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  1. Thanatophobia Thanatophobia
    Thanatophobia: An abnormal and excessive fear of death....
  2. Thanatophoric dysplasia Thanatophoric dysplasia
    Thanatophoric dysplasia: A form of short-limbed (micromelic) dwarfism that usually causes death within the first few hours after birth. Thanatophoric dysplasia is due to a lethal mutation (change) in the same gene that produces achondroplasia, a familiar and far more common form of short-limbed dwar...
  3. The Lancet The Lancet
    The Lancet: A weekly medical journal headquartered in London. Published uninterruptedly and with the same title since 1823, The Lancet is "the longest running medical journal in the world." Thomas Wakley founded The Lancet and served as its first editor. He originally intended it to serve as a foru...
  4. The South Beach Diet The South Beach Diet
    The South Beach Diet: The South Beach Diet is a weight loss plan described by cardiologist Arthur Agatston, MD in a best-selling book, The South Beach Diet: The Delicious, Doctor-Designed, Foolproof Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss. The South Beach Diet is based upon the restriction of carbohyd...
  5. Thelarche Thelarche
    Thelarche: The beginnings of breast development at puberty. Thelarche is now a normal event at an earlier age (e.g., age 8) than in the past. The term thelarche comes from two Greek words: "thele," nipple + "arche," beginning. Thelarche is frequently (and incorrectly) written without the "h" as tela...
  6. Theorem, Bayes Theorem, Bayes
    Theorem, Bayes: See: Bayes theorem....
  7. Therapeutic Therapeutic
    Therapeutic: Relating to therapeutics, that part of medicine concerned specifically with the treatment of disease. The therapeutic dose of a drug is the amount needed to treat a disease. Something that is therapeutic is good for the individual. It is often healthy. For example, a diet high in fiber ...
  8. Therapeutic abortion Therapeutic abortion
    Therapeutic abortion: An abortion that is brought about intentionally. Also called an artificial or induced abortion. As opposed to a spontaneous abortion (a miscarriage)....
  9. Therapeutic cloning Therapeutic cloning
    Therapeutic cloning: A procedure in which cells, typically skin cells, are taken from a patient and inserted into a fertilized egg whose nucleus has been removed. The cell that is so created is permitted to divide repeatedly to form a blastocyst. Scientists then extract stem cells from it, and use t...
  10. Therapeutic touch Therapeutic touch
    Therapeutic touch: A practice derived from an ancient technique called laying on of hands. It is based on the premise that it is the healing force of the therapist that affects the patient's recovery; healing is promoted when the body's energies are in balance; and, by passing their hands over the p...
  11. Therapeutics Therapeutics
    Therapeutics: In medicine, the branch that deals specifically with the treatment of disease and the art and science of healing. In pharmacology, therapeutics accordingly refers to the use of drugs and the method of their administration in the treatment of disease. The word comes from the Greek "t...
  12. Therapy Therapy
    Therapy: The treatment of disease. Therapy is synonymous with treatment, as for example: Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is treatment that suppresses a retrovirus such as HIV. Brachytherapy is treatment given by placing radioactive material directly in or near the target, often a tumor. Chemotherapy i...
  13. Therapy, adjuvant Therapy, adjuvant
    Therapy, adjuvant: Treatment that is given in addition to the primary (initial) treatment. Adjuvant treatment is an addition to the primary treatment and is designed to help reach the ultimate goal. Adjuvant therapy for cancer usually refers to surgery followed by chemo- or radiotherapy to he...
  14. Therapy, antiretroviral (ART) Therapy, antiretroviral (ART)
    Therapy, antiretroviral (ART): Treatment that suppresses or stops a retrovirus. One of the retrovirus is the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS. Retroviruses are so named because they carry their genetic information in the form of RNA rather than DNA so that the information must be ...
  15. Therapy, behavior Therapy, behavior
    Therapy, behavior: A treatment program that involves substituting desirable behavior responses for undesirable ones....