Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «S»:
Seizure, focal: See: Partial seizure....
Seizure, focal motor
Seizure, focal motor: See: Focal motor seizure....
Seizure, grand mal
Seizure, grand mal: See: Grand mal....
Seizure, jackknife: See: Infantile spasms....
Seizure, Jacksonian: See: Jacksonian seizure....
Seizure, local: See: Partial seizure....
Seizure, myoclonic: See: Myoclonic seizure....
Seizure, partial: See: Partial seizure....
Seizure, petit mal
Seizure, petit mal: See: Petit mal....
Seizure, salaam: See: Infantile spasms....
Seizure, tonic-clonic: See: Tonic-clonic seizure....
Selective Estrogen-Receptor Modulator (SERM)
Selective Estrogen-Receptor Modulator (SERM): A
"designer estrogen" which possesses some, but not all, of the actions of
estrogen. For example, raloxifene (trade name EVISTA) is classified as a SERM because it
prevents bone loss (like estrogen) and lowers serum cholesterol (like estrogen) ...
Selective mutism: An inability to speak in
certain situations. See also apraxia, autism, mutism.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor: A selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) is one of the commonly prescribed drugs for treating depression.
SSRIs affect the chemicals that nerves in the brain use to send messages to one another. These chemical messengers, called neurotransmitters, are r...
Selective tubal occlusion procedure
Selective tubal occlusion procedure: (The acronym for selective tubal occlusion procedure is STOP.) A nonsurgical form of permanent birth control in which a physician inserts a 4-centimeter (1.6 inch) long metal coil into each one of a woman's two fallopian tubes via a scope passed through the cervi...