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 (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)
tab tablet
TAB therapeutic abortion
TAC time, amount, character (emesis, bleeding, drainage, etc.)
tachy tachycardia
TAF triage assessment form
TAH transfusion-associated hepatitis; total abdominal hysterectomy
TAH-t total artificial heart
TAMI thrombolysis and angioplasty in myocardial infarction
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 tuberculin; tuberculosis; tubercle bacillus
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
TBI traumatic brain injury
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; testicular cancer; tactile cues; tetracycline
Tc Technetium (element)
TC&DB turn, cough, and deep breath
TCA tricyclic antidepressant; trichloroacetic acid
TCD transcranial doppler
TCDB turn, cough, deep breathe
TCE trichloroethylene
TCH turn, cough, hyperinflate
TCN tetracycline
TCP transcutaneous pacer; tumor control probability; thrombocytopenia
TcPCO2 transcutaneous carbon dioxide
TCPL time cycled pressure limited
TCR T cell (antigen) receptor
TCU transitional care unit
TD transdermal; target date; tardive dyskinesia
Td tetanus diphtheria
Tdap tetanus diphtheria pertussis vaccine
TDF testes determining factor
TDM therapeutic drug monitoring
TdP Torsade's de Pointes
TDWB touch down weight bearing
Te tetanus; Tellurium (element)
TE therapeutic equivalence; toxoplasmic encephalitis
TEA tetraethylammonium
tech technician
TED thrombo embolic deterrent
TEE transesophageal echocardiography; transesophageal endoscopy; transesophageal echocardiogram
TEF tracheoesophageal fistula
TEM transmission electron microscope
temp temperature
TEN toxic epidermal necrolysis
TENS transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
TEP tracheo-esophageal puncture
TF tube feeding
TFT thyroid function test
TG thyroglobulin; triglyceride
TGA transposition of the great arteries (formerly TGV, transposition of the great vessels)
TGF transforming growth factor
TGV thoracic gas volume
Th thorium
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)
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
TIS tumor in situ
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; tubal ligation; translingual (through the tongue)
TLC total life center; therapeutic lifestyle change; tender loving care; total lung capacity; thin layer chromatography
TLE temporal lobe epilepsy
TLI total lymphoid irradiation
TLS tumor lysis syndrome
TLSO thoracolumbar sacroorthosis
Tm Thulium (element)
TM tympanic membrane
TMD temporomandibular disorder
TMJ temporomandibular joint
TMP total membrane pressure; trimethoprim
TMP/SMX trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole
TMR trans-myocardial revascularization
TMS tympanic membranes; transcranial magnetic stimulation
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
TOE transesophageal echocardiography
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 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 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 trauma
tRNA transfer ribonucleic acid
TRO temporary restraining order
Trp tryptophan
TS Tourette syndrome; tricuspid stenosis; trauma score; tuberous sclerosis
TSD time since death
TSE transmissible spongiform encephalopathies; testicular self-examination
TSH thyroid-stimulating hormone
TSLO thoracic-lumbar-sacral orthosis
tsp teaspoon
TSS toxic shock syndrome
TST tuberculin skin test
TT tilt table; thrombin time; total thyroidectomy; tetanus toxoid
TTE transthoracic echocardiography
tTG antitransglutaminase
TTOM to take out medicine
TTP thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
TTS temporary threshold shift
TU titer unit; tuberculin unit
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 a bladder tumor
TURP transurethral resection of the 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