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Small for gestational age (SGA)
Small for gestational age (SGA): SGA infants weigh 2500 g or less at birth and are
considered to have intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR),
given their gestational age. By contrast, an infant may
weighs 2500 g or less simply because of prematurity.
Small inducible cytokine A2
Small inducible cytokine A2: See: MPC1....
Small inhibitory RNA
Small inhibitory RNA: See: siRNA....
Small intestine: The part of the digestive tract that extends
from the stomach to the large intestine....
Small intestine insufficiency
Small intestine insufficiency: See: Short bowel syndrome....
Small saphenous vein
Small saphenous vein: The smaller of the two saphenous veins, the principal veins that run up the leg superficially (near the surface).
The small saphenous vein, runs behind the outer malleolus (the protuberance on the outside of the ankle joint), comes up the back of the leg and joins the poplit...
Smallpox: Also known as
variola, a highly contagious and frequently fatal viral disease characterized by
a biphasic fever and a distinctive skin rash that left pock marks in its wake.
Because of its high case-fatality rates and transmissibility, smallpox now
represents a serious bioterrorist thr...
Smallpox bioterrorism: The misuse of smallpox as an agent of bioterrorism.
Smallpox was eradicated in 1977. Routine vaccinations stopped in the US in 1972. More than 40% of Americans and many others around the world have not been vaccinated and are vulnerable. Those who were vaccinated only once a...
Smallpox vaccination adverse reaction
Smallpox vaccination adverse reaction: An adverse event occurring after smallpox vaccination (vaccinia).
Smallpox vaccination is a relatively safe, effective preventative against smallpox. However, in a number of individuals, smallpox vaccination can result in untoward effects and adverse reactions...
Smallpox vaccination antidote
Smallpox vaccination antidote: See Vaccinia immune globulin....
Smallpox vaccination in eczema
Smallpox vaccination in eczema: See Eczema vaccinatum....
Smallpox vaccination of eye
Smallpox vaccination of eye: See Vaccinia keratitis....
Smallpox vaccination of fetus
Smallpox vaccination of fetus: See Congenital vaccinia....
Smallpox vaccine: A vaccine containing a live virus called vaccinia used to prevent smallpox. The vaccine does not contain the variola virus that causes smallpox. Through the use of the vaccine, smallpox was eliminated from the world in 1977. Routine vaccination against smallpox ended in 1972 The ...
Smell: See Olfaction....