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v. stopped, stopping, stops
The depression between the muzzle and top of the skull of an animal, especially a dog.

stop′pa·ble adj.


Abbreviation for:
Shunt Thrombotic Occlusion prevention by Picotamide 
selective tubal occlusion procedure (see there)


S/TOP, selective tubal occlusion procedure Gynecology A system for nonsurgical ♀ sterilization


1. In optics, an aperture generally round and of variable diameter placed in a screen and used to limit the field of view of a lens or optical system (field stop). It also limits stray light (light stop). Syn. stop; aperture-stop. 2. In anatomy, a dividing membrane.

Patient discussion about STOP

Q. When should I stop? As part of my efforts to lose weight, I worked a lot about accepting myself – that less-than-perfect body is also an acceptable option. And now, after losing weight but not reaching my ideal weight, I have these doubts- Should I continue my efforts to lose weight, although I feel good about my self? What do you think?

A. I truly believe that if you are happy with your weight loss, even though you say you have not reached your ideal weight or goal, be proud of who you are and what you have acomplished. There is no such thing as the perfect body image, at least not as far as i'm concerned. I feel that you have to love yourself for what's on the inside because the outside always changes (i.e. age, loss of hair, teeth, etc...) I had gastric bypass in 2005 and lost 90 lbs. I still have not reached my goal of 125-127 lbs. where I used to be 10 years ago, but I love "who" I am today. I am 140 lbs. of fantastic and some days I look at me and feel different but feel blessed that I am healthy and alive...Hope this helps

Q. Is there a way stopping caries progress? I'm 17 and I've recently noticed I have chalky white spots on the back of two of my teeth at the bottom. I go to the dentist regularly (I have braces at the minute) and I'm assuming he's seen them but he hasn't mentioned them. I'm just curious as to weather caries are treatable? Is there anything my dentist can do to stop it progressing into something worse?

A. Caries starts by demineralization of the enamel. The enamel is the hardest material in our body. The bacteria gets the mineral out of it and it becomes weak. Start as white color and continues to a black unpleasant color as it progresses into the tooth. If you rinse your mouth often with fluoride and brush your teeth properly- it will stop the demineralization and the fluoride will take the place of other minerals in the enamel. This will stop the caries and the white spot will slowly becomes black. This is a good situation- it’ll be harder then before.

Q. What happens if I stop taking the lithium? The lithium do me bad. If I stop- everything will be o.k?

A. I know what you think- I’ll stop it and I’ll be back to normal life, the hypomania, work all the time, doing friends, getting things worked out. But it won’t happen. You’ll just find yourself at best sitting at home for months without cleaning, bathing and all that. at worse- well…scattered all over..

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And James Dayton then sprung the offside trap to race in and beat Brown at his near post with a shot that looked stoppable.
Then British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's racism, prejudice and callousness were blamed for this easily stoppable famine.
But he got beat between the pads by Daniel Alfredsson with 6 seconds left in the first and surrendered the winner on a long - and stoppable - shot by Jason Spezza with 3:21 left in the second.
"I have seen two stoppable goals go in and we need to hold onto the ball more and make the right decisions.
Greenway started the brighter side and the visitors were indebted to a couple of fine saves by their keeper before finally managing a breakthrough when Maloney fired home an un stoppable free-kick from just outside the box.
Thankfully skin cancers are highly visible and stoppable if caught early on even for the most serious, melanomas.
"I've watched the whole game ( but especially those last three horrible minutes ( all over again on video and the awful thing is that with hindsight everything was stoppable from England's point of view if something different had been done.
Meanwhile, the Cardinal running attack became stagnant and stoppable.
Sutton skipper Jonathan Miller's instant response to the question: 'Are Moseley stoppable?' was: 'Definitely not.'
The media did a decent job of describing the horrors of the war in Bosnia, though a shallower job of pointing out the West's failure to stop the quite stoppable slaughter.