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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «S»:

  1. Sensitivity, analytic Sensitivity, analytic
    Sensitivity, analytic: See: Analytic sensitivity....
  2. Sensorineural deafness with XX gonadal dysgenesis Sensorineural deafness with XX gonadal dysgenesis
    Sensorineural deafness with XX gonadal dysgenesis: See: Perrault syndrome....
  3. Sensorium Sensorium
    Sensorium: The totality of those parts of the brain that receive, process and interpret sensory stimuli. The sensorium is the supposed seat of sensation, the place to which impressions from the external world are conveyed and perceived. The sensorium also refers to the entire sensory apparatus of th...
  4. Sensory Sensory
    Sensory: Relating to sensation, to the perception of a stimulus and the voyage made by incoming (afferent) nerve impulses from the sense organs to the nerve centers. "Sensory" also is sometimes used to refer to the senses themselves. "Sensory" came from the Latin "sensorius" which was derived from s...
  5. Sensory integration Sensory integration
    Sensory integration: A form of occupational therapy in which special exercises are used to strengthen the patient's sense of touch (tactile), sense of balance (vestibular), and sense of where the body and its parts are in space (proprioceptive). It appears to be effective for helping patients ...
  6. Sensory neuron Sensory neuron
    Sensory neuron: A neuron that receives electrical input signals from sensory cells and from other neurons....
  7. Sentinel lymph node Sentinel lymph node
    Sentinel lymph node: The first lymph node ("gland") to receive lymphatic drainage from a tumor. Which lymph node is the sentinel node in a given case is determined by injecting around the tumor a tracer substance that will travel through the lymphatic system to the first draining (sentinel) node a...
  8. Sentinel lymph node biopsy Sentinel lymph node biopsy
    Sentinel lymph node biopsy: Examination of the first lymph node ("gland") that receives lymphatic drainage from a tumor to determine whether that node does or does not have tumor cells within it. Which lymph node is the sentinel node for a given tumor is determined by injecting around the tumor a t...
  9. Sentinel node biopsy Sentinel node biopsy
    Sentinel node biopsy: See: Sentinel lymph node biopsy....
  10. Separation anxiety Separation anxiety
    Separation anxiety: A developmental stage during which a child experiences anxiety when separated from the primary care giver (usually the mother). Separation anxiety is normal between 8 months of age and may last until 14 months old. In young children, their unwillingness to leave a parent or a ca...
  11. Separation anxiety disorder Separation anxiety disorder
    Separation anxiety disorder: Excessive anxiety concerning separation from home or from those to whom a child is attached. The child may develop excessive worrying to the point of being reluctant or refusing to go to school, being alone, or sleeping alone. The child may also experience repeated night...
  12. Sepsis Sepsis
    Sepsis: Commonly called a "blood stream infection." The presence of bacteria (bacteremia) or other infectious organisms or their toxins in the blood (septicemia) or in other tissue of the body. Sepsis may be associated with clinical symptoms of systemic (bodywide) illness, such as feve...
  13. Sepsis, neonatal Sepsis, neonatal
    Sepsis, neonatal: A serious blood bacterial infection in an infant less than 4 weeks of age. Babies with sepsis may be listless, overly sleepy, floppy, weak, and very pale....
  14. Septal defect, atrial (ASD) Septal defect, atrial (ASD)
    Septal defect, atrial (ASD): A hole in the septum, the wall, between the atria, the upper chambers of the heart. Commonly called an ASD. ASDs are a major class of heart deformity that is present at birth (congenital cardiac malformation)....
  15. Septal defect, ventricular (VSD) Septal defect, ventricular (VSD)
    Septal defect, ventricular (VSD): A hole in the septum (the wall) between the lower chambers of the heart (the ventricles). Ventricular Septal Defect is the most common type of heart malformation (congenital heart disease). At least 1 baby in every 500 is born with a VSD. A VSD lets blood from t...