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Conjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis- inflammation of the conjunctiva; commonly called pinkeye
Conjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis- inflammation of the conjunctiva; commonly called pinkeye
Constipation
Constipation- difficult or infrequent bowel movements of hard, dry feces
Contraindication
Contraindication- an aspect of a patient's condition that makes the use of a certain drug or therapy an unwise or dangerous decision
Corn
Corn- a thickened callus on the foot that is caused by an improperly fitting shoe
Cornea
Cornea- the clear, dome-shaped front portion of the eye’s outer covering
Coronary arteries
Coronary arteries- the arteries that branch off from the aorta and supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle
Coronary artery bypass surgery
Coronary artery bypass surgery- an operation in which a piece of vein or artery is used to bypass a blockage in a coronary artery; performed to prevent myocardial infarction and relieve angina pectoris
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)- A disease resulting from progressive narrowing of coronary arteries and resultant lack of an adequate oxygen supply to the heart muscle.
Coronary thrombosis
Coronary thrombosis- the blockage of a coronary artery by a blood clot
Corticosteroids
Corticosteroids- synthetic drugs that are used to replace natural hormones or to suppress the immune system and help prevent inflammation
Creatinine
Creatinine- A chemical found in the blood and passed in the urine. A test of the amount of creatinine in blood or in blood and urine shows if the kidney is working right or if it is diseased. This is called the creatinine clearance test.
Cyst
Cyst- a lump filled with either fluid or soft material, occurring in any organ or tissue; may occur for a number of reasons but is usually harmless unless its presence disrupts organ or tissue function
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