English dictionary of medical terms (82)

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[Multilingual]No:1620 - stability
the quality of maintaining a constant character in the presence of forces which threaten to disturb it; resistance to change.
[Multilingual]No:1621 - stabilization
the creation of a stable state.
[Multilingual]No:1622 - standard dosing
an established model of administering medication.
[Multilingual]No:1623 - standardize
to compare with or conform to a standard; to establish standards.
[Multilingual]No:1624 - stasis
(Gr. 'a standing still') a word termination indicating the maintenance of (or maintaining) a constant level; preventing increase or multiplication.
[Multilingual]No:1625 - statistic
(back formation from statistics) any function computed from the values of a random sample, such as the sample mean or median, when considered as a random variable with a known probability distribution.
[Multilingual]No:1626 - status
state or condition.
[Multilingual]No:1627 - steady state
(L. status state : the crisis, or the turning point of an attack of disease) dynamic equilibrium.
[Multilingual]No:1628 - steatorrhoea
(steato- + Gr. rhoia a flow) excessive amounts of fats in the feces, as in malabsorption syndromes.
[Multilingual]No:1629 - steatosis
fatty degeneration.
[Multilingual]No:1630 - stenosis
(Gr. stenosis) narrowing or stricture of a duct or canal.
[Multilingual]No:1631 - sterility
(L. sterilitas) 1. the inability to produce offspring, i.e., the inability to conceive (female s.) or to induce conception (male s.). 2. the state of being aseptic, or free from microorganisms.
[Multilingual]No:1632 - sterilization
1. the complete destruction or elimination of all living microorganisms, accomplished by physical methods (dry or moist heat), chemical agents (ethylene oxide, formaldehyde, alcohol), radiation (ultraviolet, cathode), or mechanical methods (filtration). 2. any procedure by which an individual is made incapable of reproduction, as by castration, vasectomy, or salpingectomy.
[Multilingual]No:1633 - steroid
a group name for lipids that contain a hydrogenated cyclopentanoperhydrophenanthrene ring system. Some of the substances included in this group are progesterone, adrenocortical hormones, the gonadal hormones, cardiac aglycones, bile acids, sterols (such as cholesterol), toad poisons, saponins, and some of the carcinogenic hydrocarbons.
[Multilingual]No:1634 - stimulant
(L. stimulans) 1. producing stimulation; especially producing stimulation by causing tension on muscle fibre through the nervous tissue. 2. an agent or remedy that produces stimulation.
[Multilingual]No:1635 - stomatitis
inflammation of the oral mucosa, due to local or systemic factors which may involve the buccal and labial mucosa, palate, tongue, floor of the mouth, and the gingivae.
[Multilingual]No:1636 - stomatological
pertaining to stomatology.
[Multilingual]No:1637 - strabismus
(Gr. strabismos a squinting) deviation of the eye which the patient cannot overcome. The visual axes assume a position relative to each other different from that required by the physiological conditions. The various forms of strabismus are spoken of as tropias, their direction being indicated by the appropriate prefix, as cyclo tropia, esotropia, exotropia, hypertropia, and hypotropia. Called also cast, heterotropia, manifest deviation, and squint.
[Multilingual]No:1638 - stress
1. forcibly exerted influence; pressure. In dentistry, the pressure of the upper teeth against the lower in mastication. 2. the sum of the biological reactions to any adverse stimulus, physical, mental, or emotional, internal or external, that tends to disturb the organism's homeostasis; should these compensating reactions be inadequate or inappropriate, they may lead to disorders. The term is also used to refer to the stimuli that elicit the reactions.
[Multilingual]No:1639 - stria
(L. 'a furrow, groove') 1. a streak, or line. 2. a narrow bandlike structure; (NA) a general term for such longitudinal collections of nerve fibres in the brain.

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