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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «T»:

  1. Toco- Toco-
    Toco-: Prefix meaning childbirth. For example, tocolysis is the slowing or halting of labor. Sometimes spelled tok-, toko-....
  2. Tocolysis Tocolysis
    Tocolysis: The delaying or inhibition of labor during the birth process....
  3. Tocolytic Tocolytic
    Tocolytic: Relating to the inhibition of labor, delaying or halting labor....
  4. Tocolytic agent Tocolytic agent
    Tocolytic agent: A medication that can inhibit labor, slow down or halt the contractions of the uterus. Tocolytic agents are widely used today to treat premature labor and permit pregnancy to proceed and so permit the fetus to gain in size and maturity before being born....
  5. Tocophobia Tocophobia
    Tocophobia: An abnormal and persistent fear of childbirth. A phobia is an unreasonable fear that can cause avoidance and panic. Phobias are a relatively common type of anxiety disorder. Phobias can be treated with cognitive behavioral therapy using exposure and fear reduction techniques. In ma...
  6. Tocus Tocus
    Tocus: Labor, childbirth. Directly from the Greek "tokos" meaning childbirth....
  7. Toddler Toddler
    Toddler: A young child who is learning to walk with short unsteady steps. The word toddle is of unknown origin....
  8. Toddler elbow Toddler elbow
    Toddler elbow: See: Nursemaid's elbow....
  9. Toddler's fracture Toddler's fracture
    Toddler's fracture: A torsion fracture of the tibia, without bone displacement....
  10. Toe sign Toe sign
    Toe sign: An important neurologic examination based upon what the toes do when the sole of the foot is stimulated. If the big toe goes up, that may mean trouble. The toe sign, also called the Babinski reflex, is obtained by stimulating the external portion (the outside) of the sole. The examiner...
  11. Toe, turf Toe, turf
    Toe, turf: See: Turf toe....
  12. Toenail Toenail
    Toenail: A toenail is produced by living skin cells in the toe. A toenail consists of several parts including the nail plate (the visible part of the nail), the nail bed (the skin beneath the nail plate), the cuticle (the tissue that overlaps the plate and rims the base of the nail), the nail folds ...
  13. Toenail, ingrown Toenail, ingrown
    Toenail, ingrown: A common disorder, particularly on the big (great) toe. The corner of the nail curves down into the skin, often due to mis-trimming of the nail, or due to shoes that are too tight. An ingrown toenail can be painful and lead to infection. Sometimes simply removing the corner o...
  14. Toes, six Toes, six
    Toes, six: The presence of an extra sixth toe, a very common congenital malformation (birth defect This is called hexadactyly. The word hexadactyly literally means six digits. In medical usage, hexadactyly does not specify whether the six digits are fingers or toes (although in Greek "dactylos" is...
  15. Toilet Toilet
    Toilet: 1. In medicine, cleansing of a wound and the skin around it. 2. In obstetrics, cleansing of a woman just after childbirth. 3. In dentistry, the cleaning out of a cavity before a restoration. 4. A device for the disposal of urine and feces. Or the room containing such a device. The word to...