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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «C»:

  1. Cardio-cutaneous syndrome Cardio-cutaneous syndrome
    Cardio-cutaneous syndrome: See: LEOPARD syndrome....
  2. Cardiologist Cardiologist
    Cardiologist: A doctor who specializes in treating heart disorders....
  3. Cardiology Cardiology
    Cardiology: The study and treatment of heart disorders....
  4. Cardiomegaly Cardiomegaly
    Cardiomegaly: Enlargement of the heart. Cardiomegaly is a descriptive term that is used to refer to the physical finding of an enlarged heart and is not a disease itself. Cardiomegaly can be caused by a number of different conditions including diseases of the heart muscle or heart valves, high blood...
  5. Cardiomyopathy Cardiomyopathy
    Cardiomyopathy: Disease of the heart muscle (the myocardium). From the Greek roots: "cardio-", heart + "mys", muscle + "pathos", disease = disease (of the) heart muscle....
  6. Cardiomyopathy, dilated Cardiomyopathy, dilated
    Cardiomyopathy, dilated: See: Dilated cardiomyopathy....
  7. Cardiomyopathy, doxorubicin Cardiomyopathy, doxorubicin
    Cardiomyopathy, doxorubicin: See: Doxorubicin cardiomyopathy....
  8. Cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic
    Cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic: See: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy....
  9. Cardiopathy Cardiopathy
    Cardiopathy: Heart disease. A nonspecific term applicable to any and all diseases of the heart. From cardio- + the Greek pathos, disease....
  10. Cardioplegia Cardioplegia
    Cardioplegia: Paralysis of the heart, as may be done electively in stopping the heart during cardiac surgery. Cardioplegia may be done using chemicals, cold (cryocardioplegia) or electrical stimulation....
  11. Cardiopulmonary Cardiopulmonary
    Cardiopulmonary: Having to do with both the heart and lungs....
  12. Cardiopulmonary bypass Cardiopulmonary bypass
    Cardiopulmonary bypass: Bypass of the heart and lungs as, for example, in open heart surgery. Blood returning to the heart is diverted through a heart-lung machine (a pump-oxygenator) before returning it to the arterial circulation. The machine does the work both of the heart (pump blood) and the lu...
  13. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: The emergency substitution of heart and lung action to restore life to someone who appears dead. The two main components of conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are chest compression to make the heart pump and mouth-to-mouth ventilation to breath for the...
  14. Cardiovascular Cardiovascular
    Cardiovascular: The circulatory system comprising the heart and blood vessels which carries nutrients and oxygen to the tissues of the body and removes carbon dioxide and other wastes from them. Cardiovascular diseases affect the heart and blood vessels and include arteriosclerosis, coronary arter...
  15. Cardiovascular disease Cardiovascular disease
    Cardiovascular disease: Disease affecting the heart or blood vessels. Cardiovascular diseases include arteriosclerosis, coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, arrhythmia, heart failure, hypertension, orthostatic hypotension, shock, endocarditis, diseases of the aorta and its branches, disor...