English dictionary of medical terms (85)

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[Multilingual]No:1680 - tachyarrhythmia
(tachy- + a neg. + Gr. rhythmos rhythm) tachycardia associated with an irregularity in the normal heart rhythm.
[Multilingual]No:1681 - tachycardia
(tachy- + Gr. kardia heart) excessive rapidity in the action of the heart; the term is usually applied to a heart rate above 100 per minute and may be qualified as atrial, junctional (nodal), or ventricular, and as paroxysmal.
[Multilingual]No:1682 - tachyphylaxis
(tachy- + Gr. phylaxis protection) 1. rapid immunization against the effect of toxic doses of an extract or serum by previous injection of small doses. 2. rapidly decreasing response to a drug or physiologically active agent after administration of a few doses.
[Multilingual]No:1683 - tardive
(Fr. 'tardy, late') marked by lateness, late; said of a disease in which the characteristic lesion is late in appearing.
[Multilingual]No:1684 - telangiectasia
(tele-(1) + ectasia) permanent dilation of preexisting blood vessels (capillaries, arterioles, venules), creating small focal red lesions, usually in the skin or mucous membranes. Called also telangiectasis.
[Multilingual]No:1685 - tendency
a presumptive course of future behaviour in continuation of observed acts and attitudes.
[Multilingual]No:1686 - tendinitis
inflammation of tendons and of tendon-muscle attachments.
[Multilingual]No:1687 - tenesmus
(L.; Gr. teinesmos) straining, especially ineffectual and painful straining at stool or in urination.
[Multilingual]No:1688 - tenosynovitis
inflammation of a tendon sheath.
[Multilingual]No:1689 - tensio-active
having an effect on surface tension.
[Multilingual]No:1690 - tension
(L. tensio; Gr. tonos) 1. the act of stretching. 2. the condition of being stretched or strained; the degree to which anything is stretched or strained. 3. voltage. 4. the partial pressure of a gas in a fluid, e.g., of oxygen in blood.
[Multilingual]No:1691 - teratogenic
tending to produce anomalies of formation, or teratism (= anomaly of formation or development : condition of a monster).
[Multilingual]No:1692 - teratologic, teratological
pertaining to teratology (= division of embryology and pathology which deals with abnormal development and congenital malformations.
[Multilingual]No:1693 - terminal
(L. terminalis) 1. forming or pertaining to an end; placed at the end. 2. a termination, end, or extremity.
[Multilingual]No:1694 - test
1. a significant chemical reaction. 2. a reagent. For specific test.
[Multilingual]No:1695 - testicular
pertaining to a testis.
[Multilingual]No:1696 - tetanus
(Gr. tetanos, from tenein to stretch) 1. an acute, often fatal infectious disease caused by the anaerobic, spore-forming bacillus Clostridium tetani; the agent most often enters the body through contaminated puncture wounds(e.g. those caused by metal nails, wood splinters, or insect bites), although other portals of entry include burns, surgical wounds, cutaneous ulcers, injections sites of drug abusers, the umbilical stump of neonates (t; neonatorum), and the postpartum uterus. 2. physiological tetanus; a state of sustained muscular contraction without periods of relaxation caused by repetitive stimulation of the motor nerve trunk at frequencies so high that individual muscle twitches are fused and cannot be distinguished from one another; called also tonic spasm and tetany.
[Multilingual]No:1697 - tetany
1. hyperexcitability of nerves and muscles due to decrease in concentration of extracellular ionized calcium, which may be associated with such conditions as parathyroid hypofunction, vitamin D deficiency, and alkalosis or result from ingestion of alkaline salts; it is characterized by carpopedal spasm, muscular twitching and cramps, laryngospasm with inspiratory stridor, hyperreflexia and choreiform movements. 2. tetanus.
[Multilingual]No:1698 - thalamus
(L.; Gr. thalamos inner chamber) (NA) either of two large, ovoid masses, consisting chiefly of grey substance, situated one on each side of and forming part of the lateral wall of the third ventricle. It is divided into two major parts : dorsal and ventral, each of which contains many nuclei.
[Multilingual]No:1699 - theoretical
of, pertaining to, or consisting in theory; not practical (distinguished from applied).

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