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  1. Septate Septate
    Septate: Divided: A septate uterus is a one that is divided....
  2. Septate vagina Septate vagina
    Septate vagina: A vagina that is divided, usually longitudinally, to create a double vagina. This situation can be easily missed by the patient and even by the doctor on exam. If the patient becomes sexually active prior to diagnosis, one of the vaginas stretches and becomes "dominant". The othe...
  3. Septic Septic
    Septic: Infected, or denoting infection. For example, septic shock is shock caused by infection. ...
  4. Septic arthritis Septic arthritis
    Septic arthritis: Joint inflammation that is caused by bacteria infecting the joint. Diagnosis is made by analysis of fluid that has been removed from the joint, including microscopic examination and culture. Treatment is by antibiotic medication and drainage of infected joint fluid from the joint. ...
  5. Septic bursitis Septic bursitis
    Septic bursitis: A bursa is a closed fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues of the body. When the bursa becomes inflamed, the condition is known as "bursitis." When the bursa is infected with bacteria, the condition is called septic bursitis...
  6. Septicemia Septicemia
    Septicemia: Systemic (bodywide) illness with toxicity due to invasion of the bloodstream by virulent bacteria coming from a local seat of infection. The symptoms of chills, fever and exhaustion are caused by the bacteria and substances they produce. The disorder is treated with massive doses of ant...
  7. Septorhinoplasty Septorhinoplasty
    Septorhinoplasty: A surgical procedure done on the nose and the nasal septum, the wall within the nose separating the left and right sides. A procedure on the nose called a rhinoplasty is usually done to enhance the appearance of the nose. During rhinoplasty, the nasal cartilages and bones are modif...
  8. Septuagenarian Septuagenarian
    Septuagenarian: Someone in his or her seventies. See also: Age by decade....
  9. Septum Septum
    Septum: A word borrowed from the Latin "saeptum" meaning a "dividing wall or enclosure."...
  10. Septum, atrial Septum, atrial
    Septum, atrial: The wall between the two upper chambers (the right and left atrium) of the heart....
  11. Septum, cardiac Septum, cardiac
    Septum, cardiac: The cardiac septum is the dividing wall between the right and left sides of the heart. That portion of the septum that separates the two upper chambers (the right and left atria) of the heart is termed the atrial (or interatrial) septum while the portion of the septum that lies betw...
  12. Septum, heart Septum, heart
    Septum, heart: The septum of the heart is the dividing wall between the right and left sides of the heart. That portion of the septum that separates the two upper chambers (the right and left atria) of the heart is termed the atrial (or interatrial) septum while the portion of the septum that lies b...
  13. Septum, interatrial Septum, interatrial
    Septum, interatrial: The wall separating the upper chambers (the atria) of the heart. A hole in the interatrial septum is termed an atrial septal defect (ASD)....
  14. Septum, interventricular Septum, interventricular
    Septum, interventricular: The wall separating the lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart. A hole in the interventricular septum is termed a ventricular septal defect (VSD)....
  15. Septum, nasal Septum, nasal
    Septum, nasal: The dividing wall within the nose. The nasal septum runs down the middle of the nose creating two sides to the nose, each containing a passageway that ends in a nare (nostril). The nasal septum is not as simple a structure as it may seem. It consists of (in technical terms) the septal...