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  1. Treadmill Treadmill
    Treadmill: A machine with a moving strip on which one walks without moving forward. A treadmill was originally a wide wheel turned by the weight of people climbing on steps around its edge, used in the past to provide power for machines or as a punishment in prisons. The treadmill today serves a...
  2. Treadmill test Treadmill test
    Treadmill test: See exercise cardiac treadmill....
  3. Treadmill, exercise Treadmill, exercise
    Treadmill, exercise: See Treadmill....
  4. Treatment, palliative Treatment, palliative
    Treatment, palliative: To palliate a disease is to treat it partially and insofar as possible, but not cure it completely. Palliation cloaks a disease. Also sometimes called symptomatic treatment. To take a case, a 91-year-old man was found to have a tumor in his lung. He did not have chest surgery ...
  5. Treatment, PUVA Treatment, PUVA
    Treatment, PUVA: See: PUVA....
  6. Treatment, symptomatic Treatment, symptomatic
    Treatment, symptomatic: Therapy that eases the symptoms without addressing the basic cause of the disease. For example, symptomatic treatment of advanced lung cancer that has spread (metastasized) beyond the lung is designed to decrease the pain and other symptoms but not to eradicate the disease....
  7. Tremor Tremor
    Tremor: Any abnormal repetitive shaking movement of the body. Tremors have many causes and can be inherited, be related to illnesses such as thyroid disease, or caused by fever, hypothermia, drugs or fear....
  8. Trench fever Trench fever
    Trench fever: A disease borne by body lice that was first recognized in the trenches of World War I, when it is estimated to have affected more than a million people in Russia and on the fronts in Europe. Trench fever was again a major problem in the military in World War II and is seen endemi...
  9. Trench mouth Trench mouth
    Trench mouth: A progressive painful infection of the mouth and throat with ulceration, swelling and sloughing off of dead tissue from the mouth and throat due to the spread of infection from the gums. Certain germs (including fusiform bacteria and spirochetes) have been thought to be involved, but...
  10. Treponema pallidum Treponema pallidum
    Treponema pallidum: The cause of syphilis, this is a microscopic bacterial organism called a spirochete, a worm-like spiral-shaped organism that wiggles vigorously when viewed under a microscope. Treponema pallidum was discovered in 1905 by the German bacteriologist Fritz Schaudinn (1871-1906) who n...
  11. Triage Triage
    Triage: The process of sorting people based on their need for immediate medical treatment as compared to their chance of benefiting from such care. Triage is done in emergency rooms, disasters and wars when limited medical resources must be allocated to maximize the number of survivors. The US Depar...
  12. Trial, clinical Trial, clinical
    Trial, clinical: A trial done to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of medications or medical devices by monitoring their effects on large groups of people. Clinical research trials may be conducted by government health agencies such as NIH, researchers affiliated with a hospital or universit...
  13. Triceps Triceps
    Triceps: The triceps muscle extends (straightens) the elbow. Its full name is the triceps brachii. It can be felt as the tense muscle in the back of the upper arm while doing push-ups. Its full name is the triceps brachii. The triceps has three heads, or origins. "Triceps" is Latin for three-head...
  14. Trich- (prefix) Trich- (prefix)
    Trich- (prefix): Pertaining to hair. As in trichinosis, a disease due to the parasite Trichinella spiralis which was thought to look like a little spiral hair. From the Greek thrix, trichos, meaning hair. See also: Tricho- (prefix)....
  15. Trichina spiralis Trichina spiralis
    Trichina spiralis: is a parasitic worm that lives in the intestines and causes a serious illness known as trichinosis. The eggs usually enter the body via raw or undercooked pork, sausage or bear meat. In the intestines, the eggs hatch, mature, and migrate to other parts of the body through th...