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Type 2 myotonic dystrophy
Myotonic dystrophy type 2: See: Myotonic dystrophy type 2....
Type I error
Type I error: The statistical error (said to be "of the first
kind" or alpha error) made in testing an hypothesis when it is concluded that a
treatment or intervention is effective when it really is not. Sometimes referred to as a
Type II error
Type II error: The statistical error (said to be "of the second
kind" or beta error) made in testing an hypothesis when it is concluded that a
treatment or intervention is not effective when it really is. Sometimes referred to as a
Typhoid: See: Typhoid fever....
Typhoid fever: An acute illness with fever caused by infection with the Salmonella typhi bacteria contracted from contaminated water and food. The disease has an insidious onset characterized by fever, headache, constipation, malaise, chills, and myalgia (muscle pain). Diarrhea is uncommon, and vomi...
Typhoid Mary: Someone who by force of circumstances serves as the source from which something undesirable spreads.
Typhoid Mary was a cook named Mary Mallon who had immigrated from Ireland and was living in New York City in the early 1900s. She had been exposed to typhoid and become a carrier for th...
Typhoon: A regionally specific name for a strong tropical cyclone in the Northwest Pacific Ocean west of the dateline.
Other terms for precisely the same type of storm include
hurricane (in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Northeast Pacific Ocean east of the dateline, or the South Pacific Ocean east ...
Typhoon supplies kit
Typhoon supplies kit: You and your family can cope
best by preparing for disaster before it strikes. One way to prepare
is by assembling a Disaster Supplies Kit. Once disaster hits, you
won't have time to shop or search for
supplies. But if you've gathered supplies in advance, your
family can end...
Typhus: One of a group of acute infections caused by rickettsiae, transmitted by arthropods (lice, fleas, mites), and characterized by severe headache, chills, high fever, stupor, and a rash. The four main entities making up the group are epidemic typhus, its recrudescent form (Brill-Zinsser disease...
Typhus fever: See: Typhus....
Typhus, African tick
Typhus, African tick: One of the tick-borne rickettsial
diseases of the eastern hemisphere, similar to Rocky Mountain spotted fever, but less
severe, with fever, a small ulcer (tache noire) at the site of the tick bite, swollen
glands nearby (satellite lymphadenopathy), and a red raised (maculopapul...
Typhus, classic: See: Typhus, epidemic....
Typhus, endemic: See Typhus, murine....
Typhus, epidemic: A severe acute disease with prolonged
high fever up to 40° C (104° F), intractable headache, and a pink-to-purple raised rash, due to infection with a microorganism called Rickettsia prowazekii.
Among the other signs and symptoms of the disease are cough, dyspnea (difficult...
Typhus, European: See: Typhus, epidemic....