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  Stress



Stress

    Mental or physical tension that results from physical, emotional, or chemical causes.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Strep throat
A bacterial infection of the throat and tonsils, treated with antibiotics. Rare in children under 3.

Streptase
Streptase is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): streptokinase.

Streptococcus
A type of bacterium that may infect tonsils. Infection with this bacterium, if not treated with penicillin or other appropriate antibiotic, can lead to rheumatic fever.

Streptokinase
A clot-dissolving medication.

Streptomycin sulfate
Streptomycin sulfate is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): streptomycin sulfate.

Stress fractures
A bone injury caused by overuse.

Stress incontinence
Involuntary leaking of urine during activities that increase pressure inside the abdomen, such as coughing, sneezing, or jogging.

Stress Test
See exercise stress test

Stress ulcer
An upper GI ulcer from physical injury such as surgery, major burns, or critical head injury.

Stressor
Any life event or life change that may be associated temporally (and perhaps causally) with the onset, occurrence, or exacerbation of a mental disorder.

Stretch marks
About half of pregnant women will develop these pink or reddish streaks on their breasts, hips, or abdomen sometime during pregnancy as elastic fibers stretch and rupture in their skin. While stretch marks can't be prevented, they will fade slowly after delivery.



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Stent
A device implanted in a vessel used to help keep it open.

Sternum
The breastbone.

Stoma
An opening in the abdomen that is created by an operation (ostomy). Must be covered at all times by a bag that collects stool.

Stomach
The organ between the esophagus and the small intestine. The stomach is where digestion of protein begins.

Stool
The solid wastes that pass through the rectum as bowel movements. Stools are undigested foods, bacteria, mucus, and dead cells. Also called feces.

Stress

Stress fractures
A bone injury caused by overuse.

Stress incontinence
Involuntary leaking of urine during activities that increase pressure inside the abdomen, such as coughing, sneezing, or jogging.

Stress ulcer
An upper GI ulcer from physical injury such as surgery, major burns, or critical head injury.

Stricture
The abnormal narrowing of a body opening. Also called stenosis. See also esophageal stricture and pyloric stenosis.

Sudden death
Death that occurs unexpectedly or immediately after onset of symptoms.

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