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  1. Standard of care Standard of care
    Standard of care: 1. A diagnostic and treatment process that a clinician should follow for a certain type of patient, illness, or clinical circumstance. Adjuvant chemotherapy for lung cancer is "a new standard of care, but not necessarily the only standard of care." (New England Journal of Medicine,...
  2. Stanley B. Prusiner Stanley B. Prusiner
    Stanley B. Prusiner: See: Prusiner, Stanley B.....
  3. Stanolone Stanolone
    Stanolone: A semisynthetic analog of dihydrotestosterone....
  4. Stapes Stapes
    Stapes: A stirrup-shaped bone in the middle ear. The stapes transmits sound vibrations from the incus, another little bone in the middle ear, to the oval window adjacent to the inner ear. The stapes is the smallest bone in the body. Pronounced stay-peas. Stapes, a Late Latin word meaning stirrup, ca...
  5. Staph Staph
    Staph: Very commonly used shortened form of Staphylococcus, a very common and important group of bacteria. See Staphylococcus....
  6. Staph infection Staph infection
    Staph infection: A staph infection is an infection with a Staphylococcal bacteria....
  7. Staphylococcal infection Staphylococcal infection
    Staphylococcal infection: Infection with one of the Staphylococcal bacteria. Staph infection can cause pus-filled abscesses on the skin or internal organs, and can migrate through the blood to infect the heart, meninges, and other areas. Treatment is with antibiotics and drainage of abscesses ...
  8. Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome
    Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome: An infection of the skin with group II Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. The bacteria release toxins, causing inflamed, scaling skin that looks as though it has been burned. It is more common in children than in adults, but is more likely to cause death when i...
  9. Staphylococcus Staphylococcus
    Staphylococcus: A group of bacteria that cause a multitude of diseases. Under a microscope, Staphylococcus bacteria are round and bunched together. They can cause illness directly by infection, or indirectly through products they make, such as the toxins responsible for food poisoning and toxic ...
  10. Staphylococcus, antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus, antibiotic-resistant
    Staphylococcus, antibiotic-resistant: form of the Staphylococcus bacteria that is unaffected by commonly used antibiotics. Antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus is a growing problem, particularly in hospitals where Staph infections can run rampant. Treatment is with "super- antibiotics" when possi...
  11. Stargardt disease Stargardt disease
    Stargardt disease: An hereditary eye disease that is one of the most frequent causes of macular degeneration in childhood. (The macula is the part of the retina that is responsible for central vision.) The disease has its onset between the ages of 7 and 12 years, follows a rapidly progressive cours...
  12. STARI STARI
    STARI: Southern tick-associated rash illness....
  13. Start, sleep Start, sleep
    Start, sleep: See: Hypnic jerk....
  14. Startle disease Startle disease
    Startle disease: A genetic disorder also known as hyperexplexia in which babies have an exaggerated startle reflex (reaction). This disorder was not recognized until 1962 when it was described by Drs. Kok and Bruyn as a disease with the onset at birth of hypertonia (stiffness), exaggerated startle r...
  15. Startle reflex Startle reflex
    Startle reflex: A reflex seen in normal infants in response to a loud noise. The infant with make a sudden body movement, bringing the legs and arms toward the chest. ...