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telepathology

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(tel″ĕ-pă-thol′ŏ-jē) [tele- + pathology] The use of computing and telecommunications networks to share digital images of tissue specimens.

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telepathy

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(tĕ-lep′ă-thē) [tele- + -pathy] The paranormal ability to communicate with others without word, i.e., by broadcasting one's thoughts or by receiving the transmitted thoughts of others. Claims of telepathic powers are typical of patients with psychoses and of some shamans. SYN: telesthesia. telepath (tel′ĕ-path″), n.; telepathic (tel″ĕ-path′ik), adj. SEE: paranormal.

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telephony

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(tĕ-lĕf′ŏ-nē) Telephone technology, i.e., the electronic transmission of voice, fax, or other information between distant parties using a handheld device containing both a speaker or transmitter and a receiver.

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telepresence

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(tĕl′ĕ-prĕ-zĭns) Virtual attendance rather than physical attendance, i.e., the presence of a person or thing that is brought about by technological means such as telephone, video, or other electronic devices.

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teleradiography

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(tĕl″ĕ-rā-dē-ŏg′ră-fē) Radiography with the radiation source about 2 m (6½ ft) from the body. Because the rays are virtually parallel at that distance, distortion is minimized. SYN: teleroentgenography.

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teleradiology

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(tĕl″ĕ-rā-dē-ŏl′ō-jē) The transmission of an x-ray image to a distant center where it may be interpreted by a radiologist.

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telerehabilitation

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(tel″ĕ-rē″hă-bil″ĭ-tā′shŏn) [tele- + rehabilitation] The use of internet or telecommunications to provide physical, occupational, or speech therapy to patients in their homes.

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telesurgery

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(tĕl′ĕ-sŭr′jĕr-ē) [″ + ″] Surgery performed from a remote location, using robotically controlled instruments. Visual, auditory, tactile, and other feedback is provided electronically to the surgeon. SYN: remote surgery.

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teletherapy

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(tĕl-ĕ-thĕr′ă-pē) [Gr. tele, distant, + therapeia, treatment] Cancer treatment in which the radiation source is placed outside the body.

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telluric

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(tĕ-lūr′ĭk) [L. tellus, earth] Pert. to the earth.

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tellurium

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(tĕ-loor′ē-ŭm) [L. tellus, earth + -ium (1)] SYMB: Te. A brittle silvery-white element, atomic weight (mass), 127.60, atomic number 52, specific gravity 6.24. It is used primarily in alloys and as a semiconductor.

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telocentric

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(tĕl″ō-sĕn′trĭk) [Gr. telos, end, + kentron, center] Location of the centromere in the extreme end of the replicating chromosome so that there is only one arm on the chromosome.

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telogen

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(tel′ŏ-jen″) [tel- + -gen] The resting stage of the hair growth cycle. SEE: anagen; catagen.

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telomerase

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(tĕ-lō′-mĕ″rās) [telomere + -ase] An enzyme that helps cells repair the damage that occurs to the end of the DNA molecule during each cycle of cell division. Without such repair, cells eventually age and die. Cancer cells have telomerases that allow infinite repair ...

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