CATA- (CAT- KATA- KAT-)

combining form which denotes down, beneath, back, or against. For example, the word catatonic (adj.) implies going against a condition of muscle tone and...

CATASTROPHIC ILLNESS

n. a severe, lingering illness with a greater likelihood of resulting in the death or long-term disability of a family member. It requires intensive...

CATEGORICAL DATA ANALYSIS

n. a number of statistical procedures that analyze categorical variables and model them on a nominal scale . Also, may be used in the...

CATOPTRICS

n. a branch of optics that is concerned with image reflection and reflected light. It studies the phenomena of how image-forming optical systems work,...

CAUSAL NEXUS

n. an established link between the most probable cause and its resulting effects. It relies on a connection (nexus) between phenomena that has been...

CEBOCEPHALY

n. a congenital defect in which there is a physical deformity of the head. It manifests as monkey-like facial features, a small to absent...

CENESTHESIA (COENESTHESIA)

n. a psychological awareness of the processes occurring in one's body. It arises from the bodily sensations which one experiences, ranging from a state...

CABLE TENSIOMETRY

Way to measure mescle strength by pulling on cables. See ergograph.

CALCIUM REGULATION

This maintains the level of calcium in blood and other extracellular fluids.

CALORIC INTAKE

Consumption of food measured as calories.

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