Diarrhea that results from infections acquired while traveling to another country. Among the causes of traveler’s diarrhea are enterotoxigenic E. coli and a variety of other bacteria and viruses.
- Treacher Collins Syndrome
a genetic condition that results in a disorder of development of the bones and muscles of the face. The condition affects 1 out of about every 50,000 people and is due to a mutation in a gene known as TCOF1. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner, meaning that a person who has one […]
A medicinal compound once in wide use as an antidote to poisons. Treacle was a kind of salve. It was reputed to be a remedy against venomous bites in particular and against poisons in general. It also came to be considered a “cure” for cancer. The word “treacle” descends from the Greek “theriakos” (of a […]
A machine with a moving strip on which one walks without moving forward. A treadmill was originally a wide wheel turned by the weight of people climbing on steps around its edge, used in the past to provide power for machines or as a punishment in prisons. The treadmill today serves as a device to […]
- Treadmill test
See exercise cardiac treadmill.
- Treadmill, exercise
A machine used to obtain a continuous electrocardiogram recording of the heart as a patient performs increasing levels of exercise. An exercise treadmill permits the detection of abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) and provides a screening test for the presence of narrowed arteries to the heart (coronary arteries). Narrowing of these arteries can limit the supply […]