List of medical abbreviations: T

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Abbreviation Meaning
T thoracic vertebrae
Tx Treatment
TA temporal arteritis
T&A tonsillectomy with adenoidectomy
T&C type and cross-match (see blood transfusion)
Tab Tablet (pharmacy)
TAB therapeutic abortion
TAH total abdominal hysterectomy
TAH-BSO total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
TAP trypsinogen activation peptide
TAPVR total anomalous pulmonary venous return
TAT thematic apperception test
TB tuberculosis
TBC tuberculosis
total body crunch
TbEC Enteric coated tablet
TBG thyroid-binding globulin
TBI to be intubated
total body irradiation
traumatic brain injury
TBLC term birth living child
TC traffic crash
TCA tricyclic antidepressants
TCC transitional cell carcinoma
TCM traditional Chinese medicine
TCN tetracycline
TCOM Transcutaneous oxygen measurement
TCT thrombin clotting time
T2DM type 2 Diabetes mellitus
Td tetanus and diphtheria (combined vaccination)
TDaP tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis combined vaccine
TdP Torsades de pointes
TDS three times a day (from Latin ter die sumendus)
TdT terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase
TD Tardive dyskinesia
TE tracheoesophageal
TEB thoracic electrical bioimpedance (see impedance cardiography)
TEC transient erythroblastopenia of childhood
TEE transesophageal echocardiogram
TEF tracheoesophageal fistula
TEM transmission electron microscopy
Temp temperature
TEN toxic epidermal necrolysis
TENS transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator
TF transfer
T/F transfer
TFR tumor volume to fetal weight ratio
TFTs thyroid function tests
TGA transposition of the great arteries
TG triglycerides
Tg thyroglobulin
TGF tumor growth factor
TGV transposition of the great vessels
T&H type and hold (stay ready for blood transfusion)
THR total hip replacement
TIA transient ischemic attack
TIBC total iron-binding capacity
Tib-Fib tibia and fibula
TID three times a day (from Latin ter in die)
TIN tubulointerstitial nephritis
TIPS transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt
TKA total knee arthoplasty
TKO to keep (vein) open for IV therapy
TKR total knee replacement
TKVO to keep vein open
TLA three letter acronym
TLC total lung capacity, or total lymphocyte count
TLH total laparoscopic hysterectomy
TLR tonic labyrinthine reflex
TM tympanic membrane
TME total mesorectal excision
TNF tumor necrosis factor
TMJ temporomandibular joint
TNG trinitroglycerin
TNM tumor-nodes-metastases
TNTC too numerous to count
TOA tuboovarian abscess
TOC test-of-cure (+TOC meaning patient cured of disease proven via test)
TOD transoesophageal Doppler
TOE transoesophageal echocardiogram
TOF tetralogy of Fallot
TOP termination of pregnancy
TOT transobturator tape
TP total protein
TPa tissue plasminogen activator
TPN total parenteral nutrition
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
TPR total peripheral resistance
TR tricuspid regurgitation
Tr tincture
TRAM transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap (TRAM flap)
TRAP tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase
TRF transfer (pronounced "turf")
TRF'd transferred (pronounced "turfed", as in "We just turfed Mrs Johnson OTD")
TRH thyrotropin-releasing hormone
TRT testosterone replacement therapy
TRUSP Transrectal Ultrasonography of the Prostate
Transrectal Ultrasound of the Prostate
TS tricuspid stenosis
Tsp teaspoon (5 mL)
TSH thyroid stimulating hormone
TSH Thoughts of self-harm
TSHR-Ab thyrotropin-receptor antibody
TSI Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulin
T.S.T.H. too sick to send home
TT thrombin time
TTE transthoracic echocardiogram
TTG tissue transglutaminase
TTN transient tachypnea of the newborn
TTO to take out (medicines given to patient on discharge from hospital stay)
TTP thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
tender to palpation
TTR transthyretin
TTS transdermal therapeutic system
TTTS twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome
Tu tumor
TUBA Trans-umbilical breast augmentation
TUIP Transurethral incision of the prostate
TUMT Transurethral microwave thermotherapy
TUNA Transurethral needle ablation of the prostate
TUR transurethral resection
TURBT transurethral resection of bladder tumor
TURP transurethral resection of the prostate
TVC true vocal cord
TVH transvaginal hysterectomy
TVT tension-free vaginal tape
Tx therapy
Txp transport (by ambulance to or between hospitals)