Drugs Information Online
Drugs and diseases reference index

Drugs and diseases reference index
Search
EN

Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List

Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «T»:

  1. Trichinella spiralis Trichinella spiralis
    Trichinella spiralis: The worm that causes trichinosis. Trichinella spiralis larvae can infest pigs and wild game, hibernating in muscle tissue within a protective cyst. Trichinosis can be correspondingly defined as a disease caused by eating raw or undercooked pork or wild game infested with th...
  2. Trichinellosis Trichinellosis
    Trichinellosis: A disease that comes from eating raw or undercooked pork or wild game that is infected with the larvae of a worm called Trichinella. The disease is also called trichinosis, The initial symptoms of the disease are abdominal discomfort, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue and fever....
  3. Trichinosis Trichinosis
    Trichinosis: See: Trichinellosis. ...
  4. Trichloroethylene Trichloroethylene
    Trichloroethylene: A possible carcinogenic (cancer-causing) compound used mainly as a degreaser for metal parts. Trichloroethylene was also at one time used to decaffeinate coffee. There are limited findings of elevated liver and biliary tract cancer rates in occupational groups exposed to trichl...
  5. Tricho- (prefix) Tricho- (prefix)
    Tricho- (prefix): Pertaining to hair. As in trichobezoar (a hair ball), trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling), trichoepithelioma (a tumor from a hair follicle), etc. From the Greek thrix, trichos, meaning hair. See also: Trich- (prefix)....
  6. Trichobezoar Trichobezoar
    Trichobezoar: A wad of swallowed hair. Also called a hairball. Trichobezoars can sometimes be found to cause blockage of the digestive system, especially at the exit of the stomach. Interestingly, in the Far East culture, trichobezoars are felt to have medicinal properties!...
  7. Trichoepithelioma Trichoepithelioma
    Trichoepithelioma: A small benign tumor derived from basal cells in the hair follicle. Trichoepithelioma may occur sporadically or as the cardinal feature of a relatively common genetic disorder called multiple familial trichoepithelioma characterized by the presence of many small tumors predominant...
  8. Trichomonas Trichomonas
    Trichomonas: A single-celled protozoan parasite best known in medicine because one species causes vaginitis (vaginal inflammation). Infection with trichomonas (trichomoniasis) is the most common curable sexually transmitted disease (STD) in young sexually active women.) in young sexually active wom...
  9. Trichomonas vaginalis Trichomonas vaginalis
    Trichomonas vaginalis: A protozoan parasite that causes vaginitis. See: Trichomonas....
  10. Trichomoniasis Trichomoniasis
    Trichomoniasis: Infection with trichomonas, in humans with Trichomonas vaginalis....
  11. Trichotillomania Trichotillomania
    Trichotillomania: Compulsive hair pulling. A disorder characterized by the repeated urge to pull out scalp hair, eyelashes, eyebrows or other body hair. It is believed to be related to obsessive-compulsive disorder. Treatment may include cognitive-behavior therapy and medications such as Prozac. Fro...
  12. Trichuriasis Trichuriasis
    Trichuriasis: Infection with the human whipworm, a nematode (roundworm) formally known as Trichuris trichiura. The third most common round worm of humans. Occurs worldwide, with infections more frequent in areas with tropical weather and poor sanitation practices, and among children. It is estima...
  13. Trichuris trichiura Trichuris trichiura
    Trichuris trichiura: A nematode (roundworm) also called the human whipworm. The third most common round worm of humans. Occurs worldwide, with infections more frequent in areas with tropical weather and poor sanitation practices, and among children. It is estimated that 800 million people are infe...
  14. Tricuspid Tricuspid
    Tricuspid: Having three flaps or cusps. The valve that is called the tricuspid valve is situated between the right atrium and right ventricle and permits blood to flow only from the atrium into the ventricle. The aortic valve in the heart also has three cusps. ...
  15. Tricuspid valve Tricuspid valve
    Tricuspid valve:One of the four heart valves, the tricuspid valve is the first one that blood encounters as it enters the heart. The tricuspid valve stands between the right atrium and right ventricle and allows blood to flow only from the atrium into the ventricle....