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Strokesaurus


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Task-specific training

Training that involves repetition of a functional task or part of the task.
Training that involves repetition of a functional task or part of the task.

TEE

Transoesophageal echocardiography
Transoesophageal echocardiography

Telemedicine

The use of communication and information technologies to deliver clinical care where the individuals involved are not at the same location.
Telemedicine is a type of medical care. 

It uses telephones, video cameras and computers. 

It means you can talk to a doctor a long way away.

Tertiary care

Care and treatment provided by specialist staff and technology.
Tertiary care is a type of health care. 

It is when you see special doctors. 

They are highly trained.

Thalamus

Part of the brain that coordinates information from other parts of the brain. Injury to the thalamus can cause problems with movement, sensation, seeing, hearing, memory or level of alertness.
The thalamus is a part of your brain.

It sends messages around the brain. 

If a stroke damages your thalamus, you can have problems with:
  • Movement 
  • Feeling 
  • Seeing 
  • Hearing 
  • Memory 
  • Staying alert

Therapeutic positioning

The positioning of a patient when nursing post stroke to promote optimal recovery.
Therapeutic positioning is something your health workers will do. 

It means putting your body in the best position. 

This will help you get better.

Thromobolysis

The process where rt-PA is administered. rt-PA is a clot-busting drug that breaks down a blood clot. This allows blood flow to return to the brain.
Thrombolysis is a type of medical treatment. 

You are given medicine.

It breaks down a blood clot. 

This lets blood flow back into your brain. 

The medicine is called rt-PA.

Thrombophilia

A tendency to form blood clots easily.
Thrombophilia is a type of medical condition. 

It happens when your body forms blood clots easily.

Thrombosis

A blood clot that forms in an artery.
Thrombosis is a type of medical condition. 

It happens when a blood clot forms in an artery.

Thrombotic stroke

A stroke caused by a blood clot that has formed in the brain (a thrombus).
A thrombotic stroke is a type of stroke. 

It happens when a blood clot forms in your brain. 

TIA

Transient ischaemic attack
Transient ischaemic attack

Tone

See muscle tone
See Muscle tone

TOR-BSST

Toronto bedside swallowing screening test
Toronto bedside swallowing screening test

Transcranial doppler

Also called a TCD. This is an ultrasound that measures the speed of the blood flow in the brain arteries.
Transcranial doppler is a type of medical test. 

It measures the speed of blood flow in your brain.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation

A procedure which involves applying a magnetic current to parts of the brain to promote recovery.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a kind of treatment. 

It uses magnetic currents. 

These can help your brain get better.

Transient ischaemic attack

A transient ischaemic attack (TIA) happens when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted for a short period of time. It is often called a ‘mini-stroke’. The signs are the same as those of a stroke, but unlike stroke they last only a short time. The signs of a TIA may disappear in a few minutes and last no longer than 24 hours. They are often a warning that a stroke may occur.

A transient ischaemic attack (TIA) happens when the blood to your brain gets blocked for a short time. 

The signs are the same as a stroke, but they only last a short time. 

The signs may disappear in a few minutes.

They last no longer than 24 hours. 

It can warn you that a stroke may occur.

It is also called a mini-stroke.

TTE

Transthoracic echocardiography
Transthoracic echocardiography

TTS

Thermal tactile stimulation
Thermal tactile stimulation