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  • c   noun the 3rd letter of the Roman alphabet;  (music) the keynote of the scale of C major;  a general purpose programing language closely associated with the UNIX operating system;  street names for cocaine;  a unit of electrical charge equal to the amount of charge transferred by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second;  a degree on the centigrade scale of temperature;  an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds; a base found in DNA and RNA and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with guanine;  one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose);  the speed at which light travels in a vacuum; the constancy and universality of the speed of light is recognized by defining it to be exactly 299,792,458 meters per second
  • c dilatation and curretage.
  • c dilation and curettage.
  • c reactive.
  • c reactive protein.
  • ca mrsa.
  • cabergoline.
  • cable   noun a very strong thick rope made of twisted hemp or steel wire;  a television system that transmits over cables;  a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power;  a telegram sent abroad;  a nautical unit of depth;  television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver;  verb send cables, wires, or telegrams;  fasten with a cable
  • cachexia   noun any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
  • cachexia management of as goal in hospice.
  • cad   noun someone who is morally reprehensible;  software used in art and architecture and engineering and manufacturing to assist in precision drawing
  • cad coronary artery disease.
  • cage aid.
  • cage questions adapted to include drugs.
  • cah.
  • cah congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
  • calan   noun a drug (trade names Calan and Isoptin) used as an oral or parenteral calcium blocker in cases of hypertension or congestive heart failure or angina or migraine
  • calan isoptin.
  • calan sr verelan.
  • calciferol   noun a fat soluble vitamin that prevents rickets
  • calcific   adj. involving or resulting from calcification
  • calcification   noun a process that impregnates something with calcium (or calcium salts);  an inflexible and unchanging state;  tissue hardened by deposition of lime salts
  • calcitonin   noun thyroid hormone that tends to lower the level of calcium in the blood plasma and inhibit resorption of bone
  • calcium   noun a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
  • calcium antagonists for hypertension.
  • calcium channel blockers.
  • calcium pyrophosphate.
  • calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate.
  • calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate.
  • calculation   noun the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods;  planning something carefully and intentionally;  problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
  • calculator   noun a small machine that is used for mathematical calculations;  an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
  • calculi.
  • calculous   adj. relating to or caused by or having a calculus or calculi
  • calculus   noun the branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits and with the differentiation and integration of functions;  a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body;  an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums
  • california   noun a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
  • calm   adj. (of weather) free from storm or wind;  not agitated; without losing self possession;  living without undue worry; taking life easy;  noun steadiness of mind under stress;  verb become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation;  make calm or still;  cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to;  make steady
  • calm equanimity.
  • calmette gu.
  • caloric   adj. of or relating to calories in food;  relating to or associated with heat
  • caloric requirements for hospitalized patient.
  • calories.
  • cam   noun a rotating disk shaped to convert circular into linear motion;  a river in east central England that flows past Cambridge to join the Ouse River
  • cam complementary and alternative medicine.
  • camc.
  • campbell   noun United States mythologist (1904 1987)
  • campos outcalt.
  • campylobacter.
  • can   noun airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.;  a buoy with a round bottom and conical top;  the quantity contained in a can;  a room or building equipped with one or more toilets;  a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination;  the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on;  verb preserve in a can or tin; terminate the employment of
  • canada   noun a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada
  • canadian   adj. of or relating to Canada or its people;  noun a river rising in northeastern New Mexico and flowing eastward across the Texas panhandle to become a tributary of the Arkansas River in Oklahoma;  a native or inhabitant of Canada
  • canadian home care association.
  • canadian hypertension education.
  • canadian task force on preventive health.
  • canadian task force on the periodic.
  • canagliflozin.
  • canal   noun long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation;  (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion;  a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance;  verb provide (a city) with a canal
  • canaliculi.
  • canalithiasis.
  • canals.
  • cancer   noun type genus of the family Cancridae;  the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22;  a small zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Leo and Gemini;  (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer;  any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream
  • cancer specific cancers.
  • cancer types e.
  • cancers.
  • candesartan.
  • candesartan in heart failure assessment of.
  • candida   noun any of the yeastlike imperfect fungi of the genus Candida
  • candidal.
  • candidates.
  • candidemia.
  • candidiasis   noun an infection caused by fungi of the genus Monilia or Candida (especially Candida albicans)
  • cannabinoids.
  • cannon   noun lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals;  a large artillery gun that is usually on wheels;  heavy automatic gun fired from an airplane;  (Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor plate to protect the arm;  heavy gun fired from a tank;  a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other;  verb fire a cannon;  make a cannon
  • cap   noun a tight fitting headdress;  a top (as for a bottle); something serving as a cover or protection;  a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom;  the upper part of a column that supports the entablature;  dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a tooth;  a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive;  an upper limit on what is allowed;  verb restrict the number or amount of;  lie at the top of
  • capacity   noun a specified function;  the maximum production possible;  tolerance for alcohol;  ability to perform or produce;  the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior;  (computer science) the amount of information (in bytes) that can be stored on a disk drive; the amount that can be contained;  an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored;  the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
  • capd.
  • capillaries.
  • capillary   adj. long and slender with a very small internal diameter; of or relating to hair;  noun a tube of small internal diameter; holds liquid by capillary action;  any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules
  • capital   adj. uppercase;  of primary important;  first rate;  noun the upper part of a column that supports the entablature;  one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis;  the federal government of the United States;  a seat of government;  a center that is associated more than any other with some activity or product; wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value;  assets available for use in the production of further assets;  a book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories
  • capitis.
  • caplan.
  • capo   noun the head of a branch of an organized crime syndicate
  • capo central auditory processing disorder.
  • caprie.
  • capsaicin   noun colorless pungent crystalline compound derived from capsicum; source of the hotness of hot peppers of the genus Capsicum such as chili and cayenne and jalapeno
  • capsulatum.
  • capsule   noun a pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside;  a small container;  a structure that encloses a body part;  a dry dehiscent seed vessel or the spore containing structure of e.g. mosses;  a pilot's seat in an airplane that can be forcibly ejected in the case of an emergency; then the pilot descends by parachute;  a spacecraft designed to transport people and support human life in outer space;  a shortened version of a written work;  verb enclose in a capsule;  put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume
  • captopril   noun a drug (trade name Capoten) that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidneys resulting in vasodilation; used in the treatment of hypertension and congestive heart failure
  • caput   noun a headlike protuberance on an organ or structure;  the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
  • capute.
  • capute scales.
  • car   noun a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine;  a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad;  where passengers ride up and down;  the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant;  a conveyance for passengers or freight on a cable railway
  • carbamazepine.
  • carbidopa levodopa.
  • carbidopa levodopa combinations for parkinson.
  • carbimazole.
  • carbohydrate   noun an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain
  • carbohydrate deficient.
  • carbohydrate deficient transferrin.
  • carbohydrates.
  • carbohydrates nutritional summary of.
  • carbon   noun a copy made with carbon paper;  an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds;  a thin paper coated on one side with a dark waxy substance (often containing carbon); used to transfer characters from the original to an under sheet of paper
  • carbon dioxide   noun a heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances; absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis
  • carbonic   adj. relating to or consisting of or yielding carbon
  • carbonic anhydrase inhibitors as ocular.
  • carboprost.
  • carbuncles.
  • carcinoembryonic.
  • carcinoembryonic antigen.
  • carcinoid   noun a small tumor (benign or malignant) arising from the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract; usually associated with excessive secretion of serotonin
  • carcinoma   noun any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer
  • carcinoma of pancreas.
  • carcinomas.
  • carcinomatosis.
  • carcinomatous   adj. being or relating to carcinoma
  • card   noun one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes;  a card certifying the identity of the bearer;  (golf) a record of scores (as in golf);  a rectangular piece of stiff paper used to send messages (may have printed greetings or pictures);  thin cardboard, usually rectangular;  a printed circuit that can be inserted into expansion slots in a computer to increase the computer's capabilities; (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat;  a list of dishes available at a restaurant;  a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited;  a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement;  a witty amusing person who makes jokes;  verbask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor;  separate the fibers of
  • cardene.
  • cardene sr.
  • cardiac   adj. of or relating to the heart
  • cardiac doppler echocardiography in heart failure evaluation.
  • cardiac electrophysiology and arrhythmias.
  • cardiac output   noun the amount of blood pumped out by the ventricles in a given period of time
  • cardiac resynchronization.
  • cardiac resynchronization therapy.
  • cardiac specific.
  • cardiac specific troponin i.
  • cardiac specific troponin t.
  • cardioembolism.
  • cardiogenic.
  • cardiolite.
  • cardiologist   noun a specialist in cardiology; a specialist in the structure and function and disorders of the heart
  • cardiology   noun the branch of medicine dealing with the heart and its diseases
  • cardiomegaly   noun an abnormal enlargement of the heart
  • cardiomyopathies.
  • cardiomyopathy   noun a disorder (usually of unknown origin) of the heart muscle (myocardium)
  • cardioprotective.
  • cardiopulmonary   adj. of or pertaining to or affecting both the heart and the lungs and their functions
  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation   noun an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration; the first treatment for a person who has collapsed and has no pulse and has stopped breathing; attempts to restore circulation of the blood and prevent death or brain damage due to lack of oxygen
  • cardiovascular   adj. of or pertaining to or involving the heart and blood vessels
  • cardiovascular disease   noun a disease of the heart or blood vessels
  • cardiovascular disease risk evaluation.
  • cardiovascular implantable electronic devices.
  • cardiovascular risk factors.
  • cardiovascular screening in ppe limitations of.
  • cardiovascular system   noun the organs and tissues involved in circulating blood and lymph through the body
  • cardiovascular system and shortness of breath.
  • cardioversion.
  • cardioverter defibrillators.
  • cardizem   noun a calcium blocker (trade name Cardizem) used in treating hypertension or angina or heart failure
  • cardizem cartia.
  • cardizem cd cardizem.
  • cardura.
  • care   noun activity involved in maintaining something in good working order;  the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something;  attention and management implying responsibility for safety;  a cause for feeling concern;  judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger;  an anxious feeling;  verb feel concern or interest;  provide care for;  be concerned with;  prefer or wish to do something;  be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
  • care associated.
  • care coordination and integration fees.
  • care now.
  • care of lesbian gay bisexual and.
  • care plan.
  • caregiver   noun a person who is responsible for attending to the needs of a child or dependent adult;  a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability
  • caregivers.
  • caregivers education and support of for.
  • carer.
  • caries   noun soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth
  • caring   adj. feeling and exhibiting concern and empathy for others; showing a care;  having or displaying warmth or affection;  noun a loving feeling
  • carl.
  • carnitine.
  • carnitine test for as guide in weight loss.
  • carotenemia   noun excess carotene in the blood stream; can cause the skin to turn a pale yellow or red color
  • carotenes.
  • carotenes test for as guide in weight loss.
  • caroticocavernous.
  • carotid   adj. of or relating to either of the two major arteries supplying blood to the head and neck
  • carotid artery disease transient ischemic attacks.
  • carotid artery stenosis as risk factor for stroke.
  • carotid endarterectomy.
  • carpal   adj. of or relating to the wrist;  noun any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates
  • carpenter   noun a woodworker who makes or repairs wooden objects;  verb work as a carpenter
  • carrier   noun (genetics) an organism that possesses a recessive gene whose effect is masked by a dominant allele; the associated trait is not apparent but can be passed on to offspring;  a rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage or skis or the like;  a self propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something; a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages;  (medicine) a person (or animal) who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others;  a boy who delivers newspapers;  someone whose employment involves carrying something;  an inactive substance that is a vehicle for a radioactive tracer of the same substance and that assists in its recovery after some chemical reaction;  a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings;  a man who delivers the mail;  a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal
  • cartia.
  • cartilage   noun tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
  • carvedilol   noun beta blocker that can reduce the progression of heart failure in individuals whose disease is not advanced
  • carvedilol or metoprolol european trial.
  • carvedilolmetoprolol.
  • carvedilolmetoprolol comparison in hypertensives.
  • cascade   noun a succession of stages or operations or processes or units;  a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls;  a sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower;  verbarrange (open windows) on a computer desktop so that they overlap each other, with the title bars visible;  rush down in big quantities, like a cascade
  • cascore.
  • case   noun a portable container for carrying several objects;  a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home;  bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow;  the actual state of things;  nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence;  a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument;  a problem requiring investigation;  an occurrence of something;  a person requiring professional services;  the quantity contained in a case;  a specific state of mind that is temporary;  a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy;  the enclosing frame around a door or window opening;  the housing or outer covering of something;  an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part;  a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities);  a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation;  a special set of circumstances;  verb look over, usually with the intention to rob; enclose in, or as if in, a case
  • case control.
  • case fi.
  • casein   noun a milk protein used in making e.g. plastics and adhesives;  a water base paint made with a protein precipitated from milk
  • casein hydrolysate.
  • cassel.
  • cassell.
  • casts.
  • cat   noun feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats;  a spiteful woman gossip;  a method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross sectional scans along a single axis;  any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild;  a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metal belts; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work;  a whip with nine knotted cords;  the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant;  an informal term for a youth or man;  verb beat with a cat o' nine tails;  eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
  • cat scratch.
  • catapres   noun an antihypertensive (trade name Catapres) that can be administered orally or via transdermal patches
  • catapres tts.
  • cataract   noun a large waterfall; violent rush of water over a precipice;  clouding of the natural lens of the eye
  • cataracts.
  • catastrophic   adj. extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin
  • catchment   noun a structure in which water is collected
  • catechol o methyltransferase.
  • catechol o methyltransferase inhibitors for.
  • catecholamines.
  • categories.
  • catheter   noun a thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open
  • catheter associated.
  • catheter related.
  • catheterization   noun the operation of introducing a catheter into the body
  • catheters.
  • cation   noun a positively charged ion
  • cauda   noun any taillike structure
  • cauliflower   noun compact head of white undeveloped flowers;  a plant having a large edible head of crowded white flower buds
  • causal   adj. involving or constituting a cause; causing
  • causation   noun the act of causing something to happen
  • causative   adj. producing an effect
  • cause   noun a justification for something existing or happening; events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something;  any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results;  a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end;  a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy;  verb give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally;  cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
  • caused.
  • causes.
  • causing   noun the act of causing something to happen
  • cava.
  • cavadini.
  • cavernous   adj. being or suggesting a cavern;  filled with vascular sinuses and capable of becoming distended and rigid as the result of being filled with blood
  • cavitary.
  • cavity   noun (anatomy) a natural hollow or sinus within the body; soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth;  space that is surrounded by something;  a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
  • cavus.
  • cb.
  • cbc   noun counting the number of white and red blood cells and the number of platelets in 1 cubic millimeter of blood
  • cbcs.
  • cbcs complete blood counts.
  • cbt.
  • cbt cognitive behavioral therapy.
  • cc   noun a metric unit of volume equal to one thousandth of a liter
  • cd   noun a digitally encoded recording on an optical disk that is smaller than a phonograph record; played back by a laser;  a debt instrument issued by a bank; usually pays interest;  the basic unit of luminous intensity adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity per square centimeter of a black body radiating at the temperature of 2,046 degrees Kelvin;  a soft bluish white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores
  • cdc   noun a federal agency in the Department of Health and Human Services; located in Atlanta; investigates and diagnoses and tries to control or prevent diseases (especially new and unusual diseases)
  • cdc centers for disease control and prevention.
  • cdexa.
  • cdexa citalopram.
  • cdi.
  • cdi child development inventory.
  • cdt.
  • ce   adv. of the period coinciding with the Christian era; preferred by some writers who are not Christians;  noun a ductile grey metallic element of the lanthanide series; used in lighter flints; the most abundant of the rare earth group
  • cea.
  • cea carotid endarterectomy.
  • cect.
  • cecum   noun the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens
  • cefazolin.
  • cefepime.
  • cefotaxime   noun a parenteral cephalosporin (trade name Claforan) used for severe infections of the lungs or throat or ears or urinary tract
  • cefotetan.
  • ceftriaxone   noun a parenteral cephalosporin (trade name Rocephin) used for severe infection of the lungs or throat or ears or urinary tract
  • celecoxib   noun a Cox 2 inhibitor (trade name Celebrex) that relieves pain without harming the digestive tract
  • celiac   adj. belonging to or prescribed for celiac disease;  of or in or belonging to the cavity of the abdomen
  • celiac disease   noun a disorder in children and adults; inability to tolerate wheat protein (gluten); symptoms include foul smelling diarrhea and emaciation; often accompanied by lactose intolerance
  • cell   noun (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals;  a device that delivers an electric current as the result of a chemical reaction;  a room where a prisoner is kept;  small room is which a monk or nun lives;  any small compartment;  a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement;  a hand held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short range transmitter/receiver
  • cell free   adj. lacking cells
  • cell free fetal dna.
  • cells.
  • cellulitis   noun an inflammation of body tissue (especially that below the skin) characterized by fever and swelling and redness and pain
  • cenabre.
  • center   adj. equally distant from the extremes;  of or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually;  noun a position on a basketball team of the player who participates in the jump that starts the game;  the position of the player on the line of scrimmage who puts the ball in play;  the position on a hockey team of the player who participates in the face off at the beginning of the game;  a building dedicated to a particular activity;  a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process;  the object upon which interest and attention focuses;  the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering; politically moderate persons; centrists;  the middle of a military or naval formation;  a place where some particular activity is concentrated;  a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure;  an area that is approximately central within some larger region;  (football) the person who plays center on the line of scrimmage and snaps the ball to the quarterback;  (basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team;  (ice hockey) the person who plays center on a hockey team;  the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher;  mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace;  the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience;  verb move into the center;  direct one's attention on something;  center upon
  • centered   adj. being or placed in the center;  concentrated on or clustered around a central point or purpose
  • centers.
  • centers for disease control and.
  • centers for disease control and prevention.
  • centers for medicare and medicaid services.
  • central   adj. in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area;  centrally located and easy to reach;  used in the description of a place that in the middle of another place;  serving as an essential component;  noun a workplace that serves as a telecommunications facility where lines from telephones can be connected together to permit communication
  • central auditory processing disorder.
  • central hearing loss.
  • central nervous system   noun the portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord
  • central nervous system infection and.
  • central venous catheter.
  • central versus peripheral causes of.
  • centre   noun a low lying region in central France;  a building dedicated to a particular activity;  a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process;  the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering;  a place where some particular activity is concentrated;  a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure;  an area that is approximately central within some larger region;  verb direct one's attention on something;  move into the center
  • centrotemporal.
  • century   noun a period of 100 years
  • cephalalgia   noun pain in the head caused by dilation of cerebral arteries or muscle contractions or a reaction to drugs
  • cephalgia.
  • cephalohematoma   noun a collection of blood under the scalp of a newborn; caused by pressure during birth
  • cephalosporin   noun one of several broad spectrum antibiotic substances obtained from fungi and related to penicillin (trade names Mefoxin); addition of side chains has produced semisynthetic antibiotics with greater antibacterial activity
  • cephalosporins.
  • cerebellar   adj. relating to or associated with the cerebellum
  • cerebellum   noun a major division of the vertebrate brain; situated above the medulla oblongata and beneath the cerebrum in humans
  • cerebral   adj. involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct; of or relating to the cerebrum or brain
  • cerebral blood flow autoregulation of.
  • cerebral palsy prevalence of.
  • cerebral prevalence of.
  • cerebri.
  • cerebrospinal   adj. of or relating to the brain and spinal cord
  • cerebrospinal fluid   noun clear liquid produced in the ventricles of the brain; fills and protects cavities in the brain and spinal cord
  • cerebrovascular   adj. of or relating to the brain and the blood vessels that supply it
  • cerebrovascular accident   noun a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
  • cerebrum   noun anterior portion of the brain consisting of two hemispheres; dominant part of the brain in humans
  • certificates.
  • certification   noun the act of certifying or bestowing a franchise on; validating the authenticity of something or someone;  a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts;  confirmation that some fact or statement is true
  • certolizumab.
  • cerumen   noun a soft yellow wax secreted by glands in the ear canal
  • ceruminolytic.
  • cervical   adj. relating to or associated with the neck;  of or relating to the cervix of the uterus
  • cervical cancer.
  • cervical spine.
  • cervicitis   noun inflammation of the uterine cervix
  • cervix   noun necklike opening to the uterus;  the part of an organism that connects the head to the rest of the body
  • cesarean   adj. relating to abdominal delivery;  noun the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way)
  • cessation   noun a stopping
  • cetirizine.
  • cffdna.
  • cfs.
  • cfus.
  • ch.
  • ch d.
  • ch f.
  • chadd.
  • chadd children and adults with attention.
  • chagas.
  • chain   noun a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament;  a necklace made by a stringing objects together;  anything that acts as a restraint;  a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership;  a series of things depending on each other as if linked together;  (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule);  British biochemist (born in Germany) who isolated and purified penicillin, which had been discovered in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming (1906 1979);  a unit of length;  a series of hills or mountains;  verb fasten or secure with chains;  connect or arrange into a chain by linking
  • chalazion   noun a small sebaceous cyst of the eyelid resulting when a Meibomian gland is blocked
  • challenges.
  • chambers   noun English architect (1723 1796)
  • chan.
  • chancre   noun a small hard painless nodule at the site of entry of a pathogen (as syphilis)
  • chancres.
  • chancroid   noun infectious venereal ulcer
  • change   noun the action of changing something;  a different or fresh set of clothes;  a thing that is different;  an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another;  the result of alteration or modification;  money received in return for its equivalent in a larger denomination or a different currency;  the balance of money received when the amount you tender is greater than the amount due;  coins of small denomination regarded collectively;  a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event;  a difference that is usually pleasant; verb undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature;  make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence;  cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category;  remove or replace the coverings of;  change clothes; put on different clothes;  lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; become deeper in tone;  change from one vehicle or transportation line to another;  give to, and receive from, one another
  • change motivational interviewing for.
  • changes.
  • changing   adj. marked by continuous change or effective action
  • channel   noun a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through; a television station and its programs;  a path over which electrical signals can pass;  (often plural) a means of communication or access;  a deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels;  a way of selling a company's product either directly or via distributors;  a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance;  a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record);  verb direct the flow of;  send from one person or place to another;  transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
  • chantix.
  • chantix varenicline.
  • characteristic   adj. typical or distinctive;  noun a distinguishing quality;  any measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions;  the integer part (positive or negative) of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the characteristic is 2;  a prominent aspect of something
  • characteristics.
  • charcot   noun French neurologist who tried to use hypnotism to cure hysteria (1825 1893)
  • charm   noun something believed to bring good luck;  (physics) one of the six flavors of quark;  attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates;  a verbal formula believed to have magical force;  verbinduce into action by using one's charm;  protect through supernatural powers or charms;  control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft;  attract; cause to be enamored
  • charts.
  • chca.
  • chd.
  • chd chronic daily headache.
  • chd coronary heart disease.
  • checklists.
  • cheilosis   noun a disorder of the lips marked by scaling and fissures at the corners of the mouth; caused by a deficiency of riboflavin
  • chelation   noun the process of forming a ring by forming one or more hydrogen bonds;  (medicine) the process of removing a heavy metal from the bloodstream by means of a chelate as in treating lead or mercury poisoning
  • chemical   adj. relating to or used in chemistry;  of or made from or using substances produced by or used in reactions involving atomic or molecular changes;  noun produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
  • chemicals.
  • chemistry   noun the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions;  the way two individuals relate to each other
  • chemoprevention.
  • chemoprophylaxis.
  • chemosis   noun edema of the mucous membrane of the eyeball and eyelid lining
  • chemotherapy   noun the use of chemical agents to treat or control disease (or mental illness)
  • chep.
  • chest   noun box with a lid; used for storage; usually large and sturdy;  furniture with drawers for keeping clothes;  the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
  • chest pain   noun pain in the chest
  • chest radiography.
  • chest radiography and other diagnostic.
  • cheyne.
  • cheyne stokes.
  • chf.
  • chf congestive heart failure.
  • chfand.
  • chi   noun the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet;  the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things; in traditional Chinese medicine the balance of negative and positive forms in the body is believed to be essential for good health
  • chiari.
  • chiasm   noun an intersection or crossing of two tracts in the form of the letter X
  • chiasma   noun an intersection or crossing of two tracts in the form of the letter X
  • chicken   adj. easily frightened;  noun a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl;  a foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops;  the flesh of a chicken used for food;  a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy washy
  • chickenpox   noun an acute contagious disease caused by herpes varicella zoster virus; causes a rash of vesicles on the face and body
  • chief   adj. most important element;  noun a person who exercises control over workers;  a person who is in charge
  • child   noun a young person of either sex;  a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age;  an immature childish person;  a member of a clan or tribe
  • child as a presenting symptom.
  • child development inventory.
  • child pugh.
  • childhood   noun the state of a child between infancy and adolescence;  the time of person's life when they are a child
  • children.
  • children and adults with attention deficit.
  • children inflammatory disorders.
  • chills.
  • chinese   adj. of or pertaining to China or its peoples or cultures;  of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language;  noun any of the Sino Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system;  a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China
  • chiropody   noun the branch of medicine concerned with the feet
  • chiropractic   noun a method of treatment that manipulates body structures (especially the spine) to relieve low back pain or even headache or high blood pressure
  • chl.
  • chlamydia   noun coccoid rickettsia infesting birds and mammals; cause infections of eyes and lungs and genitourinary tract;  a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria of the genus Chlamydia
  • chlamydia spp.
  • chlamydial   adj. of or pertaining to the sexually transmitted infection or to the parasite
  • chlamydial infection as cause of ophthalmia.
  • chlamydophila.
  • chloasma   noun a tan discoloration of a woman's face that is associated with pregnancy or with the use of oral contraceptives
  • chlorambucil   noun an alkalating agent (trade name Leukeran) used to treat some kinds of cancer
  • chlorazepate.
  • chlordiazepoxide   noun a tranquilizer (trade names Librium and Libritabs) used in the treatment of alcoholism
  • chloride   noun any salt of hydrochloric acid (containing the chloride ion);  any compound containing a chlorine atom
  • chloroquine   noun an antimalarial drug used to treat malaria and amebic dysentery and systemic lupus erythematosus
  • chlorpromazine   noun a drug (trade name Thorazine) derived from phenothiazine that has antipsychotic effects and is used as a sedative and tranquilizer
  • chlorpropamide.
  • chlorthalidone   noun a diuretic (trade names Hygroton and Thalidone) used to control hypertension and conditions that cause edema; effective in lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attacks
  • choanal.
  • choice   adj. of superior grade;  appealing to refined taste;  noun the act of choosing or selecting;  the person or thing chosen or selected; one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
  • choice of stress test or imaging modality in.
  • choices.
  • choking   noun the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe;  a condition caused by blocking the airways to the lungs (as with food or swelling of the larynx)
  • cholangiocarcinoma.
  • cholangioma.
  • cholangiopancreatography.
  • cholangitis   noun inflammation of the bile ducts
  • cholecystectomy   noun surgical removal of the gall bladder (usually for relief of gallstone pain)
  • cholecystic.
  • cholecystitis   noun inflammation of the gall bladder
  • cholecystogram.
  • choledochal.
  • choledocholithiasis.
  • cholelithiasis   noun the presence of gallstones in the gallbladder
  • cholera   noun an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food
  • cholerae.
  • cholestasis   noun a condition in which little or no bile is secreted or the flow of bile into the digestive tract is obstructed
  • cholesteatoma.
  • cholesteatomas.
  • cholesterol   noun an animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver; the most abundant steroid in animal tissues
  • cholesterol absorption inhibitors in elevated cholesterol.
  • cholesterol blood.
  • cholesterol treatment trialists collaboration.
  • cholestyramine.
  • cholinergic   adj. releasing or activated by acetylcholine or a related compound
  • cholinesterase   noun an enzyme that hydrolyses acetylcholine (into choline and acetic acid)
  • cholsterol.
  • chondrocalcinosis.
  • chondroitin.
  • choosing.
  • chorea   noun any of several degenerative nervous disorders characterized by spasmodic movements of the body and limbs; chorea in dogs
  • choriocarcinoma.
  • chorionic   adj. of or relating to a chorion
  • chorionic villus sampling   noun a prenatal test to detect birth defects at an early stage of pregnancy; tissue from the chorionic villi is assayed
  • chorioretinitis   noun inflammation of the choroid layer behind the retina
  • choroidal.
  • christian   adj. following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ;  relating to or characteristic of Christianity; noun a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
  • chromium   noun a hard brittle multivalent metallic element; resistant to corrosion and tarnishing
  • chromophobe.
  • chromosomal   adj. of or relating to a chromosome
  • chromosome   noun a threadlike body in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order
  • chronic   adj. being long lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering
  • chronic care.
  • chronic care and disease management.
  • chronic daily headache.
  • chronic disease.
  • chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • chronic headache headache.
  • chronic illness.
  • chronic inflammatory demyelinating.
  • chronic inflammatory diseases ferritin.
  • chronic kidney disease.
  • chronic lymphocytic leukemia   noun chronic leukemia characterized by lymphoblast like cells; more common in older men
  • chronic myelogenous leukemia.
  • chronic myeloid leukemia.
  • chronic obstruction pulmonary disease.
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary.
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease   noun a nonreversible lung disease that is a combination of emphysema and chronic bronchitis; usually patients have been heavy cigarette smokers
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and.
  • chronic pain.
  • chronic pain management.
  • chronic stable angina nonpharmacologic or.
  • chronic suppurative otitis media.
  • chronicus.
  • churg strauss.
  • chvostek.
  • chylothorax.
  • cialis   noun virility drug (trade name Cialis) used to treat erectile dysfunction in men
  • cidofovir.
  • ciency.
  • cifs.
  • cigarette   noun finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
  • cigarette smoking cardiovascular disease and.
  • cigarette smoking tobacco use.
  • cigarettes.
  • cigars.
  • ciliary   adj. of or relating to the human eyelash;  of or relating to cilia projecting from the surface of a cell;  relating to the ciliary body and associated structures of the eye
  • cilostazol.
  • cinnamon   noun spice from the dried aromatic bark of the Ceylon cinnamon tree; used as rolled strips or ground;  tropical Asian tree with aromatic yellowish brown bark; source of the spice cinnamon; aromatic bark used as a spice
  • ciprofloxacin   noun an oral antibiotic (trade name Cipro) used against serious bacterial infections of the skin or respiratory tract or urinary tract or bones or joints
  • ciprofloxacin in travelers.
  • circinate   adj. shaped like a ring
  • circulating   adj. passing from one to another
  • circulation   noun the spread or transmission of something (as news or money) to a wider group or area;  the dissemination of copies of periodicals (as newspapers or magazines);  free movement or passage through a series of vessels (as of water through pipes or sap through a plant);  movement through a circuit; especially the movement of blood through the heart and blood vessels;  number of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are sold;  (library science) the count of books that are loaned by a library over a specified period
  • circulatory   adj. relating to circulatory system or to circulation of the blood;  of or relating to circulation
  • circulatory support.
  • circumcision   noun the act of circumcising; surgical removal of the foreskin of males;  the act of circumcising performed on males eight days after birth as a Jewish and Muslim religious rite;  (Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of Jesus; celebrated on January 1st
  • circumference   noun the size of something as given by the distance around it;  the length of the closed curve of a circle;  the boundary line encompassing an area or object
  • cirrhosis   noun a chronic disease interfering with the normal functioning of the liver; the major cause is chronic alcoholism
  • cirs.
  • cism.
  • citalopram.
  • citrullinated.
  • city   noun people living in a large densely populated municipality;  a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts;  an incorporated administrative district established by state charter
  • ciwa.
  • ck.
  • ck mb.
  • ckd.
  • ckd chronic kidney disease.
  • clamps.
  • clams   noun informal terms for money
  • clarification   noun an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding;  the act of removing solid particles from a liquid
  • clarinex.
  • clarithromycin.
  • claritin.
  • class   noun elegance in dress or behavior;  people having the same social or economic status;  a collection of things sharing a common attribute;  (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders;  a body of students who are taught together;  a body of students who graduate together;  a league ranked by quality; education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings;  verb arrange or order by classes or categories
  • classes.
  • classic   adj. characteristic of the classical artistic and literary traditions;  adhering to established standards and principles;  noun a creation of the highest excellence;  an artist who has created classic works
  • classical   adj. of or characteristic of a form or system felt to be of first significance before modern times;  of recognized authority or excellence;  noun traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
  • classifi.
  • classifi cation.
  • classification   noun restriction imposed by the government on documents or weapons that are available only to certain authorized people;  the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories;  a group of people or things arranged by class or category;  the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
  • classification and pathophysiology of.
  • classification systems.
  • claudication   noun disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet
  • clavicle   noun bone linking the scapula and sternum
  • clavicular.
  • clearance   noun permission to proceed;  the distance by which one thing clears another; the space between them;  vertical space available to allow easy passage under something
  • cleft   adj. having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib;  used of hooves;  noun a split or indentation in something (as the palate or chin);  a long narrow opening
  • clefts.
  • clevidipine.
  • cli   noun a user interface in which you type commands instead of choosing them from a menu or selecting an icon
  • clia.
  • clia clinical laboratories improvement act.
  • climacteric   noun a period in a man's life corresponding to menopause;  the time in a woman's life in which the menstrual cycle ends
  • clindamycin.
  • clinical   adj. scientifically detached; unemotional;  relating to a clinic or conducted in or as if in a clinic and depending on direct observation of patients
  • clinical and nonimaging evaluation.
  • clinical assessment guidelines for children.
  • clinical electrocardiographic syndromes.
  • clinical encounters.
  • clinical evidence interpretation of other.
  • clinical evidence on cam information for health care.
  • clinical features.
  • clinical health.
  • clinical institute withdrawal.
  • clinical institute withdrawal assessment.
  • clinical laboratories improvement act.
  • clinical laboratory improvement act.
  • clinical linguistic auditory.
  • clinical manifestations.
  • clinical neonatal behavioral assessment system.
  • clinical practice integration of psychosocial.
  • clinical presentation.
  • clinical problem solving approach to.
  • clinical trial evidence guiding pharmacologic.
  • clinician   noun a practitioner (of medicine or psychology) who does clinical work instead of laboratory experiments
  • clinics.
  • cll.
  • clnbas.
  • clnbas clinical neonatal behavioral assessment system.
  • clock   noun a timepiece that shows the time of day;  verb measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time
  • clomipramine   noun a tricyclic antidepressant drug
  • clonal   adj. of or relating to a clone
  • clonal or myeloproliferative eosinophilic.
  • clonazepam.
  • clonidine   noun an antihypertensive (trade name Catapres) that can be administered orally or via transdermal patches
  • clonidine hydrochloride oral.
  • clonidine transdermal patch.
  • clopidogrel.
  • clopidogrel for the reduction of events during.
  • clopidogrel vs.
  • closed   adj. not open or affording passage or access;  used especially of mouth or eyes;  blocked against entry;  (set theory) of an interval that contains both its endpoints;  not having an open mind; not open to the general public;  with shutters closed;  requiring union membership;  not open
  • clostridial.
  • clostridium   noun spindle shaped bacterial cell especially one swollen at the center by an endospore
  • closure   noun termination of operations;  a Gestalt principle of organization holding that there is an innate tendency to perceive incomplete objects as complete and to close or fill gaps and to perceive asymmetric stimuli as symmetric;  a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body;  approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap;  the act of blocking;  an obstruction in a pipe or tube;  something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making;  verb terminate debate by calling for a vote
  • clouding   noun the process whereby water particles become visible in the sky
  • clozapine   noun an antipsychotic drug (trade name Clozaril) used as a sedative and for treatment resistant schizophrenia; know to have few side effects
  • cluaster.
  • cluaster headache.
  • club   noun stout stick that is larger at one end;  a playing card in the minor suit that has one or more black trefoils on it;  a formal association of people with similar interests;  a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink;  a building that is occupied by a social club;  golf equipment used by a golfer to hit a golf ball;  a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together;  verbstrike with a club or a bludgeon;  gather and spend time together; unite with a common purpose
  • club drugs.
  • clubbing   noun a condition in which the ends of toes and fingers become wide and thick; a symptom of heart or lung disease
  • clues.
  • cluster   noun a grouping of a number of similar things;  verb come together as in a cluster or flock;  gather or cause to gather into a cluster
  • clusters.
  • cml.
  • cms.
  • cms centers for medicare and medicaid services.
  • cmv   noun any of a group of herpes viruses that enlarge epithelial cells and can cause birth defects; can affect humans with impaired immunological systems
  • cn.
  • cn ii.
  • cn iii.
  • cn iv.
  • cn ix.
  • cn v.
  • cn vi.
  • cn vii.
  • cn viii.
  • cn x.
  • cn xi.
  • cn xii.
  • cnidus.
  • cns   noun the portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord
  • co analgesics.
  • co occurring.
  • coagulase negative.
  • coagulation   noun the process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid
  • coagulopathies.
  • coagulopathy.
  • coarctation   noun (biology) a narrowing or constriction of a vessel or canal; especially a congenital narrowing of the aorta;  tight or narrow compression
  • cobalamin   noun a B vitamin that is used to treat pernicious anemia
  • cobalt   noun a hard ferromagnetic silver white bivalent or trivalent metallic element; a trace element in plant and animal nutrition
  • cocaine   noun a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure; can become powerfully addictive
  • coccidioides.
  • coccidioidomycosis   noun an infection of the lungs and skin characterized by excessive sputum and nodules
  • coccydynia.
  • cochlear   adj. of or relating to the cochlea of the ear
  • cochrane.
  • cochrane library.
  • cochrane reviews.
  • cockcroft gault.
  • cocs.
  • cocs combination oral contraceptives.
  • codeine   noun derivative of opium; used as an antitussive (to relieve coughing) and an analgesic (to relive pain)
  • coenzyme   noun a small molecule (not a protein but sometimes a vitamin) essential for the activity of some enzymes
  • coexisting   adj. existing at the same time
  • cogme.
  • cognitive   adj. of or being or relating to or involving cognition
  • cognitive adaptive test.
  • cognitive behavioral.
  • cognitive behavioral therapy.
  • cognitive changes.
  • cohen.
  • coherence   noun logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts;  the state of cohering or sticking together
  • cohort   noun a band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion);  a company of companions or supporters;  a group people having approximately the same age
  • coker.
  • colchicine.
  • cold   adj. lacking the warmth of life;  of a seeker; far from the object sought;  unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication;  feeling or showing no enthusiasm;  having lost freshness through passage of time;  used of physical coldness; having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration;  extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion;  without compunction or human feeling;  sexually unresponsive;  so intense as to be almost uncontrollable;  no longer new; uninteresting;  marked by errorless familiarity;  (color) giving no sensation of warmth;  noun the sensation produced by low temperatures;  a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs);  the absence of heat
  • coleridge   noun English romantic poet (1772 1834)
  • colesevelam.
  • colestipol.
  • coli.
  • colic   noun acute abdominal pain (especially in infants)
  • colitis   noun inflammation of the colon
  • collaborating.
  • collaboration   noun act of working jointly;  act of cooperating traitorously with an enemy that is occupying your country
  • collaboration patient.
  • collaborative   adj. accomplished by collaboration
  • collagen   noun a fibrous scleroprotein in bone and cartilage and tendon and other connective tissue; yields gelatin on boiling
  • collapse   noun a mishap caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in;  an abrupt failure of function or health;  the act of throwing yourself down;  a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures);  verblose significance, effectiveness, or value;  break down, literally or metaphorically;  cause to burst;  fold or close up;  collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack;  suffer a nervous breakdown; fall apart
  • collateral   adj. descended from a common ancestor but through different lines;  situated or running side by side;  accompany, concomitant;  serving to support or corroborate;  noun a security pledged for the repayment of a loan
  • colle.
  • collection   noun the act of gathering something together;  a publication containing a variety of works;  several things grouped together or considered as a whole;  request for a sum of money
  • college   noun a complex of buildings in which an institution of higher education is housed;  British slang for prison;  the body of faculty and students of a college;  an institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university
  • colleges.
  • collins   noun tall iced drink of liquor (usually gin) with fruit juice; English writer noted for early detective novels (1824 1889)
  • collusion   noun secret agreement;  agreement on a secret plot
  • colon   noun the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted;  a punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter);  a port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal;  the basic unit of money in Costa Rica; equal to 100 centimos; the basic unit of money in El Salvador; equal to 100 centavos
  • colonic   adj. of or relating to the colon;  noun a water enema given to flush out the colon
  • colonization   noun the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies
  • colonography.
  • colonoscopy   noun visual examination of the colon (with a colonoscope) from the cecum to the rectum; requires sedation
  • colony forming.
  • colony forming units.
  • colony stimulating.
  • color   adj. having or capable of producing colors;  noun the appearance of objects (or light sources) described in terms of a person's perception of their hue and lightness (or brightness) and saturation;  a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect;  the timbre of a musical sound;  interest and variety and intensity;  (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; each flavor of quarks comes in three colors;  a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks);  an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading;  any material used for its color;  verb add color to;  gloss or excuse;  decorate with colors; modify or bias;  change color, often in an undesired manner;  affect as in thought or feeling
  • colorectal   adj. relating to or affecting the colon and the rectum
  • colposcopic.
  • colposcopy.
  • column   noun (architeture) a tall cylindrical vertical upright and used to support a structure;  a vertical cylindrical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (such as a monument);  a vertical glass tube used in column chromatography; a mixture is poured in the top and washed through a stationary substance where components of the mixture are adsorbed selectively to form colored bands;  an article giving opinions or perspectives;  a line of (usually military) units following one after another;  a linear array of numbers one above another;  anything tall and relatively thin that approximates the shape of a column or tower
  • coma   noun a state of deep and often prolonged unconsciousness; usually the result of disease or injury;  (astronomy) the luminous cloud of particles surrounding the frozen nucleus of a comet; forms as the comet approaches the sun and is warmed;  a usually terminal tuft of hairs especially on a seed
  • combination   noun the act of combining things to form a new whole;  the act of arranging elements into specified groups without regard to order;  a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities;  an alliance of people or corporations or countries for a special purpose (formerly to achieve some antisocial end but now for general political or economic purposes);  a group of people (often temporary) having a common purpose;  a sequence of numbers or letters that opens a combination lock;  a coordinated sequence of chess moves
  • combination formulations for hypertension.
  • combination oral contraceptives.
  • combinations.
  • combined   adj. made or joined or united into one;  involving the joint activity of two or more
  • comet   noun (astronomy) a relatively small extraterrestrial body consisting of a frozen mass that travels around the sun in a highly elliptical orbit
  • commission   noun the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions;  an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces; a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something;  a fee for services rendered based on a percentage of an amount received or collected or agreed to be paid (as distinguished from a salary);  the state of being in good working order and ready for operation;  a special assignment that is given to a person or group; the act of committing a crime;  a special group delegated to consider some matter;  a group of representatives or delegates;  verb charge with a task;  put into commission; equip for service; of ships;  place an order for
  • committee   noun a special group delegated to consider some matter;  a self constituted organization to promote something
  • committees.
  • common   adj. having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual;  belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public;  commonly encountered;  being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language;  of or associated with the great masses of people;  to be expected; standard;  common to or shared by two or more parties; lacking refinement or cultivation or taste;  of low or inferior quality or value;  noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
  • common sense model of self regulation.
  • commonly   adv. under normal conditions
  • communication   noun something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups;  the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information;  a connection allowing access between persons or places
  • communication doctor.
  • communities.
  • community   noun (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other;  a group of people living in a particular local area;  a group of people having ethnic or cultural or religious characteristics in common;  a group of nations having common interests;  common ownership;  agreement as to goals;  the body of people in a learned occupation;  a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences
  • community acquired.
  • community acquired methicillin resistant.
  • community acquired pneumonia.
  • community oriented.
  • community oriented primary care.
  • community preventive services task force.
  • community service network.
  • communityacquired.
  • comorbid.
  • comorbidities.
  • comorbidity.
  • comparative   adj. having significance only in relation to something else;  relating to or based on or involving comparison;  noun the comparative form of an adjective
  • comparison   noun examining resemblances or differences; qualities that are comparable;  relation based on similarities and differences
  • comparisons.
  • compartment   noun a partitioned section or separate room within a larger enclosed area;  a small space or subdivision for storage
  • compassion   noun the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it;  a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
  • compelling   adj. tending to persuade by forcefulness of argument; driving or forcing
  • compensation   noun something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury); (psychiatry) a defense mechanism that conceals your undesirable shortcomings by exaggerating desirable behaviors;  the act of compensating for service or loss or injury
  • competence   noun the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually
  • competent   adj. adequate for the purpose;  properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient
  • competition   noun the act of competing as for profit or a prize;  a business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers; an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants;  the contestant you hope to defeat
  • complaint   noun (civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based;  an expression of grievance or resentment;  (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow;  (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense;  an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
  • complaints.
  • complement   noun something added to complete or make perfect; either of two parts that mutually complete each other;  a word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction;  number needed to make up a whole force;  a complete number or quantity; one of a series of enzymes in the blood serum that are part of the immune response;  verb make complete or perfect; supply what is wanting or form the complement to
  • complement system inherited deficiencies in.
  • complementary   adj. of words or propositions so related that each is the negation of the other;  acting as or providing a complement (something that completes the whole);  noun either one of two chromatic colors that when mixed together give white (in the case of lights) or grey (in the case of pigments)
  • complementary and alternative medicine.
  • complementary and alternative medicine and.
  • complete   adj. having every necessary or normal part or component or step;  having come or been brought to a conclusion; perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities;  without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers;  highly skilled;  verb bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements;  come or bring to a finish or an end; write all the required information onto a form;  complete a pass; complete or carry out
  • complete blood count   noun counting the number of white and red blood cells and the number of platelets in 1 cubic millimeter of blood
  • complete blood counts.
  • completed   adj. caught;  (of a marriage) completed by the first act of sexual intercourse after the ceremony;  successfully completed or brought to an end
  • complex   adj. complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts;  noun a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts;  (psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior;  a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated;  a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures
  • complexes.
  • compliance   noun happy friendly agreement;  the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another;  acting according to certain accepted standards;  a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
  • complicated   adj. difficult to analyze or understand
  • complication   noun the act or process of complicating;  a development that complicates a situation;  a situation or condition that is complex or confused;  any disease or disorder that occurs during the course of (or because of) another disease;  puzzling complexity
  • complications.
  • complications of.
  • components.
  • components and genetic evaluation.
  • composition   noun something that is created by arranging several things to form a unified whole;  the spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole;  an essay (especially one written as an assignment);  a mixture of ingredients;  the act of creating written works;  musical creation;  the way in which someone or something is composed;  art and technique of printing with movable type;  a musical work that has been created
  • compound   adj. of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several similar parts or lobes;  consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts;  composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony;  noun an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient);  a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts;  (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight;  verb put or add together; combine so as to form a whole; mix;  create by mixing or combining; calculate principal and interest;  make more intense, stronger, or more marked
  • compounds.
  • comprehension   noun an ability to understand the meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result); the relation of comprising something
  • comprehensive   adj. including all or everything;  broad in scope; noun an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge
  • compression   noun applying pressure;  encoding information while reducing the bandwidth or bits required;  the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together;  an increase in the density of something
  • compressive.
  • computed.
  • computed tomography   noun a method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross sectional scans along a single axis
  • computerized   adj. stored, processed, analyzed, or generated by computer
  • comt.
  • comt inhibitors catechol o methyltransferase.
  • concept   noun an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
  • conceptual   adj. being or characterized by concepts or their formation
  • concerning.
  • concerns.
  • concerta.
  • concierge   noun a French caretaker of apartments or a hotel; lives on the premises and oversees people entering and leaving and handles mail and acts as janitor or porter
  • conclusion   noun an intuitive assumption;  the last section of a communication;  the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism);  a final settlement;  the act of making up your mind about something;  the act of ending something;  a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration;  event whose occurrence ends something;  the temporal end; the concluding time
  • concomitant   adj. following as a consequence;  noun an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
  • concomitant pharmacology that promotes.
  • concussion   noun any violent blow;  injury to the brain caused by a blow; usually resulting in loss of consciousness
  • concussions.
  • condition   noun the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition;  an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else; (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement;  a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing;  a state at a particular time;  the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape');  information that should be kept in mind when making a decision;  verb apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny;  put into a better state;  establish a conditioned response;  specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement; train by instruction and practice; especially to teach self control
  • conditional   adj. imposing or depending on or containing a condition;  qualified by reservations
  • conditional probability predictive.
  • conditioning   noun a learning process in which an organism's behavior becomes dependent on the occurrence of a stimulus in its environment
  • conditions.
  • condom   noun contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
  • condoms.
  • conduct   noun manner of acting or controlling yourself;  (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people;  verblead, as in the performance of a composition;  lead musicians in the performance of;  transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; direct the course of; manage or control;  take somebody somewhere; behave in a certain manner
  • conduction   noun the transmission of heat or electricity or sound
  • conductive   adj. having the quality or power of conducting heat or electricity or sound; exhibiting conductivity
  • condyloma.
  • condyloma latum.
  • condylomata.
  • conference   noun a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic;  a prearranged meeting for consultation or exchange of information or discussion (especially one with a formal agenda);  an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members
  • conference on gestational.
  • confidence   noun a secret that is confided or entrusted to another; a feeling of trust (in someone or something);  a trustful relationship;  a state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable;  freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities
  • confidentiality   noun discretion in keeping secret information;  the state of being secret
  • confirm   verb make more firm;  establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts;  strengthen or make more firm;  administer the rite of confirmation to;  support a person for a position
  • confirmation   noun a sacrament admitting a baptized person to full participation in the church;  a ceremony held in the synagogue (usually at Pentecost) to admit as adult members of the Jewish community young men and women who have successfully completed a course of study in Judaism;  additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct;  information that confirms or verifies;  making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it
  • confirming   adj. indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen;  serving to support or corroborate
  • confl.
  • conflicts.
  • confrontation   noun a focussed comparison; bringing together for a careful comparison;  the act of hostile groups opposing each other; a hostile disagreement face to face;  discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions;  a bold challenge
  • confronting.
  • confronting racial and ethnic disparities in.
  • congenital   adj. present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development
  • congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
  • congenital disorders.
  • congenital nasal lacrimal duct obstruction.
  • congenital syphilis.
  • congestion   noun excessive crowding;  excessive accumulation of blood or other fluid in a body part
  • congestive   adj. relating to or affected by an abnormal collection of blood or other fluid
  • congestive heart failure   noun inability to pump enough blood to avoid congestion in the tissues
  • conglobata.
  • congruence   noun the quality of agreeing; being suitable and appropriate
  • conivaptan.
  • conjugate   adj. of an organic compound; containing two or more double bonds each separated from the other by a single bond; formed by the union of two compounds;  of a pinnate leaflet; having only one pair of leaflets;  joined together especially in a pair or pairs; noun a mixture of two partially miscible liquids A and B produces two conjugate solutions: one of A in B and another of B in A;  verb unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds;  undergo conjugation;  add inflections showing person, number, gender, tense, aspect, etc.
  • conjugated   adj. of an organic compound; containing two or more double bonds each separated from the other by a single bond; formed by the union of two compounds;  joined together especially in a pair or pairs
  • conjunctiva   noun a transparent membrane covering the eyeball and under surface of the eyelid
  • conjunctival   adj. of or relating to the conjunctiva
  • conjunctivitis   noun inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye
  • conn   verb conduct or direct the steering of a ship or plane
  • connection   noun shifting from one form of transportation to another;  an instrumentality that connects;  a supplier (especially of narcotics);  (usually plural) a person who is influential and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship);  a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it);  a connecting shape;  the state of being connected;  the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication);  the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination
  • connection therapeutic implications of.
  • connectional.
  • connective   adj. connecting or tending to connect;  noun an instrumentality that connects;  an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
  • connective tissue disease pleural effusion.
  • conscious   adj. (followed by `of') showing realization or recognition of something;  knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts;  intentionally conceived
  • consensus   noun agreement in the judgment or opinion reached by a group as a whole
  • consensus conference on the diagnosis and treatment of.
  • consensus conference on the diagnosis and treatment of adhd.
  • consent   noun permission to do something;  verb give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
  • consequences.
  • consequent   adj. following as an effect or result
  • conservative   adj. resistant to change;  opposed to liberal reforms; conforming to the standards and conventions of the middle class; unimaginatively conventional;  avoiding excess;  noun a person who has conservative ideas or opinions
  • conservative strategy.
  • considerations.
  • consistent   adj. (sometimes followed by `with') in agreement or consistent or reliable;  the same throughout in structure or composition;  marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts;  capable of being reproduced
  • consortium   noun an association of companies for some definite purpose
  • consortium of academic health centers for integrative medicine.
  • conspiracy   noun a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot);  a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act;  a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose
  • constipation   noun irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis;  the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
  • constipation predominant.
  • constipation predominant irritable bowel.
  • constitutional   adj. sanctioned by or consistent with or operating under a constitution;  of benefit to or intended to benefit your physical makeup;  of or relating to a constitution;  constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup);  existing as an essential constituent or characteristic;  noun a regular walk taken as a form of exercise
  • constricted   adj. inhibited;  drawn together or squeezed physically or by extension psychologically;  especially tense; especially in some dialects
  • constricted pupils.
  • constriction   noun the action or process of compressing;  a tight feeling in some part of the body;  tight or narrow compression;  a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel
  • constrictive   adj. restricting the scope or freedom of action;  (of circumstances) tending to constrict freedom
  • consult   verb advise professionally;  seek information from;  get or ask advice from;  have a conference in order to talk something over
  • consultation   noun a conference between two or more people to consider a particular question;  a conference (usually with someone important);  the act of referring or consulting
  • consultation clinical encounters.
  • consultative   adj. giving advice
  • consumer   noun a person who uses goods or services
  • consumption   noun the act of consuming something;  the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating); (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing;  involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
  • consumptive   adj. tending to consume or use often wastefully; afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis;  noun a person with pulmonary tuberculosis
  • cont.
  • contact   noun close interaction;  the act of touching physically; (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact;  a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication;  a communicative interaction;  the physical coming together of two or more things;  a person who is in a position to give you special assistance;  the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity;  a channel for communication between groups;  verb be in or establish communication with;  be in direct physical contact with; make contact
  • contact lens   noun a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication
  • contacts.
  • contagiosum.
  • contemplation   noun a long and thoughtful observation;  a calm lengthy intent consideration
  • content   adj. satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are;  noun the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned;  everything that is included in a collection;  the proportion of a substance that is contained in a mixture or alloy etc.;  something (a person or object or scene) selected by an artist or photographer for graphic representation;  what a communication that is about something is about;  the amount that can be contained;  the state of being contented with your situation in life;  verb satisfy in a limited way;  make content
  • context   noun discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation;  the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event
  • contextual   adj. relating to or determined by or in context
  • contingency   noun the state of being contingent on something;  a possible event or occurrence or result
  • contingency management for substance use.
  • continuation   noun the act of continuing an activity without interruption;  the consequence of being lengthened in duration;  a Gestalt principle of organization holding that there is an innate tendency to perceive a line as continuing its established direction;  a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it
  • continued   adj. without stop or interruption
  • continuing   adj. remaining in force or being carried on without letup
  • continuity   noun the property of a continuous and connected period of time;  a detailed script used in making a film in order to avoid discontinuities from shot to shot;  uninterrupted connection or union
  • continuous   adj. continuing in time or space without interruption;  of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity
  • continuous positive airway.
  • continuous positive airway pressure.
  • continuum   noun a continuous nonspatial whole or extent or succession in which no part or portion is distinct of distinguishable from adjacent parts
  • continuum of drug use in patients with.
  • contraception   noun birth control by the use of devices (diaphragm or intrauterine device or condom) or drugs or surgery
  • contraception comparisons including best suited.
  • contraception family planning.
  • contraception reimbursement international.
  • contraceptive   adj. capable of preventing conception or impregnation;  noun an agent or device intended to prevent conception
  • contraceptives.
  • contraction   noun the act of decreasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope;  (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber);  a word formed from two or more words by omitting or combining some sounds;  the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together
  • contraction stress test in antepartum fetal.
  • contractions.
  • contracture   noun an abnormal and usually permanent contraction of a muscle
  • contractures.
  • contraindication   noun (medicine) a reason that makes it inadvisable to prescribe a particular drug or employ a particular procedure or treatment
  • contraindications.
  • contrasexual.
  • contrast   noun the act of distinguishing by comparing differences; the range of optical density and tone on a photographic negative or print (or the extent to which adjacent areas on a television screen differ in brightness);  the perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors;  the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared;  a conceptual separation or distinction;  verb put in opposition to show or emphasize differences;  to show differences when compared; be different
  • contrast enhanced.
  • contrast enhanced computed tomography.
  • contrast with doctor centered method.
  • contrave.
  • contrave bupropion naltrexone.
  • contribute   verb contribute to some cause;  be conducive to; provide;  bestow a quality on
  • contributing   adj. tending to bring about; being partly responsible for
  • control   noun the activity of managing or exerting control over something;  (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc;  a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine;  power to direct or determine;  the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.;  a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance;  a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another;  discipline in personal and social activities;  great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity;  a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment;  the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; verb verify by using a duplicate register for comparison;  exercise authoritative control or power over;  lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits;  verify or regulate by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard, of scientific experiments;  have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of;  be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something;  handle and cause to function;  control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
  • controlled   adj. restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds;  curbed or regulated
  • controversies.
  • contusion   noun the action of bruising;  an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
  • contusions.
  • conventional   adj. following accepted customs and proprieties; unimaginative and conformist;  (weapons) using energy for propulsion or destruction that is not nuclear energy;  in accord with or being a tradition or practice accepted from the past;  conforming with accepted standards;  represented in simplified or symbolic form; rigidly formal or bound by convention
  • conversion   noun a spiritual enlightenment causing a person to lead a new life;  a successful free throw or try for point after a touchdown;  the act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another;  act of exchanging one type of money or security for another;  a change in the units or form of an expression: "conversion from Fahrenheit to Centigrade";  interchange of subject and predicate of a proposition;  a change of religion;  an event that results in a transformation;  (psychiatry) a defense mechanism represses emotional conflicts which are then converted into physical symptoms that have no organic basis
  • conveying   noun act of transferring property title from one person to another
  • convulsion   noun a physical disturbance such as an earthquake or upheaval;  a violent disturbance;  violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles;  a sudden uncontrollable attack
  • convulsions.
  • convulsive   adj. affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm;  resembling a convulsion in being sudden and violent
  • cook   noun someone who cooks food;  English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728 1779);  verb transform and make suitable for consumption by heating;  transform by heating;  prepare for eating by applying heat;  prepare a hot meal;  fake or falsify
  • cooley.
  • coordination   noun the regulation of diverse elements into an integrated and harmonious operation;  the skillful and effective interaction of movements;  the grammatical relation of two constituents having the same grammatical form
  • coordinator   noun someone whose task is to see that work goes harmoniously
  • copaxone.
  • copc.
  • copd.
  • copd chronic obstructive pulmonary.
  • copd chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • coping   noun brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall
  • copper   noun any of various small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae having coppery wings;  a reddish brown color resembling the color of polished copper;  a copper penny;  a ductile malleable reddish brown corrosion resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor;  uncomplimentary terms for a policeman;  verb coat with a layer of copper
  • copulation   noun the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
  • cor.
  • cord   noun a line made of twisted fibers or threads;  a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton;  a light insulated conductor for household use;  a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet;  verb bind or tie with a cord;  stack in cords
  • cordarone   noun an antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Cordarone) that has potentially fatal side effects and is used to control serious heart rhythm problems only when safer agents have been ineffective
  • core   noun a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil;  the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place;  a small group of indispensable persons or things;  the center of an object;  the central part of the Earth;  a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill;  the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience;  the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work;  an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality;  verb remove the core or center from
  • core needle.
  • corgard   noun a beta adrenergic blocking agent (trade name Corgard) that is used to treat hypertension and angina
  • cornea   noun transparent anterior portion of the outer covering of the eye; it covers the lens and iris and is continuous with the sclera
  • corneal   adj. of or related to the cornea
  • cornelia.
  • coronal   noun flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes
  • coronary   adj. surrounding like a crown (especially of the blood vessels surrounding the heart);  noun obstruction of blood flow in a coronary artery by a blood clot (thrombus)
  • coronary artery disease   noun a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls
  • coronary heart disease.
  • corporis.
  • corpuscular   adj. of or relating to corpuscles
  • corrected   adj. having something undesirable neutralized; punished for misbehavior
  • correction   noun the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right;  treatment of a specific defect;  a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases; something substituted for an error;  a rebuke for making a mistake;  a quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase the accuracy of a scientific measure;  the act of punishing
  • corrodens.
  • cortex   noun the tissue forming the outer layer of an organ or structure in plant or animal;  the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
  • cortical   adj. of or relating to a cortex
  • corticosteroid   noun a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response
  • corticosteroids.
  • cortisol   noun an adrenal cortex hormone (trade names Hydrocortone or Cortef) that is active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism
  • corvert.
  • cos   noun lettuce with long dark green leaves in a loosely packed elongated head;  ratio of the adjacent side to the hypotenuse of a right angled triangle
  • cosiderations.
  • cost   noun the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor;  the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold); value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something;  verb require to lose, suffer, or sacrifice;  be priced at
  • cost effective   adj. productive relative to the cost
  • costen.
  • costochondritis   noun inflammation at the junction of a rib and its cartilage
  • costoclavicular.
  • costs   noun pecuniary reimbursement to the winning party for the expenses of litigation
  • cosyntropin.
  • cough   noun the act of exhaling air suddenly with a noise;  sudden expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis;  verb exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion
  • cough induced.
  • cough variant.
  • coughing   noun the act of exhaling air suddenly with a noise; sudden expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis
  • coumadin   noun an anticoagulant (trade name Coumadin) use to prevent and treat a thrombus or embolus
  • council   noun a meeting of people for consultation;  a body serving in an administrative capacity;  (Christianity) an assembly or theologians and bishops and other representative of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine
  • council on graduate medical education.
  • counseling   noun something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
  • count   noun the act of counting;  a nobleman (in various countries) having rank equal to a British earl;  the total number counted;  verbinclude as if by counting;  have faith or confidence in;  name or recite the numbers;  determine the number or amount of;  have weight; have import, carry weight;  put into a group;  take account of;  show consideration for; take into account
  • counterforce.
  • counterpulsation.
  • countertransference   noun the psychoanalyst's displacement of emotion onto the patient or more generally the psychoanalyst's emotional involvement in the therapeutic interaction
  • countertransference physician in personality disorders.
  • counts.
  • county   noun a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government;  the largest administrative district within a state
  • course   adv. as might be expected;  noun a mode of action; education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings;  facility consisting of a circumscribed area of land or water laid out for a sport;  (construction) a layer of masonry;  part of a meal served at one time;  a connected series of events or actions or developments; general line of orientation;  a line or route along which something travels or moves;  verb hunt with hounds;  move swiftly through or over;  move along, of liquids
  • court   noun respectful deference;  an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings;  a specially marked horizontal area within which a game is played;  a room in which a lawcourt sits;  the residence of a sovereign or nobleman;  the sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state;  the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince;  an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business;  Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947);  a hotel for motorists; provides direct access from rooms to parking area;  verbengage in social activities leading to marriage;  make amorous advances towards;  seek someone's favor
  • courvoisier.
  • cousins.
  • couvelaire.
  • couvelaire uterus.
  • cover   noun fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations;  the act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it;  a false identity and background (especially one created for an undercover agent);  a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else;  the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book;  bedding that keeps a person warm in bed;  a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something;  covering for a hole (especially a hole in the top of a container);  a natural object that covers or envelops;  a fixed charge by a restaurant or night club over and above the charge for food and drink;  verb clothe, as if for protection from the elements;  protect by insurance;  maintain a check on; especially by patrolling;  deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression;  hold within range of an aimed firearm;  protect or defend (a position in a game);  be responsible for guarding an opponent in a game;  play a higher card than the one previously played;  form a cover over;  provide with a covering or cause to be covered;  spread over a surface to conceal or protect;  hide from view or knowledge;  be sufficient to meet, defray, or offset the charge or cost of;  to take an action to protect against future problems;  help out by taking someone's place and temporarily assuming his responsibilities;  invest with a large or excessive amount of something;  make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities;  provide for;  span an interval of distance, space or time;  sit on (eggs);  be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism;  put something on top of something else;  copulate with a female, used especially of horses;  cover as if with a shroud;  travel across or pass over;  include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory
  • covera hs.
  • coverage   noun the extent to which something is covered;  the news as presented by reporters for newspapers or radio or television;  the total amount and type of insurance carried
  • cow   noun mature female of mammals of which the male is called `bull';  female of domestic cattle: "`moo cow' is a child's term";  a large unpleasant woman;  verb subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)
  • coxsackievirus   noun enterovirus causing a disease resembling poliomyelitis but without paralysis
  • cozaar.
  • cpap.
  • cppd.
  • cppd calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate.
  • cpr   noun an emergency procedure consisting of external cardiac massage and artificial respiration; the first treatment for a person who has collapsed and has no pulse and has stopped breathing; attempts to restore circulation of the blood and prevent death or brain damage due to lack of oxygen
  • cpr cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • cpstf.
  • crab   noun a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply;  decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers;  the edible flesh of any of various crabs;  a quarrelsome grouch;  infests the pubic region of the human body;  the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22; (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer;  verb fish for crab;  scurry sideways like a crab;  direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind;  complain
  • crab lice.
  • cradle   noun a baby bed with sides and rockers;  birth of a person; a trough that can be rocked back and forth; used by gold miners to shake auriferous earth in water in order to separate the gold;  where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence;  verb run with the stick;  hold gently and carefully;  wash in a cradle;  cut grain with a cradle scythe;  hold or place in or as if in a cradle;  bring up from infancy
  • crafft.
  • cramps.
  • cranial   adj. of or relating to the cranium which encloses the brain
  • cranial nerve involvement neuropathies with.
  • cranial nerves.
  • craniofacial.
  • craniopharyngiomas.
  • cravings.
  • cream   noun toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin;  the part of milk containing the butterfat;  the best people or things in a group;  verb add cream to one's coffee, for example;  put on cream, as on one's face or body;  beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight;  make creamy by beating; remove from the surface
  • create   verb create by artistic means;  pursue a creative activity; be engaged in a creative activity;  bring into existence;  invest with a new title, office, or rank;  make or cause to be or to become;  create or manufacture a man made product
  • creatine   noun an amino acid that does not occur in proteins but is found in the muscle tissue of vertebrates both in the free form and as phosphocreatine; supplies energy for muscle contraction
  • creatine kinase myocardial.
  • creatine kinase myocardial band.
  • creatine phosphokinase.
  • creating.
  • creatinine.
  • creatinine to height.
  • credo   noun any system of principles or beliefs
  • crepitant.
  • crepitus.
  • cretinism   noun severe hypothyroidism resulting in physical and mental stunting
  • creutzfeldt.
  • creutzfeldt jakob.
  • crigler.
  • crises.
  • crisis   noun a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something;  an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty
  • criteria.
  • criteria for classification of rheumatoid.
  • critical   adj. marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws;  characterized by careful evaluation and judgment; being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency;  at or of a point at which a property or phenomenon suffers an abrupt change especially having enough mass to sustain a chain reaction;  forming or having the nature of a turning point or crisis;  urgently needed; absolutely necessary;  of or involving or characteristic of critics or criticism
  • critical incident stress management.
  • critical limb ischemia.
  • criticism   noun a serious examination and judgment of something; a written evaluation of a work of literature;  disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
  • crohn   noun United States physician who specialized in diseases of the intestines; he was the first to describe regional ileitis which is now known as Crohn's disease (1884 1983)
  • crohn disease.
  • cromolyn.
  • crookshank.
  • cross referral.
  • croup   noun a disease of infants and young children; harsh coughing and hoarseness and fever and difficult breathing;  the part of a quadruped that corresponds to the human buttocks
  • crp   noun a byproduct of inflammation; a globulin that is found in the blood in some cases of acute inflammation
  • crt   noun a vacuum tube in which a hot cathode emits a beam of electrons that pass through a high voltage anode and are focused or deflected before hitting a phosphorescent screen
  • cruciate   adj. shaped like a cross
  • cruris.
  • crusted   adj. having a hardened crust as a covering
  • cryoglobulinemia.
  • cryotherapy.
  • cryptococcal.
  • cryptococcosis   noun a fungal infection characterized by nodular lesions first in the lungs and spreading to the nervous system
  • cryptococcus.
  • cryptogenic.
  • cryptorchidism   noun failure of one or both testes to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops
  • cryptosporidiosis.
  • crystal   noun a protective cover that protects the face of a watch; glassware made of quartz;  a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices;  a rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces;  a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure;  colorless glass made of almost pure silica
  • crystal arthropathies.
  • crystals.
  • csf.
  • csom.
  • ct   noun a method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross sectional scans along a single axis;  a New England state; one of the original 13 colonies
  • ctct.
  • ctni.
  • ctnt.
  • cubital   adj. of or relating to the elbow
  • cue   noun sports implement consisting of a tapering rod used to strike a cue ball in pool or billiards;  an actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech;  a stimulus that provides information about what to do;  evidence that helps to solve a problem;  verb assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned
  • cues.
  • cuff   noun the lap consisting of a turned back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg;  shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs;  verb hit with the hand;  confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs
  • cullen.
  • cult   noun a system of religious beliefs and rituals;  adherents of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices;  an interest followed with exaggerated zeal
  • cultural   adj. denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people;  relating to the raising of plants or animals;  of or relating to the shared knowledge and values of a society;  of or relating to the arts and manners that a group favors
  • cultural competence in medical care provision.
  • cultural conflicts dealing with in providing culturally competent.
  • cultural factors.
  • culturally   adv. with regard to a culture
  • culturally appropriate in providing culturally competent.
  • culturally appropriate skills in in providing culturally.
  • culture   noun the raising of plants or animals;  (biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar); the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group;  the attitudes and behavior that are characteristic of a particular social group or organization;  a particular society at a particular time and place;  all the knowledge and values shared by a society;  a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
  • culture cultural competence.
  • culture negative.
  • cultures.
  • cumulative   adj. increasing by successive addition
  • cumulative illness rating scale.
  • cuprimine   noun a drug (trade name Cuprimine) used to treat heavy metal poisoning and Wilson's disease and severe arthritis
  • curandero   noun a Mexican man who practices healing techniques inherited from the Mayans
  • curettage   noun surgery to remove tissue or growths from a bodily cavity (as the uterus) by scraping with a curette
  • curing   noun the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization
  • current   adj. occurring in or belonging to the present time;  noun a steady flow (usually from natural causes);  a flow of electricity through a conductor;  dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas
  • curretage.
  • curve   noun a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approach the batter;  a line on a graph representing data;  the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes;  curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.);  the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface;  verb form a curl, curve, or kink;  turn sharply; change direction abruptly;  bend or cause to bend;  form an arch or curve;  extend in curves and turns
  • curves.
  • cushing   noun United States neurologist noted for his study of the brain and pituitary gland and who identified Cushing's syndrome (1869 1939)
  • cut   adj. with parts removed;  separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument;  (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit;  fashioned or shaped by cutting;  mixed with water;  (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply;  wounded by cutting deeply;  (of a male animal) having the testicles removed;  (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine;  made neat and tidy by trimming; noun an unexcused absence from class;  the act of reducing the amount or number;  the act of shortening something by choping off the ends;  the act of cutting something into parts;  the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge;  the division of a deck of cards before dealing;  (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball;  a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation;  a canal made by erosion or excavation;  the style in which a garment is cut;  a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc;  (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next;  a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass; a share of the profits;  a wound made by cutting;  a step on some scale;  in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball;  a refusal to recognize someone you know;  the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage;  a remark capable of wounding mentally;  verb grow through the gums;  have grow through the gums;  cease, stop;  have a reducing effect;  dissolve by breaking down the fat of;  weed out unwanted or unnecessary things;  shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of;  penetrate injuriously;  fell by sawing; hew;  reap or harvest;  hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction;  separate with or as if with an instrument; divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult;  make an incision or separation;  allow incision or separation; function as a cutting instrument;  style and tailor in a certain fashion; perform or carry out;  form or shape by cutting or incising;  form by probing, penetrating, or digging;  create by duplicating data;  record a performance on (a medium);  make a recording of;  stop filming; make an abrupt change of image or sound;  pass through or across; pass directly and often in haste;  move (one's fist);  give the appearance or impression of;  discharge from a group;  intentionally fail to attend;  cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses); cut and assemble the components of;  lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture;  reduce in scope while retaining essential elements;  cut down on; make a reduction in;  refuse to acknowledge; make out and issue;  cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch;  turn sharply; change direction abruptly;  be able to manage or manage successfully
  • cut down annoyed guilty and eye opener.
  • cutanea.
  • cutaneous   adj. relating to or existing on or affecting the skin
  • cutoff   noun a device that terminates the flow in a pipe;  a designated limit beyond which something cannot function or must be terminated;  a route shorter than the usual one
  • cutoffs.
  • cutrer.
  • cv   noun a summary of your academic and work history
  • cva   noun a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
  • cva cerebrovascular accident and transient.
  • cvc.
  • cvd.
  • cvd cardiovascular disease.
  • cvp.
  • cvs.
  • cvs chorionic villus sampling.
  • cyanotic.
  • cycle   noun a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon;  a periodically repeated sequence of events;  a series of poems or songs on the same theme;  an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs;  a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals;  the unit of frequency; one hertz has a periodic interval of one second;  verb recur in repeating sequences;  pass through a cycle;  cause to go through a recurring sequence;  ride a bicycle;  ride a motorcycle
  • cycles.
  • cyclic   adj. recurring in cycles;  of a compound having atoms arranged in a ring structure;  botany; forming a whorl or having parts arranged in a whorl;  marked by repeated cycles;  conforming to the Carnot cycle
  • cyclophosphamide.
  • cyclophosphamide in rheumatoid arthritis.
  • cyclosporine.
  • cymbalta.
  • cymbalta duloxetine.
  • cymhalta.
  • cyp.
  • cyproheptadine   noun an antihistamine (trade name Periactin) used to treat some allergic reactions
  • cyst   noun a closed sac that develops abnormally in some body structure;  a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)
  • cystic   adj. of or relating to or resembling a cyst;  of or relating to a normal cyst (as the gallbladder or urinary bladder)
  • cystic fibrosis   noun the most common congenital disease; the child's lungs and intestines and pancreas become clogged with thick mucus; caused by defect in a single gene; there is no cure
  • cystica.
  • cysticercosis.
  • cystine   noun a crystalline amino acid found in proteins (especially keratin); discovered in bladder stones
  • cystinosis.
  • cystinuria.
  • cystitis   noun inflammation of the urinary bladder and ureters
  • cystocele   noun hernia in which the urinary bladder protrudes through the wall of the vagina; sometimes occurs after childbirth
  • cystoscopy.
  • cystourethrogram.
  • cystourethrography.
  • cysts.
  • cytochrome   noun (biochemistry) a class of hemoprotein whose principle biological function is electron transfer (especially in cellular respiration)
  • cytogenetic   adj. of or relating to cytogenetics
  • cytokine   noun any of various proteins secreted by cells of the immune system that serve to regulate the immune system
  • cytology   noun the branch of biology that studies the structure and function of cells
  • cytolytic   adj. of or relating to cytolysis, the dissolution or destruction of a cell
  • cytomegalic   adj. of or relating to or characterized by greatly enlarged cells
  • cytomegalovirus   noun any of a group of herpes viruses that enlarge epithelial cells and can cause birth defects; can affect humans with impaired immunological systems
  • cytopathies.
  • cytopathies vs.
  • cytopenia   noun a deficiency of some cellular element of the blood
  • cytopenias.
  • cytopenias vs.
  • cytosis.
  • cytotec.
  • cytotec misoprostol.
  • cytoxan.

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