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  1. Clinical Research Center Clinical Research Center
    Clinical Research Center: (CRC) A key resource for clinical research. Also called a General Clinical Research Center (GCRC). One in a national network of centers in the US that provide optimal settings for medical investigators to conduct safe, controlled, state-of-the-art, in-patient and out-pa...
  2. Clinical research trials Clinical research trials
    Clinical research trials: Trials to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of medications or medical devices by monitoring their effects on large groups of people. Clinical research trials may be conducted by government health agencies such as NIH, researchers affiliated with a hospital or univer...
  3. Clinical social worker, licensed Clinical social worker, licensed
    Clinical social worker, licensed: See: Licensed clinical social worker....
  4. Clinical trial Clinical trial
    Clinical trial: See: Clinical trials. See also: Inconclusive clinical trial; Negative clinical trial; Non-inferior clinical trial; Positive clinical trial....
  5. Clinical trials Clinical trials
    Clinical trials: Trials to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of medications or medical devices by monitoring their effects on large groups of people. Clinical research trials may be conducted by government health agencies such as NIH, researchers affiliated with a hospital or university medi...
  6. Clinodactyly Clinodactyly
    Clinodactyly: Curving of the fifth finger (the little finger) toward the fourth finger (the ring finger). Sometimes called "fifth finger clinodactyly" to distinguish it from similar curving of other finger or toes. Clinodactyly is a minor congenital malformation (birth defect). The basis for t...
  7. Clinophobia Clinophobia
    Clinophobia: An abnormal and persistent fear of going to bed. Sufferers from clinophobia experience anxiety even though they realize that going to bed normally should not threaten their well-being. However, because they worry about having nightmares or wetting the bed, they often remain awake and de...
  8. CLIP CLIP
    CLIP: 1. Abbreviation for Corticotropin-Like Intermediate-lobe Peptide, a molecule identical to part of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) produced in the intermediate lobe of the pituitary gland. 2. Abbreviation for Cross-Linking and ImmunoPrecipitation, a laboratory technique used in molecular bio...
  9. Clitoral Clitoral
    Clitoral: Pertaining to the clitoris, the small elongated erectile body in the female homologous with the penis in the male....
  10. Clitoral amputation Clitoral amputation
    Clitoral amputation: A surgical procedure in which all or part of the clitoris and sometimes also the labia are removed. Clitoral amputation is a form of female circumcision (female genital mutilation). Also called clitorectomy or clitoridectomy....
  11. Clitoral cancer Clitoral cancer
    Clitoral cancer: See: Cancer of the vulva....
  12. Clitorectomy Clitorectomy
    Clitorectomy: A surgical procedure in which all or part of the clitoris and sometimes also the labia are removed. Clitorectomy is a form of female circumcision (female genital mutilation). Also called clitoridectomy or clitoral amputation....
  13. Clitoridectomy Clitoridectomy
    Clitoridectomy: See Clitorectomy....
  14. Clitoris Clitoris
    Clitoris: A small mass of erectile tissue situated at the anterior apex of the vestibule. ...
  15. CLL CLL
    CLL: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia. See: Leukemia, chronic lymphocytic....