Glossary Of Terms Starting With
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Medical definitions of terms starting with 'C'

Cancer:
Refers to the various types of malignant neoplasms that contain cells growing out of control and invading adjacent tissues, which may metastasize to distant tissues.
Capillary:
Any of the smallest blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules and forming networks throughout the body.

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Carbonylation:
A pathological step in the age-related degradation of the body's proteins.
Cardiac Asthma:
Sudden intensification of impaired breathing associated with heart disease such as left ventricular failure; cardiasthma.
Cardiac Neurasthenia:
General fatigue originating from dysfunction of the heart.
Cardiac Neurosis:
Heart irregularity of psychogenic origin.
Cardiomegaly:
Enlargement of the heart.
Cataplasm:
Poultice.
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cc:
Cubic Centimeter.  29.6cc is 1 fl.  oz; 1000cc is 1 liter; 3788cc is 1 gallon.
CD3:
White blood cells are composed primarily of neutrophils, monocytes and lymphocytes.  Lymphocytes are either T-cells or B-cells.  T-cells (CD3 cells) are divided into T-helper (CD4 cells) and T-suppressor/cytotoxic (CD8 cells) cells.
CD4:
A symbol for glycoprotein expressed on the surface of some lymphocytes, including Helper T-cells.  Human CD4 is the receptor that serves as a docking site for HIV viruses on certain lymphocyte cells.  Binding of the viral glycoprotein gp120 to CD4 is the first step in viral entry, leading to the fusion of viral and cell membrane.  White blood cells are composed primarily of neutrophils, monocytes and lymphocytes.  Lymphocytes are either T-cells or B-cells.  T-cells (CD3 cells) are divided into T-helper (CD4 cells) and T-suppressor/cytotoxic (CD8 cells) cells.
CD8:
White blood cells are composed primarily of neutrophils, monocytes and lymphocytes.  Lymphocytes are either T-cells or B-cells.  T-cells (CD3 cells) are divided into T-helper (CD4 cells) and T-suppressor/cytotoxic (CD8 cells) cells.
CDC:
United States' Center for Disease Control.
Centimeter:
A metric unit of length equaling one hundredth of a meter, or ten millimeters.  There are 2.54 centimeters in one inch.
Centimeters:
See Centimeter.
Cephalic:
Pertaining to the head.
Chapped:
Roughened, reddened, or cracked skin, especially as a result of cold or exposure.
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Chloralized:
Anesthetized using chloral hydrate.
Cholecystokinetic:
Increasing secretion of the gastrointestinal hormone cholecystokinin, which promotes emptying of the gallbladder.
Chologenic:
Producing bile.
Chondrosis:
Formation of cartilaginous tissue; term used in the past for a cartilaginous tumor.
Chronic:
Usually referring to chronic illness: Illness extending over a long period of time.
Chronicity:
See Chronic.
Chronotropic:
Affecting time or rate, especially heart rate.
Cicatricial Keloid:
Nodular, firm, movable, nonencapsulated mass of scar tissue, tender and frequently painful.
Ciliary:
Often Ciliary activity: Activity of the eyelashes or any hairlike processes (cilia).
cm:
See Centimeter.
Colectomies:
See colectomy.
Colectomy:
Surgery during which all or part of the colon (also called the large intestine) is removed.
Colic:
Cramping or spasms of a smooth muscle tube, such as the uterus (menstrual cramps) the ureters (passing kidney stones) or the stomach (stomach ache).
Collagenosis:
A disease affecting collagen.
Colonectomy:
See colectomy.
Comminuted:
Crushed, pulverized.
Commission E:
The body of scientists and panel of experts that provides advice on herbal treatments and evaluates the safety, effectiveness and dosage of medicinal herbs; Germany's equivalent of the FDA.
Condyloma:
Viral warts of the anal-genital region.
Contusion:
A bruise; an injury in which the skin is not broken.
Contusions:
See Contusion.
Coronary Infarction:
Sudden lack of blood supply to the heart that results an area of dead cardiac tissue.
Corrigent:
Modifying or correcting.
Crave:
To have a strong desire for; to feel the need for.
Craving:
See Crave.
Cravings:
See Crave.
Cup:
A unit of volume measurement equal to 8 fluid oz, or roughly 250ml.  It also equals 1/2 pint, 1/4 quart and 1/16 gallon.
Cups:
See Cup.
Curare:
Curare-like effect: Paralysis of skeletal muscle.
Cuticle:
The strip of hardened skin at the base and sides of a fingernail or toenail.
Cuticles:
See Cuticle.
CVD:
Cardiovascular Disease.
Cystorrhea:
Mucus in the urine, usually following infection or from chronic congestion of the bladder mucosa.
Cytogenetic:
The study of the structure and function of cells, especially the chromosomes.
Cytogenetics:
See Cytogenetics.
Cytostatic:
Characterized by the slowing of movement and accumulation of blood cells.
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