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  1. Therapeutic drug levels Therapeutic drug levels
    Therapeutic drug level are laboratory tests to look for the presence and the amount of specific drugs in the blood. How the Test is Performed Blood is 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 he...
  2. Thiamine Thiamine
    Thiamine is one of the B vitamins, a group of water-soluble vitamins that participate in many of the chemical reactions in the body. Function Thiamine (vitamin B1) helps the body cells convert carbohydrates into energy. It is also essential for the functioning of the heart, muscles, and nervous sys...
  3. Thiazide overdose Thiazide overdose
    Thiazide is an ingredient found in certain medications used to treat high blood pressure. Thiazide overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medication. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or manageme...
  4. Thirst - absent Thirst - absent
    Absence of thirst is a lack of the urge to drink fluids. Considerations Not being thirsty at various times during the day is normal, if the body does not need fluid replacement. However, a quick change in the need for fluids should prompt a visit to your doctor. Causes Bronchial tumor that causes ...
  5. Thirst - excessive Thirst - excessive
    Excessive thirst is an abnormal feeling of always needing to drink fluids. Considerations Drinking lots of water is usually healthy. However, the urge to drink too much may be the result of a physical or emotional disease. Excessive thirst may be a symptom of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). It ca...
  6. Thoracentesis Thoracentesis
    Thoracentesis is a procedure to remove fluid from the space between the lining of the outside of the lungs (pleura) and the wall of the chest. How the Test is Performed A small area of skin on your chest or back is washed with a sterilizing liquid. Some numbing medicine (local anesthetic) is inject...
  7. Thoracic aortic aneurysm Thoracic aortic aneurysm
    An aneurysm is an abnormal widening or ballooning of a portion of an artery due to weakness in the wall of the blood vessel. A thoracic aortic aneurysm occurs in the part of the body's largest artery (the aorta) that passes through the chest. See also: Aneurysm Causes The most common cause of a th...
  8. Thoracic CT Thoracic CT
    Thoracic CT (computer tomography) is an imaging method that uses x-rays to create cross-sectional pictures of the the chest and upper abdomen. See: CT scan How the Test is Performed You will be asked to lie on a narrow table that slides into the center of the scanner. Once you are inside the scann...
  9. Thoracic outlet syndrome Thoracic outlet syndrome
    Thoracic outlet syndrome is a combination of pain in the neck and shoulder, numbness and tingling of the fingers, and a weak grip. The thoracic outlet is the area between the rib cage and collar bone. Causes Thoracic outlet syndrome is a rare condition. Blood vessels and nerves coming from the spin...
  10. Thoracic spine CT scan Thoracic spine CT scan
    A computed tomography (CT) scan of the thoracis spine is an imaging method that uses x-rays to create cross-sectional pictures of the upper back (thoracic spine). How the Test is Performed You will be asked to lie on a narrow table that slides into the center of the CT scanner. You will lie on your...
  11. Thoracic spine x-ray Thoracic spine x-ray
    A thoracic spine x-ray is an x-ray of the twelve chest (thoracic) vertebrae. The vertebrae are separated by flat pads of cartilage that cushion them. How the Test is Performed The test is done in a hospital radiology department or in the health care provider’s office. You will lie on the x-r...
  12. Throat swab culture Throat swab culture
    A throat swab culture is a laboratory test done to isolate and identify organisms that may cause infection in the throat. How the Test is Performed You will be asked to tilt your head back and open your mouth wide. The health care provider rubs a sterile cotton swab along the back of your throat ne...
  13. Thromboangiitis obliterans Thromboangiitis obliterans
    Thromboangiitis obliterans is a rare disease in which blood vessels of the hands and feet become obstructed. Causes Thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger's disease) is caused by vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels). The blood vessels of the hands and feet are especially affected, becoming c...
  14. Thrombocytopenia Thrombocytopenia
    Thrombocytopenia is any disorder in which there is an abnormally low amount of platelets. Platelets are parts of the blood that help blood to clot. This condition is sometimes associated with abnormal bleeding. Causes Thrombocytopenia is often divided into three major causes of low platelets: Low ...
  15. Thrombocytopenia - drug induced Thrombocytopenia - drug induced
    Thrombocytopenia is any disorder in which there are not enough platelets. Platelets are cells in the blood that help the blood clot. A low platelet count makes bleeding more likely. When drugs or medications are the causes of a low platelet count, it is called drug-induced thrombocytopenia. See also...