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  Sweat test

Sweat test

    The standard diagnostic test for cystic fibrosis, which measures the amount of salt in a person's sweat. A high level of salt indicates cystic fibrosis.


Pertaining to a diagnosis; usually refers to a characteristic or criteria which is critical for a specific diagnosis.




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

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.

Subzonal sperm insertion
A variation of in-vitro fertilization in which the sperm is surgically implanted into the egg.

Sudden infant death syndrome
The death, with no clear cause, of an infant between 1 and 12 months old. Putting an infant to sleep on her back has been shown to reduce the risk of SIDS.

Surrogate mother
A woman who bears a child for a couple. Usually the surrogate is artificially inseminated with the man's sperm, though in some cases an embryo is implanted in a surrogate.

Sweat test

Symbiotic stage
The early, close relationship between mother and child.

S cones
Short wavelength sensitive cones (blue). Are most sensitive to a wavelength of approximately 419nm. (See also L Cones and M Cones).

The richness of hue. Indicates how much a color has been diluted by grayness.

Dim light conditions where only rods are functional.

Second-Order statistics
Captures differences in granularity and slope.

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