English dictionary of medical terms (82)
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- No:1620 - stability
the quality of maintaining a constant character in the presence of
forces which threaten to disturb it; resistance to change.
- No:1621 - stabilization
the creation of a stable state.
- No:1622 - standard dosing
an established model of administering medication.
- No:1623 - standardize
to compare with or conform to a standard; to establish standards.
- No:1624 - stasis
(Gr. 'a standing still') a word termination indicating the
maintenance of (or maintaining) a constant level; preventing
increase or multiplication.
- 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
- No:1626 - status
state or condition.
- No:1627 - steady state
(L. status state : the crisis, or the turning point of an attack of
disease) dynamic equilibrium.
- No:1628 - steatorrhoea
(steato- + Gr. rhoia a flow) excessive amounts of fats in the
feces, as in malabsorption syndromes.
- No:1629 - steatosis
- No:1630 - stenosis
(Gr. stenosis) narrowing or stricture of a duct or canal.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- No:1636 - stomatological
pertaining to stomatology.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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