Synovia

A peculiar, unctuous fluid secreted within the joints, which it lubricates, and thereby serves to facilitate their motions.

Synovial Membrane

The membrane which lines the cavities of the joints, and secretes the synovia.

Tabes Mesenterica

A disease of a set of glands situated in the abdomen.

Taenia

Tape-Worm

Tartar, A concretion encrusting the teeth.

Temporal- Appertaining to the temples.

Tendon

The white and shining . extremity of a muscle.

Tenesmus

Painful and constant urging to alvine evacuations, without a discharge.

Tetanus, adj

Tetanic. A spasmodic rigidity of the parts affected.

Therapeutics

That branch of medicine which describes the action of the different means employed for the curing of diseases, and of the application of those means.

Thorax

The chest, or that part of the body situated between the neck and the abdomen.

Thrush

Numerous small white vesicles in the mouth. See Thrush.

Tic Douloureux

Face-ache.

Tinea Annularis

Tinea Capitis. Ringworm of the scalp.

Tinea Faciei

Milk-crust; milk-scab.

Tonic Medicines which are said to increase the tone of the muscular fibre when debilitated and relaxed.

Tonsils

The oblong, sub-oval glands placed between the arches of the palate

Tonsillitis

Inflammation of the tonsils.

Topical

Remedies applied to a particular part.

Trachea

The windpipe.

Tracheotomy

An operation by opening the windpipe.

Traumatic

Appertaining to wounds; arising from wounds.

Tremor

Trembling.

Trismus

Lock-jaw.

Trituration

The reduction of a substance to minute division, by means of long-continued rubbing.

Tubercle

A small, round, eruptive swelling, anatomically speaking. In pathalogy, the ' name is applied to a peculiar morbid product occurring in various organs or textures, in the form of small, round, isolated masses of a dull whitish yellow, or yellowish grey color, opaque, unorganized, and varying in shape and consistence according to their stage of development and the texture of part in which they are engendered.

Tumefaction

Swelling.

Tumefied

Swollen.

Tumid

Vide Tumefied. Typhoid. Applied to diseases of a low character.

Umbilical Cord

The navel string. Umbilicus. The navel. Urethra. The urinary canal. Urticaria. Nettle-rash. Uterus. The womb.

Varicella

Pimples, quickly forming pustules, seldom passing into suppuration, but bursting at the point and drying into scabs. Chicken-pock.

Variola

Smallpox.

Variola Spuria

(Varicella.) Chicken-pock.

Varix, plur

Varices. Swelling or enlargement of the veins.

Venesection

The abstraction of blood by opening a vein.

Vesications

An eruptive elevation of the cuticle, containing a clear serous fluid.

Vertigo

Giddiness, with a sensation as if falling.

Vesicle

A small bladder-like eruption; an elevation of the cuticle containing a transparent watery fluid.

Vicarious

Acting as a substitute.

Virus

Contagion or poison.

Viscid

Glutinous and gelatinous.

Viscus, plur

Viscera. Any organ of the system. A bowl

Vomica

An abscess of the lungs.

Whitlow

A collection of pus in the finger.

Zona

Shingles.