Category: S

  • Swamp fever

    An alternate term for leptospirosis, a condition resulting from exposure to water tainted with rats’ urine. On occasion, this term is also used to refer to malaria.  

  • Sustanon

    A trade name for the male sex hormone testosterone, prescribed as a therapy for males with insufficient natural testosterone production.  

  • Sustac

    A trade name for glyceryl trinitrate, a medication employed to deter angina pectoris episodes.  

  • Surrogacy

    The consent of a woman to undergo pregnancy and childbirth with the understanding that she will hand over the child to the intended parents after delivery, as agreed upon. Pregnancy can be attained through methods such as artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization.  

  • Supraspinatus syndrome

    Inflammation affecting the supraspinatus tendon located in the shoulder, leading to the condition known as painful arc syndrome.  

  • Supernumerary nipple

    One or more nipples exceeding the typical count.  

  • Superior vena cava obstruction

    A situation where the circulation of blood through the superior vena cava (the primary vein that carries blood back to the heart from the upper body) is hindered, frequently due to chest pressure. This constriction often stems from a tumor, especially lung cancer or lymphoma. As a consequence of the blockage, pressure can accumulate in…

  • Sunbed

    A couch-like apparatus, featuring a hinged cover, designed to envelop both sides of the body and subject the skin to ultraviolet light for a rapid tanning effect. There have been apprehensions regarding potential prolonged consequences associated with sunbed utilization, especially concerning the elevated risks of skin cancer.  

  • Sulpiride

    An antipsychotic medication employed to address schizophrenia and Gilles de la Tourette’s syndrome.  

  • Sulphur

    A mineral present in vitamin B1 and various crucial amino acids. Within the body, it plays a vital role in the formation of collagen, a structural component of bones, tendons, and skin, as well as being a constituent of keratin, the protein found in skin, hair, and nails. Additionally, sulfur is utilized in cream form…