Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
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Tick fever: See: Rocky Mountain spotted fever....
Tick typhus: Also known as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, an acute febrile
(feverish) disease initially recognized in the Rocky Mountain states, caused by Rickettsia rickettsii transmitted by hard-shelled (ixodid) ticks. Occurs only in the Western Hemisphere. Anyone frequenting tick-infested areas is...
Tick typhus, African
Tick typhus, African: See Typhus, African tick....
Tick typhus, Queensland
Tick typhus, Queensland: See: Queensland tick typhus....
Tick, American dog
Tick, American dog: See American dog tick....
Tick, Rocky Mountain wood
Tick, Rocky Mountain wood: See Rocky Mountain wood tick....
Tick-borne disease: A disease carried by or caused by a tick. The tick-borne diseases in the US include:
Babesiosis (a malaria-like infection)
Colorado tick fever (generally in the western US)
Relapsing fever (also called tick fever, most common in the western US)
Tick-borne rickettsioses of the eastern hemisphere
Tick-borne rickettsioses of the eastern hemisphere: There
are 3 known diseases caused by infection with rickettsial agents. They are North Asian
tick-borne rickettsiosis, Queensland tick typhus, and African tick typhus (fievre
Tick-borne rickettsiosis, north Asian
Tick-borne rickettsiosis, north Asian: One of the
tick-borne rickettsial diseases of the eastern hemisphere, similar to Rocky Mountain
spotted fever, but less severe, with fever, a small ulcer (eschar) at the site of the tick
bite, swollen glands nearby (satellite lymphadenopathy), and a red raised ...
Ticks: Small wingless bloodsucking insects that, along with the mite, belongs to the order Acarina. Ticks may be found in tall grass, where they may attach to a passing animal or person. Pulling a tick forcefully out from under the skin may leave the head behind. Ticks can transmit diseases such as ...
Tight foreskin: See Phimosis....
Tilt-table test: Tilt-table testing involves placing the
patient on a table with a foot-support. The table is tilted upward
and the blood pressure and pulse are measured and symptoms are
recorded with the patient in diverse positions.
The tilt-table test is designed to detect postural hypotensi...
Time, prothrombin: A clotting test, the prothrombin time is done to test the integrity of part of the clotting scheme. The prothrombin time is commonly used as a method of monitoring the accuracy of blood thinning treatment (anticoagulation) with COUMADIN. Familiarly called the "pro time," the test ...
Timothy syndrome: A
childhood disorder characterized by severe cardiac arrhythmia, syndactyly (webbing) of the fingers and toes, congenital heart disease, intermittent hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), cognitive abnormalities and autism. The syndrome is due to spontaneous mutation in the gene for the...
Tinea barbae: A superficial fungal infection of the skin, affecting the bearded area of the face and neck, with swellings and marked crusting, often with itching, sometimes causing the hair to break off. Also known as ringworm. In the days when men went to the barber daily for a shave, tinea barbae ...