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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «S»:

  1. Sublingual gland Sublingual gland
    Sublingual gland: The smallest of the three major salivary glands. It is located beneath the tongue in the floor of the mouth close to the midline. Sublingual means beneath the tongue....
  2. Subluxation Subluxation
    Subluxation: Partial dislocation of a joint. A complete dislocation is a luxation....
  3. Subluxation of the radial head Subluxation of the radial head
    Subluxation of the radial head: See: Nursemaid's elbow....
  4. Submandibular gland Submandibular gland
    Submandibular gland: The second largest of the three major salivary glands. It is located deep to the mandible (jaw bone). ...
  5. Submaxillary gland Submaxillary gland
    Submaxillary gland: See Submandibular gland. ...
  6. Suboxone Suboxone
    Suboxone: Brand name for buprenorphine in combination with naloxone....
  7. Subq Subq
    Subq: Abbreviation for subcutaneous. Subcutaneous means under the skin. It implies just under the skin. With a subcutaneous injection, a needle is inserted just under the skin. A drug (for example, insulin) can then be delivered into the subcutaneous tissues. After the injection, the drug move...
  8. Subscapular Subscapular
    Subscapular: Under the scapula, like the subscapularis muscle, which originates beneath the scapula. ...
  9. Subscapularis muscle Subscapularis muscle
    Subscapularis muscle: A muscle that moves the arm by turning it inward (internal rotation). The tendon of the subscapularis muscle is one of four tendons that stabilize the shoulder joint and constitute the rotator cuff. Each of these four tendons hooks up to a muscle that moves the shoulder in ...
  10. Substance Substance
    Substance: 1. Material with particular features, as a pressor substance. 2. The material that makes up an organ or structure. Also known in medicine as the substantia. 3. A psychoactive drug as, for example, in substance abuse....
  11. Substance abuse Substance abuse
    Substance abuse: The excessive use of a substance, especially alcohol or a drug. (There is no universally accepted definition of substance abuse.) A definition of substance abuse that is frequently cited is that in DSM-IV, the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disord...
  12. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: A part of the U.S. Public Health Service, SAMHSA works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, addiction treatment, and mental health services. Provides funding through block grants to states for direct substan...
  13. Substance, pressor Substance, pressor
    Substance, pressor: See: Pressor substance....
  14. Subtelomeric Subtelomeric
    Subtelomeric: Below the telomere, the end of a chromosome. For example, it has been reported that subtle subtelomeric rearrangements of the DNA are responsible for a significant proportion of unexplained cases of moderate to severe mental retardation (References: Lancet 1999;354:1659-1660,1676-1681...
  15. Subtotal hysterectomy Subtotal hysterectomy
    Subtotal hysterectomy: The uterus is surgically removed but the cervix is left is left in place. Also called a partial hysterectomy....