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    Dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations
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  • SRH  single radial hemolysis; somatotropin-releasing hormone; spontaneously responding hyperthyroidism; stigmata of recent hemorrhage
  • SRI  serotonin reuptake inhibitor; severe renal insufficiency; sorcin; Stanford Research Institute; strain rate imaging; structured review instrument
  • SRID  single radial immunodiffusion
  • SRIF  somatotropin-release inhibiting factor
  • SRLE  schedule of recent life events
  • SRM  spontaneous rupture of membranes; Standard Reference Material; superior rectus muscle
  • SRMD  stress-related mucosal damage
  • SRN  State Registered Nurse
  • sRNA  soluble ribonucleic acid
  • SRNG  sustained release nitroglycerin
  • SRNS  steroid-responsive nephrotic syndrome
  • SRO  sex-ratio organism; single room occupancy; smallest region of overlap; Steele-Richardson-Olszewski [syndrome]
  • SROC  summary receiver operating characteristic
  • SROM  spontaneous rupture of membrane
  • SRP  scientific review panel; short rib-polydactyly [syndrome]; signal recognition particle; Society for Radiological Protection; sponsoring residency program; State Registered Physiotherapist; synchronized retroperfusion
  • SRPG  simulated respiratory pattern generator
  • SRPR  signal recognition particle receptor
  • SRPS  short rib-polydactyly syndrome
  • SRQ  Self-Reporting Questionnaire
  • SRR  short R-R interval [ECG]; stabilized relative response; standardized rate ratio; surgery recovery room
  • SRRS  Social Readjustment Rating Scale
  • SR-RSV  Schmidt-Ruppin Rous sarcoma virus
  • SRS  schizophrenic residual state; sequential retrieval system; sex reassignment surgery; silencing regulatory sequences; Silver-Russell syndrome; simple repeat sequence; slow-reacting substance; Snyder-Robinson syndrome; Social and Rehabilitation Service; somatostatin receptor scintigraphy; social relationship scale; spermidine synthase; standard rating scale; stereotactic radiosurgery; suppressor of rad six [locus]; Symptom Rating Scale
  • SRSA, SRS-A  slow-reacting substance of anaphylaxis
  • SRSCB  six random systematic core biopsy
  • SRSV  small round structured virus
  • SRT  sedimentation rate test; simple reaction time; sinus node recovery time; sitting root test; Sorbinil Retinopathy Trial; speech reception test; speech reception threshold; spontaneously resolving thyrotoxicosis; surfactant replacement therapy; sustained-release theophylline; symptom rating test
  • SRU  sample ratio units; side rails up; solitary rectal ulcer; structural repeating unit
  • SRUS  solitary rectal ulcer syndrome
  • SRV  Schmidt-Ruppin virus; sheep retrovirus; simian retrovirus; small round virus; superior radicular vein
  • SRV 1, 2  simian retrovirus 1, 2
  • SRVT  sustained re-entrant ventricular tachyarrhythmia
  • SRW  short ragweed [test]
  • SRWS  super radiology work station
  • SRY  sex-determining region on Y chromosome
  • SS  disulfide; sacrosciatic; saline soak; saline solution; saliva sample; saliva substitute; Salmonella-Shigella [agar]; salt substitute; saturated solution; Schizophrenia Subscale; Seckel syndrome; seizure-sensitive; selective shunt; serum sickness; Sezary syndrome; shear stress; short sleep; short stature; siblings; sickle cell; side-to-side; signs and symptoms; single-stranded; Sjögren syndrome; skull series [radiographs]; soapsuds; Social Security; social services; somatostatin; Spanish-speaking; sparingly soluble; spatial separation; stainless steel; standard score; statistically significant; steady state; steam sterilization; sterile solution; steroid sensitivity; Stickler syndrome; stimulus separation; stromal sarcoma; structural key; subaortic stenosis; subscapular; subspinale; substernal; succinimidyl succinate; suction socket; sum of squares; supersaturated; support and stimulation; Sweet syndrome; synchronous sampling; systemic sclerosis
  • S/S  salt substitute; signs/symptoms
  • S&S  signs and symptoms
  • Ss  Shigella sonnei; subjects
  • ss  single-stranded
  • SSA  salicylsalicylic acid; sicca syndrome A; single-stranded annealing; skin-sensitizing antibody; skin sympathetic activity; Sjögren syndrome A; Smith surface antigen; Social Security Administration; Social Security Act; social service agency; sperm-specific antiserum; stochastic simulated annealing [imaging]; sulfosalicylic acid
  • SSA1  Smallest Space Analysis
  • SSAA  sicca syndrome associated antigen A; Sjögren syndrome-associated antigen A; syringomyelia secondary to arachnoid adhesions
  • SSAV  simian sarcoma-associated virus
  • SSB  short spike burst; sicca syndrome B; single-strand break; single-stranded binding [protein]; stereospecific binding
  • SS-B  Sjögren syndrome B
  • ssb  single-strand break
  • SSBE  short-segment Barrett's esophagus
  • SSBG  sex steroid-binding globulin; social services block grant
  • SSC  salt sodium citrate; single-stripe colitis; single-strand conformational [analysis]; sister strand crossover; skin-to-skin care; somatic stem cell; somatosensory cortex; standard saline citrate; standard sodium citrate; syngeneic spleen cell
  • SSc  systemic scleroderma; systemic sclerosis
  • SSCA  single-strand conformational analysis; spontaneous suppressor cell activity
  • SSCCS  slow spinal cord compression syndrome
  • ss(c)DNA  single-stranded circular deoxyribonucleic acid
  • SsCEP  somatosensory cortical evoked potential
  • SSCF  sleep stage change frequency
  • SSCI  Social Science Citation Index
  • SSCP  single-strand conformation polymorphism, single-stranded conformational polymorphism
  • SSCPA  single-stranded conformational polymorphism analysis
  • SSCr  stainless steel crown
  • SSCT  stereotactic subcaudate tractotomy
  • SSD  shaded surface display; silver sulfadiazine; single saturating dose; solid-state detector; Social Security disability; source-skin distance; source-surface distance; speech-sound discrimination; squared sum of intensity differences; succinate semialdehyde dehydrogenase; sum of square deviations; syndrome of sudden death
  • SSD-BP  single-stranded D-sequence binding protein
  • SSDBS  symptom schedule for the diagnosis of borderline schizophrenia
  • SSDD  steroid sulfatase deficiency disease
  • SSDI  Social Security Disability Income; striatal or striatocapsular small deep infarction; Supplemental Security Disability Income
  • ssDNA  single-stranded deoxyribonucleic acid [DNA]
  • SSDS  stepping source dosimetry system [radiotherapy]
  • SSE  saline solution enema; skin self-examination; soapsuds enema; steady state exercise; subacute spongiform encephalopathy
  • SSEA  stage-specific embryonic antigen
  • SSEP  somatosensory evoked potential; steady-state evoked potential
  • SSER  somatosensory evoked response
  • SSES  Sexual Self-Efficacy Scale
  • SSF  septic scarlet fever; solid state fermentation; soluble suppressor factor; supplemental sensory feedback
  • SSFP  steady state free precession
  • SSFSE  single shot fast spin-echo [MRI]
  • SSG  sublabial salivary gland
  • SSH  spinal subdural hemorrhage; suppressive subtractive hybridization
  • SSHM  Society for the Social History of Medicine [UK]
  • SSHL  severe sensorineural hearing
  • SSI  segmental sequential irradiation; severity score index; shoulder subluxation inhibition; small-scale integration; Social Security increment; somatic symptom index; Somatic Symptom Inventory; strength-strain index; subshock insulin; supplemental security income; surgical site infection; synchronous serial interface; System Sign Inventory
  • SSIDS  sibling of sudden infant death syndrome [victim]
  • SSIE  Smithsonian Science Information Exchange
  • SSISS  Statewide Sentinel Immunisation Surveillance System
  • SSKI  saturated solution of potassium iodide
  • SSL  secure sockets layer; skin surface lipid; sufficient sleep; suppressor of stem loop
  • SSLI  serum sickness-like illness
  • SSM  skin-sparing mastectomy; solid-state microscopy; subsynaptic membrane; superficial spreading melanoma; system status management
  • SSMS  saturated solution of magnesium iodide
  • SSN  [computer-assisted] surgical segment navigator; severely subnormal; Social Security Number; subacute sensory neuropathy; suprasternal notch
  • SSNHL  sudden sensorineural hearing loss
  • SSNS  steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome
  • SSO  sequence-specific oligonucleotide [probe]; Society of Surgical Oncology; special sense organ
  • SSOP  Second Surgical Opinion Program; sequence-specific oligonucleotide probe
  • SSP  Sanarelli-Shwartzman phenomenon; Scottish Society of Physicians; sequence-specific primers; site-specific psoralen; slice sensitivity profile; solute-solvent property; sporozoite surface protein; stereotactic surface projection; subacute sclerosing panencephalitis; subspecies; supersensitivity perception
  • ssp  subspecies
  • SSPCP  service-specific practice cost percentage
  • SSPE  salt sodium phosphate ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid [EDTA]; subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
  • SSPG  steady state plasma glucose
  • SSPI  steady state plasma insulin
  • SSPL  saturation sound pressure level
  • SSPP  subsynaptic plate perforation
  • SSPS  side-to-side portacaval shunt
  • SS-PSE  Schizophrenic Subscale of the Present State Examination
  • SSQ  sequential scalar quantization; Social Support Questionnaire
  • SSQS  security related software quality standard [healthcare]
  • SSR  signal sequence receptor; single sequence repeat; site-specific recombination; solar simulated radiation; somatosensory response; steady state response; sudomotor skin response; surgical supply room; sympathetic skin response
  • SSr  single-strand region
  • SSrA  single-strand region A
  • SSrB  single-strand region B
  • SSRE  shear stress response element
  • SSRI  selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
  • ssRNA  single-stranded ribonucleic acid
  • SSS  scalded skin syndrome; secondary Sjögren syndrome; sick sinus syndrome; specific soluble substance; Stanford Sleepiness Scale; sterile saline soak; subclavian steal syndrome; subscapular skinfold; superior sagittal sinus; systemic sicca syndrome
  • SSSA  skin sympathetic sudomotor activity
  • SSSD  Spanish Study on Sudden Death
  • SSSI  Siegel Scale of Support for Innovation
  • SSSIII  specific soluble substance III [in Streptococcus pneumoniae polysaccharide]
  • SSSS  Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study; staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome
  • SSST  superior sagittal sinus thrombosis
  • SS-STP  sum of squares simultaneous test procedure
  • SSSV  superior sagittal sinus velocity
  • SST  skin and soft tissue; sodium sulfite titration; somatostatin
  • SSTI  skin and soft tissue infection
  • SSTL  site-specific target level
  • SSTR  somatostatin receptor
  • SSU  Saybolt Seconds Universal; self-service unit; sterile supply unit
  • ssu  small subunit
  • SSV  Schoolman-Schwartz virus; simian sarcoma virus
  • SSVEP  steady-state visual evoked potential
  • SSW  slow spike wave; spike and sharp waves [EEG]
  • SSX  sulfisoxazole
  • SSYM  sign or symptom [UMLS]
  • ST  [heat]-stable enterotoxin; esotropia; scala tympani; scaphotrapezoid; sclerotherapy; sedimentation time; semantic type [UMLS]; semitendinosus; sensory threshold; septal thickness; serum transferrin; settling time; sharp transients [EEG]; shock therapy; sickle [cell] thalassemia; sincerity test; sinus tachycardia; sinus tympani; skin temperature; skin test; skin thickness; slight trace; slow twitch; soft tissue; solid tumor; spastic torticollis; speech therapist; sphincter tone; split thickness; stable toxin; standard test; starting time; stent thrombosis; sternothyroid; stimulus; store; stress test; stretcher; stria terminalis; striation; string data; sublingual tablet; subtalar; subtotal; sulcus terminalis; sulfotransferase; surface tension; surgical technologist; surgical therapy; surgical tracheostomy; surgical treatment; survival time; syndrome of the trephined; systolic time
  • S(T)  signal-to-symbol translator
  • S/T  spontaneous/timed [device]
  • S&T  science and technology
  • S-T  [segment] in electrocardiography, the portion of the segment between the end of the S wave and the beginning of the T wave; sickle-cell thalassemia
  • St, st  let it stand [Lat. stet]; let them stand [Lat. stent]; stage [of disease]; status; stere; sterile; stimulation; stokes; stone [unit]; straight; stroke; stomach; stomion; subtype
  • sT  tumor surgery [TNM (tumor-node-metastasis) classification: sT0 surgery not done, sT1 complete resection, sT2 resection, 50% to 90%, sT3 resection 5% to 50%, sT4 biopsy, and sT5 shunting]
  • STA  second trimester abortion; serum thrombotic accelerator; superficial temporal artery
  • Sta  staphylion
  • stab  stabilization; stab neutrophil
  • STACK  Sequence Tag Alignment Consensus Knowledge-base
  • STAG  slow-target attaching globulin; split-thickness autogenous graft; striped tag myocardial tagging [system]
  • STAI  State Trait Anxiety Inventory
  • STA-MCA  superficial temporal artery to middle cerebral artery
  • STAMI  Stenting for Acute Myocardial Infarction [study]
  • STAMP  Systemic Thrombolysis in Acute Myocardial Infarction with Prourokinase and Urokinase [trial]
  • STAND  sutures to ambulate and discharge
  • STANDOUT  soft thresholding and depth cueing of unspecified techniques
  • StanPsych  standard psychiatric [nomenclature]
  • Staph, staph  Staphylococcus
  • STAPPA  State and Territorial Air Pollution Program Administration
  • STAR  Specialty Training and Advanced Research [NIH]; Staphylokinase Recombinant Trial; Study of Tranexamic Acid after Aneurysm Rupture
  • StAR  steroidogenic acute regulatory [protein]
  • STARNET  South Texas Ambulatory Research Network
  • STARS  Standard Treatment with Activase to Reverse Stroke [study]; Stent Anticoagulation Regimen Study; Stent Anticoagulation Restenosis Study; Stent Antithrombolytic Regimen Study; St. Thomas Atherosclerosis Regression Study
  • START  Saruplase and Taprostene Acute Reocclusion Trial; selective tubal assessment to refine reproductive therapy; simple triage and rapid treatment; Stent vs Angioplasty Restenosis Trial; Stent vs Directional Coronary Atherectomy Randomized Trial; St. Thomas Atherosclerosis Regression Trial; Study of Thrombolytic Therapy with Additional Response Following Taprostene; Study of Titration and Response to Tiazac; systemic arterial system
  • STAR TAP  science, technology, and research transit access point
  • STARTTS  Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors [Australia]
  • STAS  sporadic testicular agenesis syndrome
  • STAT  immediately [Lat. statim]; signal transducer and activator of transcription; state-trait anxiety inventory; Stent Thrombosis after Ticlopidine [study]; stop teenage addiction to tobacco; Stroke Treatment with Ancrod Trial
  • Stat  statistics, statistical
  • stat  immediately [Lat. statim]; radiation emanation unit [German]
  • STAT-CHF  Survival Trial of Antiarrhythmic Therapy in Congestive Heart Failure
  • STATH  statherin
  • STATRS  Stent Antithrombotic Regimen Study
  • STB  super tropical bleach
  • Stb  stillborn
  • STC  sarcomatoid thymic carcinoma; serum theophylline concentration; sexually transmitted condition; soft tissue calcification; specialized treatment center; stanniocalcin; stroke treatment center; subtotal colectomy
  • STD  selective T-cell defect; sexually transmitted disease; short-term disability; skin-to-tumor distance; skin test dose; sodium tetradecyl sulfate; source-tray distance; standardized terminology dialogue; standard test dose; ST segment depression [ECG]
  • Std  Standard
  • std  saturated; standard deviation; standardized
  • STDH  skin test for delayed hypersensitivity
  • STD-MIS  Sexually Transmitted Diseases-Management Information System
  • STE  Scholars for Teaching Excellence
  • STEAM  stimulated echo acquisition mode
  • STEC  Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli
  • STEL  short-term exposure limit
  • STEM  scanning transmission electron microscope; Society of Teachers of Emergency Medicine
  • STEN  staphylococcal toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • sten  stenosis, stenosed
  • STENT-BY  Stent vs Bypass Surgery for Vessels Undergoing Abrupt Closure [trial]
  • STENTIM  Stenting in Acute Myocardial Infarction [study]
  • STEP  Sequential Test of Educational Progress; simultaneous transmission-emission protocol; Study of Taprostene in Elective Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty
  • STEPHY  Starnberg Trial on Epidemiology of Parkinsonism and Hypertension in the Elderly
  • STEPS  Significance of Transesophageal Electrocardiographic Findings in Prevention of Stroke [study]
  • STEREO  Stents and ReoPro [trial]
  • stereo  stereogram
  • STESS  Subjective (or Subject's) Treatment Emergent Symptom Scale
  • STET  submaximal treadmill exercise test
  • STEV  short-term exposure value
  • STF  serum thymus factor; slow-twitch fiber; special tube feeding; stefin; Stoffel [buffer]; sudden transient freezing
  • STFeSV  Snyder-Theilen feline sarcoma virus
  • STFM  Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
  • STFT  short-time Fourier transform; silicon thin-film transistor
  • STG  short-term goal; split-thickness graft; superior temporal gyrus
  • STH  somatotropic hormone; subtotal hysterectomy
  • STh  sickle cell thalassemia
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