Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «S»:
Sublingual gland: The smallest of the three major salivary
glands. It is located beneath the tongue in the floor of the mouth close to the midline. Sublingual means beneath the tongue....
Subluxation: Partial dislocation of a joint. A complete
dislocation is a luxation....
Subluxation of the radial head
Subluxation of the radial head: See: Nursemaid's elbow....
Submandibular gland: The second largest of the three major
salivary glands. It is located deep to the mandible (jaw bone). ...
Submaxillary gland: See Submandibular gland. ...
Suboxone: Brand name for buprenorphine in combination with naloxone....
Subq: Abbreviation for subcutaneous.
Subcutaneous means under the skin. It implies just under the
With a subcutaneous injection, a needle is inserted just under the
skin. A drug (for example, insulin) can then be delivered into the
subcutaneous tissues. After the injection, the drug move...
Subscapular: Under the scapula, like the
subscapularis muscle, which originates beneath the scapula.
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 constitute the rotator cuff. Each of
these four tendons hooks up to a muscle that moves the shoulder in ...
Substance: 1. Material with particular features, as a pressor substance.
2. The material that makes up an organ or structure. Also known in medicine as the substantia.
3. A psychoactive drug as, for example, in substance abuse....
Substance abuse: The excessive use of a substance, especially alcohol or a drug. (There is no universally accepted definition of substance abuse.)
A definition of substance abuse that is frequently cited is that in DSM-IV, the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disord...
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
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. Provides funding through block grants to states for direct substan...
Substance, pressor: See: Pressor substance....
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 unexplained cases of moderate to severe mental retardation (References: Lancet 1999;354:1659-1660,1676-1681...
Subtotal hysterectomy: The uterus is surgically removed but the cervix
is left is left in place. Also called a partial hysterectomy....