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  • ST/HR  ST segment [ECG] depression with exercise divided by changes in heart rate
  • STHRF  somatotropic hormone releasing factor
  • STI  Scientific and Technical Information; serum trypsin inhibitor; sexually transmitted infection; soybean trypsin inhibitor; structured [cyclic antiretroviral] therapy interruption; systolic time interval
  • STI-571  imatinib mesylate
  • STIC  Science and Technology Information Center; serum trypsin inhibition capacity; solid-state transducer intracompartment
  • STILE  Surgery vs Thrombolysis for Ischemic Lower Extremity [trial]
  • stillb  stillborn
  • STIM  state transition information model
  • stim  stimulated, stimulation; stimulus
  • STIMIS  Study of Time Intervals in Myocardial Ischaemic Syndromes
  • STIMS  Swedish Ticlodipine Multicenter Study
  • STIMULATE  Speech, Text, Image, and Multimedia Advanced Technology Effort
  • STIPAS  Safety Study of Tirilazad Mesylate in Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke
  • STIR  short tau inversion recovery
  • STJ  subtalar joint
  • STK  stem cell tyrosine kinase; streptokinase
  • STL  serum theophylline level; standard template library; status thymicolymphaticus; stereolithography; swelling, tenderness, and limited motion
  • STLI  subtotal lymphoid irradiation
  • STLIS  South Thames Library Information Service
  • ST-LMA  stylet-laryngeal mask airway
  • STLOM  swelling, tenderness, and limitation of motion
  • STLS  subacture thyroiditis-like syndrome
  • STLV  simian T-lymphotropic virus
  • STLV 1, 2, 3  simian T-lymphotropic virus 1, 2, 3
  • STM  Salmonella typhimurium; scanning tunneling microscope; short-term mem-ory; signature-tagged mutagenesis; specimen transport medium; streptomycin
  • STMS  short test of mental status
  • sTMS  single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • STMV  Santarem virus
  • STMY  stromelysin
  • STN  [computer-assisted] surgical tool navigator; streptozocin; subthalamic nucleus; supratrochlear nucleus
  • sTNF  soluble tumor necrosis factor
  • sTNFr  soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor
  • sTNM  tumor node metastasis [TNM] staging
  • STNR  symmetric tonic neck reflex
  • STNV  satellite tobacco necrosis virus
  • STO  store
  • STO-3G  Slater-type orbital comprising 3 gaussians
  • stom  stomach
  • STONE  Shanghai Trial of Nifedipine in the Elderly
  • STOP  Shunt Thrombotic Occlusion Prevention by Picotamide [study]; Stenting for Total Occlusion and Restenosis Prevention [study]; Stroke Prevention in Sickle Cell Disease [study]; Study of Hypertension in the Elderly [Sweden] or Swedish Trial in Old Patients with Hypertension; surgical termination of pregnancy; Swedish Trial in Older Patients
  • STOP 2  Swedish Trial in Old Patients with Hypertension 2
  • STOP-AF  Systematic Trial of Pacing to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation
  • STOP-Hypertension  Swedish Trial in Older Patients with Hypertension
  • STOP IT  Sites Testing Osteoporosis Prevention Intervention Treatment
  • STOPP  Selling Teens on Pregnancy Prevention [study]
  • STOR  summary time-oriented record
  • STORCH  syphilis, toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, and herpesvirus
  • STP  phenol-preferring sulfotransferase; scientifically treated petroleum; short-term potentiation; sodium thiopental; standard temperature and pressure; standard temperature and pulse; stiripentol; strategic technology planning
  • STp  settling time per patient
  • STPB  skin transient pulse blood
  • STPD  short time Page distribution
  • STPS  specific thalamic projection system
  • STQ  superior temporal quadrant
  • STR  short tandem repeat; soft tissue relaxation; statherin; stirred tank reactor; string matching
  • Str, str  Streptococcus
  • strab  strabismus
  • STRATIFY  St. Thomas' Risk Assessment Tool in Falling Elderly Patients
  • STRATUS  Study to Determine Rotablator and Transluminal Angioplasty Strategy
  • Strep  Streptococcus; streptomycin
  • STRESS  Stent Restenosis Study
  • STRETCH  Symptom Tolerability Response to Exercise Trial of Candesartan Cilexetil in Patients with Heart Failure
  • STRICU  shock, trauma, and respiratory intensive care unit
  • STRIP  Special Turku Coronary Risk Factor Intervention Project [for babies]
  • s-TRSV  substrate of tobacco ringspot virus
  • STRT  simultaneous thermoradiotherapy; skin temperature recovery time
  • struct  structure, structural
  • STRUT  stent treatment region assessed by ultrasound tomography
  • STS  self-tensioning suture; sequence-tagged site; sequence target site; serologic test for syphilis; side-to-side [anastomosis]; sodium tetradecyl sulfate; sodium thiosulfate; soft tissue sarcoma; standard test for syphilis; stand up; staphylococcal toxic syndrome; steroid sulfatase; subtrapezial space
  • STSA  Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
  • STSD  Spanish Trial on Sudden Death
  • STSE  split-thickness skin excision
  • STSG  split-thickness skin graft
  • STSS  staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome
  • STT  scaphotrapeziotrapezoid [joint]; serial thrombin time; short term test; skin temperature test; space-time toolkit
  • STU  skin test unit
  • STUR  Student Team Utilizing Research [project]
  • STV  short term variability; spontaneous tidal volume; superior temporal vein
  • STVA  subtotal villose atrophy
  • STVS  short-term visual storage
  • STX  saxitoxin; syntaxin
  • Stx  Shiga toxin
  • STY  semantic type [UMLS]
  • STZ  streptozocin; streptozyme
  • SU  salicyluric acid; secretory unit; sensation unit; solar urticaria; sorbent unit; spectrophotometric unit; status uncertain; subunit; sulfonamide; sulfonylurea; su-pine; surface
  • Su  sulfonamide; supine
  • SUA  serum uric acid; single umbilical artery; single unit activity
  • subac  subacute
  • subclav  subclavian; subclavicular
  • subcut  subcutaneous
  • subling  sublingual
  • SubN  subthalamic nucleus
  • subq  subcutaneous
  • SUBS  substance [UMLS]
  • subsp  subspecies
  • substd  substandard
  • suc  suction
  • Succ  succinate, succinic
  • SUD  skin unit dose; sudden unexpected death
  • SUDAAN  survey data analysis
  • SUDEP  sudden unexpected death in epilepsy
  • SUDH  succinyldehydrogenase
  • SUDI  sudden unexpected death in infancy
  • SUDS  single use diagnostic system
  • SUFE  slipped upper femoral epiphysis
  • SuHV  suid herpesvirus
  • SUI  stress urinary incontinence; string unique identifier [UMLS]
  • SUID  sudden unexplained infant death
  • sulf  sulfate
  • sulfa  sulfonamide
  • SULF-PRIM  sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim
  • SUMA  sporadic ulcerating and mutilating acropathy
  • SUMAA  scalable unstructured mesh algorithms and applications
  • SUMD  Scale to Assess Unawareness in Mental Disorder
  • SUMIT  streptokinase-urokinase myocardial infarct test
  • SUMMIT  Stanford University Medical Media and Information Technology
  • SUMSE  stroke unit mental status examination
  • SUN  serum urea nitrogen; standard unit of nomenclature
  • SUO  syncope of unknown origin
  • SUP  schizo-unipolar; supination
  • sup  above [Lat. supra]; superficial; superior; supinator; supine
  • supin  supination, supine
  • supp  suppository
  • suppl  supplement, supplementary
  • SUPPORT  Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatment
  • suppos  suppository
  • SUR  sulfonylurea receptor; suramin
  • SurDx  surgical diagnosis
  • SURE  Serial Ultrasound Analysis of Restenosis [study]
  • SURF  surfeit
  • SURFnet  Netherlands Network
  • SURG, Surg  surgery, surgical, surgeon
  • SurPROC  surgical procedure
  • SURS  solitary ulcer of rectum syndrome; Surveillance and Utilization Review System
  • SURVS-TB  Surveillance System for Tuberculosis
  • SUS  Saybolt Universal Seconds; solitary ulcer syndrome; stained urinary sediment; suppressor sensitive
  • SUSHI  Stent Use Is Superior for Hospitalized Infarction Patients [study]
  • susp  suspension, suspended
  • SUTAMI  Saruplase and Urokinase in the Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction [trial]
  • SUTI  symptomatic urinary tract infection
  • SUUD  sudden unexpected unexplained death
  • SUV  small unilamellar vessel; standard uptake value
  • SUVIMAX  Supplemental Vitamins, Minerals and Anti-Oxidants [trial]
  • S-UVT  sustained uniform ventricular tachycardia
  • SUX  succinylcholine
  • SUZI  subzonal insemination
  • SV  sample volume; saphenous vein; Sapporo virus; sarcoma virus; satellite virus; scattering volume; selective vagotomy; semilunar valve; seminal vesicle; severe; sigmoid volvulus; simian virus; single ventricle; sinus venosus; snake venom; splenic vein; spontaneous ventilation; starting volume; streak virus; stroke volume; subclavian vein; subventricular; supravital; symptomless virus; synaptic vesicle; syncytial virus; systolic velocity
  • S/V  surface/volume ratio
  • SV2  synaptic vesicle protein 2
  • SV-5, -10, -12, -40, -41  simian virus 5, 10, 12, 40, 41
  • SV40  simian vacuolating virus 40
  • Sv  sievert
  • sv  sievert; single vibration
  • SVA  selective vagotomy and antrectomy; selective visceral angiography; sequential ventriculoatrial [pacing]; subtotal villous atrophy
  • SVAS  supravalvular aortic stenosis; supraventricular aortic stenosis
  • SVAT  synaptic vesicle amine transformer
  • SVB  saphenous vein bypass
  • SVBG  saphenous vein bypass grafting
  • SVC  saphenous vein cutdown; segmental venous capacitance; selective venous catheterization; slow vital capacity; spatially varying classification; subclavian vein catheterization; superior vena cava; support vector classification; supraventricular crest; supraventricular extrasystole
  • SVCCS  superior vena cava compression syndrome
  • SVCG  spatial vectorcardiogram
  • SVCO  superior vena-caval obstruction
  • SVCP  Special Virus Cancer Program
  • SVCR  segmental venous capacitance ratio
  • SVCS  superior vena cava syndrome
  • SVD  single vessel disease; singular value decomposition; small vessel disease; spontaneous vaginal delivery; spontaneous vertex delivery; swine vesicular disease
  • SVE  slow volume encephalography; soluble viral extract; spontaneous ventricular event; sterile vaginal examination
  • SVG  saphenous vein graft; scalable vector graphics; scatter and veiling glare; seminal vesiculography
  • SVGA  super video graphics array
  • SVH  saphenous vein harvesting
  • SV-HUC  simian virus-human uro-epithelial cell
  • SVI  seminal vesicle invasion; slow virus infection; small volume infusion; stroke volume index; systolic velocity integral
  • SVL  seminal HIV-1 viral load; superficial vastus lateralis
  • SVM  seminal vesicle microsome; support vector machine; syncytiovascular membrane
  • SVMP  snake venom metalloprotease
  • SVMT  synaptic vesicle monoamine transformer
  • SVN  selectively vulnerable neurons; sinuvertebral nerve; small volume nebulizer
  • SvO2  venous oxygen saturation
  • SVOC  semivolatile organic compound
  • SVOM  sequential volitional oral movement
  • SVP  selective vagotomy and pyloroplasty; small volume parenteral [infusion]; standing venous pressure; superior vascular plexus
  • SVPB  supraventricular premature beat
  • SVPC  supraventricular premature complex
  • SVPD  snake venom phosphodiesterase
  • SV40-PML  simian vacuolating virus 40 of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy
  • SVR  sequential vascular response; stroke volume ratio; support vector regression; sustained viral response; systemic vascular resistance
  • SVRI  systemic vascular resistance index
  • SVS  slit ventricle syndrome; Society for Vascular Surgery
  • SVT  sinoventricular tachycardia; subclavian vein thrombosis; supraventricular tachyarrhythmia; supraventricular tachycardia; sustained ventricular tachycardia
  • SVTh  subvalvular thickening
  • SVTS  Sotalol Ventricular Tachycardia Study
  • SVV  Sal Vieja virus
  • SW  seriously wounded; short waves; sinewave; slow wave; soap and water; social worker; spike wave; spiral wound; stab wound; sterile water; stroke work; Sturge-Weber [syndrome]; Swiss Webster [mouse]
  • S/W  spike wave
  • Sw  swine
  • SWA  seriously wounded in action; slow-wave activity
  • SWAIDS  social workers in acquired immunodeficiency syndrome [AIDS]
  • SWAP  short wavelength automated perimetry
  • SWAT  stationary wavelet transform; Stroke Prevention with Warfarin or Aspirin Trial
  • SWC  submaximal working capacity
  • S&WC  spike and wave complex [EEG]
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