Archive for the ‘ Prosthodontic Terms ’ Category

Torus

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Torus is a smooth rounded anatomical protuberance.

Torus is a prominence (s) sometimes seen on the lingual surface of the mandible and the midline of the hard palate.

Total elasticity of muscle

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Total elasticity of muscle is the combined effect of physical
and physiologic elasticity of muscle.

Toughness

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Toughness is the ability of a material to withstand stresses and strains without breaking.

Toxic dose

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Toxic dose is the amount of a drug that causes untoward symptoms in most persons.

Toxicity

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Toxicity is the adverse reactions (dose-response-time relationships) of tissues to selected foreign substances resulting in unacceptable in-vivo interactions. The toxicity can be at the local or systemic level depending on the amount, rate of release, and specific type of substance available to the tissues.

Tracer

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Tracer is the apex of a properly made anterior tracing is considered to indicate the centric relation position.

Tracing

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Tracing is a line or lines scribed by a pointed instrument.

Tracing is a traced copy of a drawing, photograph, radiograph, or similar entity.

Tracing device

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Tracing device provides a central point of bearing, or support, between maxillary and mandibular occlusion rims or dentures. It consists of a contacting point that is attached to one occlusion rim or denture and a plate attached to the opposing occlusion rim or denture that provides the surface on which the bearing point rests or moves.

Transcranial oblique radiograph

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Transcranial oblique radiograph is a flat radiographic projection in which the central beam travels across the cranium and through the temporomandibular joint on the opposite side showing an oblique lateral view of the condyle.

Transcutaneous electrical neural stimulation

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Transcutaneous electrical neural stimulation is application of low-voltage electrical stimulation through the skin to nerves in order to interfere with the sensation of pain in the brain and increase blood flow to the region.