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.