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Thoracic

    Pertaining to or affecting the chest.

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Chest
The area of the body located between the neck and the abdomen. The chest contains the lungs, the heart and part of the aorta. The walls of the chest are supported by the dorsal vertebrae, the ribs, and the sternum.



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Thoracentesis
Puncture of the pleural cavity.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) consists of a group of distinct disorders that affect the nerves in the brachial plexus (nerves that pass into the arms from the neck) and various nerves and blood vessels between the base of the neck and axilla (armpit). For the most part, these disorders have very little in common except the site of occurrence. The disorders are complex, somewhat confusing, and poorly defined, each with various signs and symptoms of the upper limb.

Thoracic Outlet Testing
A procedure that tests blood flow to the arms and hands in various positions. Used to rule out thoracic outlet syndrome.

Thorax
The Chest.

Thorazine
Thorazine is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): chlorpromazine.

Thorek Hospital and Medical Center
Thorek Hospital and Medical Center is a hospital in Chicago, Illinois (USA).

Thorn Run Regional Oncology
The Thorn Run Regional Oncology is a hospital in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, United States.

Thorshavn doctors
All doctors near Thorshavn, the Faeroe Islands. Doctors who can assist a patient in Thorshavn.



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Telemetry unit
A small transmitter with wires that attach ECG patches to the chest that is used to send information about the heart via radio transmission to healthcare professionals for evaluation.

Temporal arteries
Vessels located over the temples on each side of the head, that supply blood to part of the head.

Tendinitis
An inflammation in a tendon or the tendon covering.

Tenesmus
Straining to have a bowel movement. May be painful and continue for a long time without result.

Thallium stress test
A study in which radioactive potassium is carried by the blood and the progress is followed by x-ray pictures.

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Thrombolysis
The breaking up of a blood clot.

Thrombolytic therapy
A medication that dissolves blood clots.

Thrombosis
A blood clot formed in the blood vessel or in the heart.

Tissue plasminogen activator (TPA)
A medication used to dissolve blood clots.

Tomography
From the Greek words "to cut or section" (tomos) and "to write" (graphein), in nuclear medicine, it is a method of separating interference from the area of interest by imaging a cut section of the object.

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