Diseases & conditions A-Z List
Diseases & Conditions A-Z List - «T»:
The tibia is the larger of two long bones in the lower leg (between the knee and ankle). It is sometimes called the shin bone.
See also: Long bones
Tibial nerve dysfunction
Tibial nerve dysfunction is a loss of movement or sensation in the lower leg, caused by damage to the tibial nerve.
Tibial nerve dysfunction is a form of peripheral neuropathy. It occurs when there is damage to the tibial nerve, one of the branches of the sciatic nerve of the leg. The tibial...
Ticks are small, insect-like creatures that can attach to you as you brush past bushes, plants, and grass. Once on you, ticks often move to a warm, moist location, like the armpits, groin, and hair. At that point they typically attach firmly to your skin and begin to draw blood.
Ticks can be fairly ...
Tick paralysis is a loss of muscle function that results from a tick bite.
Hard- and soft-bodied female ticks are believed to make a poison that can cause paralysis in children. Ticks attach to the skin to feed on blood. It is during this feeding process that the toxin enters the bloodstream...
Ticks are small, insect-like creatures that live in woods and fields. They attach to you as you brush past bushes, plants, and grass. Once on you, ticks often move to a warm, moist location, like the armpits, groin, and hair. They typically attach firmly to your skin and begin to draw blood for thei...
"Time out" is a technique used by parents and teachers in response to undesired behavior in a child. It involves removing the child from the environment and activities in which the inappropriate behavior occurred, and placing the child in a specific place for a specific amount of time. During time o...
Tinea capitis is a fungal infection of the scalp.
Tinea capitis (also called ringworm of the scalp) is caused by by mold-like fungi called dermatophytes. It usually affects children and disappears at puberty. However, it can occur at any age.
The fungi that cause tinea infections thrive in ...
Tinea corporis is a skin infection due to fungi.
Tinea cruris (jock itch)
Tinea pedis (athlete's foot)
Tinea corporis (often called ringworm of the body) is a common skin disorder, especially among children. However, it may occur in people of all ages. It is cau...
Tinea versicolor is a long-term (chronic) fungal infection of the skin.
Tinea versicolor is relatively common. It is caused by the fungus Pityrosporum ovale, a type of yeast that is normally found on human skin. It only causes problems under certain circumstances.
The condition is most comm...
Tinnitus is the medical term for "hearing" noises in your ears when there is no outside source of the sounds.
The noises you hear can be soft or loud. They may sound like ringing, blowing, roaring, buzzing, hissing, humming, whistling, or sizzling. You may even think you are hearing air escaping, wa...
Tips for losing weight
To successfully lose weight, you must carry out a plan that balances the calories you eat every day with your activity and exercise. Ideally, dieting should be done by eating a nutritionally balanced, low-calorie diet and increasing physical activity.
A titer is a measurement of the amount or concentration of a substance in a solution. It usually refers to the amount antibodies found in a patient's blood.
Blood titer measurements can be very helpful in determining medical treatment. Antibody titers can tell the doctor if the patient ...
Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (TMJ disorders) are problems or symptoms of the chewing muscles and joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull.
See also: Facial pain
There are two matching temporomandibular joints -- one on each side of your head, located just in front of...
Toddlers are children ages 1 - 3.
Jean Piaget, in the cognitive (thought) development theory, includes the following:
Early use of instruments or tools
Following visual (then later, invisible) displacement (moving from one place to another) of objects
Understanding that objects and people ...
Toddler test or procedure preparation
Helping your young child prepare for a medical test or procedure can reduce anxiety, increase cooperation, and help the child develop coping skills.
Proper preparation for a test or procedure can minimize anxiety, increase cooperation, and help a child cope.
Before the test, know that y...