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Terms Starting with T

Terminal Condition
An incurable and irreversible condition caused by injury, disease, or illness, that, within reasonable medical judgment, will cause death within a reasonable period of time in accordance with accepted medical standards, and where the application of life-sustaining treatment serves only to prolong the process of dying.
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Threatening Behavior
Includes, but is not limited to, direct or implied behavior which a reasonable person under the circumstances would perceive as a possible threat to bodily harm or was threatening in fact to that person.
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Titre Test
A blood test to determine the amount of specific antibody in an antiserum or strength of a serum.
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Trauma
Interpersonal violence (e.g., physical and sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse, or neglect) and/or the witnessing of violence, institutionalization, acts of terror, disasters, and war.
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Trauma Informed Practice
A practice that creates conditions of safety, healing, and recovery and incorporates the knowledge of the prevalence, impact, and centrality of trauma into all aspects of the work.
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Tuberculosis (TB)
A bacterial infection which generally involves the lungs usually transmitted by the inhalation of droplets in the air that contain tubercle bacillus.
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