St. Vitus dance
Another name for Sydenham chorea. St. Vitus is the patron saint of epileptics, dancers, and actors.
- Stage of dilatation
The part of labor when the cervix dilates fully (to 10 centimeters). Also called the first stage of labor.
Stage ICancer cells are found only on the surface of the affected organ or area. Stage IICancer cells are found in the deeper tissues of the organ or area and have spread. Stage IIICancer cells are found in even deeper tissues and have spread to nearby lymph nodes or other nearby areas. Stage IVCancer cells […]
- Stain, Gram
The Danish bacteriologist J.M.C. Gram (1853- 1938) devised a method of staining bacteria using a dye called crystal (gentian) violet. Gram’s method helps distinguish between different types of bacteria. The gram-staining characteristics of bacteria are denoted as positive or negative, depending upon whether the bacteria take up and retain the crystal violet stain or not. […]
- Standard of care
1. A diagnostic and treatment process that a clinician should follow for a certain type of patient, illness, or clinical circumstance. Adjuvant chemotherapy for lung cancer is “a new standard of care, but not necessarily the only standard of care.” (New England Journal of Medicine, 2004) 2. In legal terms, the level at which the […]
A semisynthetic analog of dihydrotestosterone.