A giant filamentous protein essential to the structure, development, and elasticity of muscle. The gene encoding titin is mutated in tibial muscular dystrophy.
Variant spelling of “titer” — the degree of dilution of a substance such as an antibody, reflecting the strength of the solution. Americans spell it “titer” while the English spell it “titre,” French for “title,” derived from the Latin “titulus,” an inscription or label. The “titre” was evidence of the fineness of an alloy of […]
Thoracolumbosacral orthosis. This is one of two main types of braces used to correct the lateral (sideways) curve of the spine in scoliosis. Patients can wear this brace to correct spinal curves whose apex is at or below the eighth thoracic vertebra. The TLSO is an underarm brace, which means that it fits under the […]
- TMJ syndrome
Temporomandibular joint ‘syndrome.
Stands for transmyocardial laser revascularization, a procedure by which a physician uses a laser to make holes in the heart to relieve the pain of severe angina. TMR has been done from both the outside and inside of the heart. When done from the outside, a laser (carbon dioxide or holmium laser) is placed in […]
Transcranial magnetic stimulation.