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Abbreviation for soluble specific substance.
1 abbreviation for sterile saline soak.
2 abbreviation for sick sinus syndrome.
sick sinus syndrome,
Any of several diseases of the sinoatrial node of the heart in which the node fails to generate impulses appropriately, resulting in long pauses, bradycardia, or bradycardia alternating with tachycardia. It is an occasional cause of palpitations, breathlessness, or loss of consciousness. It is an occasional cause of palpitations, breathlessness, or loss of consciousness.
A pacemaker should be inserted. Anticoagulant therapy may be required to prevent thromboembolism.