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  1. Choking (object in airway) Choking (object in airway)
    Choking (object in airway): Partial or complete obstruction of the airway can be due to a foreign body (e.g., food, a bead, toy, etc.) The onset of respiratory distress may be sudden with cough. There is often agitation in the early stage of airway obstruction. The signs of respiratory distress in...
  2. Choking in children Choking in children
    Choking in children: The compromise of a child's normal breathing by obstructing or compressing the trachea, a major health hazard for children. Putting things in their mouths is one of the ways that babies and small children explore the world. Anything that fits in their mouths can be a danger. Cho...
  3. Cholangi- Cholangi-
    Cholangi-: Relating to a bile duct. From the Greek chole meaning bile + a(n)geion meaning a vessel = a bile vessel....
  4. Cholangiogram Cholangiogram
    Cholangiogram: A radiologic procedure used to look at the gallbladder and bile ducts. See also: Intravenous cholangiogram....
  5. Cholangiogram, intravenous Cholangiogram, intravenous
    Cholangiogram, intravenous: See: Intravenous cholangiogram....
  6. Cholangiogram, IV Cholangiogram, IV
    Cholangiogram, IV: See: Intravenous cholangiogram....
  7. Cholangiography Cholangiography
    Cholangiography: Radiographic examination of the bile ducts with contrast medium. The contrast medium may be administered orally or injected intravenously or percutaneously (through the skin)....
  8. Cholangiography, percutaneous transhepatic Cholangiography, percutaneous transhepatic
    Cholangiography, percutaneous transhepatic: Radiographic examination of the liver and bile ducts done by inserting a thin needle through the skin into the liver and injecting contrast medium in order to visualize blockage of the liver and bile ducts....
  9. cholangiopancreatography, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, endoscopic retrograde
    cholangiopancreatography, endoscopic retrograde: See Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography....
  10. Cholangitis Cholangitis
    Cholangitis: Inflammation of the bile duct. From cholangi-, pertaining to a bile duct + -itis, inflammation. See also: Primary sclerosing cholangitis...
  11. Cholangitis, primary sclerosing Cholangitis, primary sclerosing
    Primary sclerosing cholangitis: See: Primary sclerosing cholangitis....
  12. Cholangitis, sclerosing Cholangitis, sclerosing
    Cholangitis, sclerosing: See: Primary sclerosing cholangitis....
  13. Cholecalciferol Cholecalciferol
    Cholecalciferol: Vitamin D3....
  14. Cholecyst Cholecyst
    Cholecyst: The gallbladder. The word cholecyst is not much used today but it figures into a number of other terms to do with the gallbladder Cholecystectomy is removal of the gallbladder. Cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder. Cholecystogram is an x-ray of the gallbladder. Cholecyst, lite...
  15. Cholecystectomy Cholecystectomy
    Cholecystectomy: Surgical removal of the gallbladder. This procedure may be done by laparoscopy or by open surgery. See: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy; Open cholecystectomy....