Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
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Syncope, vasodepressor: The temporary loss of consciousness in a particular kind of situation. (Syncope is temporary loss of consciousness or, in plain English, fainting). The situations that trigger this reaction are diverse and include having blood drawn, straining while urinating or defecating o...
Syncope, vasovagal: See: Vasovagal syncope....
Syndactyly: A condition in which two or more of the fingers or toes are joined together. This joining can involve the bones or just the skin between the digits. Joining of the bones is called bony syndactyly. Webbing of the skin between the fingers without any joining of the bones is called cutaneo...
Syndactyly, bony: A condition in which
the bones of fingers or toes are joined together. Bony syndactyly is
the opposite of cutaneous syndactyly, in which the bones are normal
but skin between the digits is webbed....
A condition in which fingers or toes are completely joined together,
with the connection extending from the base to the tip of the
involved digits. Complete syndactyly is the opposite of partial
syndactyly, in which the connection extends only part of the way up
A condition in which fingers or toes are joined together, and the
joining involves only the skin, not the bones. Cutaneous syndactyly
is the opposite of bony syndactyly, in which the bones are of the
digits are joined....
Syndactyly, partial: A condition in
which fingers or toes are partially joined together. Syndactyly can
involve the bones or just the skin. With partial syndactyly, the
connection extends from the base only part way up the involved
digits. Partial syndactyly is the opposite of complete synda...
Syndactyly, Poland: A unique pattern of one-
sided malformations characterized by a defect of the chest
(pectoralis) muscle on one side of the body and webbing of the
fingers (cutaneous syndactyly) of the ipsilateral hand (the hand on
the same side). Often called Poland syndrome.
It is right-side...
Syndecan: One of a family of core proteins with sugars attached to the cell surfaces that control or influence tissue repair, metabolism, the formation of tumors and the development of immune responses. The name is derived from the Greek syndein, to bind together.
There are 4 known members of the s...
Syndemic: A set of linked health problems involving two or more afflictions, interacting synergistically, and contributing to excess burden of disease in a population. Syndemics occur when health-related problems cluster by person, place, or time. For example, the SAVA syndemic is comprised of subst...
Syndromatic hepatic ductular hypoplasia
Syndromatic hepatic ductular hypoplasia:
Also called Alagille syndrome or arteriohepatic dysplasia, this is a genetic disorder characterized by jaundice in the newborn period, liver disease with cholestasis, peripheral pulmonic stenosis and unusual face. Children with Alagille syndrome usually prese...
Syndrome: A set of signs and symptoms that tend to occur
together and which reflect the presence of a particular disease or an increased chance of developing a particular disease.
For example, the constellation of numbness of the neck, arms, and back with headache, dizziness, profuse sweating, a...
Syndrome of ichthyosis, spasticity, oligophrenia
Syndrome of ichthyosis, spasticity, & oligophrenia: Also known as the Sjogren-Larsson syndrome, this is a genetic (inherited) disease characterized by a triad of clinical findings consisting of ichthyosis (thickened fish-like skin), spastic paraplegia (spasticity of the legs) and mental retard...
Syndrome X: See: Metabolic syndrome....
Syndrome, Aarskog: See: Aarskog-Scott syndrome....