CACHEXIA

n. a constitutional disorder marked by extreme weight loss and physical wasting away of muscle. It is often accompanied by malnutrition and poor state...

CALCIUM-CHANNEL BLOCKCRS

n. Drugs classified as calcium antagonists and used in the treatment of angina, high blood pressure, and abnormal heart rhythms. (Example: verapamil) They bind...

CALORIC NYSTAGMUS

a. rotatory type of nystagmus that is induced when the ears are irrigated by a warm or cold stimulus. Furthermore, it has been developed...

CANDLELIGHTERS CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION

n. a non-profit organization which links families and children going through cancer. It provides information on childhood cancer treatment and related services. As a...

CAPACITY SHARING

n. a method of enhancing individual performance through the division of attention and its resources between and among different tasks. In this manner, tasks...

CARBON TETRACHLORIDE

n. a volatile type of solvent which produces sedative-like side effects when inhaled. These behavioral effects include a sense of euphoria, disorientation, and depersonalization....

CARDIOPHOBIA

n. an excessive and irrational fear of matters concerning the health of the heart. Specifically, it is an extreme fear of having heart disease...

CAREGIVER

n. in healthcare, refers to any individual who is involved in treating or preventing an illness, disease, or complication. In caregiving, refers to the...

CARTESIAN COORDINATE SYSTEM

n. In geometry, refers to a system of locating points and elements in a Euclidean (three-dimensional) space using coordinates. This coordinate system indicates the...

CASE REPORT

n. a detailed report which documents a patient's medical or psychological condition. It is a collection of data which includes all records relevant to...

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