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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «T»:

  1. Temperature Temperature
    Temperature: The temperature is the specific degree of hotness or coldness of the body. It is usually measured with a thermometer....
  2. Temple Temple
    Temple: An area just behind and to the side of the forehead and the eye, above the side of the check bone (the zygomatic arch) and in front of the ear. In optometry, the temple is the side bar of a pair of glasses which passes on the side of the head to help hold the glasses in place. The word ...
  3. Temporal Temporal
    Temporal: 1. Pertaining to time, limited in time, temporary, or transient. 2. Pertaining to the temple region of the head. The temporal lobe of the brain is located beneath the temple. From the Latin tempus which means both time and the temple of the head. ...
  4. Temporal arteritis Temporal arteritis
    Temporal arteritis: Also called giant cell arteritis or cranial arteritis, this is a serious disease characterized by inflammation of the walls of the blood vessels (vasculitis). The vessels affected by inflammation are the arteries (hence the name "arteritis"). The age of affected patient...
  5. Temporal bone Temporal bone
    Temporal bone: A large irregular bone situated at the base and side of the skull. The temporal bone is connected with the mandible (the jaw bone) via the temporomandibular (TM) joint. The temporal bone is formed of three parts (squamous, tympanic and petrous) that are distinct at birth but then fus...
  6. Temporal lobe Temporal lobe
    Temporal lobe: The lobe of the cerebral hemisphere located down on the side just forward of the occipital lobe. The temporal lobe contains the auditory cortex which is responsible for hearing. It is also the site of the seizure activity characteristic of temporal-lobe epilepsy....
  7. Temporal lobe epilepsy Temporal lobe epilepsy
    Temporal lobe epilepsy: See: Epilepsy, temporal-lobe....
  8. Temporary loss of consciousness Temporary loss of consciousness
    Temporary loss of consciousness: A partial or complete loss of consciousness with interruption of awareness of oneself and ones surroundings. When the loss of consciousness is temporary and there is spontaneous recovery, it is referred to as syncope or, in nonmedical quarters, fainting. Syncope ...
  9. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) Temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
    Temporomandibular joint (TMJ): The joint that hinges the lower jaw (mandible) to the temporal bone of the skull. It is one of the most frequently used joints in the entire body, moving whenever a person eats, drinks, or talks....
  10. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
    Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ): A disorder of the temporomandibular joint(s) that causes pain, usually in front of the ear(s), sometimes in the form of a headache. Pain in the TMJ can be due to trauma, such as a blow to the face; inflammatory or degenerative arthritis, or poor dental ...
  11. Ten-day measles Ten-day measles
    Ten-day measles: An acute highly contagious viral disease with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and a spreading skin rash, the measles (also known as rubeola) is a potentially disastrous disease. It can be complicated by ear infections, pneumonia, encephalitis (that can cause convulsions, ...
  12. Tendinitis Tendinitis
    Tendinitis: Inflammation of a tendon (the tissue by which muscle attaches to bone). Tendinitis most commonly occurs as a result of injury, such as to the tendons around the shoulder or elbow. It can also occur as a result of an underlying inflammatory rheumatic disease, such as reactive arthritis or...
  13. Tendo Achilles Tendo Achilles
    Tendo Achilles: See: Achilles tendon....
  14. Tendo calcaneus Tendo calcaneus
    Tendo calcaneus: See: Achilles tendon....
  15. Tendon Tendon
    Tendon: The tissue by which a muscle attaches to bone. A tendon is somewhat flexible, but fibrous and tough. When a tendon becomes inflamed, the condition is referred to as tendinitis or tendonitis. Inflamed tendons are at risk for rupture. Tendons are like ligaments in being tough, flexible cords....