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  1. Cardiovascular syncope Cardiovascular syncope
    Cardiovascular syncope: Sudden collapse into unconsciousness due to a disorder of heart rhythm in which there is a slow or absent pulse resulting in syncope (fainting) with or without convulsions. In this condition, the normal heartbeat passing from the upper chambers of the heart to the lower cha...
  2. Cardiovascular system Cardiovascular system
    Cardiovascular system: The circulatory system which comprises the heart and blood vessels. The system carries nutrients and oxygen to the tissues of the body and removes carbon dioxide and other wastes from them. The cardiovascular system is a closed tubular system in which the blood is propelled ...
  3. Cardioversion Cardioversion
    Cardioversion: The conversion of one cardiac rhythm or electrical pattern to another, almost always from an abnormal to a normal one. This conversion can be accomplished by pharmacologic means using medications or by electrical cardioversion using a defibrillator....
  4. Cardioverter Cardioverter
    Cardioverter: Although cardioversion (the conversion of one cardiac rhythm to another) may sometimes be done with medications, a cardioverter is now synonymous with a defibrillator. Implantable defibrillators continuously monitor the heart rhythm in order to detect and correct rapid arrhythmias such...
  5. Carditis Carditis
    Carditis: Inflammation of the heart....
  6. Care proxy, health Care proxy, health
    Care proxy, health: A health care proxy is one form of advance medical directive. Advance medical directives pertain to treatment preferences and the designation of a surrogate decision-maker in the event that a person should become unable to make medical decisions on their own behalf. Advance ...
  7. Care, ambulatory Care, ambulatory
    Care, ambulatory: See: Ambulatory care....
  8. Care, critical Care, critical
    Care, critical: See: Critical care....
  9. Care, hospice Care, hospice
    Care, hospice: See: Hospice care....
  10. Care, managed Care, managed
    Care, managed: See: Managed care....
  11. Care, nail Care, nail
    Care, nail: See: Nail care....
  12. Care, postoperative Care, postoperative
    Care, postoperative: See: Postoperative care....
  13. Care, preoperative Care, preoperative
    Care, preoperative: See: Preoperative care....
  14. Caries Caries
    Caries: Dental cavities. Holes in the two outer layers of a tooth called the enamel and the dentin. The enamel is the outermost white hard surface and the dentin is the yellow layer just beneath enamel. Both layers serve to protect the inner living tooth tissue called the pulp, where blood vessels a...
  15. Carminative Carminative
    Carminative: An agent that prevents or relieves flatulence (gas in the gastrointestinal tract) and, in infants, may help in the treatment of colic. The origin of the word "carminative" is particularly curious. It was borrowed from the French carminatif (masc.), carminative (fem.). Virtually all E...