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Subungual onychomycosis, proximal white
Subungual onychomycosis, proximal white: The rarest form of fungus infection of the finger or toenail. (Fungus infection of the finger or toenail is also called onychomycosis.) The infection begins in the nail fold (the portion of the nail opposite the tip of the finger).
Proximal white subungual o...
Subutex: Brand name for buprenorphine....
Subway diet: The Subway diet is a weight loss plan popularized in 2004 by Jared Fogle, who claims that he lost over 245 pounds in one year by eating sandwiches from the Subway chain. Fogle replaced his 10,000 calorie per day food
consumption with one small turkey sub and one large veggie sub along ...
Succenturiate: In anatomy "succenturiate" means substituting
for or accessory to an organ. For example, see Succenturiate placenta. Succenturiate
placenta: An extra placenta separate from the main placenta. In anatomy
"succenturiate" means substituting for or accessory to an orga...
Succenturiate placenta: An extra placenta separate from
the main placenta. In anatomy "succenturiate" means substituting for or
accessory to an organ. In this case, a succenturiate placenta is an accessory
Succumb: To lose the will to oppose something or to give up and accept something that you first opposed. In the context of illness, to succumb to an illness is to stop opposing it, to no longer battle it, but to die from it. Succumbing, like passing, has become a euphemism (an inoffensive substitut...
Suction-assisted lipectomy: Another name for
liposuction, the surgical
removal of fat deposits from specific parts of the body,
the most common
the abdomen (the "tummy"), buttocks ("behind"), hips,
thighs and knees,
upper arms, back, and calves. The technique breaks up and
Sudden cardiac arrest
Sudden cardiac arrest: A medical emergency with absent or inadequate contraction of the left ventricle of the heart that immediately causes bodywide circulatory failure. The signs and symptoms include loss of consciousness; rapid shallow breathing progressing to apnea (absence of breathing); profoun...
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): The sudden and
unexpected death of a baby with no known illness, typically affecting
sleeping infants between the ages of two weeks to six months. Infants
with a brother or sister who died of SIDS; babies whose mothers used
heroin, methadone, or cocaine duri...
Sudden infant death with dysgenesis of testes
Sudden infant death with dysgenesis of testes: Abbreviated SIDDT. For more, see: SIDDT....
Sudoriferous gland: The sudoriferous (sweat) glands are small tubular structures situated within and under the skin (in the subcutaneous tissue). They discharge sweat by tiny openings in the surface of the skin.
The sweat is a transparent colorless acidic fluid with a peculiar odor. It contains some...
Sugar Busters diet
Sugar Busters diet: The Sugar Busters diet is a weight loss plan based upon restriction of sugar intake. The diet is based upon the concept that sugar consumption leads to insulin release, which some experts believe leads to weight gain. Sugar and other complex carbohydrates such as pasta, white bre...
Suicidal: Pertaining to suicide. the taking of ones own life. As in a suicidal gesture, suicidal thought, or suicidal act. An "online lifeline for suicidal undergrads" may help prevent college students from committing suicide....
Suicide: The process of purposely ending one's own life. Suicides accounts for
approximately one million deaths annually worldwide. There are from 10 million to 20 million suicide
attempts annually. About 30,000 people reportedly kill themselves each year in
the United States. Suicide is the eigh...
Suicide and sexual orientation
Suicide and sexual orientation: High rates of suicide have consistently been reported among homosexuals, particularly among adolescents and young adults. A 1989 report concluded that "gay youth are 2 to 3 times more likely to attempt suicide than other young people. They may comprise up to 30% of co...