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This medical term glossary provides explanations in plain English of a number of technical terms you may encounter in the process of pursuing a clinical negligence claim.
Tachy- - Rapid.
Tachycardia - Rapid heart rate.
Tachypnoea - Rapid breathing.
Talipes - Club foot.
Tarsalgia - Pain in the sole of the foot.
Tarsus - Bones of the foot between the metatarsals (which link the heel to the toes) and the ankle.
Temporal lobe - Part of the brain.
Tendinitis - Inflammation of a tendon.
Taylor & Pelmear scale - A scale for assessing Raynaud's phenomenon .
Tennis elbow - Inflammation in the elbow.
Tenoplasty - Surgery to repair damage to a tendon.
Tenorrhaphy - Surgery to repair a severed tendon.
Tenosynovitis - Inflammation of the sheath surrounding a tendon.
Tensor - A muscle used to tense or stretch a part of the body.
Tetraplegia - See quadriplegia.
Thalamus - Part of the brainstem.
Thenar - Of or relating to the ball of the thumb.
Thoracic - Of or relating to the chest.
Threshold of hearing - Level of sound frequency below which humans cannot hear.
Threshold shift - Difference between threshold levels measured on different occasions.
Thrombosis - Formation of blood-clot within blood vessels or heart.
Tinel's test - Testing for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Tinnitus - Falsely perceived continuous noise.
Tone - Tension in a resting muscle.
Trabeculae - Structural tissue struts passing from the outer covering of an organ to the interior.
Trachea - The windpipe.
Tracheostomy - Surgical opening of the trachea to bypass upper airway.
Traction - Pulling a limb or the spine as part of treatment.
Trauma - Damage, or shockingly stressful event.
Trendelenburg test - Testing of hip muscles.
Trigger digit - Painful locking of tendons in fingers or thumb.
Trimalleolar fracture - Form of ankle fracture.
Triquetrum - A bone in the wrist.
Trochanters - Two bony prominences at the upper end of the thigh bone.
Tuberosity - A bulge on a bone.
Tympanic cavity - Middle ear.
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