Drugs Information Online
Drugs and diseases reference index

Drugs and diseases reference index
Search
EN

Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List

Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «C»:

  1. Casting, serial Casting, serial
    Casting, serial: The use of successive casts to reshape deformed or spastic limbs....
  2. Castleman disease Castleman disease
    Castleman's disease: A disorder of lymphoid tissue (lymphadenopathy) with massive overgrowth (hyperplasia) of lymph nodes ("swollen glands"), most commonly affecting the nodes between the lungs (in the mediastinum). There are two quite different forms of Castleman's disease. One form, found in 90%...
  3. Castration Castration
    Castration: Removal of the sex glands, usually used to indicate removal of the male testicles....
  4. Cat cry syndrome Cat cry syndrome
    Cat cry syndrome: A disorder caused by the loss of part of the short (p) arm from chromosome 5. Also called the cri du chat (or cri-du-chat) syndrome. The cat cry syndrome is one of the most common human deletion syndromes with an incidence varying between 1 in 20,000 to 1 in 50,000 births. The freq...
  5. Cat eye syndrome Cat eye syndrome
    Cat eye syndrome: A constitutional chromosome abnormality (one that is present at or before birth) with multiple malformations characterized by the combination of a cat-like slit of the iris of the eye (vertical coloboma) and no anal opening (anal atresia). Frequently there are also down slanting ey...
  6. CAT scan CAT scan
    CAT scan: Pictures of structures within the body created by a computer that takes the data from multiple X-ray images and turns them in pictures on a screen. The CAT (computerized axial tomography) scan can reveal some soft-tissue and other structures that cannot even be seen in conventional X-...
  7. CAT scan, helical CAT scan, helical
    CAT scan, helical: A conventional computerized axial tomography scan (CAT scan or CT scan) is an x-ray procedure which combines many x-ray images with the aid of a computer to generate cross-sectional views and, if needed, three-dimensional images of the internal organs and structures of the body. ...
  8. CAT scan, spiral CAT scan, spiral
    CAT scan, spiral: A conventional computerized axial tomography scan (CAT scan or CT scan) is an x-ray procedure which combines many x-ray images with the aid of a computer to generate cross-sectional views and, if needed, three-dimensional images of the internal organs and structures of the body. A...
  9. Cat scratch disease Cat scratch disease
    Cat scratch disease: A bacterial infection due to a cat scratch seen most often today in people with HIV. The disease characteristically presents with swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenitis), sore throat, fatigue, and fever, chills, sweats, vomiting, loss of appetite, and weight loss. There is usual...
  10. Cat scratch fever Cat scratch fever
    Cat scratch fever: A bacterial infection due to a cat scratch seen most often today in people with HIV. The disease characteristically presents with swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenitis), sore throat, fatigue, and fever, chills, sweats, vomiting, loss of appetite, and weight loss. There is usually a...
  11. Catabolism Catabolism
    Catabolism: The energy-burning aspect of metabolism....
  12. Catalepsy Catalepsy
    Catalepsy: The state of persisting in unusual postures or facial expressions, regardless of outside stimuli, as is seen in schizophrenia and some other diseases of the nervous system....
  13. Catalysis Catalysis
    Catalysis: The process by which a substance speeds up a chemical reaction without being consumed or altered in the process. Substances that can accomplish this remarkable feat are termed catalysts and are of immense importance in chemistry and biology. All enzymes are catalysts that expedite the bi...
  14. Catalyst Catalyst
    Catalyst: A substance that speeds up a chemical reaction but is not consumed or altered in the process. Catalysts are of immense importance in chemistry and biology. All enzymes are catalysts that expedite the biochemical reactions necessary for life. The enzymes in saliva, for example, accelerate ...
  15. Catamenia Catamenia
    Catamenia: Menstruation....