Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «T»:
Therapy, psychodynamic: See: Psychodynamic therapy....
Therapy, pulmonary: Exercises and treatments designed to help patients maintain and recover lung function, such as with cystic fibrosis and after surgery....
Therapy, PUVA: See: PUVA....
Therapy, respiratory: Exercises and treatments designed to help patients maintain and recover lung function, such as with cystic fibrosis and after surgery....
Therapy, salvage: See: Salvage therapy....
Therapy, testosterone replacement
replacement: The practice
of giving testosterone to treat conditions in which the
testes do not produce
enough testosterone. This may be due to absence, injury, or disease.
Testosterone is available in oral, IV, and
patch forms. As with estrogen replacement therapy for ...
Thermally induced asthma
Thermally induced asthma: Asthma that is "triggered"
by vigorous physical activity. Exercise-induced asthma tends
particularly to affect children and young adults (because of their
high level of physical activity) but can occur at any age.
Exercise-induced asthma is initiated by the process of...
Thermometer: A device used to measure the temperature of
gaseous, liquid or solid matter or of a chemical reaction such as
fire. Temperature measurement is important to a wide range of
activities, including industry, scientific research, and health care.
In health care, thermometers are used to ...
Thermometer, ear: A thermometer that registers body temperature via the ear canal.
The ear thermometer was invented in 1964 by Dr. Theodor H. Benzinger. Dr. Benzinger worked from 1947 to 1970 at the Naval Medical Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland where he studied temperature regulation and he...
Thermophobia: An abnormal and persistent fear of heat, including hot weather and hot objects. Sufferers from thermophobia experience anxiety even though they realize their fear is irrational. To avoid heat, they may live in a cold climate, wear light clothing, stay indoors on warm days, and avoid ho...
Thermostat: A device that monitors temperature and automatically maintains it at certain levels. In a human, a tiny part of the brain called the hypothalamus, located behind the eyes, serves as the thermostat. It can warm the body by causing it to shiver and cool the body by causing it to perspire. ...
THG: Tetrahydrogestrinone. A "designer steroid." THG first surfaced in October 2003 with reports of its illicit use by athletes....
Thiamine: Vitamin B1. Thiamine (vitamin B1) acts as a coenzyme in the metabolism of the body. Deficiency
of thiamine leads to beriberi, a syndrome characterized by inflammation of multiple nerves (polyneuritis), heart disease (cardiopathy), and edema (swelling)....
Thiamine deficiency, infantile
Thiamine deficiency, infantile: See: Infantile beriberi....
Thiazolidinedione: (Pronounced THIGH-ah-ZO-li-deen-DYE-own.) A class of drugs for type 2 diabetes that lower the blood sugar by increasing the sensitivity of cells to insulin. Insulin can then move glucose from the blood into cells for energy. These drugs also increase the HDL ("good") cholesterol. ...