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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «C»:

  1. CML, juvenile CML, juvenile
    CML, juvenile: See: Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia....
  2. CMT CMT
    CMT: Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease....
  3. CMV (cytomegalovirus) CMV (cytomegalovirus)
    CMV (cytomegalovirus): A virus that infects 50-85% of adults in the US by age 40 and is also the virus most frequently transmitted to a child before birth. Persons with symptoms have a mononucleosis-like syndrome with prolonged fever and mild hepatitis. Once a person becomes infected, the virus rema...
  4. CNM CNM
    CNM: Certified Nurse-Midwife....
  5. CNP CNP
    CNP: Copy number polymorphism....
  6. CNPs CNPs
    CNPs: Copy number polymorphisms....
  7. CNR1 CNR1
    CNR1: Cannabinoid receptor 1....
  8. CNR2 CNR2
    CNR2: Cannabinoid receptor 2....
  9. CNS (central nervous system) CNS (central nervous system)
    CNS (central nervous system): That part of the nervous system that consists of the brain and spinal cord. The central nervous system (CNS) is one of the two major divisions of the nervous system. The other is the peripheral nervous system (PNS), that part of the nervous system that lies outside t...
  10. CNS prophylaxis CNS prophylaxis
    CNS prophylaxis: Chemotherapy or radiation therapy to the central nervous system (CNS). This is preventative treatment. It is given to kill cancer cells that may be in the brain and spinal cord, even though no cancer has been detected there. ...
  11. Co-morbid Co-morbid
    Co-morbid: Pertaining to two or more disorders simultaneously....
  12. Co-payment Co-payment
    Co-payment: A payment made by an individual who has health insurance, usually at the time a service is received, to offset some of the cost of care. Co-payments are a common feature of HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) and PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) health plans in the US. Co-paym...
  13. Co-stimulation Co-stimulation
    Co-stimulation: An event in the immune system involving the delivery of a second signal by an antigen-presenting cell. The second signal rescues the activated T cell from anergy (which is a state of immune unresponsiveness), allowing the T cell to produce the lymphokines necessary for the growth of ...
  14. Coagulation Coagulation
    Coagulation: In medicine, the clotting of blood. The process by which the blood clots to form solid masses, or clots. More than 30 types of cells and substances in blood affect clotting. The process is initiated by blood platelets. Platelets produce a substance that combines with calcium ions in t...
  15. Coagulation, laser Coagulation, laser
    Coagulation, laser: The coagulation (clotting) of tissue using a laser. A coagulation laser produces light in the visible green wavelength that is selectively absorbed by hemoglobin, the pigment in red blood cells, in order to seal off bleeding blood vessels. There is also, for example, electrocoag...