CANNABIS

The plant species that produce cannabinoids and are called marijuana. Also called hemp.

CAPITALISM

A system of economics with free enterprise and free market principles, profit-taking and corporate ownership.

CARBONIC ANHYDRASE INHIBITORS

Drugs that interfere with actions of carbonic anhydrase in the body. Originally useed as a diuretic they are now used for managing glaucoma and...

CARDIOPULMONARY BYPASS MACHINE

The mechanical device that carries out the job of the heart and lungs when a person has heart or lung surgery.

CAREGIVER BURDEN

The stress that is put upon the person who is giving care that can lead to burnout. See compassion fatigue.

CARTESIAN DUALISM

The position of Rene Descartes that there are 2 distinct and incompatable classes of matter. Extended substance that exists through space and thinking substance...

CASE STUDY

The investigation of a person or family that covers al aspects of their life from behaviour to work and their background.

CATALYSIS

Chemistry. Speeding up of a reaction caused by a catalyst.

CATATONIA

The state of rigid muscles or other motor behaviour disturbance. Also called catatonic state.

CATEGORICAL THOUGHT

Is the use of abstract thinking that young children don't have. See abstratc attitude.

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