1. An injury to a tendon or muscle resulting from overuse or trauma. 2. A hereditary tendency that originated from a common ancestor. 3. To exert maximum effort. 4. To filter.
1. (adjective) Narrow or confined. As in straitjacket. 2. (noun) A narrow passageway. As in the pelvic strait.
Or strait-jacket or strait jacket. 1. A garment shaped like a jacket with long sleeves the ends of which can be tied behind the back to restrain a violently disturbed person, as in a psychiatric in-patient unit, so that the person does not injure themselves or anyone else. (The straitjacket has also seen use in […]
- Stratum corneum
The stratum corneum refers to the outermost layer of the epidermis, which is itself the outer layer of the skin. The full name of the stratum corneum of the skin is the stratum corneum epidermidis. The other stratum corneum, the stratum corneum unguis, is the horny compact outer layer of the nail. In Latin “stratum” […]
Very commonly used shortened form of Streptococcus, a very common and important group of bacteria. See Streptococcus.
- Strep test, rapid
A diagnostic test commonly used to demonstrate whether streptococcus bacteria (“strep”) are present in the throat. A throat infection with strep needs to be treated with an antibiotic. The traditional test for a strep throat has been a throat culture; the major drawback is that the results of the throat culture take 2 to 3 […]