Browse Medical Abbreviations

T temperature; thoracic
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 (law enforcement)
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 (L. ter in die)
t.i.n. three times a night
T/C to consider
T3 triiodothyronine
T4 thyroxine
TA transactional analysis; toxin-antitoxin; tentative approval; temporal arteritis
Ta tantalum [element]
TAA thoracic aortic aneurysm
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
TAHBSO total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo oophorectomy
TAMI thrombolysis and angioplasty in myocardial infarction
TAO thromboangiitis obliterans
TAPSE tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion
TAPVD total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage
TAR total ankle replacement; total all routes (intake)
TAROM total active range of motion
TAT turnaround time; thematic apperception test; tetanus antitoxin
TAVI transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Tb terbium [element]
TB tubercle bacillus; tuberculosis; tuberculin
TBA to be admitted; to be announced
TBB transbronchial biopsy
TBBMD total body bone mineral density
tbc tubercle bacillus
TBD to be determined
TBE tick-borne encephalitis
TBG thyroid-binding globulin; thyroxine-binding globulin
TBI traumatic brain injury
TBNA transbronchial needle aspiration
TBP thrombophlebitis; therapeutic biologic product
TBSA total body surface area
Tbsp tablespoon
TBT tracheobronchial tree
TBW total body water; total body weight
TC total cholesterol; tactile cues; tetracycline; testicular cancer
Tc technetium [element]
TC&DB turn, cough, and deep breath
TCA tricyclic antidepressant; trichloroacetic acid
TCC transitional cell carcinoma
TCD transcranial doppler
TCDB turn, cough, deep breathe
TCE trichloroethylene
TCH turn, cough, hyperinflate
TCID50 median tissue culture infective dose
TCN tetracycline
TCP thrombocytopenia; transcutaneous pacer; tumor control probability
TcPCO2 transcutaneous carbon dioxide
TCPL time cycled pressure limited
TCR T cell (antigen) receptor
TCS Treacher-Collins syndrome
TCU transitional care unit
Td tetanus diphtheria
TD target date; transdermal; tardive dyskinesia
Tdap tetanus diphtheria pertussis vaccine
TDF testes determining factor; tenofovir disoproxil fumarate
TDM therapeutic drug monitoring
TdP Torsade's de Pointes
TDR-TB totally drug-resistant tuberculosis
Tds three times a day
TDWB touch down weight bearing
Te tellurium [element]; tetanus
TE therapeutic equivalence; echo time; toxoplasmic encephalitis
TEA tetraethylammonium; thoracic epidural analgesia
tech technician
TED thrombo embolic deterrent
TEE transesophageal echocardiogram; transesophageal echocardiography; transesophageal endoscopy
TEF tracheoesophageal fistula
TEM transmission electron microscope
temp temperature
TEN toxic epidermal necrolysis
TENS transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
TEP tracheo-esophageal puncture; tetraethylpyrazine
TEV talipes equinovarus
TF tube feeding
TFT thyroid function test
TG triglyceride; thyroglobulin
TGA transposition of the great arteries (formerly TGV, transposition of the great vessels)
TGF transforming growth factor
TGF-B transforming growth factor beta
TGV thoracic gas volume
Th thorium; T helper
TH thyroid hormone
THA total hip arthroplasty
THC tetrahydrocannabinol (in marijuana and related)
ther therapeutic, therapy
Thr threonine
THR target heart rate; total hip replacement
Ti titanium [element]
TI inversion time
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
TIMI thrombolysis in myocardial infarction
tinct tincture
TIPS transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt
TIS tumor in situ
TJC The Joint Commission
TK thymidine kinase
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; tubal ligation; translingual (through the tongue); testolactone
TLC total life center; therapeutic lifestyle change; tender loving care; total lung capacity; thin layer chromatography
TLE temporal lobe epilepsy
TLI total lymphoid irradiation
TLR toll-like receptor
TLS tumor lysis syndrome; tertiary lymphoid structures
TLSO thoracolumbar sacroorthosis
TM transcendental meditation; tympanic membrane
Tm thulium [element]
TMD temporomandibular disorder
TMJ temporomandibular joint
TMP thymidine monophosphate; transmembrane pressure; trimethoprim; total membrane pressure
TMP/SMX trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole
TMR trans-myocardial revascularization
TMS transcranial magnetic stimulation; tympanic membranes
TMT treadmill test
TN trigeminal nerve
TNBC triple-negative breast cancer
TNBP transurethral needle biopsy of prostate
TNDM transient neonatal diabetes mellitus
TNF tumor necrosis factor
TNF-I tumor necrosis factor inhibitor
TNM tumor-node-metastasis
TNS transcutaneous nerve stimulation
TNT trinitrotoluene
TnT troponin T
TNTC too numerous to count
TNTM too numerous to mention
TO telephone order
Toco tocotransducer
TOD target organ damage
TOE transesophageal echocardiography
TOF Tetralogy of Fallot
tol tolerate; tolerance
TOLAC trial of labor after cesarean
TOP termination of pregnancy
top topically
topo I topoisomerase I
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 toxicology; toxic, toxicity
TP total protein
tPA tissue plasminogen activator
TPA total parenteral alimentation
TPE total plasma exchange
TPI treponema pallidum immobilization (syphilis test); trigger point injection
TPN total parenteral nutrition
TPO thyroid peroxidase
TPPA treponema pallidum particle agglutination (assay)
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration; total peripheral resistance
TPUR transperineal urethral resection
TQM total quality management
TR repetition time; tubal reversal; tricuspid regurgitation; therapeutic recreation
tr trace; tincture
trach tracheotomy; trachea(l); tracheostomy
TRALI transfusion-related acute lung injury
trans transverse
TRAP tremor, rigidity, akinesia or postural instability bradykinesia, and postural instability
TRBF total renal blood flow
Treg regulatory t cell
TRF thyrotropin-releasing factor; total fluid removed
TRH (thyroid or thyrotropin)-releasing hormone
Trich trichomonas
Trig triglyceride
trit. triturate, grind
TRMA thiamine responsive megaloblastic anemia; trauma
tRNA transfer ribonucleic acid
TRO temporary restraining order
Trp tryptophan
TRPS trichorhinophalangeal syndrome
TRUS transrectal ultrasound
TS tuberous sclerosis; trauma score; tricuspid stenosis; Tourette syndrome
TSC tuberous sclerosis
TSD time since death; Tay-Sachs disease
TSE transmissible spongiform encephalopathies; testicular self-examination
TSH thyroid-stimulating hormone
TSHR thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor
TSLO thoracic-lumbar-sacral orthosis
tsp teaspoon
TSS toxic shock syndrome
TST tuberculin skin test
TT tetanus toxoid; total thyroidectomy; thrombin time; tilt table
TTE transthoracic echocardiography
tTG antitransglutaminase
TTOM to take out medicine
TTP thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
TTR transthyretin
TTS temporary threshold shift
TU tuberculin unit; titer unit
TUD tobacco use disorder
Tues Tuesday
TUI transurethral incision
TUIP transurethral incision of the prostate
TUMA transurethral microwave antenna
TUMT transurethral microwave thermotherapy
TUNA transurethral needle ablation
TUPP tobacco use prevention program
TUR transurethral resection
TURBT transurethral resection of bladder tumor
TURP transurethral resection of prostate
TV tidal volume; total volume; tricuspid valve
TVH total vaginal hysterectomy
TVR tricuspid valve replacement
TVT tension-free vaginal tape
TWE tap water enema
Tx treatment; thromboxane; traction; transplant
Tyr tyrosine
TZD thiazolidinedione