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  1. Social anxiety disorder Social anxiety disorder
    Social anxiety disorder: Excessive fear of embarrassment in social situations that is extremely intrusive and can have debilitating effects on personal and professional relationships. Also called social phobia. Phobias are persistent, irrational fears of certain objects or situations. They reco...
  2. Social phobia Social phobia
    Social phobia: Excessive fear of embarrassment in social situations that is extremely intrusive and can have debilitating effects on personal and professional relationships. The symptoms and signs of social phobia include blushing, sweating, trembling, rapid heartbeat, muscle tension, nausea or o...
  3. Social psychology Social psychology
    Social psychology: The study of the mind and mental processes, particularly as regards social interactions, focusing on the ways our actions influence others, and vice versa. Social psychology is a hybrid discipline, a fusion product of sociology and psychology. (In contrast to psychology's atomizat...
  4. Social worker, clinical Social worker, clinical
    Social worker, clinical: See: Licensed clinical social worker....
  5. Socialized medicine Socialized medicine
    Socialized medicine: A system of health care in which all health personnel and health facilities, including doctors and hospitals, work for the government and draw salaries from the government. Doctors in the US Veterans Administration and the Armed Services are paid this way. And the Veterans and U...
  6. Sociogenomics Sociogenomics
    Sociogenomics: The identification of the genes that influence social behavior, the understanding of the influence of these genes on underlying neural and endocrine mechanisms, and the exploration of the effects of the environment -- particularly the social environment -- on gene action. The term "so...
  7. Sociopath Sociopath
    Sociopath: A term once used for someone with what is now called antisocial personality disorder....
  8. Sociopathic personality Sociopathic personality
    Sociopathic personality: See: Antisocial personality disorder....
  9. Sociopathic personality disorder Sociopathic personality disorder
    Sociopathic personality disorder: See: Antisocial personality disorder....
  10. Sociophobia Sociophobia
    Sociophobia: Fear of social gatherings, fear of socializing, fear of embarrassment in social situations that is extremely intrusive and can have markedly debilitating effects on personal and professional relationships. Phobias are persistent, excessive, irrational fears of certain objects or situat...
  11. Sodium Sodium
    Sodium: The major positive ion (cation) in fluid outside of cells. The chemical notation for sodium is Na+. When combined with chloride, the resulting substance is table salt. Excess sodium (such as from fast food hamburger and fries) is excreted in the urine. Too much or too little sodium can cause...
  12. Sodium perchlorate Sodium perchlorate
    Sodium perchlorate: See: Perchlorate....
  13. Soft chancre Soft chancre
    Soft chancre: See: Chancroid....
  14. Soft palate Soft palate
    Soft palate: The muscular part of the roof of the mouth. The soft palate is directly behind the hard palate. It lacks bone and so is soft....
  15. Soft sore Soft sore
    Soft sore: See: Chancroid....