Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
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Tylosis: A callus or thickening. See: Tylosis with esophageal cancer....
Tylosis with esophageal cancer
Tylosis with esophageal cancer: A genetic disorder characterized by thickening (hyperkeratosis) of the palms and soles, white patches in the mouth (oral leukoplakia), and a very high risk of esophageal cancer. This is the only genetic syndrome known to predispose to squamous cell carcinoma of the e...
Tympanic: 1. Pertaining to the tympanum (the eardrum).
2. Pertaining to the tympanic cavity.
3. Bell-like or resonant....
Tympanic cavity: The major portion of the middle ear, consisting of a narrow air-filled cavity in the temporal bone that contains the bones of the middle ear....
Just the ear drum....
Tympanites: A hollow drum-like sound produced
when a gas-containing cavity
is tapped sharply. Tympanites is heard if the chest
air (pneumothorax) or the abdomen is distended with gas.
Another term for
tympanites is tympany. Both terms are derived from the
Tympano-: Prefix indicating a relationship to the ear drum
(tympanum). For example, tympanometry is a test that measures the
function of the middle ear....
Tympanometry: A test that measures the function
of the middle ear.
Tympanometry works by varying the pressure within the ear
the movement of the ear drum (the tympanic membrane). The
is compounded from the Greek "tympanon" meaning drum and
Tympanoplasty: A surgical operation to correct damage
to the middle ear and restore the integrity of bones of the middle ear and the ear drum. Tympano- comes from the Greek tympanon meaning drum....
Tympanostomy tube: 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. ...
Tympanum: In anatomy, the drum of the ear, the eardrum, the tympanic membrane. The tympanum resembles the head of a tiny drum. It separates the middle ear from the external ear.
Etymology: The Latin term "tympanum auris" was introduced by Albertus Magnus circa 1225. A tympanum was a drum or simila...
Tympany: A hollow drum-like sound produced when a
gas-containing cavity is tapped sharply. Tympany is heard if the
chest contains free
air (pneumothorax) or the abdomen is distended with gas. Another term
for tympany is tympanites. Both terms come from the Greek tympanon
Type 1 diabetes
Type 1 diabetes: See Diabetes, type 1....
Type 1 GM2-gangliosidosis
Type 1 GM2-gangliosidosis: See: Tay-Sachs disease....
Type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes: See Diabetes, type 2....