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Tranquillisers

Tranquillisers or tranquillizers are a large group of drugs designed to tranquillise, that is to say, calm, the mind.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain.

Transcranial Osteopathy

Transcranial osteopathy is another name for craniosacral therapy, an intervention which uses very light touching to balance the craniosacral system in the body.

Transfer Factor

Transfer factor is a polypeptide secreted by lymphocytes that is capable of transferring immunity from one cell or individual to another.

Transitional Lenses

Transitional lenses, another term for ambient prism lenses, are used to help improve ambient vision, the visual system related to spatial organisation.

Transporters

Transporters is the name of a website and DVD, featuring toy vehicles, which aims to help children enhance their understanding of the causes of emotions and of emotional expressions.

Trazodone

Trazodone is a type of drug called a tricyclic antidepressant and is sold under a variety of brand names inc. Molipaxin.

Treatment

Treatment is the management and care of a patient or the combating of a disease or disorder.

Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication-Handicapped Children

Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication-Handicapped Children (TEACCH) is a term which describes the various activities undertaken by Division TEACCH, part of the Department of Psychiatry of the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina in the USA.

Triad of Impairments

The triad of impairments is a term once used to describe the three core features or symptoms of autsm.

Trichuris Suis Ova

Trichuris suis ova (also known as the pig whipworm larvae) are sometimes used as a treatment for gastro-intestinal and immune problems.

Tricyclics

Tricyclics are a type of antidepressant drug used to treat a range of conditions including depression and anxiety.

Triiodothyronine

Triiodothyronine, also known as T3 or C15H12I3NO4, is a thyroid hormone.

Trilon BS

Trilon BS is another term for EDTA, a synthetic solution used as a chelating agent to remove heavy metals from the body.

Tryptophan

Tryptophan is an an essential amino acid which the body uses to help make niacin and serotonin.

TSO

TSO is an acronym for trichuris suis ova, also known as the pig whipworm larvae, sometimes used as a treatment for gastro-intestinal and immune problems.

TTFD

TTFD is an acronym for thiamine tetrahydrofurfuryl disulfidean, a synthetic form of thiamine, which is sometimes taken as a nutritional supplement or used as an agent in chelation.

Tuberous Sclerosis

Tuberous sclerosis is a rare genetic condition that causes benign tumors to grow on vital organs.

Typical Antipsychotics

Typical antipsychotics is a term used to describe the older antipsychotics, such as haloperidol, as opposed to the newer atypical antipsychotics, such as risperidone.

Tyrosine

Tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid the body makes from another amino acid called phenylalanine.

About This Glossary

This glossary is designed to explain some of the jargon and gobbledygook used by some people when they talk about autism or research..

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