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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «T»:

  1. Therapy, biological Therapy, biological
    Therapy, biological: Treatment to stimulate or restore the ability of the immune (defense) system to fight infection and disease. Biological therapy is thus any form of treatment that uses the body's natural abilities that constitute the immune system to fight infection and disease or to protect th...
  2. Therapy, cell Therapy, cell
    Therapy, cell: Treatment with cells. A technology that relies on replacing diseased or dysfunctional cells with healthy, functioning ones. Whole blood transfusions, packed red cell transfusions, platelet transfusions, bone marrow transplants, and organ transplants are all forms of cell therapy. ...
  3. Therapy, constraint-induced movement Therapy, constraint-induced movement
    Therapy, constraint-induced movement: A form of intensive physical therapy aimed at reorganizing and reprogramming the brain after a stroke, a traumatic brain injury, or spinal cord damage....
  4. Therapy, electroconvulsive Therapy, electroconvulsive
    Therapy, electroconvulsive: See Electroconvulsive therapy....
  5. Therapy, electroshock Therapy, electroshock
    Therapy, electroshock: See Electroconvulsive therapy....
  6. Therapy, estrogen replacement (ERT) Therapy, estrogen replacement (ERT)
    Therapy, estrogen replacement (ERT) or estrogen therapy (ET): a form of therapy with estrogen hormones most commonly used to treat the symptoms of menopause. It reduces or stops the short-term changes of menopause such as hot flashes, disturbed sleep, and vaginal dryness. Estrogen replacement ...
  7. Therapy, external beam radiation Therapy, external beam radiation
    Therapy, external beam radiation: Radiation focused from a source outside the body on the affected area (for example, the cancer) within the body, much like getting a diagnostic x-ray, but for a longer period of time....
  8. Therapy, family Therapy, family
    Therapy, family: See: Family therapy....
  9. Therapy, fever Therapy, fever
    Therapy, fever: Using abnormal elevations in body temperature as a tool to treat disease. This was done in the past by deliberately raising the patient's temperature to cause fever. Fever therapy was pioneered by the Austrian neuropsychiatrist Julius Wagner von Jauregg (1857-1940). He inoculated t...
  10. Therapy, gene Therapy, gene
    Therapy, gene: Insertion of normal DNA directly into cells to correct a genetic defect. The treatment of disease by replacing, altering, or supplementing a gene that is absent or abnormal and whose absence or abnormality is responsible for a disease. In studies of gene therapy for cancer, for ex...
  11. Therapy, grief Therapy, grief
    Therapy, grief: See: Grief therapy....
  12. Therapy, hormone replacement (HRT) Therapy, hormone replacement (HRT)
    Therapy, hormone replacement (HRT, HT): The combination therapy of estrogen plus a progestogen. Formerly, hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Estrogen therapy (ET) is used to treat the symptoms of menopause. It reduces or stops the short-term changes of menopause such as hot flashes, disturbed ...
  13. Therapy, human gene Therapy, human gene
    Therapy, human gene: Insertion of normal DNA directly into cells to correct a genetic defect. The treatment of disease by replacing, altering, or supplementing a gene that is absent or abnormal and whose absence or abnormality is responsible for a disease. In studies of gene therapy for cancer, for ...
  14. Therapy, interpersonal Therapy, interpersonal
    Therapy, interpersonal: See: Interpersonal therapy....
  15. Therapy, maintenance Therapy, maintenance
    Therapy, maintenance: See: Maintenance therapy....