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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.
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Abbreviation for:
Shunt Thrombotic Occlusion prevention by Picotamide 
selective tubal occlusion procedure (see there)
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S/TOP, selective tubal occlusion procedure Gynecology A system for nonsurgical ♀ sterilization
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


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.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

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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According to the report, Staffordshire Police stopped 5.8 times more black people than white, and 2.7 times more Asians.
As Judge Bunton would later note, agents had illegally stopped more than twenty Latino students and faculty at Bowie to demand proof of citizenship, often verbally abusing them as well.
Instead, these leaders--the heads of professional police associations, police chiefs, and police trainers--should acknowledge how much these stops cause palpable harm to the person stopped and to trust in the police.
However, according to its website, the force stopped 5,112 people between June and September last year, asking them to "account for themselves - their actions, behaviour, presence in an area or possession of anything." South Wales Police stopped 30,176; Gwent 10,485; and North Wales 21,673.
In every 1,000 white people, 1.71 were stopped by police between April and June this year compared to 1.08 in the same period of 2004.
But with Merseyside's black population of 6,942 and the white population one 1.3m,it means that as a percentage blacks are 9.5 times more likely to be stopped than whites.
2001), "without comparative racial information, plaintiffs cannot prove that they were stopped, detained, or searched, when similarly situated whites were not."
In 1999/2000, 10,701 people were stopped by Warwickshire police and 11 per cent of them were arrested, compared with 7,483 people who were stopped in 2000/2001, with 13 per cent of them arrested.
The figures published yesterday did not detail the proportion of black and ethnic minorities stopped and searched.
CPR forces the lungs to keep breathing" and the blood to keep "circulating" when the heart has stopped.
BLACK people are almost ten times more likely than white people to be stopped and searched by police on Merseyside.
In 1999/2000, 10,701 people were stopped by War-wickshire police and 11 per cent of them were arrested, compared with 7,483 people who were stopped in 2000/2001, with 13 per cent of them arrested.