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  1. Cephal- Cephal-
    Cephal-: Prefix indicating the head....
  2. Cephalgia Cephalgia
    Cephalgia: Headache. (One of those things we all know but that defies an easy definition.) Literally, headache is an ache in the head. It is pain in the head. The Greek "algos" means "pain." ...
  3. Cephalgia, histamine Cephalgia, histamine
    Cephalgia, histamine: A distinctive syndrome of headaches, also known as cluster headache or migrainous neuralgia. The common pattern of cluster headache is termed "episodic" and is characterized by 1-3 short attacks of pain each day around the eyes, clustered over a stretch of 1-2 months, fol...
  4. Cephalic Cephalic
    Cephalic: Relating to the head or the head end of the body. Situated on, in, or near the head. Cephalic is synonymous with cranial, relating to the cranium or head. The word "cephalic" came from the Middle French "cephalique," from the Latin "cephalicus", from the Greek "kephalikos" meaning head....
  5. Cephalic disorder Cephalic disorder
    Cephalic disorder: A congenital condition that stems from damage to, or abnormal development of, the budding nervous system. Cephalic is a term that means "head" or "head end of the body." Congenital means the disorder is present at, and usually before, birth. Causation: Cephalic disorders are not...
  6. Cephalothoracic lipodystrophy Cephalothoracic lipodystrophy
    Cephalothoracic lipodystrophy: A disorder characterized by painless symmetrical diffuse deposits of fat beneath the skin of the neck, upper trunk, arms and legs. The condition is thought to be genetic although its exact mode of inheritance is uncertain; it may be a mitochondrial DNA disease. It fre...
  7. Cephaly Cephaly
    Cephaly: Familiar abbreviation of the name of one of the cephalic disorders, a series of congenital condition that stem from damage to, or abnormal development of, the budding nervous system. Cephalic is a term that means "head" or "head end of the body." Congenital means the disorder is present at,...
  8. ceps ceps
    ceps: A combining form referring to the head. Derived from the Latin caput, meaning head. See also: Janiceps....
  9. CEPT CEPT
    CEPT: Cholesterol ester transfer protein....
  10. Cerclage Cerclage
    Cerclage: Encircling with a ring, loop, wire, or ligature. Cerlage can be around bone fragments to hold them together. But it usually refers to the cervix. The word comes from the French "circlage" meaning an encircling....
  11. Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1 Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1
    Cercopithecine herpesvirus 1: See B virus....
  12. Cerebellar Cerebellar
    Cerebellar: Pertaining to the cerebellum, the part of the brain in the back of the head between the cerebrum and the brain stem. The cerebellum controls balance for walking and standing and other complex motor functions....
  13. Cerebellar ataxia with progressive dementia Cerebellar ataxia with progressive dementia
    Cerebellar ataxia with progressive dementia: See: Gerstmann-Straussler-Scheinker syndrome....
  14. Cerebellum Cerebellum
    Cerebellum: The portion of the brain in the back of the head between the cerebrum and the brain stem. The cerebellum controls balance for walking and standing and other complex motor functions....
  15. Cerebral Cerebral
    Cerebral: Pertaining to the brain, the cerebrum or the intellect. The word "cerebral" was borrowed directly from the French "cerebral" which was derived from "cerebrum" (Latin for the "brain")....