CATASTROPHE THEORY

in mathematics, refers to the theory on how continuous change (or action) in one variable could produce a discontinuous change (or result) in another...

CATECHOL-O-METHYLTRANSFERASE

n. an enzyme which specifically deactivates catecholamines. In the process of deactivating and degrading dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine, this enzyme also alters their availability...

CATHEXIS

n. in psychoanalytic theory, refers to the Freudian concept of investing mental and emotional energy on a person or object. It may also be...

CAUSAL LAW

n. A condition of consistent and invariant relationship between phenomena such that the Law of Cause and Effect applies. Here, the relationship is clearly...

CCTV SYSTEM

abbreviation for Closed Circuit Television System. Refers to the installation of a set of video cameras, monitors, and recording devices for monitoring purposes.

CELL-MEANS MODEL

n. in inferential statistics, refers to any one among the linear analysis of variance (ANOVA) models used to determine the population mean of cells....

C FIBER

Narrow unmyelinated nerve fibre conduction pain slowly and adapting slowly.

CALCITONIN

A hormone produced by the thyroid gland that controls levels of calcium and phosphate. See calcium regulation.

CALLOSAL SULCUS

The fissure or groove separating the corpus callosum from the cingulate gyrus along the medial side of ech cerebral hemisphere.

CANCER

A group of diseases that feature the unregulated growth of a normal cell to forma malignant tumour that can invade other tissue.

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