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Task-specific training:  Exercises that involve repetition of a functional task or part of the task to improve one’s skill level.

Thrombolytic:  A medication that dissolves or splits up a blood clot.

Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA):  A clot-busting drug used to treat heart attack and ischemic stroke.  It is most effective if given very early after the symptoms of a stroke present.

Tone:  Resistance to passive stretch while the person is attempting to maintain a relaxed state of muscle activity.

Transient Ischemic attack (TIA):  A temporary interruption of blood supply to the brain.  Often called a “mini-stroke”.  Symptoms may last from a few minutes to up to 24 hours and leave no permanent deficit.  It is still important to seek immediate medical help if you experience a TIA.