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Diseases & Conditions A-Z List - «T»:

  1. T-cell count T-cell count
    T cells are a type of white blood cells (lymphocytes). They make up part of the immune system. T cells help the body fight diseases or harmful substances. A test can be done to measure the number of T cells in your blood. How the Test is Performed Blood is drawn from a vein, usually from the inside...
  2. T3 test T3 test
    Triiodothyronine (T3) is a thyroid hormone. It plays an important role in the body's control of metabolism. A laboratory test can be done to measure the amount of T3 in your blood. See also: T4 test TSH test How the Test is Performed Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the insi...
  3. T3RU test T3RU test
    The T3RU test measures the level of proteins that carry thyroid hormone in the blood. How the Test is Performed Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine (antiseptic). The health care provider w...
  4. T4 test T4 test
    T4 (thyroxine) is a hormone produced by the thyroid gland. A laboratory test can be done to measure the amount of T4 in your blood. How the Test is Performed Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing med...
  5. Taeniasis Taeniasis
    Taeniasis is a tapeworm infection. Causes Tapeworm infection is caused by eating the raw or undercooked meat of infected animals. Beef generally carry Taenia saginata (T. saginata ). Pigs carry Taenia solium (T. solium). In the human intestine, the young form of the tapeworm from the infected meat ...
  6. Tailbone trauma Tailbone trauma
    Tailbone trauma is an injury to the small bone at the lower tip of the spine. Considerations Actual fractures of the tailbone (coccyx) are not common. Tailbone trauma usually involves bruising of the bone or pulling of the ligaments. Causes Backward falls onto a hard surface, such as a slippery flo...
  7. Takayasu arteritis Takayasu arteritis
    Takayasu arteritis is an inflammation of the aorta -- the artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body -- and its major branches. See also: Aortic arch syndrome Causes The cause of Takayasu arteritis is unknown. The disease occurs mainly in children and women younger than 30, e...
  8. Taking antacids Taking antacids
    Antacids help to treat heartburn (indigestion). They work by changing the stomach acid that causes your heartburn. You can buy many antacids without a prescription. Liquid forms work faster, but you may like tablets because they are easy to use. All antacids work equally as well, but they can cause ...
  9. Taking care of your back at home Taking care of your back at home
    A common misconception about back pain is that you need to rest and avoid activity for a long time. In fact, bed rest is NOT recommended. If you have no sign of a serious cause for your back pain (such as loss of bowel or bladder control, weakness, weight loss, or fever), then you should stay as act...
  10. Taking warfarin (Coumadin) Taking warfarin (Coumadin)
    Warfarin is a medicine that makes your blood less likely to form clots. This may be important if: You have already had blood clots in your leg, arm, heart, or brain. Your doctor is worried that a blood clot may form in your body. People who have a new heart valve, a large heart, a heart rhythm that...
  11. Taking warfarin (Coumadin) - what to ask your doctor Taking warfarin (Coumadin) - what to ask your doctor
    Warfarin (Coumadin) is a medicine that helps keep your blood from clotting. This may be important if you have already had blood clots, or if your doctor is worried that you may form a blood clot. Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse to help you when you take warfarin. Q...
  12. Tarantula spider bite Tarantula spider bite
    This article describes the effects of a tarantula spider bite. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-2...
  13. Tardive dyskinesia Tardive dyskinesia
    Tardive dyskinesia is a disorder that involves involuntary movements, especially of the lower face. Tardive means "delayed" and dyskinesia means "abnormal movement." Causes Tardive dyskinesia is a serious side effect that occurs when you take medications called neuroleptics. Most often, it occurs w...
  14. Tartrate resistant acid phosphatase test Tartrate resistant acid phosphatase test
    Tartrate resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) is a test performed on blood cells or bone marrow (biopsy) to confirm a diagnosis of hairy cell leukemia. This test can also be done on blood plasma to look for signs of bone breakdown. How the Test is Performed Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usuall...
  15. Taste - impaired Taste - impaired
    Taste impairment means there is a problem with your sense of taste. Problems range from distorted taste to a complete loss of the sense of taste. However, a complete inability to taste is rare. Considerations The tongue can detect only sweet, salty, sour, and bitter tastes. Much of what is perceive...