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  1. Scrub up Scrub up
    Scrub up: To wash the hands and forearms very thoroughly, as before surgery. To scrub up implies the use of a brush (and often an implement to clean under the nails). To scrub up, to scrub in (on a surgical procedure), and to scrub are synonymous....
  2. Scrubs Scrubs
    Scrubs: A protective garment designed to be worn by the doctor, nurse, and others in the operating room. The garment was originally a gown. Scrubs now include the shirt and pants worn by those who scrub in for surgery. The wearing of scrubs extends outside surgery in some hospitals and clinics. It ...
  3. Scuba health Scuba health
    Scuba health: Common medical problems in scuba diving include cuts, scrapes and other injuries to the arms and legs and pain in the ear (the "squeezes") due to the difference in pressure between the middle ear and mask during the descent into the water. Less common but more dangerous health hazards ...
  4. Scullcap Scullcap
    Scullcap: See: Scutellaria barbata....
  5. Scurvy Scurvy
    Scurvy: A disorder caused by lack of vitamin C. Symptoms include anemia; soft, bleeding gums; and bumps under the skin near muscles. Scurvy in early childhood can cause musculoskeletal problems. Treatment is by including foods high in vitamin C in the diet, and by vitamin C supplements if neede...
  6. Scutellaria Scutellaria
    Scutellaria: See: Scutellaria barbata....
  7. Scutellaria barbata Scutellaria barbata
    Scutellaria barbata: A Chinese herb that belongs to a group of herbs named Scutellaria (scullcap or skullcap). It is related to mint. Both the root and the above-ground part of Scutellaria barbata have been used to make herbal medicines. The root has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to t...
  8. SCYA2 SCYA2
    SCYA2: Small inducible cytokine A2. See: MPC1....
  9. SDF-1 SDF-1
    SDF-1 A protein that acts as a chemokine. SDF-1 is the only known ligand for CXCR4. SDF-1 stands for stromal-derived factor 1. The SDF1 gene is on chromosome 10q11.1....
  10. Sea poisoning Sea poisoning
    Sea poisoning: An intensely itchy rash due to contact with the tiny thimble jellyfish (Linuche unguiculata). These jellyfish are common between March and August in the waters off of Florida and in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. There may be no adult jellyfish around as a warning. The jel...
  11. Seabather's itch Seabather's itch
    Seabather's itch: An intensely itchy rash due to contact with the tiny thimble jellyfish (Linuche unguiculata). These jellyfish are common between March and August in the waters off of Florida and in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. There may be no adult jellyfish around as a warning. The ...
  12. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
    Seasonal affective disorder: Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a form of depression that tends to occur as the days grow shorter in the fall and winter. It is believed that affected persons react adversely to the decreasing amount of light and the colder temperature as autumn and winter progress. ...
  13. Seat belt Seat belt
    Seat belt: A belt used to hold an individual in their seat. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. Over 70% of those killed were not wearing seat belts. Seat belts can help reduce death and injury by up to 60%. Using a shoulder belt without a lap ...
  14. Sebaceous cyst Sebaceous cyst
    Sebaceous cyst: A sebaceous cyst is a rounded swollen area of the skin formed by an abnormal sac of retained excretion (sebum) from the sebaceous follicles. ...
  15. Sebaceous gland Sebaceous gland
    Sebaceous gland: A normal gland of the skin which empties an oily secretion into the hair follicle near the surface of the skin....