Alternate spelling (preferred in the U.K.) of sulfonylurea.
A triptan drug for the treatment of migraine. Marketed under the brand name Imitrex.
- Summer cold
A popular term for hay fever. Although the symptoms of a “summer cold” may be similar to those of a real cold, the term “summer cold” is a misnomer. Unlike a real cold, it is not caused by a virus but by allergy. It is therefore also called allergic rhinitis, a runny nose due to […]
- STOP (selective tubal occlusion procedure)
A nonsurgical form of permanent birth control in which a physician inserts a 4-centimeter (1.6 inch) long metal coil into each one of a woman’s two fallopian tubes via a scope passed through the cervix into the uterus and thence into the openings of the fallopian tubes. Over the next few months, tissue grows over […]
- Stool occult blood test
A test to check for hidden blood in stool. (Fecal refers to stool. Occult means hidden.) Abbreviated stool OB.
The solid matter that is discharged in a bowel movement.