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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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A letter seen by the ECHO shows how the insurance firm, in accordance with its policy, stopped payments after it become apparent the tenancy agreement did not cover emergency housing.
MANILA -- Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz on Friday denied the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) had stopped payments to poor working students under the government's special employment program, saying they were "just delayed."
Campbell paid for seven years, then stopped payments in 2008, the suit said.
The question of crude oil payments to Iran came into focus in December, when India's central bank stopped payments to Tehran through the Asian Clearing Union.
Some 45.5 percent said they stopped trading with Iran fearing that payment would not be safely collected, while 35.1 percent were forced to stop since banks had stopped payments.
These homeowners have stopped payments in the hope of qualifying for mortgage modifications or out of fear of job losses, according to George Mantor, founder and president of Associates Financial Group, a real estate consulting firm.
Damage Liability Cover (DLC) at 90p a week (pounds 140 over three years) stopped payments if my washing machine was damaged.
He said: "I stopped payments when I found out and they're taking me to court to repossess the car."
I told them I could only send the previous year's documentation and four months later they stopped payments.'
The firm discovered Mrs Wombwell's death and stopped payments in June.
Julie claims Alan stopped payments for his kids seven years ago.