Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Glossary

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Glossary - Sa - Sk

  • salpingitis - inflammation of the fallopian tubes (oviducts), usually the result of infection traveling from the vagina or uterus. Also known generally as Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • sarcoma - malignant tumor arising from connective tissue (bone or muscle, etc)
  • seborrhea - a condition in which over-activity of the sebaceous glands (oil producing glands of the skin) causes the skin to become oily
  • sepsis - a toxic condition resulting from the spread of bacteria or their products (toxins) into the blood
  • shock - potentially fatal physiological reaction to a variety of conditions, including illness, injury, hemorrhage, and dehydration, usually characterized by marked loss of blood pressure, diminished blood circulation, and inadequate blood flow to the tissues
  • skin benign neoplasm - abnormal, but non-harmful, new growth of tissue on the skin
  • skin carcinoma - malignant cancerous growth involving the epithelial cells (skin cells)
  • skin hypertrophy - excessive development (growth) of the skin
  • skin necrosis - death of skin cells as a result of disease or infection; typically localized
  • skin ulcer - an open wound caused by a breakdown of the skin cells

 

 

 

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