The gene that encodes transthyretin, a plasma protein consisting of 127 amino acids that binds retinol and thyroxine. Many distinct forms of amyloidosis have been related to different point mutations in TTR.
- Tubal pregnancy
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) which can damage the tube’s functioning or leave it partly or completely blocked; Surgery on a Fallopian tube; Surgery in the neighborhood of the Fallopian tube which can leave adhesions (bands of tissue that bind together surfaces); A prior tubal pregnancy; A history of repeated induced abortions; A history of infertility […]
Please describe your experience with ectopic pregnancy. View 3 Comments • Submit » Causes of bleeding during the first trimester of pregnancy Examples of causes of bleeding during the first trimester of pregnancy are ectopic pregnancy, cervical polyps, or pelvic or urinary tract infection (UTI). Read more about bleeding during pregnancy and when to call […]
A long hollow cylinder. There are many tube-like structures in the human body, such as the auditory tube (Eustachian tube) in the ear.
- Tube, auditory
the upper part called the nasopharynx, the middle part called the oropharynx, and the lower part called the hypopharynx. The Eustachian tube opens into the nasopharynx. The Eustachian tube measures only 17-18mm and is horizontal at birth. As it grows to double that length, it grows to be at an incline of 45 degrees in […]
- Tube, ear
A small tube inserted into the eardrum to keep the middle ear aerated for a prolonged period of time. These ventilating tubes usually remain in place for 6 months to several years. Eventually, they move out of the eardrum (extrude) and fall out into the ear canal. Also called tympanostomy tubes.