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  • Tablet    a small flat compressed cake of some substance; a slab of stone or wood suitable for bearing an inscription; a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet; a number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge
  • Tadalafil    virility drug (trade name Cialis) used to treat erectile dysfunction in men
  • Tagamet    a drug (trade name Tagamet) used to treat peptic ulcers by decreasing the secretion of stomach acid
  • Talc    a fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate; used in a variety of products including talcum powder; verb apply talcum powder to (one's body)
  • Talwin    analgesic drug (trade name Talwin) that is less addictive than morphine
  • Tambocor    oral antiarrhythmic medication (trade name Tambocor) used as a last resort in treating arrhythmias; increases the risk of sudden death in heart attack patients
  • Tampon    plug of cotton or other absorbent material; inserted into wound or body cavity to absorb exuded fluids (especially blood); verb plug with a tampon
  • Tandearil    an anti inflammatory drug (trade name Tandearil) used to treat arthritis and bursitis
  • Tannic acid    any of various complex phenolic substances of plant origin; used in tanning and in medicine
  • Tape    a long thin piece of cloth or paper as used for binding or fastening; a recording made on magnetic tape; measuring instrument consisting of a narrow strip (cloth or metal) marked in inches or centimeters and used for measuring lengths; the finishing line for a foot race; memory device consisting of a long thin plastic strip coated with iron oxide; used to record audio or video signals or to store computer information; verb fasten or attach with tape; register electronically; record on videotape
  • Tartaric acid    an acid found in many fruits; used in soft drinks and confectionery and baking powder
  • Tazicef    a parenteral cephalosporin (trade names Fortaz and Tazicef) used to treat moderate infections
  • Temazepam    a frequently prescribed benzodiazepine (trade name Restoril); takes effect slowly and lasts long enough to help those people who wake up frequently during the night
  • Tenoretic    trade name for an antihypertensive drug consisting of a fixed combination of atenolol and a diuretic
  • Tenormin    an oral beta blocker (trade name Tenormin) used in treating hypertension and angina; has adverse side effects (depression and exacerbation of congestive heart failure etc.)
  • Terbinafine    an oral antifungal drug (trade name Lamisil) used to treat cases of fungal nail disease
  • Terramycin    a yellow crystalline antibiotic (trademark Terramycin) obtained from a soil actinomycete; used to treat various bacterial and rickettsial infections
  • Testosterone    a potent androgenic hormone produced chiefly by the testes; responsible for the development of male secondary sex characteristics
  • Tetracaine    a crystalline compound used in the form of a hydrochloride as a local anesthetic
  • Thalidomide    a sedative and hypnotic drug; withdrawn from sale after discovered to cause severe birth defects because it inhibits angiogenesis
  • Theelin    a naturally occurring weak estrogenic hormone secreted by the mammalian ovary; synthesized (trade name Estronol) and used to treat estrogen deficiency
  • Theobid    a colorless crystalline alkaloid derived from tea leaves or made synthetically; used in medicine as a bronchial dilator
  • Theophylline    a colorless crystalline alkaloid derived from tea leaves or made synthetically; used in medicine as a bronchial dilator
  • Thiamine    a B vitamin that prevents beriberi; maintains appetite and growth
  • Thioguanine    an antineoplastic drug used to treat acute leukemias
  • Thiopental sodium    barbiturate that is a hygroscopic powder (trade name Pentothal) that is a strong barbiturate that acts rapidly; induces a relaxed state when injected as a general anesthetic
  • Thioridazine    a tranquilizer (trade name Mellaril) used to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
  • Thiosulfil    trade name for a sulfonamide antibacterial
  • Thiotepa    an antineoplastic drug used to treat certain malignancies
  • Thiothixene    a tranquilizer (trade name Navane) used to treat schizophrenia
  • Thorazine    a drug (trade name Thorazine) derived from phenothiazine that has antipsychotic effects and is used as a sedative and tranquilizer
  • Thrive   verb gain in wealth; grow stronger
  • Timolol    a beta blocker (trade name Blocadren) administered after heart attacks
  • Tindal    English translator and Protestant martyr; his translation of the Bible into English (which later formed the basis for the King James Version) aroused ecclesiastical opposition; he left England in 1524 and was burned at the stake in Antwerp as a heretic (1494 1536)
  • Titanium dioxide    a white powder used as a pigment for its high covering power and durability
  • Tobramycin    an antibiotic (trade name Nebcin) that is especially effective against Gram negative bacteria
  • Today    on this day as distinct from yesterday or tomorrow; in these times;  the day that includes the present moment (as opposed to yesterday or tomorrow); the present time or age
  • Tofranil    a tricyclic antidepressant (trade names Imavate and Tofranil) used to treat clinical depression
  • Tolazamide    a drug (trade name Tolinase) used in treating stable adult onset diabetes mellitus
  • Tolbutamide    sulfonylurea; an oral antidiabetic drug (trade name Orinase) used in the treatment of adult onset diabetes mellitus
  • Tolectin    a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug (trade name Tolectin)
  • Tolinase    a drug (trade name Tolinase) used in treating stable adult onset diabetes mellitus
  • Tolmetin sodium    a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug (trade name Tolectin)
  • Tonocard    antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Tonocard) used to treat ventricular arrhythmias when less dangerous drugs have failed
  • Topical    of interest at the present time; pertaining to the surface of a body part; of or relating to or arranged by topics
  • Toradol    nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug (trade names Acular and Toradol) that is administered only intramuscularly
  • Trandate    antihypertensive drug (trade names Trandate and Normodyne) that blocks alpha and beta adrenergic receptors of the sympathetic nervous system (leading to a decrease in blood pressure)
  • Transdermal    through the unbroken skin; refers to medications applied directly to the skin (creams or ointments) or in time release forms (skin patches)
  • Trazodone hydrochloride    oral antidepressant (trade name Desyrel) that is a nontricyclic drug used as a sedative
  • Trental    a drug (trade name Trental) used to treat claudication; believed to increase the flexibility of red blood cells so they can flow through the blood vessels to the legs and feet
  • Triad    a three note major or minor chord; a note and its third and fifth tones; three people considered as a unit; a set of three similar things considered as a unit
  • Triamcinolone    a synthetic corticosteroid (trade names Aristocort or Aristopak or Kenalog) used as an anti inflammatory agent
  • Triavil    tranquilizer and antidepressant (trade name Triavil) sometimes used as an antiemetic for adults
  • Triazolam    a form of benzodiazepine (trade name Halcion) frequently prescribed as a sleeping pill; usually given to people who have trouble falling asleep
  • Trimox    an antibiotic; a semisynthetic oral penicillin (trade names Amoxil and Larotid and Polymox and Trimox and Augmentin) used to treat bacterial infections
  • Troche    a medicated lozenge used to soothe the throat
  • Tylenol    an analgesic for mild pain; also used as an antipyretic; (Datril, Tylenol, Panadol, Phenaphen, Tempra, and Anacin III are trademarks of brands of acetaminophen tablets)
  • Tyrosine    an amino acid found in most proteins; a precursor of several hormones

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