An operation to open the chest, usually in order to gain access to the lungs or heart.
The area of the body that is located between the abdomen and the neck. Within the thorax are the lungs, the heart, and the first section of the aorta. Also known as chest.
- Thorn, George W.
American endocrinologist (1906-2004) who was a pioneer in the use of cortisone for treating Addison’s disease; a member of the medical team responsible for the first successful kidney transplant; and editor-in-chief of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, a key medical textbook. Dr. Thorn served for three decades as Chief of Medicine at the Peter Bent […]
- Thrive, failure to (FTT)
Refers to a child whose physical growth is significantly less than that of peers. There is no official consensus on what constitutes FTT. It usually refers to a child whose growth is below the 3rd or 5th percentiles for their age or whose growth has fallen off precipitously and crossed two major growth percentiles (for […]
A procedure to remove a clot (thrombus).
The throat is the anterior (front) portion of the neck beginning at the back of the mouth, consisting anatomically of the pharynx and larynx. The throat contains the trachea and a portion of the esophagus.