Medical Glossary C

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Medical Glossary C
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  1. with
    c
  2. culture and sensitivity
    C & S
  3. hormone produced by the human thyroid gland that is important for maintaining a dense, strong bone matrix and regulating the blood calcium level
    Calcitonin
  4. determined as accurate
    Calibrated
  5. complementary and alternative medicine
    CAM
  6. tube used to deliver oxygen or through which a trocar is withdrawn after insertion
    Cannula
  7. abbreviation for capsule
    Cap.
  8. delivery mode for medication that is similar to both capsules and tablets
    Caplets
  9. delivery mode for medication that holds a measured drug inside a substance that dissolves
    Capsules
  10. any substance or agent that produces cancer or increases the risk of developing cancer in humans or animals
    Carcinogen
  11. prefix used in the metric system to denote one-hundredth (1 /1 00)
    Centi
  12. earwax; secreted by the glands at the outer third of the ear canal
    Cerumen
  13. drug name that reflects the chemical makeup of the drug
    Chemical name
  14. congestive heart failure
    CHF
  15. agent that produces the effect of acetylcholine
    Cholinergic
  16. scientific tests that research the efficacy and safety of a medication
    Clinical trials
  17. carbon dioxide
    CO2
  18. a small skin lesion of acne vulgaris and seborrheic dermatitis
    Comedos
  19. several volumes published yearly by Biomedical Information
    Compendium of Drug Therapy
  20. Compendium of Patient Information and Compendium
    of Drug Therapy; they include photographs of some drugs and phone numbers of poison control centers and pharmaceutical companies
    Corporation and distributed to prescribers
  21. mix
    Compound
  22. a wart, found on the genitals or near the anus, with a textured surface that may resemble coral, cauliflower, or cobblestone
    Condyloma
  23. having the ability to contract or shorten
    Contractility
  24. symptoms or circumstances that make treatment with a drug or device unsafe or inappropriate
    Contraindications
  25. group of people in clinical trials who receive the placebo or usual treatment, in contrast to the group given the treatment or medication being studied
    Control group
  26. substances monitored under the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act, a law enacted in 1971
    to control the distribution and use of all depressant and stimulant drugs and other drugs of abuse or potential abuse as may be designated by the Drug Enforcement
    Administration of the Department of Justice
    Controlled substances
  27. numbers used to change a mathematical number from one condition to another
    Conversion factor
  28. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    COPD
  29. continuous positive air pressure
    CPAP
  30. creatinine clearance
    CrCl
  31. semi-solid delivery system for medications
    Cream
  32. congenital condition caused by a lack of thyroid hormones, characterized by arrested physical and mental development, myxedema, dystrophy of the bones and soft tissues, and lowered basal metabolism
    Cretinism
  33. substance capable of crystallization, which in solution can be diffused through animal membranes; the opposite of colloid
    Crystalloid
  34. cerebrospinal fluid
    CSF
  35. increasing in effect by successive additions
    Cumulation
  36. having healing or remedial properties
    Curative
  37. caused by excessive production of adrenocoticotropic hormone (ACTH) in the body
    Cushing’s disease
  38. cerebrovascular accident
    CVA
  39. blue, gray, slate, or dark purple discoloration of the skin or mucous membranes caused by deoxygenated or reduced hemoglobin in the blood
    Cyanosis

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