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T-cell receptor gene rearrangement

Clinical analysis, Internal medicine

What is analysed? T-cell receptor gene rearrangement analysis examines the genetic rearrangements that occur in T-cell receptor genes. These rearrangements are crucial for the development of T-cell receptors, which play a central role in the immune system.

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T3 (total and free)

Clinical analysis, Internal medicine

T3 (total and free) is a crucial component of thyroid function tests, providing insights into thyroid health and hormone levels. Here's a structured guide to understanding T3: What is being analysed? The T3 test measures the levels...

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Tachycardia

Cardiology

What is tachycardia? Tachycardia (sometimes referred to as “tachyarrhythmia”) is when the heart beats faster than the normal resting rate. Tachycardia is expected in certain situations,...

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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (broken heart syndrome)

Cardiology

What is takotsubo cardiomyopathy? Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, or “broken heart syndrome”, is a temporary heart condition caused generally by emotional stress. It occurs when the left ventricle weakens and stops pumping blood properly.

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Targeted muscle reinnervation

Plastic surgery

What is targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR)? Targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) is a new technique for the management of neuroma and phantom pain in amputees. It is a procedure carried out under general or regional...

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Targeted therapy

Clinical oncology, Medical oncology

What is targeted therapy? Targeted therapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs to target specific features within or on the surface of cancer cells that help the cells grow, divide, and spread. It is the basis of precision medicine.

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Targeted ultrasound

Aesthetic medicine , Dermatology , Diagnostic imaging, Healthcare professionals

What is targeted ultrasound treatment? Targeted ultrasound treatment, also known as focused ultrasound, is an auto-regenerative technique used to achieve skin tightening and overall rejuvenation. Although it can be used for body treatments, it is specifically used as a treatment in aesthetic medicine or dermatology to improve aspects of the face, such as...

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Tarlov cyst

Surgery, Colorectal surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic surgery

What is a Tarlov cyst? Tarlov cysts (also known as perineural cysts) arefluid-filled sacs that form at the nerve root, usually in the sacral level of the spine (at the bottom of the spine). It’s possible to be affected by several cysts of different sizes at one time. People can unknowingly have Tarlov cyst(s). Spinal nerve roots are connected to the spinal sac - with spinal...

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Taste disorders

Otolaryngology / ENT, Paediatric otolaryngology

What are taste disorders? Taste disordersare those that result in an increase, decrease, absence or change in our sense of taste. Taste and smell are two senses that can be almost impossible to separate, so often these are referred to as smell and taste disorders. Common taste disorders include: Hypogeusia...

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TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation)

Cardiology, Cardiothoracic surgery, Pain medicine

What is TAVI? Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), which is known as transcatheter aortic valve replacement or TAVR in the USA, is a modern innovativetechnique to treat aortic valve disease. Compared to open heart surgery for

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