RED SAGE

Also known as Chinese sage, a perennial shrub in the genus Salvia. Native to both China and Japan, the roots (called dan shen)...

SANGUE DORMIDO

Culturally linked condition described in Cape Verde Islanders, which has a broad range of neurological complaints, including blindness, convulsions, numbness, pain, paralysis, stroke, and...

STAIRCASE PHENOMENON

1. Anything that shows a graduated step like change. 2. Cardiac muscle. The increase in the force when a heart rate increases. 3. Skeletal...

STRESS TEST

Is a test that is administered to obtain the person's capability to perform a particular function under a specific stressful condition. It is a...

TACHYCARDIA

The pathologically fast beating of the heart in response to stress or drugs.

SKELETAL MUSCLE

the muscle that gives the force to make our skeleton move. These muscles are attached to bones by tendons and often span the joint....

SMOOTH MUSCLE

any muscle that is not striated that can stay contracted for a long period of time such as blood vessels, digestive organs and the...

DIPHENYLMETHANES

A sedating histamine antagonist that prevent cardiac fibrillation and has a local anesthietic effect.

ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY

The graphical record of the beating of various chambers of the heart.

ELECTROCARDIOGRAM (ECG EKG)

The wave ike tracing represnting the impulses of the conduction system of the heart muscle.

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