Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
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Titre: Variant spelling of "titer" -- the degree of dilution of a substance such as an antibody, reflecting the strength of the solution.
Americans spell it "titer" while the English spell it "titre," French for "title," derived from the Latin "titulus," an inscription or label. The "titre" was evid...
TLR4: Toll-like receptor 4....
TLSO: Thoracolumbosacral orthosis. This is one of two main types of braces used to correct the lateral (sideways) curve of the spine in scoliosis. Patients can wear this brace to correct spinal curves whose apex is at or below the eighth thoracic vertebra. The TLSO is an underarm brace, which means...
TMA: See Trimethylaminuria...
TMJ: Tempero-mandibular joint, the joint that hinges
the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull. ...
TMJ syndrome: Disorder of the temporo-mandibular
joint(s) causing pain usually in front of the ear(s). ...
TMR: Stands for transmyocardial laser revascularization, a procedure by which a physician uses a laser to make holes in the heart to relieve the pain of severe angina.
TMR has been done from both the outside and inside of the heart. When done from the outside, a laser (carbon dioxide or holmium las...
TMS: Transcranial magnetic stimulation....
TNF: Tumor necrosis factor....
TNFRSF6: Tumor necrosis factor receptor superfamily, member 6. Also called FAS. See: FAS gene....
Toasted skin syndrome
Toasted skin syndrome: A popular term for a hyperpigmented skin rash that appears after exposure to
heat, such as from heating pad use or from holding a laptop computer on the
thighs while working. The rash has been associated with several different types
of heat sources that are warm enough to a...
Tobacco: A South American herb, formally known as Nicotiana tabacum, whose leaves contain 2-8% nicotine and serve as the source of smoking and smokeless tobacco.
Nicotiana tabacum belongs to the nightshade family, which also includes potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant and red peppers. All contain nicotine...
Tobacco smoke, environmental
Tobacco smoke, environmental: Abbreviated ETS. See: ETS....
Tobacco smoking: The direct inhalation of tobacco smoke, the basis of major health hazards.
Long known to cause cancer in humans, tobacco smoking is generally held to be the leading preventable cause of cancer in developed countries. Tobacco smoking was formally classified as a "known human carcino...
Toc- (prefix): Stemming from the Greek word
childbirth, we have toc-, toco-, tok-, and toko- as combining forms,
all referring to
labor or childbirth....