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  1. Stasis Stasis
    Stasis: Stasis refers to a stoppage or slowdown in the flow of blood (or other body fluid such as lymph). A stasis ulcer is an ulcer (a crater) that develops in an area in which the circulation is sluggish and the venous return (the return of venous blood toward the heart) is poor. A common location...
  2. Stasis dermatitis Stasis dermatitis
    Stasis dermatitis: A skin irritation on the lower legs generally related to circulatory problems. Stasis refers to a stoppage or slowdown in the flow of blood (or other body fluid such as lymph). A stasis ulcer is an ulcer (a crater) that develops in an area in which the circulation is sluggish and ...
  3. Stasis ulcer Stasis ulcer
    Stasis ulcer: A stasis ulcer is an ulcer (a crater) that develops in an area in which the circulation is sluggish and the venous return (the return of venous blood toward the heart) is poor. A common location for stasis ulcers is on the ankle. Stasis refers to a stoppage or slowdown in the flow of...
  4. Stat Stat
    Stat: See: STAT....
  5. State cancer registry State cancer registry
    State cancer registry: A cancer registry operated on the state level in the United States. Data collected by state cancer registries enable public health professionals to better understand and address the cancer burden. Registry data are critical for targeting programs focused on risk-related behavi...
  6. State, acute confusional State, acute confusional
    State, acute confusional: See: Delirium....
  7. State, hypercoagulable State, hypercoagulable
    State, hypercoagulable: A hypercoagulable state is the medical term for a condition in which there is an abnormally increased tendency toward blood clotting (coagulation). There are numerous hypercoagulable states. Each has different causes and each increases a person's chances of developing ...
  8. Static posture Static posture
    Static posture: Any posture that is held for a long time. A static posture may result in fatigue and even injury over time....
  9. Statins Statins
    Statins: A class of drugs that lower cholesterol. The statin drugs on the market in the US include: Atorvastatin (brand name: Lipitor) Lovastatin (brand name: Mevacor), Simvastatin (brand name: Zocor), Pravastatin (brand name: Pravachol), and Fluvastatin (brand name: Lescol). Rosuvastatin (bra...
  10. Status epilepticus Status epilepticus
    Status epilepticus: An epileptic seizure that lasts more than 30 minutes; a constant or near-constant state of having seizures. Status epilepticus is a health crisis, and requires immediate treatment. See also epilepsy, seizure disorders....
  11. Statutory rape Statutory rape
    Statutory rape: A legal term describing sexual intercourse between an adult and a minor. The adult can be found guilty of statutory rape in courts of law even if the minor was a willing partner. "Statutory," which is derived from the Latin word "statuere" (to place), means pertaining to a statute,...
  12. STD STD
    STD: Sexually transmitted disease....
  13. STDs in men STDs in men
    STDs in men: See sexually transmitted diseases in men. ...
  14. STDs in women STDs in women
    STDs in women: See Sexually transmitted diseases in women....
  15. Steal, subclavian Steal, subclavian
    Steal, subclavian: See: Subclavian steal....