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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «S»:

  1. Stenosis, spinal Stenosis, spinal
    Stenosis, spinal: See: Spinal stenosis....
  2. Stenosis, subaortic Stenosis, subaortic
    Stenosis, subaortic: Narrowing of the left ventricle of the heart just below the aortic valve through which blood must pass on its way up into the aorta. The narrowing cuts the flow of blood. Subaortic stenosis may be congenital (present at birth) or acquired as part of a particular form of...
  3. Stenotic Stenotic
    Stenotic: Narrowed, as in a stenotic artery. From the Greek "stenos" meaning narrow....
  4. Stent Stent
    Stent: A tube designed to be inserted into a vessel or passageway to keep it open. Stents are inserted into narrowed coronary arteries to help keep them open after balloon angioplasty. The stent then allows the normal flow of blood and oxygen to the heart. Stents placed in narrowed carotid arterie...
  5. Stent, coated Stent, coated
    Stent, coated: See: Coated stent....
  6. Stent, medicated Stent, medicated
    Stent, medicated: See: Coated stent....
  7. STEP procedure STEP procedure
    STEP procedure: See: Serial transverse enteroplasty....
  8. Step protocol Step protocol
    Step protocol: See: Step therapy....
  9. Step therapy Step therapy
    Step therapy: The practice of beginning drug therapy for a medical condition with the most cost-effective and safest drug therapy and progressing to other more costly or risky therapy, only if necessary. The aims are to control costs and minimize risks. Also called step protocol....
  10. Stepfather Stepfather
    Stepfather: The husband of a woman who had a child by another man....
  11. Stepmother Stepmother
    Stepmother: The wife of a man who had a child by another women. See: Novercal....
  12. Steppage gait Steppage gait
    Steppage gait: A manner of walking in which the advancing foot is lifted high so that the toes clear the ground. Steppage gait is a sign of foot-drop....
  13. Stercolith Stercolith
    Stercolith: See: Fecalith....
  14. Stereotactic Stereotactic
    Stereotactic: Stereotactic refers to precise positioning in three-dimensional space. For example, biopsies, surgery or radiation therapy can be done stereotactically. In a stereotactic needle biopsy, the spot to be biopsied is located three-dimensionally, the information is entered into a computer, ...
  15. Stereotactic needle biopsy Stereotactic needle biopsy
    Stereotactic needle biopsy: A biopsy in which the spot to be biopsied is located three-dimensionally, the information is entered into a computer, and the computer calculates the information and positions a needle to remove the biopsy sample....