A common disorder, particularly on the big (great) toe, in which the corner of the nail curves down into the skin due to mistrimming of the nail or due to shoes being too tight. An ingrown toenail can be painful and lead to infection. Sometimes simply removing the corner of the nail from the skin is enough to cure this problem, although this might need to be done by a physician, podiatrist, or foot-care specialist. Any infection that is present requires treatment. In some cases the entire nail must be removed. If ingrown toenails are caused by congenital nail malformations, the nail bed can be treated to permanently prevent regrowth.
- Toes, six
on either side of the extremity or somewhere in between. The extra toe can be out beyond the little toe (which is called fibular hexadactyly) or out beyond the big toe (tibial hexadactyly) or, finally, between two of the normally expected toes (intercalary hexadactyly). Far and away the most frequent form of hexadactyly involving the […]
1. In medicine, cleansing of a wound and the skin around it. 2. In obstetrics, cleansing of a woman just after childbirth. 3. In dentistry, the cleaning out of a cavity before a restoration. 4. A device for the disposal of urine and feces. Or the room containing such a device. The word toilet comes […]
From the Greek word “tokos” meaning childbirth, we have toc-, toco-, tok-, and toko- as combining forms, all referring to labor or childbirth.
- Toko- (prefix)
Stemming from the Greek word “tokos” meaning childbirth, we have toc-, toco-, tok-, and toko- as combining forms, all referring to labor or childbirth.
A state in which a T cell can no longer respond to antigen. The T cell “tolerates” the antigen. Also called immune tolerance.