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Stewart: See: Stewart, Alice....
Stewart, Alice: (1906-2002) English physician and epidemiologist who discovered the connection between fetal X-rays and childhood cancer. Dr. Stewart found that a single diagnostic X-ray during pregnancy was enough to nearly double the risk of cancer for the baby. Although some have disputed her num...
STI: Abbreviation for:
1. Sexually transmitted infection.
2. Soft tissue infection.
3. Systolic time interval....
Stick, heel: See: Heel stick....
Stickler: 1. Stickler, Gunnar B..
2. Stickler syndrome.
3. With a small s, someone who insists upon some matter such as promptness, neatness, or knowing the exact year Stickler described the syndrome named after him....
Stickler syndrome: A relatively common genetic disorder characterized by very
joints, typical facial characteristics, hearing loss, and severe nearsightedness
with associated eye problems. The typical facial features include flattened
bridge of the nose and flat cheekb...
Stickler syndrome, type I
Stickler syndrome, type I: See: Stickler syndrome....
Stickler syndrome, type II
Stickler syndrome, type II: See: Stickler syndrome....
Stickler syndrome, type III
Stickler syndrome, type III: See: Stickler syndrome....
Stickler's syndrome: See: Stickler syndrome....
Stickler, Gunnar B.
Stickler, Gunnar B.: German-American pediatrician Gunnar B. Stickler (1925-) who first described the genetic disorder of collagen known today as Stickler syndrome.
After graduating in medicine in Munich, Dr. Stickler emigrated in 1951 to the USA. He worked for many years at the Mayo Clinic in Roche...
Stiff baby syndrome
Stiff baby syndrome: 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 start...
Stiff lung: See: ARDS....
Stiff-Person syndrome: a rare neurological disorder with features of an autoimmune disease, characterized by fluctuating muscle rigidity in the trunk and limbs and an enhanced sensitivity to stimuli such as noise, touch, and emotional distress. Muscle spasms may also be present as a result of the se...
Still's disease: See: Arthritis, systemic-onset juvenile rheumatoid....