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  1. Tamponade, pericardial Tamponade, pericardial
    Tamponade, pericardial: A life-threatening situation in which there is such a large amount of fluid (usually blood) inside the pericardial sac around the heart that it interferes with the performance of the heart. The end result, if untreated, is low blood pressure, shock and death. The excess f...
  2. Tanapox Tanapox
    Tanapox: A poxvirus infection common in equatorial Africa. The disease starts with mild fever for 2 to 4 days accompanied by headache and myalgia (muscle ache), followed by the eruption of one or more large red nodules on the skin, typically on the extremities. Within several weeks there is usually...
  3. Tandem mass spectrometry Tandem mass spectrometry
    Tandem mass spectrometry: An instrument used in medical laboratories consisting of two mass spectrometers in series connected by a chamber known as a collision cell. The sample to be examined is essentially sorted and weighed in the first mass spectrometer, then broken into pieces in the collision ...
  4. Tandem MS Tandem MS
    Tandem MS: Abbreviation for tandem mass spectrometry. See: Tandem mass spectrometry....
  5. Tandem repeat sequences Tandem repeat sequences
    Tandem repeat sequences: Multiple copies of the same DNA base sequence on a chromosome; used as a marker in physical mapping of the chromosome....
  6. Tap, joint (aspiration) Tap, joint (aspiration)
    Tap, joint (aspiration): A procedure whereby a sterile needle and syringe are used to drain joint fluid from the joint. This is usually done as an office procedure or at the bedside in the hospital. The skin over the joint is sterilized with a liquid. Local anesthetic is applied to the area of the j...
  7. Tap, spinal Tap, spinal
    Tap, spinal: Also known as a lumbar puncture or "LP", a spinal tap is a procedure whereby spinal fluid is removed from the spinal canal for the purpose of diagnostic testing. It is particularly helpful in the diagnosis of inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system, especially infections,...
  8. Tapazol Tapazol
    Tapazole: Trade name for methimazole, an antithyroid medication. ...
  9. Tapeworm Tapeworm
    Tapeworm:A worm that is flattened like a tape measure and functions as an intestinal parasite, unable to live freely on its own but able to do so within an animal's gut. The eggs usually enter the body via raw or uncooked beef. Symptoms of their presence are usually absent. However, some patient...
  10. Tapeworm infection, pork Tapeworm infection, pork
    Tapeworm infection, pork: Known medically as cysticercosis, an infection caused by Taenia solium (the pork tapeworm). Infection occurs when the tapeworm larvae enter the body and form cysticerci (SIS-tuh-sir-KEY) (cysts). When cysticerci are found in the brain, the condition is called neurocysticerc...
  11. Tapeworm, African Tapeworm, African
    Tapeworm, African: See Taenia saginata. ...
  12. Tapeworm, armed Tapeworm, armed
    Tapeworm, armed: Taenia solium....
  13. Tapeworm, beef Tapeworm, beef
    Tapeworm, beef: See Taenia saginata. ...
  14. Tapeworm, measly Tapeworm, measly
    Tapeworm, measly: Taenia solium....
  15. Tapeworm, pork Tapeworm, pork
    Tapeworm, pork: Taenia solium....