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 an allergy.
- 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.
- Stones, cystine kidney
Hematuria — blood in the urine; Flank pain — pain in the side, due to kidney pain; Renal colic – intense, cramping pain due to stones in the urinary tract; Obstructive uropathy — urinary tract disease due to obstruction; and Urinary tract infections. Prevention of stone formation is directed at decreasing the cystine concentration in […]
Sunburn is an inflammation of the skin that develops in response to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or from tanning beds and booths that emit UV radiation. Sunburn is manifested by reddened, painful skin that may develop blisters. Sunburn early in life increases one’s risk of developing skin cancers later in life […]