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    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.



Pertaining to or affecting the chest.

The breaking up of a blood clot.

Thrombolytic therapy
A medication that dissolves blood clots.

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

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


Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF)
A condition that occurs when there is a gap between the upper and lower segments of the esophagus, and food and saliva cannot pass through.

Trans fat
Vegetable oil that has been treated with hydrogen in order to make it more solid and give it a longer shelf life.

To transfer (tissue or an organ) from one body or body part to another.

Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)
A diagnostic test that is used to measure the sound waves that bounce off of the heart.

Transient ischemic attack
stroke-like event that lasts for a short period of time caused by a blocked blood vessel.

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