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spa

(spah),
A health resort, especially one where there are one or more mineral springs with waters that possess therapeutic properties.
[Spa, a mineral spring health resort in Belgium]

spa

(spä)
n.
1. A resort providing therapeutic baths.
2. A resort area having mineral springs.
3. A health spa.
4. A tub for relaxation or invigoration, usually including a device for raising whirlpools in the water.

SPA

abbreviation for sperm penetration assay.

spa

A health resort where one bathes in the water of a particular natural spring.

SPA

Abbreviation for:
Scottish Prescribing Analysis (obsolete) 
sheep pulmonary adenomatosis
shrinking pleuritis with atelectasis
Small Practices Association 
soluble protective antigen
spastic ataxia
sperm penetration assay
sphenopalatine artery
spinal anaesthesia 
spondyloarthropathy
spontaneous physical activity
spontaneous platelet aggregation
staphylococcal protein A
structured professional activities, see there 
superficial palmar arch
supporting professional activities, see there 
suprapubic (bladder) aspiration
surfactant protein A

SPA

staphylococcal protein A.
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