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  1. Tubal pregnancy Tubal pregnancy
    Tubal pregnancy: A pregnancy that is not in the usual place within the uterus but is located in the Fallopian tube. Tubal pregnancies are due to the inability of the fertilized egg to make its way through the Fallopian tube into the uterus. Most tubal pregnancies occur in women 35 to 44 years of age...
  2. Tube Tube
    Tube: A long hollow cylinder. There are many tube-like structures in the human body, such as the auditory tube (Eustachian tube) in the ear....
  3. Tube feeding Tube feeding
    Tube feeding: See: Enteral nutrition....
  4. Tube, auditory Tube, auditory
    Tube, auditory: The tube that runs from the middle ear to the pharynx, also known as the Eustachian tube. The function of this tube is to protect, aerate and drain the middle ear (and mastoid). Occlusion of the Eustachian tube leads to the development of middle ear inflammation (otitis media). ...
  5. Tube, ear Tube, ear
    Tube, ear: A small plastic tube inserted into the eardrum to keep the middle ear aerated for a prolonged period of time. These ventilating tubes usually remain in place for 6 months to several years. Eventually, they move out of the eardrum (extrude) and fall out into the ear canal. Also call...
  6. Tube, endotracheal Tube, endotracheal
    Tube, endotracheal: A flexible plastic tube that is put in the mouth and then inserted down into the trachea (the airway). The doctor inserts the tube with the help of a laryngoscope. The procedure is called endotracheal intubation. The purpose is to ventilate the lungs. ...
  7. Tube, Eustachian Tube, Eustachian
    Tube, Eustachian: The tube that runs from the middle ear to the pharynx. The function of the Eustachian tube is to protect, aerate and drain the middle ear (and mastoid). Occlusion of the Eustachian tube leads to the development of middle ear inflammation (otitis media). The Eustachian tube is also ...
  8. Tube, Fallopian Tube, Fallopian
    Tube, Fallopian: The two Fallopian tubes, one on each side, transport the egg from the ovary to the uterus (the womb). The Fallopian tubes have small hair-like projections called cilia on the cells of the lining. These tubal cilia are essential to the movement of the egg through the tube into t...
  9. Tube, nasogastric Tube, nasogastric
    Tube, nasogastric: See: Nasogastric tube....
  10. Tube, NG Tube, NG
    Tube, NG: An NG (nasogastric) tube is one that is passed through the nose (via the nasopharynx and esophagus) down into the stomach. An NG tube is a flexible tube made of rubber or plastic and has bidirectional potential. A nasogastric tube can thus be used to remove the contents of the stomach incl...
  11. Tube, otopharyngeal Tube, otopharyngeal
    Tube, otopharyngeal: The tube that runs from the middle ear to the pharynx, known also as the Eustachian tube. The function of this tube is to protect, aerate and drain the middle ear (and mastoid). Occlusion of the Eustachian tube leads to the development of middle ear inflammation (otitis media)...
  12. Tube, swallowing Tube, swallowing
    Tube, swallowing: See: Swallowing tube....
  13. Tube, tympanostomy Tube, tympanostomy
    Tube, tympanostomy: A small plastic tube inserted into the eardrum to keep the middle ear aerated for a prolonged period of time. These ventilating tubes usually remain in place for 6 months to several years. Eventually, they move out of the eardrum (extrude) and fall out into the ear canal....
  14. Tuber Tuber
    Tuber: A lump or bump. The backward protrusion of the heel is called the tuber calcanei or, alternatively, the tuberosity of the calcaneus. Small tubers are a characteristic finding in tuberculosis, and tubers in the brain are seen in tuberous sclerosis....
  15. Tubercle Tubercle
    Tubercle: A small tuber, a small lump or bump. ...