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  Triceps



Triceps

   A muscle of the arm used to extend the forearm.

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Muscle
Tissue made up of bundles of long, slender cells that contract when stimulated.

Forearm
The portion of the upper limb from the elbow to the wrist. In popular usage, the arm extends from the shoulder to the hand. However, in medical terminology, the arm refers to the upper extremity extending from the shoulder only to the elbow. The arm is thus distinguished in medical usage from the forearm, which extends from the elbow to the wrist.The forearm has 2 bones: the radius and ulna.



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Trichiasis
The inward turning of an eyelash. If it scratches the cornea, there is discomfort similar to a foreign body sensation.

Trichinosis
Infection with a roundworm caused by consumption of larvae in undercooked pork or other infected meat.

Trichlorex
Trichlorex 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): trichlormethiazide.

Trichlormas
Trichlormas 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): trichlormethiazide.

Trichlormethiazide
Trichlormethiazide 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): trichlormethiazide.

Trichlormethiazide with reserpine
Trichlormethiazide with reserpine 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): reserpine; trichlormethiazide.

Trichomonas
A genus of parasitic flagellate protozoans distinguished by the presence of four anterior flagella, an undulating membrane, and a trailing flagellum.

Trichomoniasis
Very common vaginitis caused by a single-celled organism usually transmitted during sexual contact.

Trichotillomania
The pulling out of one's own hair to the point that it is noticeable and causing significant distress or impairment.

Triclos
Triclos 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): triclofos sodium.

Tricor
Tricor 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): fenofibrate.

Tricor micronized
Tricor micronized 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): fenofibrate.

Tricuspid valve
The heart valve that controls blood flow from the right atrium into the right ventricle.

Tricuspid Valve
The tricuspid valve is the valve that separates the right atrium from the right ventricle and prevents blood from flowing back into the right atrium during contraction of the ventricle.



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Tongue
The muscular organ attached to the floor of the mouth. Used to speak, chew, swallow and taste.

Tonsillectomy
A procedure to remove the tonsils.

Toxemia
The presence of toxic substances in the blood from bacteria or body cells.

Toxic
Poisonous.

Tracheostomy
A surgical incision in the trachea (the windpipe) through which a rigid tube is inserted to allow air to enter.

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Trichinosis
Infection with a roundworm caused by consumption of larvae in undercooked pork or other infected meat.

Trisomy
The presence of an extra chromosome in addition to the usual pair. Down syndrome is an example of a condition caused by trisomy.

Truss
A device to keep a hernia in its proper place.

TSH
Thyroid-stimulating hormone. A pituitary hormone that stimulates thyroid hormone production.

Tuberculin
A protein injected into the skin to test for tuberculosis infection.

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