Browse Medical Abbreviations

T temperature
T Bili total bilirubin
T&A tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
T&C type and cross
T&H type and hold
T&S type and screen
T&X type and crossmatch
T-hold transportation hold (police)
T.A.T. toxin-antitoxin
t.d.s. to be taken three times daily
T.I. thoracic inlet
t.i.d. three times a day (ter in die)
t.i.n. three times a night
T/C to consider
T3 triiodothyronine
T4 thyroxine
Ta Tantalum (element)
TA tentative approval; toxin-antitoxin; temporal arteritis
tab tablet
TAB therapeutic abortion
TAC time, amount, character (emesis, bleeding, drainage, etc.)
tachy tachycardia
TAF triage assessment form
TAH total abdominal hysterectomy; transfusion-associated hepatitis
TAH-t total artificial heart
TAR total all routes (intake); total ankle replacement
TAROM total active range of motion
TAT tetanus antitoxin; thematic apperception test; turnaround time
TAVI transcatheter aortic valve implantation
TB tuberculosis; tuberculin; tubercle bacillus
Tb Terbium (element)
TBA to be admitted; to be announced
TBB transbronchial biopsy
TBBMD total body bone mineral density
tbc tubercle bacillus
TBD to be determined
TBG thyroid-binding globulin
TBI traumatic brain injury
TBP thrombophlebitis; therapeutic biologic product
Tbsp tablespoon
TBW total body water; total body weight
TC tetracycline; tactile cues
Tc Technetium (element)
TC&DB turn, cough, and deep breath
TCA trichloroacetic acid; tricyclic antidepressant
TCD transcranial doppler
TCDB turn, cough, deep breathe
TCH turn, cough, hyperinflate
TCN tetracycline
TcPCO2 transcutaneous carbon dioxide
TCPL time cycled pressure limited
TCU transitional care unit
TD transdermal; target date; tardive dyskinesia
Tdap tetanus diphtheria pertussis vaccine
TdP Torsade's de Pointes
TDWB touch down weight bearing
TE toxoplasmic encephalitis; therapeutic equivalence
Te tetanus; Tellurium (element)
TED thrombo embolic deterrent
TEE transesophageal echocardiogram; transesophageal endoscopy
TEF tracheoesophageal fistula
temp temperature
TEN toxic epidermal necrolysis
TENS transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
TEP tracheo-esophageal puncture
TF tube feeding
TFT thyroid function test
TG thyroglobulin; triglycerides
TGA transposition of the great arteries (formerly TGV, transposition of the great vessels)
Th thorium
THA total hip arthroplasty
THC tetrahydrocannabinol (in marijuana and related)
ther therapeutic, therapy
THR total hip replacement; target heart rate
Ti Titanium (element)
TIA transient ischemic attack
Tib tibial
TIBC total iron-binding capacity
TICU trauma intensive care unit
TID three times a day (ter in die)
TIH tumor-induced hypercalcemia
tinct. tincture
TJC the joint commission
TKA total knee arthroplasty; trochanter knee ankle
TKE terminal knee extension
TKO to keep open (intravenous)
TKR total knee replacement
Tl Thallium (element)
TL total laryngectomy; translingual (through the tongue); tubal ligation
TLC total lung capacity; total life center; thin layer chromatography; therapeutic lifestyle change; tender loving care
TLI total lymphoid irradiation
TLS tumor lysis syndrome
TLSO thoracolumbar sacroorthosis
Tm Thulium (element)
TM tympanic membrane
TMJ temporomandibular joint
TMP total membrane pressure
TMP/SMX trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole
TMR trans-myocardial revascularization
Tms tympanic membranes
TMT treadmill test
TN trigeminal nerve
TNBP transurethral needle biopsy of prostate
TNF tumor necrosis factor
TNF-I tumor necrosis factor inhibitor
TNM tumor-node-metastasis
TNS transcutaneous nerve stimulation
TNT trinitrotoluene
TNTC too numerous to count
TNTM too numerous to mention
TO telephone order
Toco tocotransducer
TOD target organ damage
TOF Tetralogy of Fallot
tol tolerate(s), tolerance
TOLAC trial of labor after cesarean section
TOP termination of pregnancy
top. topically
TORB telephone order read back
TORCH toxoplasmosis, other (hepatitis b, syphilis), rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex 2
TORP total ossicular replacement (prosthesis)
TOS thoracic outlet syndrome
tox toxic, toxicity; toxicology
TP total protein
TPA total parenteral alimentation
tPA tissue plasminogen activator
TPE total plasma exchange
TPI treponema pallidum immobilization (syphilis test)
TPN total parenteral nutrition
TPO thyroid peroxidase
TPPA treponema pallidum particle agglutination (assay)
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
TR therapeutic recreation; tricuspid regurgitation
tr tincture; trace
trach tracheotomy; tracheostomy; trachea(l)
TRALI transfusion-related acute lung injury
trans transverse
TRAP tremor, rigidity, akinesia or postural instability bradykinesia, and postural instability
Treg regulatory t cell
TRF total fluid removed
TRH (thyroid or thyrotropin)-releasing hormone
Trich trichomonas
Trig triglyceride
trit. triturate, grind
TRMA trauma
tRNA transfer RNA
TRO temporary restraining order
TS tricuspid stenosis; Tourette syndrome
TSD time since death
TSE testicular self-examination; transmissible spongiform encephalopathies
TSH thyroid-stimulating hormone
TSLO thoracic-lumbar-sacral orthosis
TSS toxic shock syndrome
TST tuberculin skin test
TT tetanus toxoid; tilt table; total thyroidectomy
tTG antitransglutaminase
TTOM to take out medicine
TTP thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
TU titer unit; tuberculin unit
Tues Tuesday
TUI transurethral incision
TUIP transurethral incision of the prostate
TUMA transurethral microwave antenna
TUPP tobacco use prevention program
TUR transurethral resection
TURBT transurethral resection of a bladder tumor
TURP transurethral resection of the prostate
TV total volume; tidal volume
TVH total vaginal hysterectomy
TVR tricuspid valve replacement
TVT tension-free vaginal tape
TWE tap water enema
Tx treatment