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  1. Threonine Threonine
    Threonine: An amino acid, one of the 20 building blocks of protein. A dietary essential amino acid, threonine is necessary for optimal growth in childhood but its exact roles in metabolism are unknown. Symbol: Thr....
  2. Thrive, failure to (FTT) Thrive, failure to (FTT)
    Thrive, failure to (FTT): Refers to a child whose physical growth is significantly less than that of peers. There is no official consensus on what constitutes FTT. It usually refers to a child whose growth is below the 3rd or 5th percentiles for their age or whose growth has fallen off prec...
  3. Throat Throat
    Throat: The throat is the anterior (front) portion of the neck beginning at the back of the mouth, consisting anatomically of the pharynx and larynx. The throat contains the trachea and a portion of the esophagus....
  4. Thrombectomy Thrombectomy
    Thrombectomy: Procedure to remove a clot (a thrombus)....
  5. Thrombi Thrombi
    Thrombi: Just the plural of thrombus. See: Thrombus....
  6. Thrombin Thrombin
    Thrombin: A key clot promoter, thrombin is an enzyme that presides over the conversion of a substance called fibrinogen to fibrin, the right stuff for a clot....
  7. Thrombinogen Thrombinogen
    Thrombinogen: Better known today as prothrombin, a coagulation (clotting) factor needed for the normal clotting of blood. There is a cascade of biochemical events that leads to the formation of the final clot. In this cascade, prothrombin is a precursor to thrombin. Because prothrombin comes before...
  8. Thrombocyte Thrombocyte
    Thrombocyte: A platelet. Crucial to normal blood clotting. Although platelets are sometimes classed as blood cells, they are not. They are fragments of a large cell called a megakaryocyte (literally, a large cell). ...
  9. Thrombocythemia Thrombocythemia
    Thrombocythemia: An abnormally high number of platelets in the blood. Also known as thrombocytosis....
  10. Thrombocytopenia Thrombocytopenia
    Thrombocytopenia: A low platelet count. Platelets are irregular, disc-shaped element in the blood that assists in blood clotting. thrombocytopenia can arise due to decreased production of platelets in the bone marrow or increased breakdown of platelets in the bloodstream, spleen, or liver. Thromb...
  11. Thrombocytopenia, heparin-induced Thrombocytopenia, heparin-induced
    Thrombocytopenia, heparin-induced: Low blood platelet count as a result of the medication heparin. Heparin is used to treat and prevent abnormal blood clotting. Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia can be mild or serious and fatal....
  12. Thrombocytopenia-absent radius syndrome Thrombocytopenia-absent radius syndrome
    Thrombocytopenia-absent radius syndrome: See TAR syndrome....
  13. Thrombocytopenic purpura, acute Thrombocytopenic purpura, acute
    Thrombocytopenic purpura, acute: See: Acute thrombocytopenic purpura....
  14. Thrombocytosis Thrombocytosis
    Thrombocytosis: See thrombocythemia....
  15. Thromboembolism Thromboembolism
    Thromboembolism: Formation in a blood vessel of a clot (thrombus) that breaks loose and is carried by the blood stream to plug another vessel. The clot may plug a vessel in the lungs (pulmonary embolism), brain (stroke), gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, or leg. Thromboembolism is an important cause...