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tapeworm

name for the parasitic flatworms forming the class Cestoda. All tapeworms spend the adult phase of their lives as parasites in the gut of a vertebrate

Open Tay-Sachs disease
Tay-Sachs disease

( tā'-săks' ), rare hereditary disease caused by a genetic mutation that leaves the body unable to produce an enzyme necessary for fat metabolism in

Open Teeth
Teeth

hard, calcified structures embedded in the bone of the jaws of vertebrates that perform the primary function of mastication. Humans and most other

Open thyroid gland
thyroid gland

endocrine gland, situated in the neck, that secretes hormones necessary for growth and proper metabolism. It consists of two lobes connected by a

Open Tonsillitis
Tonsillitis

Inflammation of the TONSIL . Symptoms of inflammation including soreness, pain, difficulty in swallowing and fever. The tonsils look red and may be

Tourette Syndrome

Tourette syndrome is a complex debilitating neurological disorder that arises during childhood or adolescence mostly affecting people under the age of

Open Toxicology
Toxicology

Toxicology is both the scientific study and direct application of principles regarding xenobiotics (foreign chemicals). Earth is a chemical

Open Trees
Trees

Perennial plant with a woody stem, usually a single stem (trunk), made up of wood and protected by an outer layer of bark . It absorbs water through a

Open Trichomoniasis
Trichomoniasis

What Is It? Trichomoniasis ("trick") is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a microscopic one-celled organism called Trichomonas vaginalis

Open Trigeminal Neuralgia
Trigeminal Neuralgia

What Is It? Trigeminal neuralgia, also known as tic douloureux, is a painful disorder of a nerve in the face called the trigeminal nerve or fifth