Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «T»:
Tendon, Achilles: See: Achilles tendon....
Tendon, patellar: See: Patellar tendon....
Tendonitis, Achilles: See: Achilles tendonitis....
Tendonitis, patellar: See: Patellar tendonitis....
Tendonopathy: Any disease or dysfunction of a tendon, The form of tendonopathy is named for the affected tendon, as in Achilles tendonopathy or rotator cuff tendonopathy. Patellar tendonopathy is an overuse syndrome of the patellar tendon. It is also called patellar tendonitis or jumper's knee....
Tendonopathy, patellar: See: Patellar tendonitis....
Tenesmus: Straining, especially long-continued, ineffectual and painful straining, at stool or in urination.
Straining at stool is called rectal tenesmus; straining at urination is called vesical tenesmus....
Tenia: In medicine, tenia is a genus (group) of large tapeworms some of which are parasitic in humans. In anatomy, tenia refers to a band or a structural line and applies to several bands and lines of nervous matter in the brain. In Latin, tenia means a ribbon or tape. Tenia is also spelled taenia....
Tennis elbow: A painful injury to the tendon that is attached to the outer part of the elbow due to repetitive twisting of the wrist or forearm which causes irritation and inflammation of the extensor tendon. This tendon attaches to the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. The condition is therefore a...
Tenormin: See: Atenolol....
Tenosynovitis, De Quervain's
Tenosynovitis, De Quervain's: De Quervain's tenosynovitis is inflammation of tendons on the side of the wrist at the base of the thumb. These tendons include the extensor pollicis brevis and the abductor pollicis longus tendons. De Quervain's tenosynovitis typically is associated with pain when the ...
Tension: 1) The pressure within a vessel, such as
blood pressure: the
pressure within the blood vessels. For example, elevated blood pressure is referred to as hypertension. 2)
Stress, especially stress that is translated into clenched scalp muscles and
bottled-up emotions or anxiety. This is t...
Tension pneumothorax: The accumulation of air under pressure in the pleural space. An imminent danger is that the lung will collapse under the pressure. In tension pneumothorax, what happens is that air enters the pleural cavity and is trapped there during expiration so the air pressure within the t...
Tension, arterial: The pressure of the blood within
an artery, the
arterial pressure. Also called the intra-arterial pressure. For
example, elevated blood pressure is referred to as hypertension.
Tension, intraocular: The pressure within the eye....