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  1. Capillary morphogenesis gene 2 Capillary morphogenesis gene 2
    Capillary morphogenesis gene 2: See CMG2....
  2. Capitation Capitation
    Capitation: In U.S. health services, capitation refers to a fixed "per capita" amount that is paid to a hospital, clinic or doctor for each person served....
  3. caps caps
    caps: Abbreviation for capsules. One of a number of hallowed abbreviations of terms that have traditionally been used in prescriptions....
  4. Capsaicin Capsaicin
    Capsaicin: A component of certain plants, including cayenne and red pepper, used topically to relieve minor arthritis pain and nerve pain. Capsaicin is in creams such as Arthricare and Zostrix that are applied to the skin. It appears to work by reducing a chemical substance found at nerve endings ...
  5. Capsid Capsid
    Capsid: The protein coat of a virus. The term capsid came in 1960 from the French capside, from the Latin capsa, case. See also: Nucleocapsid....
  6. Capsule Capsule
    Capsule: Capsule has many meanings in medicine including the following: In medicine, a membranous structure that envelops an organ, a joint, tumor, or any other part of the body. It is usually made up of dense collagen-containing connective tissue. In pharmacy, a solid dosage form in which the dru...
  7. Capsule of Glisson Capsule of Glisson
    Capsule of Glisson: See Glisson's capsule....
  8. Capsulitis Capsulitis
    Capsulitis: Inflammation of the capsule of the lens, joint, liver, or labyrinth. See also: Adhesive capsulitis....
  9. Captioning Captioning
    Captioning: The text display of spoken words, presented on a movie screen or a television (or another type of monitor), that allows a deaf or hard-of-hearing viewer to follow the dialogue and the action of a program simultaneously. This is much like providing motion-picture subtitling for a foreign-...
  10. Car booster seat Car booster seat
    Car booster seat: A car seat for a child who has outgrown both an infant seat and a toddler seat. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that: All children 12 and under should ride in the back seat. Children over 40 lbs. up to 80 lbs...
  11. Carb Carb
    Carb: Slang for carbohydrate. Mainly sugars and starches, together constituting one of the three principal types of nutrients used as energy sources (calories) by the body. Carbohydrates can also be defined chemically as neutral compounds of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Carbohydrates come in simple...
  12. Carbo-loading Carbo-loading
    Carbo-loading: An eating routine used by some athletes that involves downing large amounts of carbohydrates several days before a potentially exhausting endurance event. Carbo-loading has no known potential benefits for anyone except athletes under these special circumstances. Carbohydrates are nutr...
  13. Carbohydrate Carbohydrate
    Carbohydrate: Mainly sugars and starches, together constituting one of the three principal types of nutrients used as energy sources (calories) by the body. Carbohydrates can also be defined chemically as neutral compounds of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Carbohydrates come in simple forms such as s...
  14. Carbohydrate intake, infant Carbohydrate intake, infant
    Carbohydrate intake, infant: Carbohydrates (glucose, lactose, sucrose, galactose, etc.) are sugars or several sugars linked together. Carbohydrates provide energy (calories) for the brain tissues, muscles, and other organs. Lactose is a carbohydrate consisting of glucose linked to galactose. Lactose...
  15. Carbohydrates Carbohydrates
    Carbohydrates: Mainly sugars and starches, together constituting one of the three principal types of nutrients used as energy sources (calories) by the body. Carbohydrates can also be defined chemically as neutral compounds of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Carbohydrates come in simple forms such as ...