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  Skeletal system



Skeletal system

   The rigid framework of bones in the body that supports soft tissues and protects internal organs.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Skelaxin
Skelaxin is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): metaxalone.

Skeleton
The skeleton or skeletal system is the biological system providing support in living organisms.

Skelid
Skelid is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): tiludronate disodium.



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Sertraline hydrochloride
Sertraline hydrochloride is an antidepressant for oral administration. It is chemically unrelated to tricyclic, tetracyclic, or other available antidepressant agents.

Serlift
A commercial name for sertraline hydrochloride, an orally administered antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) type. Sertraline is used medically mainly to treat the symptoms of depression.

Stimuloton
A commercial name for sertraline hydrochloride, an orally administered antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) type. Sertraline is used medically mainly to treat the symptoms of depression.

SSRI
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. A type of drug that is used to treat depression. SSRIs slow the process by which serotonin (a substance that nerves use to send messages to one another) is reused by nerve cells that make it. This increases the amount of serotonin available for stimulating other nerves.

Skeleton
The skeleton or skeletal system is the biological system providing support in living organisms.

Skeletal system

Syncytiotrophoblast
A true syncytium making up the outer layer of the trophoblast. Produces human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) Large multinucleated cells with indistinct borders and a large amount of eosinophilic nuclei. See trophoblast.

Syncytium
A large cell-like structure formed by the joining together of two or more cells. The plural is syncytia.

Synapsis
The point of interaction between adjacent neurons or between a neuron and a muscle or gland, involving a chemical neurotransmitter. Plural: synapses.

Spindle apparatus
A microtubule assembly appearing during cell division. Microtubules are part of the cytoskeleton of biological cells, the quasi-rigid matrix that among other things determines cell shape. The microtubules are 25 nanometers in diameter, and composed of the protein tubulin. They occur in regular arrays in cilia, flagella, the mitotic spindle, and in the cytoplasm in general, and they contribute not only to cell shape, but also to cell motility.

Suprarenal glands
Another name for the adrenal glands.

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