The gland that makes tears. An abnormality of the tear glands can impair the production of the tears and lead to dry eyes. Also called a lacrimal gland.
An old-fashioned but convenient household measure that is equal to about 5 cc of liquid.
- Technetium tetrofosmin scintimammography
Scintimammography is an imaging technique that uses a radioisotope (a radioactive substance) to help visualize the breast and find cancer. Scintimammography using the radioisotope technetium tetrofosmin (Tc-99 tetrofosmin) can detect breast cancer sometimes in situations in which there is considerable uncertainty, as with dense breast tissue. (Dense breast tissue is particularly difficult to decipher by […]
- Technology transfer
The process of converting scientific findings from research laboratories into useful products by the commercial sector.
- Technology, recombinant DNA
A series of procedures that are used to join together (recombine) DNA segments. A recombinant DNA molecule is constructed from segments of two or more different DNA molecules. Under certain conditions, a recombinant DNA molecule can enter a cell and replicate there, either on its own or after it has been integrated into a chromosome.
Transesophageal echocardiography. A diagnostic test which employs ultrasound waves to make images of the heart chambers, valves and surrounding structures and which is done through the esophagus. TEE may be used, for example, in the treatment of children having heart surgery. TEE has unusually accurate imaging capabilities that permit the identification of previously unidentified anatomic […]