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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.


Etymology: AS, stoppian, to stop
a consonantal speech sound produced by closing off the oral cavity and then releasing with a burst of air, such as an initial /p/. Also called plosive.


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.


n See rest.
stop, occlusal,


the steplike change in lateral profile of the face of dogs at the eyes, where the frontal bones meet the maxilla and nasal bones. It varies greatly between species, being most marked in brachycephalic breeds and barely detectable in Collies and Bull terriers.

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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Because their music made sailors so drowsy that they became an easy prey for those monsters, Ulysses stopped his own ears ("Ulixes.
If you're well-dressed, you generally don't arouse suspicion, so you're not stopped.
Because the vehicle was not actually stopped at a checkpoint, the court hearing the motion will not apply the Brown balancing test.
With the assistance of other officers, the two men were stopped at gunpoint, ordered out of their car, handcuffed, and placed in separate police cars for about 25 minutes.
Noting that the Watson Avenue Special Operation plan called for the stopping of all vehicles seeking entry into the effected area, the court found that there would be "little concern that the stop would generate 'fear and surprise'"(20) on the part of stopped motorists.
Yet there's no way for them to prove their claims without producing hard numbers on who's being stopped, the reasons they're stopped, and whether a search and arrest was made as a result of the stop.
In Wilson, the Supreme Court concluded that a blanket rule allowing police to order occupants from a lawfully stopped vehicle is constitutionally permissible.
The court of appeals affirmed that ruling, holding that "regardless of whether a police officer subjectively believes that the occupants of an automobile may be engaging in some other illegal behavior, a traffic stop is permissible as long as a reasonable officer in the same circumstances could have stopped the car for the suspected traffic violations.
In doing so, the court considered whether a reasonable officer would have stopped a vehicle weaving slightly and crossing the line into the emergency lane without an ulterior motive.
A first-offense conviction for passing a stopped school bus now results in a fine of $432.
Two counts allege misconduct by Navarro after he stopped a car containing juveniles late at night at a Sylmar-area park June 13.
This Supreme Court case examines the limits of police power when motorists are stopped for routine traffic violations, such as speeding or driving a vehicle with outdated license tags.