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  1. Strollerobics Strollerobics
    Strollerobics: Aerobics with a stroller. Strollerobics are exercises characteristically performed by new mothers, incorporating strollers that contain their new babies. Stollerobics were invented in the mid-1990s in California....
  2. Stroma Stroma
    Stroma: The supportive framework of an organ (or gland or other structure), usually composed of connective tissue. The stroma is distinct from the parenchyma, which consists of the key functional elements of that organ. The stroma of the thyroid gland is the connective tissue that supports the lobul...
  3. Stromal Stromal
    Stromal: Pertaining to the stroma of an organ. See: Stroma....
  4. Strontium Strontium
    Strontium: An earth element and metal with atomic no. 38, atomic wt. 87.62 that is used in a radioactive form for imaging tests and as a treatment for cancer. First detected in lead mines near Strontian, Scotland, strontium is present in water and food and, in trace amounts, the human skeleton....
  5. Strontium ranelate Strontium ranelate
    Strontium ranelate: An agent consisting of two atoms of stable strontium and ranelic acid. Strontium ranelate stimulates the formation of new bone tissue and decreases bone resorption (loss). It reduces the risk of vertebral fractures in postmenopausal osteoporosis....
  6. Structural genomics Structural genomics
    Structural genomics: The study of the proteome, the three-dimensional structures of thousands upon thousands of proteins, in fact, all of the proteins produced by a species. In the Human Genome Project, the sequence of all the DNA in our genome was largely deciphered. Structural genomics aims to ach...
  7. Structural scoliosis Structural scoliosis
    Structural scoliosis: A fixed lateral (sideway) curve of the spine. Structural scoliosis often occurs from unknown factors without reference to other physical problems (idiopathic scoliosis). It tends to affect girls during adolescence. Structural scoliosis can also be part of a syndrome or disease....
  8. STS STS
    STS: Commonly used abbreviation for "sequence tagged site." A short (200 to 500 base pair) DNA sequence that occurs but once in the genome and whose location and base sequence are known. STSs are detectable by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), are useful for localizing and orienting the mapping and s...
  9. Study population Study population
    Study population: The group of individuals in a study. In a clinical trial, the participants make up the study population. The study population might, for example, consist of all children under 2 years of age in a community....
  10. Study, antro-duodenal motility Study, antro-duodenal motility
    Study, antro-duodenal motility: An antro-duodenal motility study is a study for detecting and recording the contractions of the muscles of the stomach and the first part of the small intestine, the duodenum. It is performed to diagnose problems with how the muscles of the stomach and small inte...
  11. Study, cross-sectional Study, cross-sectional
    Study, cross-sectional: A study done at one time, not over the course of time. A cross-sectional study a disease such as AIDS might be designed to learn its prevalence and distribution within the population at one point in time. Also known as a synchronic study....
  12. Study, crossover Study, crossover
    Study, crossover: A type of clinical trial in which the study subjects receive each treatment in a random order. In this type of study, every patient serves as his or her own control....
  13. Study, diachronic Study, diachronic
    Study, diachronic: See: Study, longitudinal....
  14. Study, electrophysiologic Study, electrophysiologic
    Study, electrophysiologic: See: Electrophysiologic study of the heart....
  15. Study, Framingham Study, Framingham
    Study, Framingham: See: Framingham Study....