Popular name for the coccyx, the small bone at the bottom of the spine made up of 3-5 rudimentary vertebrae.
To poison, infect, or spoil.
- Takayasu disease
A chronic inflammatory disease of the aorta and its branch arteries. The cause is unknown. The disease is most common in young women of Asian descent and usually begins between 10 and 30 years of age. Symptoms include painful, cool, or blanched extremities, dizziness, headaches, chest and abdominal pain, and low-grade fever. The blood pressure […]
A very soft, soapy-feeling mineral that is a silicate of magnesium, sometimes with small amounts of aluminum silicate. Talc is used in making dusting powder (talcum powder), in cosmetic preparations, and as a filter aid in pharmacy. The inhalation of talc can lead to a chronic lung disease called talcosis which is related to silicosis. […]
Malformation of the foot evident at birth in which the heel is elevated like a horse’s hoof (equino-) and the heel is turned outward (valgus). This is a type of congenital deformity of the foot usually marked by a curled shape or twisted position of the ankle and heel and toes.
- Talipes equinovarus
The common (“classic”) form of clubfoot. Talipes is made up of the Latin talus (ankle) + pes (foot). Equino- indicates the heel is elevated (like a horse’s) and -varus indicates it is turned inward. With this type of clubfoot, the foot is turned in sharply and the person seems to be walking on their ankle. […]