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    Inflammation on the sacroiliac joints at the base of the spine. May cause low back or buttock pain. Occurs particularly in HLA B27-related conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis.


A reaction to an injury to the body - by infection, chemicals or physical agents. The symptoms can be - depending on the location of the injury- redness, swelling, heat and pain. The purpose of the inflammation is to dilute and destroy the agent causing the inflammation. To do this, the immune system starts a cascade of actions that causes active cells to gather at the affected location. It is these cells and fluids that cause the redness, swelling, heat and pain.

Having to do with the joint formed by the sacrum and the ilium in the lower back.

A chemical compound that either donates hydroxide ions or absorbs hydrogen ions when dissolved in water. Bases and acids are referred to as opposites because the effect of an acid is to increase the hydronium ion concentration in water, whereas bases reduce this concentration. Arrhenius bases are water-soluble and always have a pH greater than 7 in solution.

A column in the body consisting of 33 vertebrae.

An unpleasant sensory or emotional experience primarily associated with tissue damage, or described in terms of tissue damage, or both.

Undergoing ankylosis (stiffening or fusion of a joint).

Inflammation of the vertebrae.


Sacramento clinic
A medical clinic in the city of Sacramento.

Sacramento doctor
A medical doctor who can practice medicine in the city of Sacramento.

Sacramento doctors
All doctors near Sacramento, the United States of America. Doctors who can assist a patient in Sacramento.

Sacramento hospitals
All the hospitals, clinics and other medical facilities in the city of Sacramento.

Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart is a hospital in Spokane, Washington (USA).

Sacred Heart Community Health Centre
The Sacred Heart Community Health Centre is a hospital in McLennan, Alberta, Canada.

Sacred Heart Hospital
Sacred Heart Hospital is a hospital in Pensacola, Florida (USA).

Sacred Heart Medical Center
The Sacred Heart Medical Center is a hospital in Spokane, Washington, United States.

Sacrificial paraphilia
One of a group of paraphilias characterized by triumph wrested developmentally from sexuoerotic tragedy by means of a strategy that incorporates sinful lust into the lovemap on the condition that it requires reparation or atonement by way of penance and sacrifice, since it irrevocably defiles saintly love.

Having to do with the joint formed by the sacrum and the ilium in the lower back.


Connection of two or more teeth so they function as a stronger single structure.

Supernumerary tooth
Extra tooth.

Bacterial contamination of tissue exudate; pus.

Sociopath (APD)
Sociopath also known as Antisocial personality disorder (APD) involves a history of chronic antisocial behavior that begins before the age of 15 and continues into adulthood. The disorder is manifested by a pattern of irresponsible and antisocial behavior as indicated by academic failure, poor job performance, illegal activities, recklessness, and impulsive behavior. Symptoms may include dysphoria, an inability to tolerate boredom, feeling victimized, and a diminished capacity for intimacy.

Slow-Acting Anti-Rheumatic Drug. (e.g. Gold injections for rheumatoid arthritis)


Synovitis, Acne, Palmoplantar pustulosis, Hyperostosis, aseptic Osteomyelitis.

Sausage digit
Appearance due to dactylitis - usually refers to seronegative spondylarthritis (especially psoriatic arthritis).

Scheuermann's disease
A condition that occurs in adolescence. It affects the thoracic spine and may give rise to pain and a kyphosis ('hump') although more often it is painless.

Schirmer test
To detect dry eyes (keratoconjunctivitis sicca). Sterile porous paper strips are hooked over the lower eyelid and tear production can be assessed.

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