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  1. Small for gestational age (SGA) 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. ...
  2. Small inducible cytokine A2 Small inducible cytokine A2
    Small inducible cytokine A2: See: MPC1....
  3. Small inhibitory RNA Small inhibitory RNA
    Small inhibitory RNA: See: siRNA....
  4. Small intestine Small intestine
    Small intestine: The part of the digestive tract that extends from the stomach to the large intestine....
  5. Small intestine insufficiency Small intestine insufficiency
    Small intestine insufficiency: See: Short bowel syndrome....
  6. Small saphenous vein 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...
  7. Smallpox Smallpox
    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...
  8. Smallpox bioterrorism Smallpox bioterrorism
    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...
  9. Smallpox vaccination adverse reaction 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...
  10. Smallpox vaccination antidote Smallpox vaccination antidote
    Smallpox vaccination antidote: See Vaccinia immune globulin....
  11. Smallpox vaccination in eczema Smallpox vaccination in eczema
    Smallpox vaccination in eczema: See Eczema vaccinatum....
  12. Smallpox vaccination of eye Smallpox vaccination of eye
    Smallpox vaccination of eye: See Vaccinia keratitis....
  13. Smallpox vaccination of fetus Smallpox vaccination of fetus
    Smallpox vaccination of fetus: See Congenital vaccinia....
  14. Smallpox vaccine Smallpox vaccine
    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 ...
  15. Smell Smell
    Smell: See Olfaction....