Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
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SHP: Schonlein-Henoch purpura....
Shprintzen syndrome: See: Velocardiofacial syndrome....
shRNA: Short hairpin RNA. A short sequence of RNA which makes a tight hairpin turn and can be used to silence gene expression....
Shulman's syndrome: See eosinophilic fasciitis....
Shunt: 1) To move a body fluid, such as
cerebrospinal fluid, from one place to another. 2) A catheter (tube)
that carries cerebrospinal fluid from a ventricle in the brain to
another area of the body. A shunt may be placed to relieve pressure
from hydrocephalus, for example....
Shunt, Blalock-Taussig: A pioneering heart operation named after the American surgeon Alfred Blalock (1899-1964) and the pediatric cardiologist Helen B. Taussig (1898-1986).
Dr. Taussig designed and Dr. Blalock carried out the first "blue-baby" operation to treat a child born with a previously inop...
Shunt, Glenn: See: Glenn shunt....
Shunt, Spitz-Holter: See Spitz-Holter valve....
Shunt, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic
Shunt, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic: A shunt that allows blood from the portal circulation (that supplies the liver) to flow into the systemic (general) circulation.
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt involves catheterization of a hepatic (liver) vein by the transjugular appro...
Shunt, triculoperitoneal: A shunt that drains
fluid from the cerebral ventricle into the abdomen.
Shunt, ventriculoatrial: A shunt that drains
fluid from the cerebral ventricle into the right atrium of
Shunt, ventriculopleural: See: Ventriculopleural shunt....
Shy-Drager syndrome: A mysterious progressive disorder of the central and sympathetic nervous systems, also called multiple system atrophy with postural hypotension. Postural (or orthostatic) hypotension is an excessive drop in blood pressure when the patient stands up, which causes dizziness or mom...
SI joint pain
SI joint pain: See sacroiliac joint dysfunction....
Sialidosis: A form of mucolipidosis
characterized by deficiency of acid alpha-N-acetyl-
See also mucolipidosis,