To form or discharge pus. The adjective is suppurative, as in suppurative arthritis. The noun is suppuration, and is rarely used today. From the Latin puris = pus.
- Suppurative arthritis
Infectious arthritis. Suppurative arthritis is typically caused by a bacterial infection in the joint. Diagnosis is made by analysis of fluid that has been removed from the joint, including microscopic examination and culture. Suppurative arthritis requires drainage of the joint and antibiotics, usually intravenously administered. Suppurative arthritis is also referred to as pyarthrosis, and bacterial […]
The upper part of the larynx, including the epiglottis; the area above the vocal cords.
- Supraspinatus muscle
The muscle that elevates the arm and moves it away from the body. The tendon of the supraspinatus muscle is one of four tendons that stabilize the shoulder joint and constitute the rotator cuff.
- Suprasternal notch
The V-shaped notch at the top of the breastbone (sternum).
- Supraventricular tachycardia
Abbreviated SVT. A regular, abnormally fast heart beat (tachycardia) caused by rapid firing of electrical impulses from a focus above the atrioventricular node (A-V node) in the heart. Called supraventricular because the tachycardia originates above the ventricles of the heart.