English dictionary of medical terms (22)

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[Multilingual]No:420 - crisis
(L.; Gr. krisis) a sudden paroxysmal intensification of symptoms in the course of a disease.
[Multilingual]No:421 - criterion
(Gr. kritrion a means for judging) a standard by which something may be judged.
[Multilingual]No:422 - crossallergy
an allergic response to several cross-reactive allergens; the fact that a patient allergic to one component will also tend to be allergic to a similar component.
[Multilingual]No:423 - crossinfection
infection transmitted between individuals infected with different pathogenic microorganisms.
[Multilingual]No:424 - crossresistance
immunologic resistance to the pathogenic effects of a microorganism because of previous exposure to another species or type having cross-reactive antigens.
[Multilingual]No:425 - crystallization
the formation of crystals; conversion to a crystalline form.
[Multilingual]No:426 - crystalluria
the excretion of crystals in the urine, producing renal irritation.
[Multilingual]No:427 - cumulative
increasing or growing by accumulation or successive additions.
[Multilingual]No:428 - curarize
to bring under the influence of curare : to induce curarization (= to induce relaxation of voluntary muscles by curare).
[Multilingual]No:429 - curative
(L. curare to take care of) tending to overcome disease and promote recovery.
[Multilingual]No:430 - curettage
(Fr.) the removal of growths or other material from the wall of a cavity or other surface, as with a curet; called also curettement.
[Multilingual]No:431 - curve
a nonangular deviation from a straight course in a line or surface.
[Multilingual]No:432 - cutaneous
(L. cutis skin) pertaining to the skin; dermal; dermic.
[Multilingual]No:433 - cyanosis
(Gr. kyanos blue) a bluish discoloration, applied especially to such discoloration of skin and mucous membranes due to excessive concentration of reduced haemoglobin in the blood.
[Multilingual]No:434 - cycle
(Gr. kyklos circle) a round or succession of observable phenomena, recurring usually at regular intervals and in the same sequence.
[Multilingual]No:435 - cyclic
(Gr. kyklikos) pertaining to or occurring in a cycle or cycles; the term is applied to chemical compounds that contain a ring of atoms in the nucleus.
[Multilingual]No:436 - cycloderma
(delete: no definition found in any dictionary ; probably a misprint or a specialist term used by one firm)
[Multilingual]No:437 - cycloplegia
(cyclo- + Gr. plg stroke) paralysis of the ciliary muscle; paralysis of accommodation.
[Multilingual]No:438 - cyst
(Gr. kystis sac, bladder) any closed cavity or sac; normal or abnormal, lined by epithelium, and especially one that contains a liquid or semisolid material.
[Multilingual]No:439 - cystic fibrosis
a generalized, autosomal recessive disorder of infants, children, and young adults, in which there is widespread dysfunction of the exocrine glands; characterized by signs of chronic pulmonary disease (due to excess mucus production in the respiratory tract), pancreatic deficiency, abnormally high levels of electrolytes in the sweat, and occasionally by biliary cirrhosis. Pathologically, the pancreas shows obstruction of the pancreatic ducts by amorphous eosinophilic concretions, with consequent deficiency of pancreatic enzymes, resulting in steatorrhoea and azotorrhoea. The degree of involvement of organs and glandular systems may vary greatly, with consequent variations in the clinical picture.

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