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  1. Transverse Transverse
    Transverse: In anatomy, a horizontal plane passing through the standing body so that the transverse plane is parallel to the floor. For a more complete listing of terms used in medicine for spatial orientation, please see the entry to "Anatomic Orientation Terms"....
  2. Transverse fracture Transverse fracture
    Transverse fracture: A fracture in which the break is across the bone, at a right angle to the long axis of the bone. ...
  3. Transverse myelitis Transverse myelitis
    Transverse myelitis: A disease of the spinal cord in which there is demyelination (erosion of the myelin sheath that normally protects nerve fibers). The onset of the disorder is typically sudden. Symptoms include back pain followed by ascending weakness in the legs. There is no cure. Many patient...
  4. Transvestism Transvestism
    Transvestism: Dressing in the clothing of the opposite sex. Transvestism is distinct from both transsexualism and homosexuality. In psychiatry, it can be considered a paraphilia. Also known as cross-dressing....
  5. Transvestite Transvestite
    Transvestite: A person who dresses in the clothing of the opposite sex, i.e., a person who cross-dresses....
  6. Transvestitism Transvestitism
    Transvestitism: Transvestitism, or transvestic fetishism, refers to the practice by heterosexual males of dressing in female clothes to produce or enhance sexual arousal. The sexual arousal usually does not involve a real partner, but includes the fantasy that the individual is the female partner...
  7. Trauma Trauma
    Trauma: Any injury, whether physically or emotionally inflicted. "Trauma" has both a medical and a psychiatric definition. Medically, "trauma" refers to a serious or critical bodily injury, wound, or shock. This definition is often associated with trauma medicine practiced in emergency rooms and rep...
  8. Trauma center Trauma center
    Trauma center: A specialized facility in a hospital that is designed to provide diagnostic and treatment services for trauma patients with physical injuries. Traumatology is the branch of surgery which deals with trauma patients. "Trauma" is the Greek word for "a wound" (and also for "damage or def...
  9. Traumatic alopecia Traumatic alopecia
    Traumatic alopecia: Hair loss caused by injury to the scalp. Traumatic alopecia is usually caused by grooming methods that attempt to straighten the natural kinkiness of hair in order to make the hair more manageable. It is a result of stress traction injury from tight rollers and braiding as well ...
  10. Traumatic brain injury Traumatic brain injury
    Traumatic brain injury: Brain damage from trauma. The three leading causes of death from traumatic brain injury relate to firearms, motor vehicles and falls. The leading causes of death differ by age group. Motor vehicles are the leading cause among youth from birth to 19 years of age. Firearms are ...
  11. Traumatology Traumatology
    Traumatology: The branch of surgery that deals with trauma patients and their injuries. Patients who have suffered significant physical trauma, as from a car accident, may be cared for in a trauma center, a specialized hospital facility designed to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services for tr...
  12. Travel medicine Travel medicine
    Travel medicine: A branch of medicine that specializes in diseases and conditions that are acquired during travel. Travelers to different countries should be aware of the potential for acquiring diseases and injury which are not common in their own country. Immunizations, preventative medications...
  13. Travel-related disease Travel-related disease
    Travel-related disease: A disease to which travelers are susceptible specifically because of their travel. Travel-related diseases are the purview of travel medicine. Travel medicine is not really new but it began to flourish in the 1980's, due to the growing numbers of people traveling internationa...
  14. Traveler's diarrhea Traveler's diarrhea
    Traveler's diarrhea: Diarrhea that results from infections acquired while traveling to another country. Among the causes of traveler's diarrhea are enterotoxigenic E. coli and a variety of viruses....
  15. Treacle Treacle
    Treacle: A medicinal compound once in wide use as an antidote to poisons. Treacle was a kind of salve. It was reputed to be a remedy against venomous bites in particular and against poisons in general. It also came to be considered a "cure" for cancer. The word "treacle" descends from the Greek "the...