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Subcutaneous
Under the skin. "Subcutaneous" implies just under the skin. With a subcutaneous injection, a needle is inserted just under the skin. A drug (for example, insulin) can then be ...
subcuticular
Beneath the cuticle or epidermis. SYN: subepidermal, subepidermic.
subcutis
SYN: subcutaneous tissue.
subdelirium
A rarely used term for a slight or discontinuous delirium.
subdeltoid
Beneath the deltoid muscle; denoting a bursa.
subdental
Beneath the roots of the teeth.
subdiaphragmatic
Beneath the diaphragm. SYN: infradiaphragmatic, subphrenic.
subdorsal
Below the dorsal region.
subduce, subduct
To pull or draw downward. [L. sub-duco, pp. -ductus, to lead away]
subdural
Beneath the dura mater or between it and the arachnoid. See spatium subdurale.
subendocardial
Beneath the endocardium.
subendothelial
Beneath the endothelium.
subendothelium
The connective tissue between the endothelium and inner elastic membrane in the intima of arteries.
subendymal
Beneath the endyma, or ependyma. SYN: subependymal.
subependymal
SYN: subendymal.
subependymoma
Discrete lobulated ependymal nodules in the walls of the anterior third or posterior fourth ventricles commonly found at autopsy.
subepidermal, subepidermic
SYN: subcuticular.
subepithelial
Beneath the epithelium.
subepithelium
Any structure beneath the epithelium.
suberic acid
Used in plastics and in the cross-linking of biopolymers; found in the urine as a product of ω-oxidation of fatty acid s. SYN: octandioic acid. [L. suber, cork oak, + -ic]
suberosis
Extrinsic allergic alveolitis caused by inhalation of mold spores from contaminated cork. [L. suber, cork, + G. -osis, condition]
subfamily
In biologic classification, a division between family and tribe or between family and genus.
subfascial
Beneath a fascia.
subfertility
Less than normal capacity for reproduction.
subfissure
A cerebral fissure beneath the surface, concealed by overlapping convolutions.
subfolium
A secondary division of a cerebellar folium.
subgallate
Partially neutralized gallic acid; a basic gallate, such as bismuth s..
subgemmal
Below a gemma or bud ( e.g., a taste bud).
subgenus
In biologic classification, a division between genus and species.
subgingival
Below the gingival margin.
subglenoid
SYN: infraglenoid.
subglossal
Below or beneath the tongue. SYN: sublingual.
subglottic
SYN: infraglottic.
Subglottis
: The lower part of the larynx; the area from just below the vocal cords down to the top of the trachea.
subgranular
Slightly granular.
subgrundation
The depression of one fragment of a broken cranial bone below the other. [ sub- + A.S. grund, bottom, foundation]
subhepatic
Below the liver. SYN: infrahepatic.
subhyaloid
Beneath, on the vitreous side of, the hyaloid ( vitreous) membrane.
subhyoid, subhyoidean
SYN: infrahyoid.
subicteric
Slightly elevated serum bilirubin without clinical evidence of jaundice. [ sub- + G. ikterikos, jaundiced]
subicular
Relating to the subiculum.
subiculum
1. A support or prop. 2. [TA] The zone of transition between the parahippocampal gyrus and Ammon horn of the hippocampus. [L. dim. of subex, support] - s. promontorii [TA] ...
subiliac
1. Below the ilium. 2. Relating to the subilium.
subilium
The portion of the ilium contributing to the acetabulum.
subinfection
A secondary infection occurring in one exposed to and successfully resisting an epidemic of another infectious disease.
subinflammatory
Denoting a slightly inflammatory irritation of the tissues.
subintimal
Beneath the intima.
subintrant
SYN: proleptic. [L. sub-intro, pres. p. -ans, to enter by stealth]
subinvolution
Arrest of the normal involution of the uterus following childbirth with the organ remaining abnormally large.
subiodide
That one of a series of iodine compounds with a given cation containing the least iodine; analogous to subchloride.
subjacent
Below or beneath another part. [L. sub-jaceo, to lie under]
subject
A person or organism that is the object of research, treatment, experimentation, or dissection. [L. subjectus, lying beneath]
subjective
1. Perceived by the individual only and not evident to the examiner; said of certain symptoms, such as pain. 2. Colored by one's personal beliefs and attitudes. Cf.:objective ...
subjective assessment data
Those facts presented by the client that show his/her perception, understanding, and interpretation of what is happening.
subjugal
Below the zygomatic ( jugal) bone.
subkingdom
In biologic classification, a division between kingdom and phylum.
sublation
Detachment, elevation, or removal of a part. [L. sublatio, a lifting up]
sublethal
Not quite lethal.
subleukemia
SYN: subleukemic leukemia.
sublimate
1. To perform or accomplish sublimation. 2. Any substance that has been submitted to sublimation. [L. sublimo, pp. -atus, to raise on high, fr. sublimis, high] - corrosive s. ...
sublimation
1. The process of converting a solid into a gas without passing through a liquid state; analogous to distillation. 2. In psychoanalysis, an unconscious defense mechanism in ...
sublime
1. To sublimate. 2. To undergo a process of sublimation.
subliminal
Below the threshold of perception or excitation; below the limit or threshold of consciousness. [ sub- + L. limen (limin-), threshold]
sublimis
1. At the top. 2. SYN: superficialis. [L.]
Sublingual
Underneath the tongue. A sublingual medication is a type of lozenge that is dissolved under the tongue. * * * SYN: subglossal.
Sublingual gland
The smallest of the three major salivary glands. It is located. It lies under the floor of the mouth close to the midline.
sublobular
Beneath a lobule, as of the liver.
sublumbar
Below the lumbar region.
subluminal
Below or beneath the structure facing the lumen of an organ.
Subluxation
Partial dislocation of a joint. A complete dislocation is a luxation. * * * An incomplete luxation or dislocation; though a relationship is altered, contact between joint ...
sublymphemia
An obsolete term for a blood state in which there is a great increase in the proportion of lymphocytes although the total number of white cells is normal. [ sub- + L. lympha, ...
submammary
1. Deep to the mammary gland. 2. SYN: inframammary.
submandibular
Beneath the mandible or lower jaw. SYN: inframandibular, submaxillary (2).
Submandibular gland
The second largest of the three major salivary glands. It is located deep to the mandible (jaw bone).
submarginal
Near the margin of any part.
submaxilla
SYN: mandible.
submaxillary
1. SYN: mandibular. 2. SYN: submandibular.
submedial, submedian
Almost, but not exactly in the middle.
submembranous
Partly or nearly membranous.
submental
Beneath the chin.
submerged
In dentistry, describing a field of operation covered by saliva.
submetacentric
See s. chromosome.
submicronic
Smaller than 1 micron in size.
submicroscopic
Too minute to be visible with a light microscope. SYN: amicroscopic, ultramicroscopic.
submorphous
Neither definitely amorphous nor definitely crystalline, denoting the structure of certain calculi.
submucosa
A layer of tissue beneath a mucous membrane; the layer of connective tissue beneath the tunica mucosa. SYN: tela s., tunica s..
submucous
Beneath a mucous membrane.
subnarcotic
Slightly narcotic.
subnasal
Under the nose.
subnasion
The point of the angle between the septum of the nose and the surface of the upper lip.
subneural
Below the neural axis.
subnitrate
A basic nitrate; a salt of nitric acid having one or more atoms of the base still capable of combining with the acid.
subnormal
Below the normal standard of some quality.
subnormality
A subnormal state or condition.
subnotochordal
Lying beneath the notochord.
subnucleus
A secondary nucleus.
suboccipital
Below the occiput or the occipital bone.
suboptimal
Below or less than the optimum.
suborbital
SYN: infraorbital.
suborder
In biologic classification, a division between order and family.
suboxidation
Deficient oxidation.
suboxide
That one of a series of oxides containing the least oxygen. SYN: protoxide.
subparietal
Below or beneath any structure called parietal : bone, lobe, layer of a serous membrane, etc.
subpatellar
1. Deep to the patella. 2. SYN: infrapatellar.
subpectoral
Beneath the pectoralis muscle.
subpelviperitoneal
Beneath the pelvic, as distinguished from the abdominal, peritoneum. SYN: subperitoneopelvic.
subpericardial
Beneath the pericardium.
subperiosteal
Beneath the periosteum.
subperitoneal
Beneath the peritoneum.
subperitoneoabdominal
SYN: subabdominoperitoneal.
subperitoneopelvic
SYN: subpelviperitoneal.
subpetrosal
1. Denoting the inferior petrosal. 2. Denoting a dural venous sinus.
subpharyngeal
Below the pharynx.
subphrenic
SYN: subdiaphragmatic.
subphylum
In biologic classification, a division between phylum and class.
subpial
Beneath the pia mater.
subplacental
Beneath the placenta; denoting the decidua basalis.
subpleural
Beneath the pleura.
subplexal
Below or beneath any plexus.
subpreputial
Beneath the prepuce.
subpubic
Beneath the pubic arch; denoting a ligament, the arcuate pubic ligament, connecting the two pubic bones below the arch.
subpulmonary
Below the lungs.
subpyramidal
1. Below any pyramid; denoting especially the tympanic sinus. 2. Nearly pyramidal in shape.
Subq
Abbreviation for subcutaneous. Subcutaneous means under the skin. It implies just under the skin. With a subcutaneous injection, a needle is inserted just under the skin. A drug ...
subretinal
1. Between the sensory retina and the retinal pigment epithelium. 2. Between the retinal pigment epithelium and the choroid.
subsalt
A basic salt; a salt in which the base has not been completely neutralized by the acid.
subsartorial
Beneath the sartorius muscle; denoting a nerve plexus and a fascia.
Subscapular
Under the scapula, like the subscapularis muscle, which originates beneath the scapula. * * * 1. Deep to the scapula. 2. SYN: infrascapular.
subscapularis
See s. (muscle).
Subscapularis muscle
A muscle that moves the arm by turning it inward (internal rotation). The tendon of the subscapularis muscle is one of four tendons that stabilize the shoulder joint and ...
subscleral
Beneath the sclera of the eye, i.e., on the choroidal side of this layer. SYN: subsclerotic (1).
subsclerotic
1. SYN: subscleral. 2. Partly or slightly sclerotic or sclerosed.
subscription
The part of a prescription preceding the signature, in which are the directions for compounding. [L. subscriptio, fr. subscribo, pp. -scriptus, to write under, subscribe]
subserosa
The layer of connective tissue beneath a serous membrane such as that of the periconeum or pericardium. SYN: tela s. [TA], subserous layer.
subserous, subserosal
Beneath a serous membrane.
subsibilant
Rarely used term denoting a rale with a quality between blowing and whistling.
subsidence
Sinking or settling in bone, as of a prosthetic component of a total joint implant.
subspinale
In cephalometrics, the most posterior midline point on the premaxilla between the anterior nasal spine and the prosthion. SYN: point A.
subspinous
1. SYN: infraspinous. 2. Tendency to spininess.
substage
An attachment to a microscope, below the stage, supporting the condenser or other accessory.
substance
Stuff; material. SYN: substantia [TA], matter. [L. substantia, essence, material, fr. sub- sto, to stand under, be present] - alpha s. SYN: reticular s. (1). - anterior ...
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
A part of the U.S. Public Health Service, SAMHSA works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, addiction treatment, and mental health services. ...
Substance, pressor
A pressor substance is any substance that elevates arterial blood pressure. For example, prostacyclin (also known as prostaglandin PGI2) is a potent pressor agent. The word ...
substantia
SYN: substance. [L.] - s. adamantina SYN: enamel. - s. alba SYN: white matter. - basal s. [TA] basal structures associated with the amygdaloid complex and its connections; ...
substernal
1. Deep to the sternum. 2. SYN: infrasternal.
substernomastoid
Beneath the sternomastoid muscle; denoting a group of deep cervical lymph node s.
substitute
1. Anything that takes the place of another. 2. In psychology, a surrogate. - blood s. any material ( e.g., human plasma, serum albumin, or a solution of such substances as ...
substitution
1. In chemistry, the replacement of an atom or group in a compound by another atom or group ( e.g., s. of H by Cl in CH4 to give CH3Cl). 2. In psychoanalysis, an unconscious ...
substrate
1. The substance acted upon and changed by an enzyme; the reactant considered to be attacked in a chemical reaction. 2. The base on which an organism lives or grows; e.g., the ...
substratum
Any layer or stratum lying beneath another. [L. see substrate]
substructure
A tissue or structure wholly or partly beneath the surface. - implant denture s. the metal framework which is placed beneath the soft tissues in contact with, or embedded into, ...
subsulfate
A basic sulfate; a sulfate that contains some base unneutralized and still capable of combining with the acid.
subtarsal
Below the tarsus.
Subtelomeric
Below the telomere, the end of a chromosome. For example, it has been reported that subtle subtelomeric rearrangements of the DNA are responsible for a significant proportion of ...
subtentorial
Beneath the tentorium cerebelli.
subterminal
Situated near the end or extremity of an oval or rod-shaped body.
subtetanic
Denoting tonic muscular spasms or convulsions that are not entirely sustained but have brief remissions.
subthalamic
Related to the subthalamus region or to the s. nucleus.
subthalamus
That part of the diencephalon that lies wedged between the thalamus on the dorsal side and the cerebral peduncle ventrally, lateral to the dorsal half of the hypothalamus from ...
subthyroideus
A muscular bundle formed of fibers derived from the thyroarytenoid and vocalis muscles.
subtilisin
A proteinase formed by Bacillus subtilis and other species, similar to the serine proteinases of other molds and bacteria; it catalyzes the hydrolysis of a few specific peptide ...
subtilopeptidase
SYN: subtilisin.
subtraction
A technique used to enhance detectability of opacified anatomic structures on radiographic or scintigraphic images; a negative of an image made before introduction of contrast ...
subtrapezial
Beneath the trapezius muscle; denoting a nerve plexus.
subtribe
In biologic classification, a division between tribe and genus.
subtrochanteric
Below any trochanter.
subtrochlear
Below any trochlea.
subtuberal
Lying below any tuber.
subtympanic
Below the tympanic cavity.
subumbilical
SYN: infraumbilical.
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 ...
subungual, subunguial
Beneath the finger or toe nail. SYN: hyponychial (1). [L. unguis, nail]
subunit
1. A unit that forms a distinct part of a larger structure. SEE ALSO: monomer. 2. The single protein or polypeptide chain that can be separated from an oligomer protein without ...
suburethral
Beneath the male or female urethra.
subvaginal
1. Below the vagina. 2. On the inner side of any tubular membrane serving as a sheath.
subvalvar, subvalvular
Below any valve.
subvertebral
Beneath, or on the ventral side, of a vertebra or the vertebral column.
subvirile
Deficient in virility.
subvirion
An incomplete viral particle. [ sub- + virion]
subvitrinal
Beneath the vitreous body.
subwaking
Denoting the mental state between sleeping and waking.
subzonal
Below or beneath any zona or zone, such as the zona radiata or zona pellucida.
subzygomatic
Below or beneath the zygomatic bone or arch.
succagogue
1. Stimulating the flow of juice. 2. An agent having such an effect. [L. succus, juice, + G. agogos, leading]
succedaneous
1. Relating to a succedaneum. 2. Relating to the permanent or second teeth that replace the deciduous or primary teeth. [see succedaneum]
succedaneum
A substitute; a drug or any therapeutic agent that has the properties of and can be used in place of another. [L. succedaneus, following after, substituting, fr. suc-cedo, to ...
Succenturiate
In anatomy "succenturiate" means substituting for or accessory to an organ. For example, see Succenturiate placenta. Succenturiate placenta: An extra placenta separate ...
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 ...
succinate
A salt of succinic acid. - active s. SYN: succinyl-coenzyme A. - s. dehydrogenase a flavoenzyme that catalyzes the removal of hydrogen from succinic acid and converts it into ...
succinate semialdehyde
An intermediate in the catabolism of γ-aminobutyrate. - s. dehydrogenase an enzyme that catalyzes the reaction of s. and either NAD+ or NADP+ to form succinate and NADH (or ...
succinic acid
An intermediate in the tricarboxylic acid cycle; several of its salts have been variously used in medicine.
succinic thiokinase
SYN: succinyl-CoA synthetase.
succinimide
Chemical class of drugs from which the antiepileptic agents ethosuximide, methsuximide, and phensuximide are derived. Unsubstituted s. has been used as an antiurolithic.
succinyl-CoA
SYN: succinyl-coenzyme A. - succinyl-CoA synthetase 1. a ligase reversibly reacting succinate and CoA with ATP to produce ADP, inorganic phosphate, and succinyl-CoA; 2. a ...
succinyl-CoA ligase
SYN: succinyl-CoA synthetase.
succinyl-coenzyme A
The condensation product of succinic acid and CoA; one of the intermediates of the tricarboxylic acid cycle and a precursor in the synthesis of heme. SYN: active succinate, ...
succinylacetone
A minor metabolite that is elevated in individuals with tyrosinemia IA.
succinylcholine
A neuromuscular relaxant with short duration of action which characteristically first depolarizes the motor endplate (phase I block) but which is often later associated with a ...
succinyldicholine
Succinylcholine chloride.
succinylsulfathiazole
The most effective of the poorly absorbed bacteriostatic sulfonamides used for sterilization of the intestinal tract.
succisulfone iminodiethanol
An antimicrobial agent.
succorrhea
An abnormal increase in the secretion of a digestive fluid. [L. succus, juice, + G. rhoia, a flow]
succubus
A demon, in female form, believed to have sexual intercourse with a man during sleep. Cf.:incubus. [L. succubo, to lie under]
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 ...
succuss
To make succussion.
succussion
A diagnostic procedure that consists in shaking the body so as to elicit a splashing sound in a cavity containing both gas and fluid. [L. sucussio, fr. suc-cutio (subc-), pp. ...
suck
1. To draw a fluid through a tube by exhausting the air in front. 2. To draw a fluid into the mouth; specifically, to draw milk from the breast. [A.S. sucan]
suckle
1. To nurse; to feed by milk from the breast. 2. To suck; to draw sustenance from the breast.
Sucquet
J.P., French anatomist, 1840–1870. See S. anastomoses, under anastomosis, S. canals, under canal, S.- Hoyer anastomoses, under anastomosis, S.- Hoyer canals, under canal.
sucralfate
Sucrose octakis (hydrogen sulfate) aluminum complex; a polysaccharide with antipeptic activity, used to treat duodenal ulcers by providing a protective coating to allow ...
sucrase
SYN: sucrose α-d-glucohydrolase.
sucrate
A compound of sucrose.
sucrose
A nonreducing disaccharide made up of d-glucose and d-fructose obtained from sugar cane, Saccharum officinarum (family Gramineae), from several species of sorghum, and from the ...
sucrose α-d-glucohydrolase
An enzyme hydrolyzing sucrose and maltose in a complex with isomaltase; hence, it hydrolyzes both sucrose and isomaltose; found in the intestinal mucosa; a deficiency of this ...
sucrosemia
The presence of sucrose in the blood. [ sucrose + G. haima, blood]
sucrosuria
The excretion of sucrose in the urine. [ sucrose + G. ouron, urine]
suction
The act or process of sucking. SEE ALSO: aspiration (1), aspiration (2). [L. sugo, pp. suctus, to suck] - posttussive s. a s. sound heard on auscultation over a pulmonary ...
Suction-assisted lipectomy
Another name for liposuction, the surgical removal of fat deposits from specific parts of the body, the most common being the abdomen (the "tummy"), buttocks ("behind"), hips, ...
suctorial
Relating to suction, or the act of sucking; adapted for sucking.
sudamen
A minute vesicle due to retention of fluid in a sweat follicle, or in the epidermis. [Mod. L., fr. L. sudo, to sweat]
sudamina
1. Plural of sudamen. 2. SYN: miliaria crystallina.
Sudan black B
A diazo dye, used as a stain for fats.
Sudan brown
A brown stain, derived from α-naphthylamine and used as a stain for fats.
Sudan III
A red stain, used for neutral fat in histologic technique; it also stains the fatty envelope of the tubercle bacillus. SYN: Sudan red III.
Sudan IV
SYN: scarlet red.
Sudan red III
SYN: Sudan III.
Sudan yellow
Metadioxyazobenzene; a yellow stain for fats.
sudanophilia
1. Affinity for an oil-soluble or Sudan dye. 2. A condition in which leukocytes contain minute fat droplets that take a brilliant red stain when treated with 0.2% Sudan III and ...
sudanophilic
Staining easily with Sudan dyes, usually referring to lipids in tissues.
sudanophobic
Denoting tissue that fails to stain with a Sudan or fat-soluble dye.
sudation
SYN: perspiration (1). [L. sudatio, fr. sudo, pp. -atus, to sweat]
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 ...
Sudeck
Paul H.M., German surgeon, 1866–1938. See S. atrophy, S. critical point, S. syndrome.
sudomotor
Denoting the autonomic (sympathetic) nerves that stimulate the sweat glands to activity. [L. sudor, sweat, + motor, mover]
sudor
SYN: perspiration (3). [L.] - s. anglicus SYN: English sweating disease.
sudor-
Sweat, perspiration. [L. sudor]
sudoresis
Profuse sweating. [ sudor- + G. -esis, condition]
sudoriferous
Carrying or producing sweat. [ sudor- + L. fero, to bear]
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 ...
sudorific
Causing sweat. [ sudor- + L. facio, to make]
sudorometer
An instrument for measuring the amount of perspiration. [ sudor- + G. metron, measure]
sudorrhea
SYN: hyperhidrosis. [ sudor- + G. rhoia, a flow]
suet
The hard fat around the kidneys of cattle and sheep; when rendered it yields tallow. - prepared s. the internal fat of the abdomen of the sheep, Ovis aries, purified by melting ...
sufentanil citrate
An injectable narcotic with short duration of effect resembling fentanil; used in “balanced anesthesia.”
suffocate
1. To impede respiration; to asphyxiate. 2. To be unable to breathe; to suffer from asphyxiation. [L. suffoco (subf-), pp. -atus, to choke, strangle]
suffocation
The act or condition of suffocating or of asphyxiation.
suffusion
1. The act of pouring a fluid over the body. 2. A reddening of the surface. 3. The condition of being wet with a fluid. 4. SYN: extravasate (2). [L. suffusio, fr. suffundo ...
sugar
One of the sugars, q.v., pharmaceutical forms are compressible s. and confectioner's s.. SEE ALSO: sugars. [G. sakcharon; L. saccharum] - amino sugars sugars in which a ...
sugar acids
Acids, such as gluconic, glycuronic, and saccharic acid, produced by the oxidation of glucose.
sugar alcohol
The polyalcohol resulting from the reduction of the carbonyl group in a monosaccharide to a hydroxyl group.
sugar aldehyde
A sugar that contains an internal acetal.
sugars
Those carbohydrates ( saccharides) having the general composition (CH2O)n and simple derivatives thereof. Although the simple monomeric s. (glycoses) are often written as ...
suggestibility
Responsiveness or susceptibility to a psychological process such as a hypnotic command whereby an idea is induced into, or adopted by, an individual without argument, command, ...
suggestible
Susceptible to suggestion.
suggestion
The implanting of an idea in the mind of another by some word or act on one's part, the subject's conduct or physical condition being influenced to some degree by the implanted ...
suggestive
Relating to suggestion.
suggillation
Obsolete term for a bruise or livedo. SEE ALSO: contusion. [L. sugillo, pp. -atus, to beat black and blue] - postmortem s. SYN: postmortem livedo.
Sugiura
M., 20th century Japanese surgeon. See S. procedure.
SUI
Abbreviation for stress urinary incontinence.
suicide
1. The act of taking one's own life. 2. A person who commits such an act. [L. sui, self, + caedo, to kill] - physician-assisted s. voluntary termination of one's own life by ...
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 ...
Suicide gene
A gene whose expression in a cell is lethal for that cell. Suicide genes form the basis of a strategy for making cancer cells more vulnerable, more sensitive to chemotherapy. The ...
Suicide prevention
Diminishing the risk of suicide. It may not be possible to eliminate the risk of suicide but it is clearly possible to reduce the risk. For example, the suicide rate among US ...
suicidology
A branch of the behavioral sciences devoted to the study of the nature, causes, and prevention of suicide. [ suicide + G. logos, study]
suint
The natural grease in sheep's wool, from which the official wool fat ( anhydrous lanolin) is extracted. [Fr. wool-grease]

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