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scandium

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(skan′dē-ŭm) [L. Scandia, Scandinavia, where the minerals were found containing the element + -ium (1)] SYMB: Sc. A rare, soft, lightweight transition metal, atomic weight 44.956, atomic number 21. It is used in health care in alloys, nanomolecules, and some lasers.

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scanning

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(skan′ing) 1. Recording on an image receptor the emission of radioactive waves from a specific substance injected into the body. 2. Obtaining different images of a specified anatomical part through a system that compiles information in a sequential pattern, such as computed tomography, ultrasound, or magnetic resonance imaging.

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renal s. Scintigraphy to determine renal function, size, and shape. A radioactive substance that concentrates in the kidney is given intravenously. The radiation emitted from the substance as it accumulates in the kidneys is recorded on a suitable photographic film.

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scanning laser ophthalmoscope

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ABBR: SLO. A laser-powered ophthalmoscope for producing images of the choroid or retinal layers of the eye.

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scanty

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(skăn′tē) [ME. from O. Norse, skamt, short] Not abundant; insufficient, as a secretion.

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scapha

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(skā′fă) [NL., skiff] An elongated depression of the ear between the helix and antihelix.

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scapho-, scaph-

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[Gr. skaphē, boat] Prefixes meaning boat-shaped, scaphoid.

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scaphoid

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(skăf′oyd) [″ + eidos, form, shape] 1. Boat-shaped, navicular, hollowed. 2. SEE: under bone.

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scaption

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(skap′shŏn) [scapula] Movement in the plane of the scapula.

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scapula

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(skap′yŭ-lă′) [L. scapula, shoulder blade] The large, flat, triangular bone that forms the posterior part of the shoulder. It articulates with the clavicle and the humerus. SYN: shoulder blade. SEE: illus.; triceps.

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SCAPULA

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tipped s. A condition in which the inferior angle of the scapula is prominent, usually the result of faulty posture and a tight pectoralis minor muscle. Tipping is a normal motion when a person reaches with the hand behind the back.

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winged s. A condition in which the medial border of the scapula is prominent, usually the result of paralysis of the serratus anterior or trapezius muscles.

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scapular

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(skăp′ū-lăr) Pert. to the shoulder blade.

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scapulectomy

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(skăp″ū -lĕk′tō-mē) [L. scapula, shoulder blade, + Gr. ektome, excision] Surgical excision of the scapula.

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scapulo-, scapul-

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[L. scapula, shoulder, shoulder blade] Prefixes meaning shoulder, scapula.

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scapulohumeral

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(skăp″ū-lō-hū′mĕr-ăl)[″ + humerus, upper arm] Pert. to the scapula and humerus.

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scapulothoracic

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(skăp″ū-lō-thō-răs′ĭk) [″ + Gr. thorax, chest] ...

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