Proteinuria - Presence of urinary protein in concentrations greater than 0.3 g in a 24-hour urine collection or in concentrations greater than 1 g/l in a random urine collection on two or more occasions at least 6 hours apart; specimens must be clean, voided midstream, or obtained by catheterization.
Pruritus - Syn: itching.
Ptosis, pl. ptoses - In reference to the eyes, drooping of the eyelids.
Pulmonary edema -Edema of the lungs.
Pyrogenic - Causing fever.
Retinitis - Inflammation of the retina.
Retrosternal - Posterior to the sternum.
Rhinorrhea - A discharge from the nasal mucous membrane.
Sarin - A nerve poison which is a very potent irreversible cholinesterase inhibitor and a more toxic nerve gas than tabun or soman.
Scarification -The making of a number of superficial incisions in the skin. It is the technique used to administer tularemia and smallpox vaccines.
Septic shock - 1. shock associated with sepsis, usually associated with abdominal and pelvic infection complicating trauma or operations; 2. shock associated with septicemia caused by Gram-negative bacteria.
Sequela, pl. sequelae - A condition following as a consequence of a disease.
Shigellosis - Bacillary dysentery caused by bacteria of the genus Shigella, often occurring in epidemic patterns.
Soman - An extremely potent cholinesterase inhibitor, similar to sarin and tabun.
Sterile abscess - An abscess whose contents are not caused by pyogenic bacteria.
Stridor - A high-pitched, noisy respiration, like the blowing of the wind; a sign of respiratory obstruction, especially in the trachea or larynx.
Superantigen - An antigen that interacts with the T cell receptor in a domain outside of the antigen recognition site. This type of interaction induces the activation of larger numbers of T cells compared to antigens that are presented in the antigen recognition site.
Superinfection - A new infection in addition to one already present.