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Safe sex

    Sex in a monogamous relationship where neither party is infected with a sexually transmitted disease or urinary tract infection is considered to be "safe." However, many healthcare professionals believe there really is no such thing as "safe" sex and the only way to be truly safe is to abstain because all forms of sexual contact carry some risk.

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Disease
Illness or sickness often characterized by typical patient problems (symptoms) and physical findings (signs). Disruption sequence: The events that occur when a fetus that is developing normally is subjected to a destructive agent such as the rubella (German measles) virus.

Infection
Anything that invades the body and reproduces. Infections can be bacteria, protozoa, fungi, or viruses. Bacteria and fungi are one celled creatures that cause many infections including strep throat, bladder infections, and some lung infections. Fungi cause “athlete’s foot” and thrush, an infection in the mouth. Protozoa are small organisms with many cells that can cause infections in the guts or in the lungs. Most healthy people do not get protozoal infections, but people with suppressed immune systems can. Viruses are not really organisms; they are tiny particles that can live only inside another cell. They reproduce by taking over a cell and causing that cell to make more virus particles, rather than doing what the cell is supposed to do. Viruses cause most colds and flu cases.

Healthcare
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.

Forms
A management function in which standards and guidelines are developed for the developing, maintaining, and handling of forms and records.

Sexual
Pertaining to sex or, more particularly, the stimulation, responsiveness, and functions of the sex organs either alone or with one or more partners.

Risk
In clinical trials, the probability of harm or discomfort for subjects, arising from the test product. Acceptable risk differs depending on the condition for which a product is being tested. A product for sore throat, for example, will be expected to have a low incidence of side effects. However, unpleasant side effects may be an acceptable risk when testing a promising treatment for a life-threatening illness.



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Safee Hospital
The Safee Hospital is a hospital in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

Safety
relative freedom from harm; in clinical trials, this refers to an absence of harmful side effects resulting from use of the product and may be assessed by laboratory testing of biological samples, special tests and procedures, psychiatric evaluation, and/or physical examination of subjects.

Safety and tolerability
The safety of a medical product concerns the medical risk to the subject, usually assessed in a clinical trial by laboratory tests (including clinical chemistry and haematology), vital signs, clinical adverse events (diseases, signs and symptoms), and other special safety, tests (for example, ECGs opthamology). The tolerability of the medical product represents the degree to which overt adverse effects can be tolerated by the subject



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Suppression
A mechanism for producing a specific state of immunologic unresponsiveness by the induction of suppressor T cells. This type of unresponsiveness is passively transferable by suppressor T cells or their soluble products.

Syngeneic
Literally, genetically identical.

Syngraft
Same as isograft.

Sexual health
The specific set of health matters and issues related to sex and sexuality.

South Beach Diet
A diet developed by cardiologist Arthur Agatston.

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Salmonella
A bacterium that may cause intestinal infection and diarrhea. See also gastroenteritis.

Salpingectomy
Surgical removal of a fallopian tube.

Salpingectomy
Surgical removal of a fallopian tube.

Saturated fat
Fat that is found in foods from animal meats and skin, dairy products and some vegetables.

Schatzki's Ring
See lower esophageal ring.

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