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Stuttering

Characterized by disturbance of the fluency and time patterning of speech. symptoms may include repetitions of sounds or syllables, sound…

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Synapse

The small gap that separates neurons across which information flows from one cell to another.

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Systole (systolic pressure)

The blood pressure when the heart is contracting; specifically, the maximum arterial pressure during contraction of the left ventricle. The…

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Synovial joint

A fully movable joint in which a synovial cavity is present between the two articulating bones.

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Synergist

Muscles that aid or assist in the action of the agonists but are not primarily responsible for the action; also…

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Swimmer’s ear

Caused by a bacterial infection resulting from failure to dry the ear adequately following swimming. Symptoms of this condition include…

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Supine

Refers to the body lying in a face-up position.

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Supination

Rotating the palm outward so it faces forward in anatomical position.

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Superior vena cava

Large vein that carries deoxygenated blood from the upper half of the body into the right atrium.

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