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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «C»:

  1. Chronic leukemia Chronic leukemia
    Chronic leukemia: Cancer of the blood cells (leukemia) that progresses slowly....
  2. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
    Chronic lymphocytic leukemia: See: Leukemia, chronic lymphocytic....
  3. Chronic myelocytic leukemia Chronic myelocytic leukemia
    Chronic myelocytic leukemia: See: Chronic myelogenous leukemia....
  4. Chronic myelogenous leukemia Chronic myelogenous leukemia
    Chronic myelogenous leukemia: A chronic malignant disease in which too many white blood cells belonging to the myeloid line of cells are made in the bone marrow. Early symptoms of this form of leukemia include fatigue and night sweats. The disease is due to the growth and evolution of an abnorma...
  5. Chronic myelogenous leukemia, juvenile Chronic myelogenous leukemia, juvenile
    Chronic myelogenous leukemia, juvenile: See: Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia....
  6. Chronic myeloid leukemia Chronic myeloid leukemia
    Chronic myeloid leukemia: See: Chronic myelogenous leukemia....
  7. Chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD) Chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD)
    Chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD): Any disorder that persistently obstructs bronchial airflow. COLD mainly involves two related diseases -- chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Both cause chronic obstruction of air flowing through the airways and in and out of the lungs. The obstruction is genera...
  8. Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, Global Initiativ Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, Global Initiativ
    Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, Global Initiative: See: GOLD....
  9. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: COPD. Any disorder that persistently obstructs bronchial airflow. COPD mainly involves two related diseases -- chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Both cause chronic obstruction of air flowing through the airways and in and out of the lungs. The obstruction is ge...
  10. Chronic otitis externa Chronic otitis externa
    Chronic otitis externa: Chronic inflammation of the skin lining the external ear canal leading to the ear drum. Can be caused by a number of problems including bacterial infection, a chronic skin disorder (eczema or seborrhea), fungus (Aspergillosis), chronic irritation (hearing aids, Q-tips), al...
  11. Chronic pain Chronic pain
    Chronic pain: Pain (an unpleasant sense of discomfort) that persists or progresses over a long period of time. In contrast to acute pain that arises suddenly in response to a specific injury and is usually treatable, chronic pain persists over time and is often resistant to medical treatments. Ch...
  12. Chronic pancreatitis Chronic pancreatitis
    Chronic pancreatitis: A form of pancreatitis in which there is persistent inflammation of the pancreas. Chronic pancreatitis causes attacks of abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting that are worsened by eating or drinking, especially alcohol. The chronic inflammation can cause progressive fibrosis an...
  13. Chronic phase Chronic phase
    Chronic phase: Refers to the early stages of chronic myelogenous leukemia. The number of immature, abnormal white blood cells in the bone marrow and blood is higher than normal, but lower than in the accelerated or blast phase....
  14. Chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia Chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia
    Chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia: Slowly progressive paralysis of certain eye muscles. Chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia is abbreviated CPEO....
  15. Chronic renal failure Chronic renal failure
    Chronic renal failure: Slow progressive loss of kidney function over the span of years, resulting in permanent kidney failure. Chronic kidney disease is common and may go undiagnosed until the process is far advanced and renal failure is on the horizon. People with permanent kidney failure need dial...