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  1. Candidiasis Candidiasis
    Candidiasis: Overgrowth of the C. albicans yeast in the gastrointestinal tract, or infection of other body areas with this yeast. Vaginal yeast infections, some forms of diaper rash and other skin rashes that emerge in moist, warm areas of skin, and thrush (a condition characterized by patches ...
  2. Candidiasis, invasive Candidiasis, invasive
    Candidiasis, invasive: See: Invasive candidiasis....
  3. Candidiasis, oral Candidiasis, oral
    Candidiasis, oral: Yeast infection of the mouth and throat caused by the fungus Candida albicans; also known as thrush. Yeast organisms are part of the germs normally found in various parts of the body. They ordinarily do not cause any symptoms. Certain conditions, such as antibiotic use, can distu...
  4. Canine genome Canine genome
    Canine genome: See: Dog genome....
  5. Canine heartworm Canine heartworm
    Canine heartworm: Dirofilaria immitis. See: Heartworm....
  6. Canker sore Canker sore
    Canker sore: A small ulcer crater in the lining of the mouth that is often painful and very sensitive. Also known as an aphthous ulcer. Canker sores are one of the most common problems that occur in the mouth. About 20% of the population (1 in 5 people) have canker sores at any given time. Canker so...
  7. Cannabinoid Cannabinoid
    Cannabinoid: A chemical compound in cannabis. or marijuana. Tetrahydrocannabinol is one of the cannabinoids....
  8. Cannabinoid receptor 1 Cannabinoid receptor 1
    Cannabinoid receptor 1: One of the two known receptors in the endocannabinoid (EC) system associated with the intake of food and tobacco dependency. Blocking the cannabinoid receptor 1 (CNR1) may reduce dependence on tobacco and the craving for food. The gene encoding CNR1 is located in chromosome r...
  9. Cannabinoid receptor 2 Cannabinoid receptor 2
    Cannabinoid receptor 2: One of the two known receptors in the endocannabinoid (EC) system. The gene encoding cannabinoid receptor 2 (CNR2) is located on chromosome 1. Also known as the CB2 receptor or CB2....
  10. Cannabis Cannabis
    Cannabis: The botanical name for the plant from which marijuana comes. Its full name is Cannibis sativa. Use of cannabis produces a mild sense of euphoria, as well as impairments in judgment and lengthened response time. Cannabis may be smoked or eaten. Although cannabis use is illegal in most pa...
  11. Cannonball pulse Cannonball pulse
    Cannonball pulse: See: Pulse, water hammer....
  12. Cannula Cannula
    Cannula: Simply a slender tube that can be inserted into a body cavity or duct. During the insertion of the cannula, its lumen (interior) is usually occupied by a trocar, a solid shaft, to stiffen it. The word "cannula" is the diminutive of the Latin "canna" (reed) = a little reed....
  13. CAPD CAPD
    CAPD: Central auditory processing disorder....
  14. Capillaries Capillaries
    Capillaries: Capillaries are the smallest of blood vessels. They serve to distribute oxygenated blood from arteries to the tissues of the body and to feed deoxygenated blood from the tissues back into the veins. The capillaries are thus a central component in the circulatory system, essentially ...
  15. Capillary Capillary
    Capillary: One of the tiny blood vessels that connect the arterioles (the smallest divisions of the arteries) and the venules (the smallest divisions of the veins). The capillaries form a fine network in many parts of the body. Although minute, the capillaries are a site where much action takes plac...