STRIDORA harsh, high-pitched respiratory sound such as the inspiratory sound
often heard in acute laryngeal obstruction.
SUBCUTANEOUSUnder the skin.
SUBLINGUALUnder the tongue.
SUPERFICIALOf or pertaining to the surface, lying on, not penetrating below.
SUPINELying on the back.
SURGICAL ASEPTIC TECHNIQUEThe practice that renders and keeps
objects and areas free from all organisms.
SURGICALLY CLEANClean but not sterile.
SUSCEPTIBLENot resistant. A person or animal who may acquire an infection
or disease when exposed to a specific agent, because his or her resistance to the
agent is lacking or reduced.
SUSPECTA person who may have acquired a communicable disease; it is
indicated by the medical history and clinical presentation.
SUSPENSIONA coarse dispersion of finely divided insoluble material
suspended in a liquid medium.
SYNCOPEFaintness or actual fainting.
SYNERGISTA medicine that aids or cooperates with another.
SYRUPConcentrated aqueous solutions of sucrose, containing flavoring or
TACHYCARDlAExcessively rapid heart beat, usually over 100.
TAENIAFUGEAdrug that expels tapeworms without necessarily killing them.
TENDONA fibrous cord by which a muscle is attached to the skeleton.
THORACICPertaining to or affecting the chest.
THROMBUSA plug or clot in a blood vessel or in one of the cavities of the heart,
formed by coagulation of the blood. It remains where it was formed.
TINCTUREUsually an alcoholic solution of animal or vegetable drugs.
TINNITUSRinging in the ears.
TOXEMIAPoisonous products in the blood.
TOXICOLOGYThe science of poisons.
TRACHEOSTOMYSurgically creating an opening into the trachea.
TRIAGESorting casualties to determine priority of treatment.
TRITURATIONA process of reducing a solid to a very fine powder by grinding
in a mortar and pestle.
URTICARIAHives or welts.
UREMIAA condition resulting from waste products not being removed
efficiently by the kidneys so that they remain in the blood.
VASCULARPertaining to blood vessels.