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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «T»:

  1. Tachycardia, ventricular Tachycardia, ventricular
    Tachycardia, ventricular: An abnormally rapid heart rhythm that originates from a ventricle, one of the lower chambers of the heart. Although the beat is regular, ventricular tachycardia is life-threatening because it can lead to a dreaded condition, ventricular fibrillation. In ventricular fibr...
  2. Tachypnea Tachypnea
    Tachypnea: (Pronounced tack-ip-nea.) Abnormally fast breathing. A respiratory rate that is too rapid. The normal rate of respirations (breaths per minute) depends on a number of factors, including the age of the individual and the degree of exertion. The prefix tachy- means swift or rapid; it comes...
  3. Tacrolimus Tacrolimus
    Tacrolimus: A drug that suppresses the immune system and prevents transplant rejection. The drug acts by inhibiting the activation of T cells. The brand name of tacrolimus is Prograf and the brand name of tacrolimus ointment is Protopic. For further information, see: Tacrolimus.....
  4. Tactile Tactile
    Tactile: Having to do with touch....
  5. Tactile device Tactile device
    Tactile device: A mechanical instrument that makes use of touch to help individuals who have certain disabilities, such as deaf-blindness, to communicate....
  6. Taenia Taenia
    Taenia: In medicine, taenia is a genus (group) of large tapeworms some of which are parasitic in humans. In anatomy, taenia refers to a band or a structural line and applies to several bands and lines of nervous matter in the brain. In Latin, taenia means a ribbon or tape. Taenia is also spelled...
  7. Taenia armata Taenia armata
    Taenia armata: Taenia solium....
  8. Taenia asiatica Taenia asiatica
    Taenia asiatica: A species of tapeworm found in Taiwan, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, and China, where rural people eat uncooked home-produced pork-containing organs....
  9. Taenia dentata Taenia dentata
    Taenia dentata: Taenia solium....
  10. Taenia saginata Taenia saginata
    Taenia saginata: The beef tapeworm. The most common of the big tapeworms that parasitizes people, contracted from infected raw or rare beef. Can grow to be 12-25 feet (3.6-7.5 m) long in the human intestine. Also known as the African tapeworm. ...
  11. Taenia solium Taenia solium
    Taenia solium: The pork tapeworm. Contracted from eating undercooked or measly pork (pork infected with the larval forms of the tapeworm). Taenia solium causes two different diseases -- taeniasis and cysticercosis. Taeniasis develops when the adult tapeworm infests the human intestine. The worm...
  12. Taeniasis Taeniasis
    Taeniasis: Infection with any of the tapeworms of the genus Taenia. Humans taeniasis can be caused by eating pork or beef contaminated with the larval stage of the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium, or the beef tapeworm, Taenia saginata....
  13. Tag, ear Tag, ear
    Tag, ear: Common minor anomaly, a rudimentary tag of ear tissue, often containing a core cartilage, usually located just in front of the ear (auricle). Therefore, also called preauricular tag. The presence of 2 or more minor anomalies in a child increases the probability that the child has a major...
  14. Tag, preauricular Tag, preauricular
    Preauricular tag: A common minor anomaly, this is a rudimentary tag of ear tissue. It often contains a core of cartilage. The tag is typically located just in front of the ear (auricle) and is therefore called a preauricular tag....
  15. Tag, skin Tag, skin
    Tag, skin: A small tag of skin that may have a stalk (a peduncle). Skin tags may appear on the skin almost anywhere although the favorite locales are the eyelids, neck, armpits (axillae), upper chest, and groin. Invariably benign, this tiny tumor of the skin usually causes no symptoms unless repe...