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  1. Thigh Thigh
    Thigh: The thigh extends from the hip to the knee. The thigh has only one bone, the femur which is the largest bone in the human body. The thigh is the thick part of the leg. This is reflected in the word "thigh" which comes from the Indo-European root word "teue" meaning "swelling or enlargement"....
  2. Thigh bone Thigh bone
    Thigh bone: The thigh bone in anatomy is called the "femur." Whichever term you care to use -- thigh bone or femur, it is the bone in the leg that extends from the hip to the knee. The thigh bone/femur constitutes the upper leg, that part of the leg above the knee. As compared to the lower leg whic...
  3. Thimerosal Thimerosal
    Thimerosal: A mercury-containing preservative used in some vaccines and other products since the 1930's. No harmful effects were reported from thimerosal at doses used in vaccines, except for minor local reactions like redness and swelling at the injection site. There was specifically no evidence ...
  4. ThinPrep Pap test ThinPrep Pap test
    ThinPrep Pap test: A modified Pap test technique designed to reduce some of the technical problems inherent in the traditional type of Pap smear. In the traditional Pap test, cell samples are obtained from the vagina, cervix, and cervical canal and spread on a glass slide. In the ThinPrep Pap t...
  5. Thioxanthene Thioxanthene
    Thioxanthene: One of a group of drugs with antipsychotic activity which act by blocking postsynaptic (after-the-nerve) receptors for dopamine (a chemical that nerves use to communicate with one another) in the brain. Examples include: thiothixene (brand name: Navane), chlorprothixene (Remeron) and...
  6. Third and fourth pharyngeal pouch syndrome Third and fourth pharyngeal pouch syndrome
    Third and fourth pharyngeal pouch syndrome: See: DiGeorge syndrome....
  7. Third cranial nerve Third cranial nerve
    Third cranial nerve:Nerve, third cranial: The third cranial nerve is the oculomotor nerve. The cranial nerves emerge from or enter the skull (the cranium), as opposed to the spinal nerves which emerge from the vertebral column. There are twelve cranial nerves. The oculomotor nerve is responsibl...
  8. Third degree burn Third degree burn
    Third degree burn: See: Burn, third degree....
  9. Third stage of labor Third stage of labor
    Third stage of labor: The part of labor from the birth of the baby until the placenta (afterbirth) and fetal membranes are delivered. The third stage of labor is also called the placental stage....
  10. Third ventricle Third ventricle
    Third ventricle: One cavity in a system of four communicating cavities within the brain that are continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord. The four ventricles consist of two lateral ventricles, the third ventricle and the fourth ventricle: Lateral ventricles: The lateral ventricles are...
  11. Thomas Campion Thomas Campion
    Thomas Campion: See: Campion, Thomas....
  12. Thomas Sydenham Thomas Sydenham
    Thomas Sydenham: See: Sydenham, Thomas....
  13. Thomas, Lewis Thomas, Lewis
    Thomas, Lewis: (1913-1993) American physician, biologist, and eminent essayist. Thomas graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Medical School. He was dean of the medical schools at Yale and New York University and chief executive officer of the Sloan-Kettering in New York City. In 1971, he ...
  14. Thoracentesis Thoracentesis
    Thoracentesis: Removal of fluid in the pleura through a needle....
  15. Thoraces Thoraces
    Thoraces: Plural of thorax....