Medical terms/definitions - S

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Saliva - a watery fluid secreted into the mouth, via ducts from the salivary glands to aid chewing. tasting and digestion

Sarcoma - a cancer that arises from connective tissue, such as cartilage, muscle, fibrous tissue or blood vessels

Secondary - a term describing a disorder that follows or results from another disorder (primary)

Septal defect - an abnormal opening in the central heart that allows blood to flow from the right side to the left or vice versa

Sex hormones - steroid substances that bring about the development of


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