Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
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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...
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....
Trichinosis: See: Trichinellosis.
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...
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)....
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!...
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...
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...
Trichomonas vaginalis: A protozoan parasite that causes vaginitis. See: Trichomonas....
Trichomoniasis: Infection with trichomonas, in humans with Trichomonas vaginalis....
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...
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...
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...
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
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....