Vitamin B1. Thiamine (vitamin B1) acts as a coenzyme in the metabolism of the body. It is found in pork, organ meats, legumes, nuts, and whole grain or enriched breads and cereals. Deficiency of thiamine leads to beriberi, a syndrome characterized by inflammation of multiple nerves (polyneuritis), heart disease (cardiopathy), and edema (swelling).
(Pronounced THIGH-ah-ZO-li-deen-DYE-own.) A class of drugs for type 2 diabetes that lower the blood sugar by increasing the sensitivity of cells to insulin. Insulin can then move glucose from the blood into cells for energy. These drugs also increase the HDL (“good”) cholesterol.
The thick, muscular portion of the leg that extends from the hip to the knee. The thigh has only one bone, the femur, which is the largest bone in the human body.
- Thigh bone
The thigh bone in anatomy is called the “femur.” Whichever term you care to use — thigh bone or femur, it is the bone in the leg that extends from the hip to the knee. The thigh bone/femur constitutes the upper leg, that part of the leg above the knee. As compared to the lower […]
A mercury-containing preservative used in some vaccines and other products since the 1930’s. No harmful effects were reported from thimerosal at doses used in vaccines, except for minor local reactions like redness and swelling at the injection site. There was specifically no evidence that thimerosal increases the risk of developing autism or any other behavior […]
- ThinPrep Pap test
A modified Pap test technique designed to reduce some of the technical problems inherent in the traditional type of Pap smear. In the traditional Pap test, cell samples are obtained from the vagina, cervix, and cervical canal and spread on a glass slide. In the ThinPrep Pap test, cell samples are collected using a special […]