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Tapioca
Tapioca- Tapioca is pure starch obtained after removing protein from the roots of the cassava plant.
Tendon
Tendon- strong connective tissue cords that attach muscle to bone or muscle to muscle
Tennis elbow
Tennis elbow- a form of tendinitis that causes pain and tenderness in the elbow and forearm
Tenosynovitis
Tenosynovitis- inflammation of the inner lining of the sheath that covers a tendon
TENS
TENS- see Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
Tension headache
Tension headache- a headache caused by emotional strain or tension in the muscles of the head and neck
Teratogen
Teratogen- anything that causes abnormalities in a developing embryo or fetus, such as a drug or virus
Teratoma
Teratoma- a tumor composed of cells not normally found in the part of the body when the tumor occurred
Testicles
Testicles- the two male sex organs that produce sperm and the sex hormone testosterone
Testicular torsion
Testicular torsion- severe pain and swelling of a testicle, due to twisting of the spermatic cord
Testosterone
Testosterone- the sex hormone that stimulates development of male sex characteristics and bone and muscle growth; produced by the testicles and in small amounts by the ovaries
Thallium scanning
Thallium scanning- a type of radionuclide scanning used to assess the heart
Therapeutic range
Therapeutic range- the range of doses of a drug that will produce beneficial results without side effects
Thiazolidinediones
Type 2 diabetes medicines that lower insulin resistance in muscle and tissue
Thromboembolism
Thromboembolism- blockage of a blood vessel by a blood clot fragment that has broken off and traveled from another area of the body
Thrombophlebitis
Thrombophlebitis- inflammation of a vein, along with clot formation in the affected area
Thrombosis
Thrombosis- a condition in which a blood clot (thrombus) has formed inside a blood vessel
Thrombus
Thrombus- a blood clot in a blood vessel
Thymoma
Thymoma- a tumor of the thymus gland
Thymus gland
An immune system gland located in the upper part of the chest that plays an important role in the production of T-lymphocytes
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