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SCLEROSIS
Hardening of a part.
SHOCK
A state of collapse resulting from inadequate tissue perfusion.
SHOW
Vaginal discharge (blood) during labour.
SIGNS
Observed changes in a patient's body.
SPASM
Sudden involuntary contraction.
SPHYGMOMANOMETER
Instrument for measruing blood pressure (a.k.a. - B.P. Cuff)
STOMA
Artificial opening between body cavity and body opening.
STROKE
Sudden decrease or loss of conciousness, sensation, and/or voluntary motion caused by rupture or obstruction (as by a clot) of an artery of the brain (a.k.a. C.V.A. - Cerebral Vascular Accident)
STUPOR
A state of reduced responsiveness or partial unconsciousness.
SYMPTOM
Complaint or description of something associated to the illness as stated by the patient.
SYSTOLE
Contracting phase of the heartbeat.
THROMBUS
Blood clot which forms in a blood vessel or in the heart cavity (a.k.a. - Thrombosis).
TRAUMA
Wound or injury from an external force.
TRIAGE
Sorting, according to initial examination, of casualties in a disaster situation.
TUMOUR
Abnormal growth of cells.
UMBILICAL CORD
Cord-like vessel for the conveyance of nutrients and waste between the unborn child and placenta.
UNCONSCIOUSNESS
Lack of environmental awareness - incapability to react to sensory stimuli.