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1. An infusion of a medicinal plant. 2. The leaves of the plant Thea chinensis or Camellia sinensis, from which a beverage is made by steeping the leaves in boiling hot water.
COMPOSITION Several pharmacologically active ingredients (caffeine, theophylline) and antioxidants, including polyphenolic compounds, and sufficient fluoride to help prevent tooth decay are present in tea. The caloric content is negligible unless sugar, honey, and/or milk is added prior to consumption. SEE: caffeine; SEE: withdrawal, caffeine
Patients with a history of kidney stones that contain oxalate should limit their consumption of tea.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Tea." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/735913/all/tea.
Tea. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/735913/all/tea. Accessed May 23, 2019.
Tea. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/735913/all/tea
Tea [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 May 23]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/735913/all/tea.
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