes.
  • spirometry   noun the use of a spirometer to measure vital capacity
  • spironolactone   noun a synthetic corticosteroid (trade name Aldactone) used to treat hypertension
  • spleen   noun a large dark red oval organ on the left side of the body between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells involved in immune responses;  a feeling of resentful anger
  • splenectomy   noun surgical removal of the spleen
  • splenic   adj. of or relating to the spleen
  • splenomegaly   noun an abnormal enlargement of the spleen
  • splinter   noun a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal;  verbbreak up into splinters or slivers;  divide into slivers or splinters; withdraw from an organization or communion
  • splints.
  • split   adj. (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain;  being divided or separated;  having been divided; having the unity destroyed;  noun extending the legs at right angles to the trunks (one in front and the other in back);  an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity;  (tenpin bowling) a divided formation of pins left standing after the first bowl;  a dessert of sliced fruit and ice cream covered with whipped cream and cherries and nuts;  an old Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea;  a lengthwise crack in wood;  a promised or claimed share of loot or money;  a bottle containing half the usual amount;  division of a group into opposing factions;  the act of rending or ripping or splitting something;  an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart;  verb break open or apart suddenly;  separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument;  go one's own way; move apart;  discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; separate into parts or portions
  • spondylitis   noun inflammation of a spinal joint; characterized by pain and stiffness
  • spondyloarthropathies.
  • spondylolisthesis   noun a forward dislocation of one vertebra over the one beneath it producing pressure on spinal nerves
  • spondylolysis.
  • spondylosis.
  • sponge   noun primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies;  a porous mass of interlacing fibers the forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used;  a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage;  someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily;  verb gather sponges, in the ocean; wipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten;  soak up with a sponge;  erase with a sponge; as of words on a blackboard;  ask for and get free; be a parasite
  • spontaneous   adj. happening or arising without apparent external cause;  said or done without having been planned or written in advance
  • spontaneous bacterial peritonitis.
  • sporotrichosis   noun a chronic fungal infection of the skin and lymph nodes
  • sports.
  • spot   noun a business establishment for entertainment;  a playing card with a specified number of pips on it to indicate its value;  a small contrasting part of something;  a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance;  a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising;  a mark on a playing card (shape depending on the suit);  a small quantity;  an act that brings discredit to the person who does it;  a job in an organization;  a lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; used to focus attention of a stage performer;  a blemish made by dirt;  an outstanding characteristic;  a point located with respect to surface features of some region;  a slight attack of illness;  verb mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition;  become spotted;  make a spot or mark onto;  mar or impair with a flaw;  catch sight of
  • spots   noun spots before the eyes caused by opaque cell fragments in the vitreous humor and lens
  • spotted   adj. especially of reputation;  having spots or patches (small areas of contrasting color or texture)
  • spp.
  • sprafha.
  • sprain   noun a painful injury to a joint caused by a sudden wrenching of its ligaments;  verb twist suddenly so as to sprain
  • sprains.
  • spray   noun flower arrangement consisting of a single branch or shoot bearing flowers and foliage;  a jet of vapor;  a quantity of small objects flying through the air;  a pesticide in suspension or solution; intended for spraying;  water in small drops in the atmosphere; blown from waves or thrown up by a waterfall;  a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist;  verb scatter in a mass or jet of droplets;  cover by spraying with a liquid;  be discharged in sprays of liquid
  • sprays.
  • spreading   adj. spreading by diffusion;  noun act of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time;  the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate;  process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
  • sprue   noun a chronic disorder that occurs in tropical and non tropical forms and in both children and adults; nutrients are not absorbed; symptoms include foul smelling diarrhea and emaciation
  • spurling.
  • sputum   noun expectorated matter; saliva mixed with discharges from the respiratory passages; in ancient and medieval physiology it was believed to cause sluggishness
  • squamous.
  • squamous epithelial lesions.
  • ssnhl.
  • ssri   noun an antidepressant drug that acts by blocking the reuptake of serotonin so that more serotonin is available to act on receptors in the brain
  • ssris.
  • ssris selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.
  • sss   noun an independent federal agency that administers compulsory military service
  • st.
  • st elevation myocardial infarction.
  • st segment.
  • st segment elevation.
  • st segment elevation myocardial.
  • stability   noun the quality or attribute of being firm and steadfast;  a stable order;  the quality of being enduring and free from change or variation
  • stable   adj. maintaining equilibrium;  not taking part readily in chemical change;  firm and dependable; subject to little fluctuation; resistant to change of position or condition;  showing little if any change;  noun a farm building for housing horses or other livestock; verb shelter in a stable
  • stable coronary artery disease.
  • stable ischemic heart disease.
  • staessen.
  • stage   noun a section or portion of a journey or course;  a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience;  a small platform on a microscope where the specimen is mounted for examination;  the theater as a profession (usually `the stage');  any scene regarded as a setting for exhibiting or doing something;  a large coach and four formerly used to carry passengers and mail on regular routes between towns;  a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process;  any distinct time period in a sequence of events;  verb plan, organize, and carry out (an event);  perform (a play), especially on a stage
  • stages.
  • stages of change.
  • stages questionnaires.
  • staging   noun getting rid of a stage of a multistage rocket;  travel by stagecoach;  a system of scaffolds;  the production of a drama on the stage
  • staging system.
  • stagnant   adj. not growing or changing; without force or vitality;  not circulating or flowing
  • staining   noun (histology) the use of a dye to color specimens for microscopic study;  the act of spotting or staining something
  • stalking   noun the act of following prey stealthily;  a hunt for game carried on by following it stealthily or waiting in ambush
  • standard   adj. commonly used or supplied;  regularly and widely used or sold;  established or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence;  conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind;  conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers;  noun any distinctive flag;  an upright pole or beam (especially one used as a support);  a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated;  the value behind the money in a monetary system;  a board measure = 1980 board feet;  the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
  • standards.
  • standing   adj. having a supporting base;  (of persons) on the feet; having the torso in an erect position supported by straight legs; executed in or initiated from a standing position;  (of fluids) not moving or flowing;  not created for a particular occasion;  permanent; noun the act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position;  an ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event;  social or financial or professional status or reputation
  • staphylococcal   adj. of or relating to the staphylococcus bacteria
  • staphylococcal protein a immunoadsorption.
  • staphylococci   noun spherical Gram positive parasitic bacteria that tend to form irregular colonies; some cause boils or septicemia or infections
  • staphylococcus   noun spherical Gram positive parasitic bacteria that tend to form irregular colonies; some cause boils or septicemia or infections
  • staphylococcus aureus.
  • staphylococcus epidermidis.
  • starfi.
  • stari.
  • starlix.
  • start   noun a turn to be a starter (in a game at the beginning); advantage gained by an beginning early (as in a race);  the beginning of anything;  a line indicating the location of the start of a race or a game;  the act of starting something;  a sudden involuntary movement;  a signal to begin (as in a race);  the time at which something is supposed to begin;  verb play in the starting lineup;  get off the ground;  get going or set in motion;  begin or set in motion; bulge outward;  begin work or acting in a certain capacity, office or job;  take the first step or steps in carrying out an action;  set in motion, cause to start;  bring into being;  move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm;  leave;  begin an event that is implied and limited by the nature or inherent function of the direct object;  have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense;  have a beginning characterized in some specified way
  • starvation   noun the act of depriving of food or subjecting to famine;  a state of extreme hunger resulting from lack of essential nutrients over a prolonged period
  • stasis   noun inactivity resulting from a static balance between opposing forces;  an abnormal state in which the normal flow of a liquid (such as blood) is slowed or stopped
  • state   noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes; a politically organized body of people under a single government; the group of people comprising the government of a sovereign state; the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation;  a state of depression or agitation;  the federal department in the United States that sets and maintains foreign policies;  the territory occupied by a nation;  (chemistry) the three traditional states of matter are solids (fixed shape and volume) and liquids (fixed volume and shaped by the container) and gases (filling the container);  verb express in words;  put before;  indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.
  • state children.
  • stated   adj. declared as fact; explicitly stated
  • statements.
  • states.
  • statin   noun a medicine that lowers blood cholesterol levels by inhibiting HMG CoA reductase
  • statins.
  • statins pharmacologic interventions of.
  • statistical   adj. of or relating to statistics
  • statistical classification of diseases and.
  • statistics   noun a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
  • stature   noun (of a standing person) the distance from head to foot; high level of respect gained by impressive development or achievement
  • status   noun the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society;  a state at a particular time
  • std.
  • stds.
  • stds due to.
  • stds related.
  • stds sexually transmitted diseases.
  • steal   noun a stolen base; an instance in which a base runner advances safely during the delivery of a pitch (without the help of a hit or walk or passed ball or wild pitch);  an advantageous purchase; verb steal a base;  move stealthily;  take without the owner's consent
  • steal phenomenon.
  • steatorrhea   noun the presence of greater than normal amounts of fat in the feces which are frothy and foul smelling and floating; a symptom of disorders of fat metabolism and malabsorption syndrome
  • stedeford.
  • steepling.
  • stein   noun experimental expatriate United States writer (1874 1946);  a mug intended for serving beer
  • stem   noun the tube of a tobacco pipe;  a turn made in skiing; the back of one ski is forced outward and the other ski is brought parallel to it;  front part of a vessel or aircraft;  cylinder forming a long narrow part of something;  (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed;  a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ;  verb remove the stem from; stop the flow of a liquid;  grow out of, have roots in, originate in; cause to point inward
  • stemi.
  • stenosis   noun abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway
  • stenosis trial.
  • step   noun the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down;  support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway;  a solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed;  a short distance;  any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal;  a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance;  a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface;  a musical interval of two semitones;  the sound of a step of someone walking;  the distance covered by a step;  relative position in a graded series;  verb move or proceed as if by steps into a new situation;  place (a ship's mast) in its step;  shift or move by taking a step;  put down or press the foot, place the foot;  walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner;  move with one's feet in a specific manner;  furnish with steps;  cause (a computer) to execute a single command; measure (distances) by pacing;  treat badly
  • stephens.
  • steppage.
  • stepping.
  • steps   noun the course along which a person has walked or is walking in;  a flight of stairs or a flight of steps
  • steps used by clinical problem solving and.
  • stereoscopic   adj. of or relating to stereoscopy;  of or relating to a stereoscope
  • sterilization   noun the procedure of making some object free of live bacteria or other microorganisms (usually by heat or chemical means);  the act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce)
  • sternoclavicular.
  • steroid   noun any of several fat soluble organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms in four rings; many have important physiological effects;  any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs
  • steroids.
  • stethoscope   noun a medical instrument for listening to the sounds generated inside the body
  • stetten.
  • stetten d jr.
  • stevens   noun United States filmmaker (1905 1975);  United States poet (1879 1955);  United States psychologist and psychophysicist who proposed Stevens' power law to replace Fechner's law (1906 1973)
  • stevens johnson.
  • stevens johnson syndrome.
  • stimulants.
  • stimulation   noun the act of arousing an organism to action;  any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action;  (physiology) the effect of a stimulus (on nerves or organs etc.);  mutual sexual fondling prior to sexual intercourse
  • stimulators.
  • stimuli.
  • stimulus   noun any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action
  • sting   noun a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin;  a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung;  a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property;  a mental pain or distress;  verbdeliver a sting to;  cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging;  saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous;  cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort;  cause a stinging pain
  • stinger burner.
  • stingers.
  • stings.
  • stis.
  • stis sexually transmitted infections.
  • stitches.
  • stokes.
  • stomach   noun an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion;  an appetite for food;  an inclination or liking for things involving conflict or difficulty or unpleasantness;  the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis;  verb bear to eat;  put up with something or somebody unpleasant
  • stomach and duodenal disorders.
  • stomatitis   noun inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth
  • stones.
  • stool   noun a simple seat without a back or arms;  (forestry) the stump of a tree that has been felled or headed for the production of saplings;  a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination;  solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels;  verb have a bowel movement;  grow shoots in the form of stools or tillers;  react to a decoy, of wildfowl;  lure with a stool, as of wild fowl
  • stool impaction urinary incontinence due to in older adults.
  • stools.
  • stop   noun a brief stay in the course of a journey;  the act of stopping something;  (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes;  the event of something ending;  a spot where something halts or pauses;  an obstruction in a pipe or tube;  a restraint that checks the motion of something;  a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens;  a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations;  a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it;  the state of inactivity following an interruption; verb cause to stop;  come to a halt, stop moving;  interrupt a trip;  stop from happening or developing;  prevent completion;  stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments;  hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of;  seize on its way;  render unsuitable for passage;  have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical;  put an end to a state or an activity
  • stopp.
  • storage   noun the act of storing something;  the commercial enterprise of storing goods and materials;  (computer science) the process of storing information in a computer memory or on a magnetic tape or disk;  depositing in a warehouse;  an electronic memory device;  a depository for goods
  • storm   noun a direct and violent assault on a stronghold;  a violent weather condition with winds 64 72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightening;  a violent commotion or disturbance;  verb attack by storm; attack suddenly;  take by force; blow hard;  rain, hail, or snow hard and be very windy, often with thunder or lightning;  behave violently, as if in state of a great anger
  • stott.
  • strabismus   noun abnormal alignment of one or both eyes
  • straight   adj. right; in keeping with the facts;  successive (without a break);  following a correct or logical method;  (of hair) having no waves or curls;  not homosexual;  erect in posture;  having no deviations;  free from curves or angles;  characterized by honesty and fairness;  neatly arranged; not disorderly;  rigidly conventional or old fashioned;  without water;  without evasion or compromise;  accurately fitted; level;  no longer coiled;  adv. in a straight line; in a direct course;  without deviation;  in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly; noun a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit);  a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse;  a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
  • straight leg.
  • strain   noun an intense or violent exertion;  (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces;  injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain;  (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress;  the act of singing;  an effortful attempt to attain a goal;  a lineage or race of people;  the general meaning or substance of an utterance;  a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence;  a special variety of domesticated animals within a species;  (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups;  difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension;  verb use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity;  become stretched or tense or taught;  cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious;  alter the shape of (something) by stress;  to exert much effort or energy;  rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender;  remove by passing through a filter;  separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements;  test the limits of
  • strains.
  • strangury.
  • strategic   adj. highly important to or an integral part of a strategy or plan of action especially in war;  relating to or concerned with strategy
  • strategies.
  • strategy   noun the branch of military science dealing with military command and the planning and conduct of a war;  an elaborate and systematic plan of action
  • stratification   noun the placing of seeds in damp sand or sawdust or peat moss in order to preserve them or promote germination;  the act or process or arranging persons into classes or social strata;  a layered configuration;  forming or depositing in layers;  the condition of being arranged in social strata or classes within a group
  • strawberry   noun a soft red birthmark;  sweet fleshy red fruit;  any of various low perennial herbs with many runners and bearing white flowers followed by edible fruits having many small achenes scattered on the surface of an enlarged red pulpy berry
  • street   noun a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings;  the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel; people living or working on the same street;  a situation offering opportunities;  the streets of a city viewed as a depressed environment in which there is poverty and crime and prostitution and dereliction
  • strengthening   noun the act of increasing the strength of something;  becoming stronger
  • strengths.
  • streptococcal   adj. of or relating to or caused by streptococci
  • streptococcal infection.
  • streptococcal infections.
  • streptococci   noun spherical Gram positive bacteria occurring in pairs or chains; cause e.g. scarlet fever and tonsillitis
  • streptococcus   noun spherical Gram positive bacteria occurring in pairs or chains; cause e.g. scarlet fever and tonsillitis
  • streptococcus spp.
  • streptogramins.
  • streptokinase   noun an enzyme produced by some strains of streptococcus that can liquefy blood clots by converting plasminogen to plasmin; used medicinally in some cases of myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism
  • streptomycin   noun an antibiotic produced by the actinomycete Streptomyces griseus and used to treat tuberculosis
  • stress   noun the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch);  (physics) force that produces strain on a physical body;  difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension;  special emphasis attached to something; (psychology) a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense;  verbput stress on; utter with an accent;  to stress, single out as important; test the limits of
  • stress incontinence   noun urinary incontinence that occurs when involuntary pressure is put on the bladder by coughing or laughing or sneezing or lifting or straining
  • stress induced.
  • stress test   noun a test measuring how a system functions when subjected to controlled amounts of stress
  • stressors.
  • stretch   adj. easily stretched;  having an elongated seating area; noun extension to or beyond the ordinary limit;  exercise designed to extend the limbs and muscles to their full extent;  a straightaway section of a racetrack;  the capacity for being stretched;  a large and unbroken expanse or distance;  an unbroken period of time during which you do something;  the act of physically reaching or thrusting out;  verb extend one's limbs or muscles, or the entire body;  extend one's body or limbs;  become longer by being stretched and pulled; extend the scope or meaning of; often unduly;  pull in opposite directions;  lie down comfortably;  occupy a large, elongated area; increase in quantity or bulk by adding a cheaper substance;  make long or longer by pulling and stretching;  corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones;  extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
  • striae.
  • stricture   noun severe criticism;  abnormal narrowing of a bodily canal or passageway
  • strictures.
  • stridor   noun a whistling sound when breathing (usually heard on inspiration); indicates obstruction of the trachea or larynx
  • stridulus.
  • stroboscopy.
  • stroke   noun a light touch with the hands;  a single complete movement;  (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand;  any one of the repeated movements of the limbs and body used for locomotion in swimming or rowing;  a mark made by a writing implement (as in cursive writing);  a light touch;  the oarsman nearest the stern of the shell who sets the pace for the rest of the crew;  a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain;  a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information;  the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam;  verb treat gingerly or carefully;  strike a ball with a smooth blow;  row at a particular rate;  touch lightly and with affection, with brushing motions
  • stroke ischemic.
  • stroke prevention in patients with previous.
  • stroking   noun a light touch with the hands
  • strongyloidiasis.
  • structural   adj. concerned with systematic structure in a particular field of study;  affecting or involved in structure or construction; relating to or having or characterized by structure;  relating to or caused by structure, especially political or economic structure; relating to or concerned with the morphology of plants and animals; pertaining to geological structure
  • structure   noun a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts;  the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts;  a particular complex anatomical part;  the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations;  the people in a society considered as a system organized by a characteristic pattern of relationships;  verb give a structure to
  • structured   adj. having definite and highly organized structure; resembling a living organism in organization or development
  • structures.
  • strumpell.
  • students.
  • studies.
  • studies of left ventricular dysfunction.
  • study   noun a room used for reading and writing and studying;  a state of deep mental absorption;  applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading);  a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique; someone who memorizes quickly and easily (as the lines for a part in a play);  a detailed critical inspection;  preliminary drawing for later elaboration;  attentive consideration and meditation;  a branch of knowledge;  a written document describing the findings of some individual or group;  verb learn by reading books;  be a student; follow a course of study; be enrolled at an institute of learning;  think intently and at length, as for spiritual purposes;  give careful consideration to;  be a student of a certain subject;  consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
  • study results.
  • sturge.
  • stye   noun an infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelid
  • styles.
  • styles of patient with personality disorder.
  • styron   noun United States writer best known for his novels (born in 1925)
  • subacromial.
  • subacute   adj. less than acute; relating to a disease present in a person with no symptoms of it
  • subacute bacterial endocarditis   noun a chronic bacterial infection of the endocardium and heart valves; symptoms develop slowly
  • subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus.
  • subaortic.
  • subarachnoid.
  • subarachnoid hemorrhage.
  • subarachnoid hemorrhage smoking as risk factor.
  • subclass   noun (biology) a taxonomic category below a class and above an order
  • subclavian   adj. situated beneath the clavicle
  • subclinical   adj. relating to the stage in the development of a disease before the symptoms are observed
  • subconjunctival.
  • subcortical   adj. of or relating to or being or involving nerve centers below the cerebral cortex
  • subcortical arteriosclerotic.
  • subcutaneous   adj. relating to or located below the epidermis
  • subcuticular.
  • subdiaphragmatic.
  • subdiaphragmatic abscess.
  • subdural hemorrhage.
  • subglottic.
  • subitum.
  • subjective   adj. taking place within the mind and modified by individual bias;  of a mental act performed entirely within the mind
  • subjective data.
  • submandibular.
  • submaximal.
  • subphrenic.
  • subsalicylate.
  • subsidiary   adj. of or relating to or being a subsidy;  functioning in a subsidiary or supporting capacity;  furnishing added support;  noun a company that is completely controlled by another company;  an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
  • substance   noun that which has mass and occupies space;  the stuff of which an object consists;  the idea that is intended;  the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience;  what a communication that is about something is about; considerable capital (wealth or income)
  • substance substance use disorders.
  • subtotal   noun the sum of part of a group of numbers
  • subtypes.
  • subungual.
  • subunit   noun a monetary unit that is valued at a fraction (usually one hundredth) of the basic monetary unit
  • succedaneum   noun (medicine) something that can be used as a substitute (especially any medicine that may be taken in place of another)
  • success   noun an attainment that is successful;  an event that accomplishes its intended purpose;  a state of prosperity or fame;  a person with a record of successes
  • succinate.
  • suchman.
  • sudden   adj. happening without warning or in a short space of time
  • sudden death   noun (sports) overtime in which play is stopped as soon as one contestant scores; e.g. football and golf
  • sudden infant death syndrome   noun sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant during sleep
  • sudden sensorineural hearing loss.
  • suffering   adj. troubled by pain or loss;  very unhappy; full of misery;  noun feelings of mental or physical pain;  misery resulting from affliction;  psychological suffering;  a state of acute pain
  • sugar   noun a white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative;  informal terms for money;  an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain;  verb sweeten with sugar
  • suggesting.
  • suhacute.
  • suicidal   adj. dangerous to yourself or your interests
  • suicide   noun the act of killing yourself;  a person who kills himself intentionally
  • suits.
  • sular.
  • sulbactam.
  • sulfadiazine   noun a sulfa drug used in treating meningitis and pneumonia and other infections
  • sulfadoxine pyrimethamine.
  • sulfasalazine.
  • sulfate   noun a salt or ester of sulphuric acid;  verb convert into a sulfate
  • sulfhemoglobinemia.
  • sulfide   noun a compound of sulphur and some other element that is more electropositive
  • sulfonylurea   noun antidiabetic consisting of any of several drugs that reduce the level of glucose in the blood; used to treat diabetes mellitus
  • sulfonylureas.
  • sulfur   noun an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions);  verb treat with sulphur in order to preserve
  • sulindac   noun a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug (trade name Clinoril)
  • sumatriptan.
  • summary   adj. briefly giving the gist of something;  performed speedily and without formality;  noun a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form
  • summary of physical activity recommendations.
  • summit   noun a meeting of heads of governments;  the top point of a mountain or hill;  the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development;  verb reach the summit of a mountain
  • sunstroke   noun sudden prostration due to exposure to the sun or excessive heat
  • superficial   adj. being or affecting or concerned with a surface; not deep or penetrating emotionally or intellectually;  of little substance or significance;  relating to a surface;  involving a surface only
  • superior   adj. (often followed by `to') above being affected or influenced by;  (sometimes followed by `to') not subject to or influenced by;  of or characteristic of high rank or importance;  of high or superior quality or performance;  having an orbit farther from the sun than the Earth's orbit;  having a higher rank;  written or printed above and to one side of another character;  noun a town in northwest Wisconsin on Lake Superior across from Duluth;  the head of a religious community;  one of greater rank or station or quality;  a character or symbol set or printed or written above and immediately to one side of another character;  the largest freshwater lake in the world; the deepest of the Great Lakes;  a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
  • superior vena cava   noun receives blood from the head and arms and chest and empties into the right atrium of the heart; formed from the azygos and both brachiocephalic veins
  • superioris.
  • supervision   noun management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group
  • supplement   noun a quantity added (e.g. to make up for a deficiency);  a supplementary component that improves capability; textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end; verb add as a supplement to what seems insufficient;  serve as a supplement to;  add to the very end
  • supplemental   adj. added to complete or make up a deficiency; functioning in a subsidiary or supporting capacity
  • supplementation   noun the act of supplementing;  a quantity added (e.g. to make up for a deficiency)
  • supplementation of.
  • supplementation of during pregnancy.
  • supplements.
  • supply   noun offering goods and services for sale;  an amount of something available for use;  the activity of supplying or providing something;  verb provide or furnish with;  state or say further;  provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; circulate or distribute or equip with
  • support   noun a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission;  the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening;  aiding the cause or policy or interests of;  the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities;  any device that bears the weight of another thing; supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest;  the financial means whereby one lives;  financial resources provided to make some project possible;  documentary validation;  a subordinate musical part; provides background for more important parts;  verb play a subordinate role to (another performer);  support materially or financially;  give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to;  establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; put up with something or somebody unpleasant;  adopt as a belief; argue or speak in defense of;  be a regular customer or client of;  be the physical support of; carry the weight of;  be behind; approve of; support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
  • supporting   adj. capable of bearing a structural load;  furnishing support and encouragement;  noun the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
  • supportive   adj. furnishing support or assistance
  • suppression   noun forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority;  the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation;  (botany) the failure to develop of some part or organ of a plant;  (psychology) the conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires
  • suppurativa.
  • suppurative   adj. relating to or characterized by suppuration
  • suppurative intracranial infections.
  • supraglottitis.
  • supraglottitis epiglottitis.
  • supranuclear.
  • suprasellar.
  • supratentorial.
  • supraventricular.
  • supraventricular tachyarrhythmia.
  • surface   adj. on the surface;  involving a surface only;  noun the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary;  a superficial aspect as opposed to the real nature of something;  the extended two dimensional outer boundary of a three dimensional object;  the outermost level of the land or sea;  a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight; information that has become public;  verb come to the surface; appear or become visible; make a showing;  put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface
  • surfactant   noun a substance capable of reducing the surface tension of a liquid in which it is dissolved
  • surgeon   noun a physician who specializes in surgery
  • surgery   noun a room where a doctor or dentist can be consulted; the branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures;  a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body;  a room in a hospital equipped for the performance of surgical operations
  • surgical   adj. performed with great precision;  relating to or requiring or amenable to treatment by surgery especially as opposed to medicine;  of or relating to or involving or used in surgery
  • surrogate   adj. providing or receiving nurture or parental care though not related by blood or legal ties;  noun someone who takes the place of another person;  a person appointed to represent or act on behalf of others
  • surroundings   noun the area in which something exists or lives; the environmental condition
  • surveillance   noun close observation of a person or group (usually by the police)
  • survey   noun a detailed critical inspection;  the act of looking or seeing or observing;  short descriptive summary (of events);  verbconsider in a comprehensive way;  plot a map of (land);  make a survey of; for statistical purposes;  look over in a comprehensively, inspect;  hold a review (of troops);  keep under surveillance
  • surveys.
  • survival   noun something that survives;  a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment;  a state of surviving; remaining alive
  • survival study.
  • survivors.
  • susceptibility   noun the state of being susceptible; easily affected
  • suspected   adj. believed likely
  • suspension   noun a temporary debarment (from a privilege or position etc);  the act of suspending something (hanging it from above so it moves freely);  a mechanical system of springs or shock absorbers connecting the wheels and axles to the chassis of a wheeled vehicle;  an interruption in the intensity or amount of something;  a mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy;  temporary cessation or suspension;  a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
  • sustained   adj. maintained at length without interruption or weakening;  (of an electric arc) continuous
  • suture   noun thread of catgut or silk or wire used by surgeons to stitch tissues together;  a seam used in surgery;  an immovable joint (especially between the bones of the skull);  verb join with a suture
  • sutures.
  • sv.
  • svc.
  • svc syndrome.
  • swallowing.
  • swan neck   noun any of several orchids of the genus Cycnoches having slender arching columns of flowers suggesting the neck of a swan
  • sweat   noun condensation of moisture on a cold surface;  use of physical or mental energy; hard work;  salty fluid secreted by sweat glands;  agitation resulting from active worry;  verb excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin
  • sweating   adj. being wet with perspiration;  noun the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid
  • swelling   noun abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement; the swelling of certain substances when they are heated (often accompanied by release of water)
  • swimmer   noun a person who travels through the water by swimming;  a trained athlete who participates in swimming meets
  • switch   noun the act of changing one thing or position for another; a basketball maneuver; two defensive players shift assignments so that each guards the player usually guarded by the other;  a flexible implement used as an instrument of punishment;  control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit;  railroad track having two movable rails and necessary connections; used to turn a train from one track to another or to store rolling stock;  hairpiece consisting of a tress of false hair; used by women to give shape to a coiffure;  an event in which one thing is substituted for another;  verbmake a shift in or exchange of;  lay aside, abandon, or leave for another;  flog with or as if with a flexible rod;  reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action);  change over, change around, as to a new order or sequence;  cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation;  exchange or give (something) in exchange for
  • swollen   adj. abnormally expanded or increased in size; (`swollen' is sometimes used in combination);  abnormally distended especially by fluids or gas;  overfull with water;  characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self importance
  • swollen tongue.
  • sy.
  • sydenham   noun English physician (1624 1689)
  • symbols.
  • symlin.
  • symmers.
  • symmetric   adj. having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts
  • sympathetics.
  • symptom   noun anything that accompanies X and is regarded as an indication of X's existence;  (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
  • symptom oriented.
  • symptom oriented treatment.
  • symptomatic carotid.
  • symptomatic management in multiple sclerosis.
  • symptomatologyself.
  • symptoms.
  • symptoms associated with crisis.
  • syncopal.
  • syncope   noun (phonology) the loss of sounds in the interior of a word (as in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle');  a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
  • syncytial.
  • syndesmosis.
  • syndrome   noun a complex of concurrent things;  a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
  • syndrome of inappropriate.
  • syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic.
  • syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone.
  • syndrome of inappropriate secretion of.
  • syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone.
  • syndrome of isolated glucocorticoid deficiency.
  • syndromes.
  • synechiae.
  • synergistic   adj. used especially of drugs or muscles that work together so the total effect is greater than the sum of the two (or more);  of or relating to the theological doctrine of synergism; working together; used especially of groups, as subsidiaries of a corporation, cooperating for an enhanced effect
  • synonymous   adj. (of words) meaning the same or nearly the same
  • synovial   adj. relating to or secreting synovia
  • synovitis   noun inflammation of the synovial membrane that lines a synovial joint; results in pain and swelling
  • synovium   noun a thin membrane in synovial (freely moving) joints that lines the joint capsule and secretes synovial fluid
  • synthesis   noun the combination of ideas into a complex whole; the process of producing a chemical compound (usually by the union of simpler chemical compounds);  reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)
  • synthetic   adj. of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts;  systematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words;  involving or of the nature of synthesis (combining separate elements to form a coherent whole) as opposed to analysis;  not genuine or natural;  artificial as if portrayed in a film;  not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially;  noun a compound made artificially by chemical reactions
  • syphilis   noun a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)
  • syphilitic   adj. of or relating to or infected with syphilis;  noun a person suffering from syphilis
  • syphilitic wart.
  • syringes.
  • syringomyelia.
  • syseur.
  • system   noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity;  the living body considered as made up of interdependent components forming a unified whole;  a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts;  a complex of methods or rules governing behavior; a procedure or process for obtaining an objective;  a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole; (physical chemistry) a sample of matter in which substances in different phases are in equilibrium;  an ordered manner; orderliness by virtue of being methodical and well organized;  an organized structure for arranging or classifying
  • systematic   adj. characterized by order and planning;  not haphazard
  • systemic   adj. affecting an entire system
  • systemic disease lung manifestations of.
  • systemic diseases.
  • systemic disorders.
  • systemic inflammatory response.
  • systemic inflammatory response syndrome.
  • systemic lupus erythematosus   noun an inflammatory disease of connective tissue with variable features including fever and weakness and fatigability and joint pains and skin lesions on the face or neck or arms
  • systems.
  • systems based.
  • systems society.
  • systolic   adj. of or relating to a systole or happing during a systole
  • systolic hypertension in europe.
  • systolic hypertension in the elderly program.

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