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sudden infant death syndrome, risk for

Susceptible to unpredicted death of an infant. SEE: Nursing Diagnoses Appendix.

sudden release test

A test to identify anterior shoulder instability. The relocation test for anterior glenohumeral instability is performed. While the patient’s glenohumeral joint is externally rotated, the examiner suddenly removes the posteriorly directed stabilizing force. A positive test is marked by the patient’s expression of pain and/or apprehension. SYN: surprise test. SEE: relocation test.

sudden unexpected infant death

ABBR: SUID. SYN: sudden infant death syndrome.

Sudeck disease, Sudeck atrophy

(soo′dek″) Reflex sympathetic dystrophy.


sudden unexpected (or unexplained) death in epilepsy. People with epilepsy are approx. 10 times more likely to die than other people of the same age and general health.


(sood′ŏ-mōt″ŏr) [sudor + motor] Pert. to the nerves that stimulate the secretion of sweat.


(sood′ŏr, soo′dor″) [L. sudor, sweat] Sweat.


(sood″ŏ-rif′ik) [L. sudorificus, producing sweat] Diaphoretic.


1. To initiate legal action. 2. To make a petition or pleading to the court.


(sū′ĕt) [Fr. sewet, suet] A hard fat from cattle or sheep kidneys and loins, used as the base of certain ointments and as an emollient.


1. To experience pain or distress. 2. To be subjected to injury, loss, or damages.


(sŭf′ō-kāt) [L. suffocare] To impair respiration; to smother, asphyxiate.


(sŭf″ō-kā′shŭn) Deprivation of air exchange, e.g., by drowning, smothering, or other forms of airway obstruction, that produces an intense sensation of air hunger. SYN: asphyxiation. SEE: asphyxia; resuscitation; unconsciousness.

s., risk for Susceptible to inadequate air availability for inhalation, which may compromise health. SEE: Nursing Diagnoses Appendix.


(sŭ-fū′zhŏn) [L. suffusio, a pouring over] 1. Extravasation. 2. A color or liquid spread over or through something, esp. of blood as in conjunctivitis.


(shug′ăr) [Ult. fr. Arabic sukkar via L. succarum] A sweet-tasting, low-molecular-weight carbohydrate of the monosaccharide or disaccharide groups. Common sugars include fructose, glucose, lactose, maltose, sucrose, and xylose. Oral or parenteral administration of sugars can prevent hypoglycemia caused by insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents.

 CLASSIFICATION: Sugars are classified in two ways: the number of atoms of simple sugars yielded on hydrolysis by a molecule of the given sugar and the number of carbon atoms ...

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