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Aug 132014

Sacral

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Referring to the sacrum, the 5 vertebral bones located between the lumbar vertebrae and the coccyx.

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Aug 132014

Sacrum

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One of the three bones that make up the pelvic ring.

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Aug 122014

Scoliosis

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A medical condition where there is an exaggerated sideways curvature of the spine. See Kyphosis and Lordosis.

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Aug 142014

Skeleton

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Supporting framework of the human body composed of 206 bones.

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Aug 142014

Socket

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A hollow in one bone into which another adjoining bone fits.

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Aug 142014

Spinal

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Of or relating to the spine; also, a commonly used medical term referring to a local anaesthetic administered by injection into the area between the bones of the spine and the outer membrane covering the spinal cord.

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Aug 142014

Spine

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Column of 33 vertebrae extending from the base of the skull to the tip of the coccyx.

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Aug 142014

Sports medicine

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The area of medicine related to prevention, recognition, management and rehabilitation of injuries related to sport, exercise or recreational activity.

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Aug 142014

Sprain

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Partial or complete tear of a ligament.

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Aug 142014

Staple

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In medicine, a thin wire used to close a wound or incision in the body.

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Aug 142014

STELP

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Short-Term Equipment Loan Pool; in medicine, a supply of medical equipment that is shared by patients for short-term use.

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Aug 142014

Sub-acute care

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Treatment of a medical condition that develops more slowly and with less severity than an acute condition.

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Aug 142014

Subchondral cyst formation

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A medical condition in which a fluid-filled sac extrudes from the joint. The sack is filled with fluid that usually serves as a lubricant for the joint. Formation of subchondral cysts typically indicates an early phase of osteoarthritis.

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Aug 142014

Suture

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A material, such as a thread or wire, used to close a wound or incision in the body. Sometimes called a stitch.

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Aug 142014

Synovial fluid

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A lubricating fluid with yolk-like consistency that serves to reduce friction between the cartilage of synovial joints during movement.

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Aug 142014

Synovial joint

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The most common and most moveable type of joint in the human body, synovial joints are distinguished from other types of joints by the presence of an envelope surrounding the surface of the joint that contains a lubricating fluid. Examples of synovial joints include hip, knee, shoulder and wrist joints.

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