The pressure within the eye.
- Tension, intravenous
The pressure of the blood within a vein, the venous pressure.
- Tent, oxygen
A tent-like device used to deliver high levels of oxygen to a patient in a bed. The tent typically covers the whole bed of an infant and the head and upper body of an older child or adult. The oxygen is pumped in from a tank. Oxygen is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that […]
- Tenth cranial nerve
The tenth cranial nerve, and one of the most important, is the vagus nerve. All twelve of the cranial nerves, the vagus nerve included, emerge from or enter the skull (the cranium), as opposed to the spinal nerves which emerge from the vertebral column. The vagus nerve originates in the medulla oblongata, a part of […]
- ter in die (on prescription)
If a medicine is to be taken every so-many hours, it is written “q_h”; the “q” standing for “quaque” and the “h” indicating the number of hours. So, for example, “2 caps q4h” means “Take 2 capsules every 4 hours.”
thyroid medication, blood thinners, and lithium are just a few examples. In these cases, female patients should work carefully with their doctors to determine if an alternative treatment is possible before and during pregnancy. In some cases the danger of birth defects is limited to a certain part of the pregnancy, and medication can be […]