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  1. Tail Tail
    Tail: 1. A slender appendage, such as the tail of the pancreas. 2. The appendage that protrudes from the buttocks of animals. People can appear to have a tail due to the presence of supernumerary segments of the coccyx....
  2. Tailbone Tailbone
    Tailbone Popular name for the coccyx, the small bone at the bottom of the spine made up of 3-5 rudimentary vertebrae. ...
  3. Taint Taint
    Taint: To poison, infect, or spoil....
  4. Takayasu arteritis Takayasu arteritis
    Takayasu arteritis: Inflammation of aorta and its branches. See: Takayasu disease....
  5. Takayasu disease Takayasu disease
    Takayasu disease: A chronic inflammatory disease of the aorta and its branch arteries. The cause is unknown. The disease is most common in young women of Asian descent and usually begins between 10 and 30 years of age. Symptoms include painful, cool or blanched extremities, dizziness, headaches, che...
  6. Talc Talc
    Talc: A very soft, soapy-feeling mineral that is a silicate of magnesium, sometimes with small amounts of aluminum silicate. Talc is used in making dusting powder (talcum powder), in cosmetic preparations, and as a filter aid in pharmacy. The inhalation of talc can lead to a chronic lung disease c...
  7. Talipes Talipes
    Talipes: Clubfoot. The Latin word talipes was compounded from talus (ankle) + pes (foot) since, with the common ("classic") type of clubfoot (talipes equinovarus), the foot is turned in sharply and the person seems to be walking on their ankle. Talipes equinovalgus: Malformation of the foot evident...
  8. Talipes equinovarus Talipes equinovarus
    Talipes equinovarus: The common ("classic") form of clubfoot. Talipes is made up of the Latin talus (ankle) + pes (foot). Equino- indicates the heel is elevated (like a horse's) and -varus indicates it is turned inward. With this type of clubfoot, the foot is turned in sharply and the pe...
  9. Talus Talus
    Talus: The ankle bone. The ankle joint is formed by the talus and the bottom of the tibia and fibula that rest upon it. The Latin word "talus" means ankle and in medicine it can refer to the entire ankle, too. ...
  10. Tamoxifen (Nolvadex) Tamoxifen (Nolvadex)
    Tamoxifen (Nolvadex): An antiestrogen (a drug that blocks the effects of estrogen) which competes with estrogen for binding sites in target tissues such as breast. Tamoxifen has been widely publicized. It was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat breast cancer and help prev...
  11. Tampon Tampon
    Tampon: A tampon is a pack or pad used to plug, to stanch, to stop the flow of blood or other fluids. The tampon may be made of cotton, sponge, or another material. Tampons serve in surgery to control bleeding. Likewise, with nosebleeds. Vaginal tampons stem the flow of menstrual blood. In Frenc...
  12. Tamponade, balloon Tamponade, balloon
    Tamponade, balloon: A procedure in which a balloon is inflated within the esophagus or stomach to apply pressure on bleeding blood vessels, compress the vessels, and stop the bleeding. Used in the treatment of bleeding veins in the esophagus (esophageal varices) and stomach. The balloon used in ...
  13. Tamponade, cardiac Tamponade, cardiac
    Tamponade, cardiac: A life-threatening situation in which there is such a large amount of fluid (usually blood) inside the pericardial sac around the heart that it interferes with the performance of the heart. The end result, if untreated, is low blood pressure, shock and death. The excess fluid...
  14. Tamponade, chronic Tamponade, chronic
    Tamponade, chronic: A situation in which a chronic excess of fluid inside the pericardial sac and thickening of the pericardial sac progressively compress the heart and impair its performance. The excess fluid in the pericardial sac acts to constrict the heart. The word "tamponade" is direct fro...
  15. Tamponade, esophagogastric Tamponade, esophagogastric
    Tamponade, esophagogastric: A procedure in which a balloon is inflated within the esophagus or stomach to apply pressure on bleeding blood vessels, compress the vessels, and stop the bleeding. Used in the treatment of bleeding veins in the esophagus (esophageal varices) and stomach. The balloon ...