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  1. Skin tag Skin tag
    Skin tag: A small tag of skin that may have a stalk (a peduncle). Skin tags may appear on the skin almost anywhere although the favorite locales are the eyelids, neck, armpits (axillae), upper chest, and groin. Invariably benign, this tiny tumor of the skin usually causes no symptoms unless repea...
  2. Skin test for allergy Skin test for allergy
    Skin test for allergy: Test done on the skin to identify the allergy substance (the allergen) that is triggering the allergic reaction. A small amount of the suspected allergy-provoking substance is placed on the skin. The skin is then gently scratched through the small drop with a special ster...
  3. Skin test for immunity Skin test for immunity
    Skin test for immunity: A method of evaluating whether a person has developed an immune response to certain infections. A substance is injected into the deep layer of the skin (dermis), which will cause a reaction if the immune system recognizes it. One of the most common skin tests is the tuber...
  4. Skin, scalded, syndrome Skin, scalded, syndrome
    Skin, scalded, syndrome: See Scalded skin syndrome....
  5. Skin, tattooing of the Skin, tattooing of the
    Skin, tattooing of the: The permanent insertion of ink or other pigments below the skin using a sharp instrument. Humans have done tattooing for cosmetic and ritual purposes since at least the Neolithic era. In the Western world, tattooing has historically served as a brand of criminality, a sign of...
  6. Skittles Skittles
    Skittles: Street name for dextromethorphan (DXM)....
  7. Skittling Skittling
    Skittling: Street name for the high produced by abuse of the drug dextromethorphan....
  8. Skull Skull
    Skull: The skull is a collection of bones which encase the brain and give form to the head and face. The bones of the skull include the following: the frontal, parietal, occipital, temporal, sphenoid, ethmoid, zygomatic, maxilla, nasal, vomer, palatine, inferior concha, and mandible. The early ...
  9. Skull, hair-on-end Skull, hair-on-end
    Skull, hair-on-end: Thin fine linear extensions radiating out from the skull that look on an X-ray like hair standing "on-end" from the skull, an appearance associated with hemolytic anemias such as sickle cell disease and thalassemia. The "hair" represents the accentuated trabeculae extending betw...
  10. Skullcap Skullcap
    Skullcap: See: Scutellaria barbata....
  11. Skute barbata Skute barbata
    Skute barbata: See: Scutellaria barbata....
  12. SKY (spectral karyotype) SKY (spectral karyotype)
    SKY (spectral karyotype: A visualization of all of the chromosomes in the genome all together with each chromosome labeled with a different color. The SKY technique is useful for identifying chromosome abnormalities....
  13. Slake Slake
    Slake: 1. To satisfy or quench. As, for example, she drank some water to slake her thirst. 2. To mix with water, to hydrate. As, for example, to slake lime....
  14. Slanted ear Slanted ear
    Slanted ear: An ear that is slanted more than usual. Technically, an ear is slanted when the angle of the slope of the auricle is more than 15 degrees from the perpendicular. Considered a minor anomaly. The presence of 2 or more minor anomalies in a child increases the probability that the child has...
  15. Slap cheek Slap cheek
    Slap cheek: See: Fifth disease...