Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «C»:
Caulophyllum thalictroides: Blue cohosh....
Causalgia: Intense burning pain and sensitivity to the slightest vibration or touch, usually in the hand or foot, at a site some distance removed from a wound that has healed. This phenomenon was first described in 1872 by the American neurologist Silas Weir Mitchell (1829-1914)....
Causes of cancer
Causes of cancer: Cancer is a group of more than 100
different diseases. Benign tumors are not cancer; malignant tumors are cancer. Most
cancers are named for the type of cell or the organ in which they begin. When cancer
spreads (metastasizes), the new tumor has the same name as the original (prima...
Cauterization: The use of heat to destroy abnormal cells. Also
called diathermy or electrodiathermy. ...
Caution codes, drug
Caution codes, drug: Abbreviations on medications that indicate caution. While not a part of the historical heritage of ancient prescription abbreviations, drug caution codes provide very valuable warnings.
They include both universal and specific caution codes:
Universal caution codes:
D = drowsi...
Caveola: An tiny pit, grotto, depression, incupping in the surface of a cell. The name "caveola" means little cave. The plural is caveolae.
Caveolae normally function to facilitate the uptake of fluid by the cell. In the process of pinocytosis, the caveolae close and pinch off to form pinosomes, lit...
Cavernous hemangioma: A type of hemangioma composed of blood-filled "lakes" and channels. It is typically raised and red or purplish.
A cavernous hemangioma may diminish in size following trauma, bleeding or ulceration but it rarely disappears on its own. Small cavernous hemangiomas situ...
Cavernous sinus: A large channel of venous blood creating a "sinus" cavity bordered by the sphenoid bone and the temporal bone of the skull. The cavernous sinus is an important structure because of its location and its contents which include the third cranial (oculomotor) nerve, the fourth cranial (...
Cavernous sinus syndrome
Cavernous sinus syndrome: A cavernous sinus thrombosis is a blood clot within the cavernous sinus, a large channel of venous blood in a cavity bordered by the sphenoid bone and the temporal bone of the skull.
The cavernous sinus is an important structure because of its location and its contents whic...
Cavernous sinus thrombosis
Cavernous sinus thrombosis: A cavernous sinus thrombosis is a blood clot within the cavernous sinus, a large channel of venous blood in a cavity bordered by the sphenoid bone and the temporal bone of the skull.
The cavernous sinus is an important structure because of its location and its contents wh...
Cavities: Holes in the two outer layers of a tooth
called the enamel and the dentin. The enamel is the outermost white hard surface and the
dentin is the yellow layer just beneath enamel. Both layers serve to protect the inner
living tooth tissue called the pulp, where blood vessels and nerves resid...
Cavity, abdominal: The cavity within the abdomen,
the space between the abdominal wall and the spine.
The abdominal cavity is hardly an empty space. It contains a
number of crucial organs including the lower part of the esophagus,
the stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, liver, gallbladder...
Cavy: See: Guinea pig....
CB1: See: Cannabinoid receptor 1....
CB1 receptor: See: Cannabinoid receptor 1....