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table tennis

game played, usually indoors, by two or four players; it is more or less a miniature form of lawn tennis . It is also called Ping-Pong, after the

Tae kwon do

Tae kwon do, also spelled taekwondo or taekwon-do, is a martial art; it is also the national sport of South Korea. The name tae kwon do comes from


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

Tardive Dyskinesia

Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a chronic neuromotor side effect of dopamine-blocking medications, characterized by abnormal involuntary movements of

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

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

Open Tendinitis

Tendons are vital components of the musculoskeletal system as they serve to attach the contractile units of the body (muscles) to the levers (bones).


Tetanus is a bacterial infection that affects the nervous system. It is estimated that there are one million cases of tetanus per year worldwide, the

Theorell, Axel Hugo Teodor (1903 - 1982)

Swedish biochemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1955 for his discoveries concerning the nature and mode of action of


instrument for measuring temperature . Galileo and Sanctorius devised thermometers consisting essentially of a bulb with a tubular projection, the