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  • SBCS  Stockholm Breast Cancer Study
  • SBD  selective bowel decontamination; senile brain disease
  • S-BD  seizure-brain damage
  • SbDH  sorbitol dehydrogenase
  • SBDX  scanning beam digital x-ray
  • SBE  breast self-examination; short below-elbow [cast]; shortness of breath on exertion; small bowel enema; small bowel enteroscopy; subacute bacterial endocarditis
  • SBEH  social behavior [UMLS]
  • SBET  Society for Biomedical Engineering Technicians
  • SBEPI  sinusoidal blipped echo-planar imaging
  • S/β  sickle cell beta-thalassemia
  • SBF  serologic-blocking factor; skin blood flow; specific blocking factor; splanchnic blood flow; systemic blood flow
  • SBFT  small bowel follow-through
  • SBG  selenite brilliant green
  • SBH  Sabra hypertensive [rat]; sea-blue histiocyte; small basophilic hemocyte
  • SBHC  school-based health center
  • SBI  shape-based interpolation
  • SBIAB  secondary bacterial infection acute bronchitis
  • SBIS  Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale
  • SBL  soybean lecithin
  • sBL  sporadic Burkitt lymphoma
  • SBLA  sarcoma, breast and brain tumors, leukemia, laryngeal and lung cancer, and adrenal cortical carcinoma
  • SB-LM  Stanford-Binet Intelligence Test-Form LM
  • SBM  scientific basis of medicine; sexual intercourse between men; Solomon-Bloembergen-Morgan [equation]
  • SBMA  spinal bulbar muscular atrophy
  • SBN  State Board of Nursing
  • SBN2  single-breath nitrogen [test]
  • SBNS  Society of British Neurological Surgeons
  • SBNT  single-breath nitrogen test
  • SBNW  single-breath nitrogen washout
  • SBO  small bowel obstruction; spina bifida occulta
  • SBOM  soybean oil meal
  • SBP  schizobipolar; serotonin-binding protein; spontaneous bacterial peritonitis; steroid-binding plasma [protein]; sulfobromophthalein; symmetric biphasic; systemic blood pressure; systolic blood pressure
  • SBQ  Smoking Behavior Questionnaire
  • SBR  small bowel resection; small box respirator; spleen-to-body [weight] ratio; strict bed rest; styrene-butadiene rubber
  • SBRN  sensory branch of radial nerve
  • SBRS  senior biomedical research service
  • SBRT  split beam rotation therapy
  • SBS  secondary bilateral synchrony; shaken baby syndrome; short bowel syndrome; sick building syndrome; sinobronchial syndrome; skull base surgery; small bowel series; social breakdown syndrome; straight back syndrome; substrate-binding strand
  • SBSP  simultaneous bilateral spontaneous pneumothorax
  • SBSS  Seligmann's buffered salt solution
  • SBT  sequence-based typing; serum bactericidal titer; single-breath test; sulbactam
  • SBTI  soybean trypsin inhibitor
  • SBTPE  State Boards Test Pool Examination
  • SBTT  small bowel transit time
  • SBV  singular binocular vision; soilborne virus
  • SBV  pentavalent antimonial
  • SBW  standard body weight
  • SC  conditioned stimulus; sacrococcygeal; Sanitary Corps; sarcomatous component; scalenus [muscle]; scan computer; scapula; Schüller-Christian [disease]; Schwann cell; Schwarz criterion; sciatica; science; sclerosing cholangitis; secondary cleavage; secretory component; self care; semicircular; semilunar valve closure; serum complement; serum creatinine; service-connected; sex chromatin; Sezary cell; short circuit; sick call; sickle cell; sieving coefficient; sigmoid colon; silicone-coated; single chemical; skin conduction; slice collimation; slow component; Snellen chart; sodium citrate; soluble complex; special care; specialty clinic; spinal canal; spinal cord; squamous carcinoma; start conversion; statistical control; stepped care; sternoclavicular; stratum corneum; subcellular; subclavian; subcorneal; subcortical; subcostal; subcutaneous [JCAHO unapproved abbreviation]; subtotal colectomy; succinylcholine; sugar-coated; sulfur-containing; supercoil cruciform [deoxyribonucleic acid, DNA]; supercomputing; superior colliculus; supportive care; supraclavicular; surface colony; surface cooling; switching circuit; systemic candidiasis; systolic click
  • S/C  subcutaneous; sugar-coated [pill]
  • S-C  sickle cell
  • S&C  sclerae and conjunctivae
  • Sc  scandium; scapula; science, scientific; screening
  • sC  statcoulomb
  • sc  subcutaneous
  • SCA  self-care agency; senescent cell antigen; severe congenital anomaly; sickle-cell anemia; single-camera autostereoscopic [imaging]; single-channel analyzer; sperm-coating antigen; spinocerebellar ataxia; starburst calcification; steroidal-cell antibody; subclavian artery; superior cerebellar artery; suppressor cell activity; survivor of cardiac arrest
  • Sca-1  stem cell antigen 1
  • SCAA  Skin Care Association of America; sporadic cerebral amyloid angiopathy
  • SCABG  single coronary artery bypass
  • SCAD  short chain acyl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase; spontaneous coronary artery dissection
  • SCAG  Sandoz Clinical Assessment-Geriatric [Rating]
  • SCAI  Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions
  • SCAM  statistical classification of activities of molecules
  • SCAMC  Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
  • SCAMIA  Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
  • SCAMIN  Self-Concept and Motivation Inventory
  • SCAMP  Stanford Coronary Artery Monitoring Project
  • SCAN  Schedules for Clinical Assessment of Neuropsychiatry; suspected child abuse and neglect; systolic coronary artery narrowing
  • SCAP  scapula
  • SCAR  sequence characterized amplified region; severe cutaneous adverse reactions; Society for Computer Application in Radiology
  • SCARF  skeletal abnormalities, cutis laxa, craniostenosis, psychomotor retardation, facial abnormalities [syndrome]
  • SCARI  Spinal Cord Injury Assessment of Risk Index
  • SCARMD  severe childhood autosomal recessive muscular dystrophy
  • SCAT  sheep cell agglutination test; sickle cell anemia test; Simvastatin and Enalapril Coronary Atherosclerosis Trial; Sports Competition Anxiety Test
  • SCAV  Sunday Canyon virus
  • SCAVF  spinal cord arteriovenous fistula
  • SCAVM  spinal cord arteriovenous malformation
  • SCB  strictly confined to bed
  • SCBA  self-contained breathing apparatus
  • SCBE  single contrast barium enema
  • SCBF  spinal cord blood flow
  • SCBG  symmetric calcification of the basal cerebral ganglia
  • SCBH  systemic cutaneous basophil hypersensitivity
  • SCBP  stratum corneum basic protein
  • SCC  self-care center; sequential combination chemotherapy; services for crippled children; short-course chemotherapy; sickle cell disease; side chain cleavage; small-cell carcinoma; small cleaved cell; spinal cord compression; standardized coding and classification; squamous cell carcinoma; symptom cluster constraint
  • SC4C  subcostal four-chamber [view]
  • SCCA  single-cell cytotoxicity assay; small-cell carcinoma
  • SCCB  small-cell carcinoma of the bronchus
  • SCCC  squamous cell cervical carcinoma
  • SCCH  sternocostoclavicular hyperostosis
  • SCCHN  squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck
  • SCCHO  sternocostoclavicular hyperostosis
  • SCCL  small cell carcinoma of the lung
  • SCCM  Sertoli cell culture medium; Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • SCCT  severe cerebrocranial trauma
  • SCD  scleroderma; sequential compression device; service-connected disability; sickle-cell disease; spinocerebellar degeneration; subacute combined degeneration; subacute coronary disease; sudden cardiac death; sudden coronary death; support clinical database; systemic carnitine deficiency
  • ScD  Doctor of Science
  • SCDA  situational control of daily activities [scale]
  • ScDA  right scapuloanterior [fetal position, Lat. scapulodextra anterior]
  • SCDF  skin condition data form
  • SCD-HeFT  Sudden Cardiac Death in Heart Failure: Trial of Prophylactic Amiodarone vs Implantable Defibrillator Therapy
  • SCDNT  self-care deficit nursing theory
  • ScDP  right scapuloposterior [fetal position, Lat. scapulodextra posterior]
  • SCE  secretory carcinoma of the endometrium; serious cardiac event; sister chromatid exchange; split hand-cleft lip/palate ectodermal [dysplasia]; subcutaneous emphysema
  • SCe  somatic cell
  • SCED  single case experimental design
  • SCEP  sandwich counterelectrophoresis; spinal cord evoked potential
  • SCER  sister chromatid exchange rate
  • SCES  subjective computer experience scale
  • SCETI  Stanford Computer-based Educator Training Intervention
  • SceTy1V  Saccharomyces cerevisiae Ty1 virus
  • SceTy2V  Saccharomyces cerevisiae Ty2 virus
  • SceTy3V  Saccharomyces cerevisiae Ty3 virus
  • SceTy4V  Saccharomyces cerevisiae Ty4 virus
  • SceTy5V  Saccharomyces cerevisiae Ty5 virus
  • SCF  sinusoid containing blood flow; Skin Cancer Foundation; stem cell factor; subcostal frontal [view]
  • SCFA  short-chain fatty acid
  • SCFE  slipped capital femoral epiphysis
  • SCG  scaled conjugate gradient; serum chemistry graft; serum chemogram; sodium cromoglycate; superior cervical ganglion
  • SCGE  single-cell gel electrophoresis
  • SCH  student contact hour; succinylcholine
  • SCh  succinylchloride; succinylcholine
  • SChE  serum cholinesterase
  • S/CHIP  State Children's Health Insurance Program
  • schiz  schizophrenia
  • SCHL  subcapsular hematoma of the liver
  • SCI  Science Citation Index; Scottish Care Information; serial communication interface; spinal cord injury; structured clinical interview
  • Sci  science, scientific
  • SCID  severe combined immunodeficiency [syndrome]; soft copy image display; Structured Clinical Interview for DSM IV [diagnosis]
  • SCIDS  severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome
  • SCIDX  severe combined immunodeficiency disease, X-linked
  • SCIEH  Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health
  • SCII  Strong-Campbell Interest Inventory
  • SCIM  spinal cord injury medicine
  • SCINT, scint  scintigraphy
  • SCIS  spinal cord injury service
  • SCIU  spinal cord injury unit
  • SCIV  subcutaneous intravenous; Subcutaneous vs Intravenous Heparin in Deep Venous Thrombosis [study]
  • SCIWORA  spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality
  • SCJ  squamocolumnar junction; sternoclavicular joint; sternocostal joint
  • sCJD  sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
  • SCK  serum creatine kinase
  • SCL  scleroderma; serum copper level; sinus cycle length; skin conductance level; soft contact lens; stromal cell line; subcostal lateral [view]; symptom checklist; syndrome checklist
  • SCL-90  symptom checklist 90
  • scl  sclerosis, sclerotic, sclerosed
  • ScLA  left scapuloanterior [fetal position, Lat. scapulolaeva anterior]
  • SCLBCL  secondary cutaneous large B-cell lymphoma
  • SCLC  small cell lung carcinoma
  • SCLD  sickle-cell chronic lung disease
  • SCLE  subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus
  • scler  sclerosis, scleroderma
  • SCLH  subcortical laminar heterotopia
  • ScLP  left scapuloposterior [fetal position, Lat. scapulolaeva posterior]
  • SCL-90-R  symptom checklist 90, revised
  • SCLS  systemic capillary leak syndrome
  • SCM  scanning capacitance microscopy; Schwann cell membrane; sensation, circulation, and motion; single chip microcomputer; Society of Computer Medicine; soluble cytotoxic medium; spleen cell-conditioned medium; split cord malformation; spondylitic caudal myelopathy; State Certified Midwife; streptococcal cell membrane; sternocleidomastoid; subclavius muscle; subcutaneous mastectomy; supernumerary marker chromosome; surface-connecting membrane
  • SCMC  spontaneous cell-mediated cytotoxicity
  • SCMO  Senior Clerical Medical Officer
  • SCN  coagulase-negative Staphylococcus; severe chronic neutropenia; special care nursing; suprachiasmatic nucleus
  • SCN1A  sodium channel, neuronal alpha-subunit type 1
  • SCN5A  sodium channel gene
  • SCNS  subcutaneous nerve stimulation
  • SCNT  somatic cell nuclear transfer
  • ScNV-20S  Saccharomyces cerevisiae narnavirus 20S
  • ScNV-23S  Saccharomyces cerevisiae narnavirus 23S
  • SCO  sclerocystic ovary; somatic crossing-over; subcommissural organ
  • SCOP  scopolamine; structural classification of proteins; systematic classification of proteins
  • SCOPE  Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment; Study of Cognition and Prognosis in the Elderly; Surveillance and Control of Pathogens of Epidemiologic Importance [study]
  • SCOPEG  symmetric, centrally-ordered, phase encoded group [imaging]
  • SCOPME  Standing Committee on Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education [UK]
  • SCOR  Specialized Center for Research [NIH]
  • SCORES  Stent Comparative Restenosis [trial]
  • SCOT  social construction of technology; subcostal [right ventricle] outflow [view]
  • SCP  single-celled protein; smoking cessation program; sodium cellulose phosphate; soluble cytoplasmic protein; specialty care physician; standard care plan; sterol carrier protein; submucous cleft palate; superior cerebral peduncle
  • scp  spherical candle power
  • SCPE  simplified collective protective equipment
  • SCPK  serum creatine phosphokinase
  • SCPL  supracricoid partial laryngectomy
  • SCPM  somatic crossover point mapping
  • SCPN  serum carboxypeptidase N
  • SCPNT  Southern California Postrotary Nystagmus Test
  • SCPR  standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • S-CPR  standard post-compression remodeling
  • SCPS  Skin Cancer Prevention Study
  • SCPT  schizophrenic chronic paranoid type
  • SCR  Schick conversion rate; short consensus repeat; silicon-controlled rectifier; skin conductance response; slow-cycling rhodopsin; spondylitic caudal radiculopathy
  • SCr, Scr  serum creatinine
  • sCR1  soluble complement receptor type 1
  • scr  scruple
  • SCRAM  speech-controlled respirometer for ambulation measurement
  • SCRAS  Sheehan clinician-rated anxiety scale
  • SCRF  surface coil rotating frame; Systematized Nomenclature in Medicine Cross-Reference Field
  • SCRIP  Stanford Coronary Risk Intervention Project
  • SCRIPPS  Scripps Coronary Radiation to Inhibit Proliferation Post-stenting [trial]
  • SCRIPT  Smoking Cessation-Reduction in Pregnancy Trial
  • scRNA  small cytoplasmic ribonucleic acid
  • SCRT  stereotactic conformation radiotherapy
  • SCS  Saethre-Chotzen syndrome; Seven Country Study; shared computer system; silicon-controlled switch; slow channel syndrome; Society of Clinical Surgery; specialized chromatin structure; spinal canal stenosis; spinal cord stimulation; splatter control shield; splint classification system [American Association of Hand Therapists, ASHT]; synovial chondrosarcoma; systolic click syndrome
  • SCSA  sperm chromatin structure assay; subcostal short axis
  • SCSB  static charge sensitive bed
  • SCSI  small computer system interface
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